Former Mandalay Vision president Celine Rattray and producer-director Trudie Styler are starting a development, production and financing company, they announced Thursday.
Maven Pictures will be based in New York and hopes to produce between three and five movies a year. The company will finance development and provide equity.
The company plans to "build a slate that combines smart commercial titles intended for wide release with prestige projects that can play to both the arthouse filmgoer and the movie lover who frequents the local multiplex," Rattray said in a written statement.
Rattray (above) and Styler have hired Hardy Justice as senior VP production and development, Jenny Halper as a development exec and Nic Marshall as director of operations.
Rattray was nominated for an Academy Award for producing "The Kids Are All Right." Before joining Mandalay, she was a partner at Plum Pictures in New York. She's also a former director of marketing and business development at HBO.
Styler is a producer, director, environmentalist and activist who was executive producer on Guy Ritchie's "Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch."