March 7, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA)—Joe Jenckes, a producer of the award-winning and critically acclaimed financial thriller MARGIN CALL, has joined Benaroya Pictures as its Head of Production.

Jenckes, who had been partnered with MARGIN CALL writer-director J.C. Chandor for ten years, was one of the early supporters of the film, and through the course of production he developed ties with Michael Benaroya, CEO of Benaroya Pictures. He will work closely with Benaroya on all upcoming projects moving forward, serving as executive producer on the company’s upcoming production KILL YOUR DARLINGS starring Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen, Dane DeHaan, and Jack Huston. The film is currently in pre-production in New York City, with principal photography set to commence March 19. Jenckes is in New York overseeing prep on behalf of Benaroya.

“After seeing Joe’s great success as one of the first supporters of J.C. Chandor and ‘Margin Call’, we look forward to his continued track record of uncovering quality films,” said Benaroya. “He will be a valuable on-set presence with our future projects as we engage in additional productions.”

Benaroya Pictures’ romantic mystery THE WORDS starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, and Ben Barnes recently premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by CBS Films, who will release it later this year. The company’s financial thriller MARGIN CALL was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and won the Best First Feature Award at the recent Independent Spirit Awards.

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