EXCLUSIVE : After 15 years at Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment, where he served as Executive Vice President, producer Andy Horvitz is leaving to found Big Swell Entertainment, a production group that aims to be home to the next generation of young people. , artisans and storytellers.
Big Swell aims to take a different approach from the traditional production company model, allowing producers to work independently under the Big Swell banner and encouraging a collaborative and collaborative approach with all creators involved. Horwitz is currently assembling his team, having already put together a solid list of projects in various stages.
Horvitz supports Mountaintop Productions, a Tel Aviv-based production company founded by Hezi and Omri Bezalel. In partnership with Bezalels, Big Swell plans to use Mountaintop's relationship between Israeli and European content companies to bridge the gap between the region and Hollywood.
“The last 15 years at Atlas have been an unforgettable experience,” Horwitz said. “Chuck Rowan is one of Hollywood's most successful and accomplished producers, a titan of the industry, and I can't wait to use the valuable skills and experience he has given me to create content of all shapes and sizes for the next generation. The prize is winning stories and talent, especially relationships.”
“I am very proud and happy for Andy, who has been an invaluable member of Atlas during his time here,” said Rowan. "I'm very happy that he made his dream come true and started his own company."
Horvitz brought to Big Swell a deep creative relationship and extensive experience navigating the Hollywood landscape, working primarily in the studio system where he helped create films from concept to release. During his tenure at Atlas, the company produced four of the 100 biggest films of all time, which collectively grossed nearly $10 trillion.
In 2019, Horwitz's JC Chander's Triple Frontier, starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Gareth Hedlund and Pedro Pascal, premiered on Netflix on March 6, 2019 and began streaming on 13th Specter. million accounts and over 120 million people in the first four weeks.
Horwitz previously produced David Ayer's DC Suicide Squad, which stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joy Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne and Viola Davis. it was a big story with $135.1 million across the country. The film topped the box office in its second and third weeks, earning over $745 million worldwide. During the production of The Suicide Squad, Horvitz created and directed an exciting virtual reality project that, upon completion, led to a multi-million dollar advertising and marketing deal with Samsung.
Horwitz also produced Vertical Entertainment's The Hollow Point starring Patrick Wilson, Ian McShane, Jim Belushi and John Leguizamo and premiered William Monaghan's Mojave A24 for Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund for Atlas Independent.
In 2013, David O. Russell co-produced American Hustle, starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence, which was nominated for 10 Oscars and won three Golden Globes. ”, including the number one award for best film. . Three BAFTAs and multiple critical acclaim. American Hustle was the highest-grossing hit of 2013 and has since grossed over $250 million worldwide.
Horwitz is represented by the Independent Film Group UTA, and Richard Thompson is represented by Brechen Feldman Braymar.
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