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Former Red Granite Chief Launches New Movie Production, Finance Firm Capstone Group

Christian Mercuri’s Capstone will launch at Cannes next month and aims to produce a handful of big-budget commercial movies per year

Christian Mercuri, the former co-president of Red Granite International, has formed Capstone Group — a film production and finance outfit that will launch at next month’s Cannes Film Festival market.

Based in Beverly Hills, Mercuri’s Capstone is targeting 4-5 original “big budget commercial theatrical films per year,” an announcement said. The group will also provide international sales for Red Granite Pictures, whose past projects include “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Dumb and Dumber To.”

“You have to be more than just a sales agent to be in a position to bring the very best theatrical titles to the buyers,” Mercuri said in a statement.

“Capstone Group is a powerful new global entity that not only provides fully supported international distribution but also financing at all levels allowing us to partner with top filmmakers from the very beginning of a film,” he added.

The company counts private equity funders and a partner in Jeanette Zhou of Jaguar Entertainment.

Danny Dimbort, longtime partner and colleague of Mercuri, will serve as a sales consultant for Capstone Group.