Cassian Elwes And Mark Burg Start Evolution Independent To Fund Films

By | Wednesday February 22, 2012 @ 3:04pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Cassian Elwes, who two years ago transitioned from WMA independent film head to producer and packager of indies, has made a partnership deal with Evolution Entertainment. Elwes and Evolution principal Mark Burg will team for Evolution Independent. While Evolution … Read More »

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‘Saw’-Maker Twisted Pictures Carves Worldwide Output Deal With Wild Bunch

By | Tuesday January 10, 2012 @ 7:30am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Twisted Pictures, the company behind the Saw series and other genre films, has made an output and distribution deal with Wild Bunch. The Paris-based distribution and sales company will acquire and distribute the worldwide rights in all media for Twisted Pictures, the genre label of Mark Burg’s Evolution Entertainment. The deal will run for three years, and Twisted Pictures plans to generate up to two films each year, with an emphasis on low-budget genre fare featuring new filmmakers. It’s a major step forward for Burg since he bought out co-founder Oren Koules’ 50% stake in Evolution last June and named Mike Menchel to run the production/management company as president. Evolution, longtime manager of Charlie Sheen, was a producer of Two And A Half Men and will be a producer on Sheen’s upcoming FX series Anger Management. Read More »

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Evolution Entertainment Opens New York Outpost

By | Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 7:33am PDT
Mike Fleming

Management/production company Evoluton Entertainment has opened offices in New York for the first time. The office, called Evolution-East, will be run by Stephen Gates, who has been at Evolution for 11 years and will focus on lit talent and making inroads to theater, book and other intellectual properties for clients. … Read More »

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