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'Drive' Producer Hires Indie Veteran Matt Rhodes to Run Film Division

6/17/2014

By Lucas Shaw
TheWrap

Bold Films has appointed veteran independent producer Matthew Rhodes as president of its motion picture division, overseeing all development and production for the studio. Rhodes will report to Bold Films chairman Michel Litvak CEO Gary Michael Walters.

Rhodes joins the company from Mandalay Vision, where he had been president since 2011. He oersaw production of Marjane Satrapi's 'The Voices," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, as well as "Dark Places," an upcoming movie based on a novel by "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn.

Bold Films produced Nicholas Winding Refn's "Drive," the atmospheric, violent tale of a stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) in Los Angeles. It also produced "Whiplash," one of the top movies at the Sundance Film Festival this year.

"It was always my goal to build a haven for gifted filmmakers and empower them to create unique and daring films," Litvak said in a statement. "Matt's proven ability to work closely and constructively with A-list actors, directors, writers and producers will enable us to build an even more supportive and exciting environment for independent Hollywood."

Bold also hired Jeffrey Stott as EVP of production to oversee physical production for the growing company. Bold has branched out into television, financing and producing the medial drama "Black Box" for ABC and "Dominion" for SyFy.

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