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Green-Light International to Launch With Daniel Radcliffe Thriller ‘Imperium,’ Viola Davis Drama ‘Custody’

Christian de Gallesgos to serve as president of the new international sales, distribution and financing company

LA based feature film production company The Green-Light Group has launched Green-Light International, a new international sales, distribution and financing company, it was announced today by founders Jeff Elliott and Chad Moore.

Sales executive Christian de Gallegos has been appointed as President of Green-Light International, overseeing the sales and distribution strategy for films produced under the Green-Light Group banner as well as  titles produced independently by Elliott and Moore.   de Gallegos  will also source third party acquisitions along with Elliott and Moore to augment the company’s international sales slate.  Privately financed, Elliott and Moore will oversee the financing strategy for the new company.

Making their market debut at the upcoming American Film Market, the company is now active in the marketplace with a film slate that includes:

  • Thriller IMPERIUM based on true events starring Daniel Radcliffe as FBI agent Nate Foster, who goes undercover and joins a white supremacist group in order to expose a sizable terrorist plot to create a dirty bomb;
  • Drama/thriller CUSTODY currently in post-production from  writer/director James Lapine‘s  (INTO THE WOODS) starring two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis (THE HELP, PRISONERS), Oscar nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno (MARIA FULL OF GRACE), Hayden Panettiere (“Nashville”, “Heroes”), and Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn (INTERSETLLAR, THE AGE OF ADALINE);
  • Sci-fi/horror ANTIBIRTH starring Natasha Lyonne (“Orange is the New Black”, AMERICAN PIE 1&2), Chloë Sevigny (“American Horror Story”, “Bloodline”), Oscar nominee Meg Tilly (BODY SNATCHERS, AGNES OF GOD) and Mark Webber (LAGGIES, SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD) and is currently in post-production.

Christian de Gallegos joins the company with thirteen years of entertainment industry experience, recently serving as President of International Film Trust (IFT), where he oversaw international sales for Werner Herzog‘s SALT AND FIRE; BLEEDING HEART starring Jessica Alba and Zosia Mamet; YOU SHALL KNOW OUR VELOCITY starring Daniel Radcliffe and based on Dave Eggers‘ best-selling novel; CYMBELINE starring Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich and Dakota Johnson; and action thriller CELL starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

Prior to IFT, de Gallegos was Vice President of Sales and Distribution at Voltage Pictures and handled international distribution for over seventy titles including DALLAS BUYERS CLUB starring Matthew McConaughey; the Oscar winning THE HURT LOCKER; Robert Redford‘s THE COMPANY YOU KEEP; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s DON JON.

“We are devoted to making films that have all the elements audiences want to see when they go to the theater – entertaining, script-driven movies with dynamic characters.  We are very pleased with how our slate is developing, which is diverse in order to meet the demands of various audiences from around the world,” said Elliott and Moore. “When first meeting Christian a few years ago, it was refreshing to meet someone who was so genuine and we were extremely impressed with his honest and straightforward approach. His deep understanding of the international sales world and his skills in negotiating and building strong long-lasting relationships are key to what sets us apart from other companies and ultimately to our success.”

“Jeff and Chad have a simple, yet smart recipe for success – produce budget conscious, high-quality films with compelling stories for a theatrical release world-wide. It’s very exciting to be teaming up with Jeff and Chad on our new venture,” said Christian de Gallegos.

Jeff Elliott has produced and executive produced a number of feature films including PHENOM starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Giamatti currently in post-production, Dito Montiel‘s MAN DOWN starring Shia LaBeouf and Jai Courtney, which recently premiered at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals; VINCENT-N-ROXXY starring Emile Hirsh and Zoë Kravitz and currently in post-production; and BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA starring Mickey RourkeFreida Pinto and Ryan Kwanten.  Elliott and Chad Moore are executive producers on IMPERIUM, CUSTODY and ANTIBIRTH as well as URGE starring Pierce Brosnan, which is currently in post-production.

For further details on the film titles:

IMPERIUM

Currently shooting in Richmond, VA, IMPERIUM stars Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role of Nate Foster along with Academy-Award Nominee Toni Collette (THE SIXTH SENSE, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE), Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts (Showtime’s “Homeland”) and Sam Trammell (HBO’s “True Blood”).

Writer/Director: Daniel Ragussis

Production companies: Atomic Features and Tycor International Film Company

Producers: Ty Walker, Dennis Lee and Simon Taufique

Executive Producers: Andrew Mann, Jeff Elliott, Chad Moore, Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb in addition to Eric Gold and Warren Goz of Sculptor Media

Synopsis: Based on true events, IMPERIUM focuses on FBI agent, Nate Foster, as he goes undercover and joins a white supremacist group in order to expose a sizable terrorist plot to create a dirty bomb. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. The script was co-written by former FBI agent Mike German whose counterterrorism activities during his 16 year tenure inspired the plot of the film.

CUSTODY

Currently in post-production, CUSTODY stars two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis, Oscar nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno, Hayden Panettiere, and Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn.

Writer/Director: Tony Award winner James Lapine (INTO THE WOODS)

Producers: Lauren Versel (ARBITRAGE), Katie Mustard (THE DEVIL INSIDE), Lapine and Roy Furman Production companies: Lucky Monkey Pictures, Ju Vee Productions, Mustard & Co and the Greenlight Group

Executive producers: Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Daryl Roth, Sandy Robertson, Gregory P. Shockro, Jeff Elliott and Chad Moore

Synopsis: A single mother (Moreno), goes head to head with the government when her children are wrongfully placed into protective custody. She crosses paths with an unstable judge (Davis) and with the help of a hungry young lawyer (Panettiere), she fights for her family, confronts past demons and goes above the law in the pursuit of justice.

ANTIBIRTH

In post-production, ANTIBIRTH is a science-fiction horror film starring Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny, Oscar nominee Meg Tilly and Mark Webber.

Writer/ Director: Danny Perez

Producers: David Anselmo, Justin Kelly, Natasha Lyonne, Roger M. Mayer, Cole Payne

Production companies: Traverse Media, Culmination Productions, Hideaway Pictures, Timshel Pictures, WeatherVane Productions in association with The Green-Light Group

Executive producers: Tom Butterfield, Jeff Elliott, Anders Erden, Jeremy Loethen, Ben McConley, Chad Moore, Gregory P. Shockro, and Jason Van Eman

Synopsis: Lou (Lyonne) is set up by close friend Sadie (Sevigny) and inseminated with the antichrist.  She wakes up after a wild night of partying with symptoms of a strange illness and recurring visions as she struggles to get a grip on her new reality.

Green-Light International is represented by Lanius Law & Associates.