OddLot Unveils $50M Credit Facility, Promotes Finance Exec

By | Thursday February 20, 2014 @ 10:49am PST

oddlotLos Angeles, CA February 20, 2014 – Designed to provide an increased physical production capacity and related filmed entertainment ventures, OddLot Entertainment confirmed today that it has closed a $50 million revolving credit facility with J.P. Morgan and Comerica as co-lead arrangers which may be increase up to $150 million. The funds are earmarked for several purposes including financing the development and production of current and upcoming projects under the OddLot Entertainment production banner. OddLot’s Co-President Bill Lischak led the deal on behalf of the company, along with Natalya Petrosova, who today was elevated to the role of Executive Vice President of Finance of the company where she has been employed for eight years, and Aaron Michiel, OddLot’s EVP of business and legal affairs.

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OddLot Lands Black List Script ‘Queen Of Hearts;’ Seth Gordon To Helm

Mike Fleming

alisEXCLUSIVE: OddLot Entertainment has acquired the Black List script Queen Of Hearts, and has set Seth Gordon to develop the project as a directing vehicle. OddLot will produce with Brillstein Entertainment Group, with Gordon’s manager David McIlvain to … Read More »

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Lionsgate And OddLot Ink Co-Financing & Distribution Deal; ‘Mortdecai’ Up First

By | Thursday September 19, 2013 @ 2:08pm PDT

The first pic to fall under this multi-movie, multi-year deal is Mortdecai, the Johnny Depp action comedy adapted from the 1970s novels by Kyril Bonfiglioli. David Koepp is set to direct from Eric Aronson’s script. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and, as we broke, The Newsroom‘s Olivia Munn are aboard to co-star. The two companies already have partnered for Ender’s Game, the sci-fi pic that Lionsgate releases November 1. One project we’re told is not in the mix: the Oddlot-financed Rosewater, directed by Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart. Here’s today’s release:

SANTA MONICA and CULVER CITY, CA, September 19, 2013 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and OddLot Entertainment have formed a multiyear, multipicture co-financing and distribution deal beginning with OddLot’s co-financing of the action comedy Mortdecai starring Johnny Depp, the two companies announced today. The arrangement provides a framework for Lionsgate and OddLot to co-produce and co-finance additional pictures that may be sourced by either party, and it provides OddLot with access to committed distribution on certain pictures.

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Oddlot Entertainment Hires Rachel Shane As EVP Production

By | Monday August 5, 2013 @ 11:17am PDT

Oddlot Entertainment has brought on Rachel Shane to head production and development as its new Executive Vice President of Production. She will oversee Oddlot’s production slate of projects financed and developed in-house, reporting to Co-Presidents Michael … Read More »

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OddLot Entertainment Makes First-Look Producing Deal With Longtime Exec

By | Wednesday June 19, 2013 @ 12:05pm PDT

OddLot Entertainment and its EVP of Production and Development Linda McDonough have sealed a deal in which McDonough will produce feature films and television full time. McDonough will continue as a producer on OddLot’s upcoming Read More »

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Summit/OddLot’s ‘Draft Day’ Finalizes Cast Ahead Of Real NFL Draft

By | Wednesday April 24, 2013 @ 1:20pm PDT

Summit and OddLot Entertainment’s dramedy Draft Day began filming today in New York, timed to the real NFL Draft that begins Thursday at Radio City Music Hall. Kevin Costner stars alongside Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn, Denis Leary and Frank Langella as the GM of the Cleveland Browns who tries to trade up for the first pick and save football in the city. The pic is directed and produced by Ivan Reitman from a Black List script by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. 42 star Chadwick Boseman has a small role as former star college player, and Terry Crews, Sean Combs, Josh Pence, Rosanna Arquette, Timothy Simons, David Ramsey, Wade Williams, Chi McBride, W. Earl Brown, Brad Henke, Griffin Newman, Kevin Dunn, Patrick St. Esprit, Arian Foster, Christopher Cousins, Pat Healy, Laura Steinel and Wallace Langham are also aboard. Read More »

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OddLot Appoints Michael Nathanson and Bill Lischak Co-Presidents

By | Wednesday November 14, 2012 @ 10:31am PST

Veteran Michael Nathanson is a former president and COO of MGM Pictures and onetime worldwide production boss at Columbia Pictures, and he had been consulting for OddLot Entertainment in mapping out its business plan. Now he will join longtime OddLot exec Bill Lischak as co-presidents of the production company behind pics like Drive, Rabbit Hole and the upcoming Ender’s Game. The two will work in tandem under the direction of OddLot founder and CEO Gigi Pritzker to oversee the company’s day-to-day operations and push forward its strategy. “Bill and Michael both bring incredible strengths and complementary skill sets to the table and I am privileged to be able to work with both to implement the robust business plan we have developed over the last six months”, Pritzker said in a release announcing the news. Read More »

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OddLot To Co-Finance ‘The Way, Way Back’

By | Tuesday June 26, 2012 @ 12:13pm PDT

OddLot Entertainment Way Way BackEXCLUSIVE: OddLot Entertainment is partnering with Sycamore Pictures to co-finance The Way, Way Back, the comedic drama written and being directed by Oscar-winning The Descendants co-scribes Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Production kicked off yesterday in Massachusetts … Read More »

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Nick Meyer’s New Company To Broker Foreign Deals For OddLot And Bold Films

By | Wednesday January 5, 2011 @ 3:11pm PST
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LOS ANGELES — January 5, 2011 – Capitalizing on the ever-evolving global film marketplace, Sierra Pictures and Affinity International announced today the creation of a new sales company called Sierra / Affinity. The new entity will represent sales of third party films as well as act as the

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Robert Rodriguez Launches Quick Draw

The company is a partnership between Rodriguez, OddLot Entertainment and Bold Films and will produce and finance action-oriented projects. The partnership is for multiple titles and all films will either be directed … Read More »

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