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Berlin: David Foster Wallace Pic ‘The End Of The Tour’ Going Forward With Kilburn Media Financing

segelJason Segel is starring as the late author David Foster Wallace in The End Of The Tour, which co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and will be directed by James Ponsoldt. Mark Manuel and Ted O’Neal’s Kilburn Media has come aboard to fully finance the pic, which was written by Donald Margulies from Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky’s book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace. The fact-based movie follows Wallace and Lipsky (Eisenberg) on the book tour supporting Wallace’s best-known novel Infinite Jest. David Foster Wallace at New Yorker Magazine FestivalAlong the way, friendship, jealousy and competition emerge between the two writers as they discuss women, culture, depression and the pros and cons of fame. Wallace committed suicide in 2008. Newly launched sales outfit Fortitude International will shop the pic at EFM. Read More »

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De Barros, Wagner, Barnum Form Sales & Finance Outfit Fortitude International

By | Tuesday January 21, 2014 @ 9:22am PST

Just ahead of Berlin’s European Film Market, foreign sales veteran Nadine de Barros, financier Daniel Wagner and producer Robert Ogden Barnum have come together to create Fortitude International. With equity, bridge and senior debt capabilities at its disposal, the new sales and financing venture will fully finance projects and daniel wagnernadine de barrosis looking to produce strong, commercial and director driven material immediately for a slate of 10-15 movies a year. “Fortitude will be a haven for filmmakers and artists to make creatively and commercially successful films,” Barnum says. rob barnumThe partners will also source and finance TV series and minis, capitalizing on de Barros’ experience in the medium. She was formerly head of sales at Aldamisa International, and was previously VP of sales and acquisitions at Voltage Pictures. Wagner’s BiFrost Pictures launched last year at Cannes and has recently greenlit Miles Davis biopic Kill The Trumpet Player starring and directed by Don Cheadle. Wagner’s other projects include Jake Paltrow’s Sundance entry Young Ones, Paul Bettany’s directorial debut Shelter and Simon Helberg’s romcom We’ll Never Have Paris. Barnum, who is also a producer on Kill The Trumpet Player and Shelter, is a co-founder of finance firm e2b Capital with Cassian Elwes, and most recently executive produced JC Chandor’s All Is Lost; he also exec produced Chandor’s breakout … Read More »

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