Banner's first film was Oscar winner “Crazy Heart”
Following up its first film, Oscar winner "Crazy Heart," Informant Media has set its production slate for 2010.
Partners Judy Cairo, Michael A. Simpson and Eric Brenner also announced that Informant has added producer Howard Meltzer as partner. He produced feature film "Tenderness" and executive produced TV movie "Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay," among others.
Informant's upcoming features include "Hysteria," a romantic comedy by Stephen and Jonah Lisa Dyer set in Victorian England, about the invention of the vibrator. Shooting this summer in London and Luxembourg, it features Rupert Everett and Jonathan Pryce. Tanya Wexler directs. Informant is producing with Beachfront Films’ Tracey Becker ("Finding Neverland") and Forthcoming Films’ Sarah Curtis ("Mansfield Park").
Also on the slate is suspense thriller "Boobytrap," adapted by Simpson from Bill Pronzini's novel of the same name. Informant is producing in association with Atchity Entertainment, Original Pictures and Fierce Entertainment. Second unit director Nick Powell ("The Bourne Identity") will make his directorial debut.
With Harry Winer's Smash Media, Informant is producing international action thriller "The Expatriate," an original screenplay by Arash Amel.