Aaron Ryder, the Oscar-nominated producer of “Arrival,” is launching a brand new manufacturing firm, Ryder Image Firm. As well as, the Ryder Image Firm has entered right into a first-look characteristic movie cope with MGM.
In an interview with Selection, Ryder stated the cope with MGM took place due to his friendship with the movie group’s chairman, Michael De Luca. The 2 labored collectively on Lisa Pleasure’s “Memory,” an upcoming science-fiction thriller that may star Hugh Jackman and that’s now in post-production for Warner Bros.
“They reached out to me as a result of MGM is ramping up and bringing in a whole lot of inventive folks and desires to be a house for filmmakers,” stated Ryder.
Below De Luca, MGM has signed quite a lot of high-profile expertise offers with the likes of Killer Movies, whereas additionally nabbing massive initiatives reminiscent of “Fiddler on the Roof,” which will likely be directed by “Hamilton” wunderkind Thomas Kail, and Ridley Scott’s “Gucci,” a true-crime thriller with Woman Gaga.
In an announcement, De Luca and Pam Abdy, MGM’s movement image group president, stated, “Aaron has distinctive style and is among the many easiest producers working at this time. We’re thrilled to have him amongst our MGM household of filmmakers, and look ahead to the numerous movies that lie forward as we proceed to bolster our characteristic slate.”
Ryder boasts a string of important favorites and industrial hits. He has produced “Best House,” “Items of a Lady” and “Hamlet 2.”
“I consider myself as an eclectic producer,” Ryder stated. “I like films which are elevated and complex, but additionally commercially viable. I search out administrators with whom I can develop actual partnerships.”
Ryder, who will function CEO of the newly minted banner, is within the technique of filling a couple of key positions. He’s at the moment in manufacturing in Montreal on Damian Szifron’s “Misanthrope” starring Shailene Woodley, which he’s producing for FilmNation Leisure. He was one of many founding members of FilmNation, producing “Arrival,” “Mud” and plenty of different options for the corporate.
Ryder’s collaboration with Christopher Nolan runs deep, having produced “The Status” and govt producing “Memento.”
Ryder just lately produced “The Good Home” for Amblin Photos, Apple’s “Greyhound” starring Tom Hanks, and is at the moment in post-production on “The Map of Tiny Good Issues” for Amazon Studios.
The primary-look deal was negotiated by Howard Abramson and Jennifer Levy on behalf of Ryder.