Liam Hemsworth & Dwayne Johnson In ‘Empire State’: First Photos

By | Tuesday June 26, 2012 @ 5:25pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a first look at photos from the set of Empire State, the indie drama that stars Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne Johnson and tells the true story … Read More »

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Lionsgate Renews Slate Deal With Emmett/Furla Films

By | Thursday June 7, 2012 @ 5:22am PDT
Mike Fleming

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 7, 2012 — Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and its Grindstone Entertainment Group and Emmett/Furla Films, a prolific producer of filmed entertainment featuring some of the leading actors and filmmakers in the industry today, have renewed their slate deal for another 10 films and expanded their overall relationship, the companies announced today.

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Emmett / Furla Films Funding Silver Pictures Drama ‘Motor City’ With Gerard Butler

By | Monday April 23, 2012 @ 5:24pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Gerard Butler Motor CityEXCLUSIVE: Emmett/Furla Films has stepped up and committed to fully finance Motor City, the Albert Hughes-directed action film that stars Gerard Butler as a man who is double crossed, and seeks revenge on the guy who put him behind bars and took his woman. Gary Oldman is aboard to play the villain, and Amber Heard the woman. The film, which has a budget north of $40 million, is now set to begin production in September through EFF and Silver Pictures. Joel Silver and Andrew Rona are producing for Silver Pictures, while Randall Emmett and George Furla board as producers for EFF, along with their funding partners, Envision Entertainment’s Stepan Martirosyan and Remington Chase. Brandon Grimes is coproducer. Warner Bros will distribute domestically, while foreign rights will be sold at Cannes by Mark Damon and Foresight. CAA reps domestic rights. Read More »

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Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster Circle Peter Berg’s ‘Lone Survivor;’ Emmett/Furla Financing For Universal

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Emmett/Furla Films is coming aboard to finance Lone Survivor, and director Peter Berg is in talks with Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster to play three of the four lead Navy SEALs. Universal Pictures, which developed the movie, will distribute. An adaptation of the book by Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor tells the harrowing story of how Luttrell and his Navy SEAL team members fought to stay alive after being ambushed in Afghanistan in 2005 by Taliban forces during a covert mission in the Hindu Kush mountain region, where the team went to kill a terrorist leader. Wahlberg will play Luttrell in Berg’s followup to Battleship, which stars Kitsch.

Berg and Universal first began developing the project at Universal when the filmmaker signed on for Battleship. At the time, movies with sand in them and war weren’t working, but the opening-weekend grosses of Act Of Valor indicate that audiences are once again hungry for heroic war tales, especially those involving Navy SEALs. Kathryn Bigelow and Sony Pictures are getting underway with a drama revolving around the Navy SEAL Team 6′s hunt and killing of 9/11 terror attack mastermind Osama bin Laden. Lone Survivor is a different film, but it is expected to get underway this fall. Berg and Film 44 partner Sarah Aubrey, Akiva Goldsman, Barry Spikings will be producers as well as Randall Emmett and George Furla. Wahlberg will likely be involved in a producing capacity also.

Berg, who covered the Middle East terrain previously with the taut drama The Kingdom, has put in the work on this one. He wrote the Lone Survivor script after embedding with a SEAL team for a month in Iraq, an experience that really gave him a chance to see how they do their job. Berg wanted to make the film immediately, but two years ago the studio made him a bargain: direct Battleship and then follow with Lone Survivor. The timing hasn’t hurt, at all. Read More »

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Michael Flannigan Tapped As Head Of Production At Emmett/Furla Films

By | Friday February 17, 2012 @ 10:24am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Emmett/Furla Films, Randall Emmett and George Furla’s Los Angeles-based production and financing company that has been backing a widening profile of mid-budget star-driven films, has hired producer Michael Flannigan to serve as Head of Production. EFF has also promoted … Read More »

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Emmett/Furla Aboard Comedy ‘Rule #1′ With Reese Witherspoon Co-Producing And In Talks To Star

By | Thursday November 10, 2011 @ 11:37am PST
Mike Fleming

Emmett/Furla Films has come aboard to produce and finance the comedy Rule #1, which Reese Witherspoon is producing via her Type A Films. She also is in negotiations to star in the film, which Brad Epstein of Panther Films also … Read More »

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Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson Set For ‘The Pursuit’

By | Tuesday October 4, 2011 @ 11:49am PDT
Mike Fleming

Los Angeles, CA – October 4, 2011 – It was announced today that Emmett / Furla Films and Cheetah Vision Films are partnering to produce the action thriller “The Pursuit,” which will star Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The announcement was made today by Randall Emmett, who co-runs Cheetah Vision with Jackson and is partnered with George Furla in Emmett / Furla Films.

Director Jessy Terrero (“Soul Plane” “Gun”) has signed a three picture directing deal with the producers, which will begin with him directing “The Pursuit.”

Principle photography is slated to begin February 15th 2012 in Louisiana. The film will be distributed by Lionsgate through Cheetah Vision’s existing 10 picture output deal with the leading independent studio.

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