Digital-first film studio Supergravity Pictures announced today that it is fleshing out the front end of its production pipeline with the hires of Cody Zwieg as SVP of development and production and Mike Flavin as director of development.
Zwieg recently collaborated with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions on the sci-fi horror-thriller “The Lazarus Effect,” starring Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass and Donald Glover. Previously, Zwieg worked alongside writer/director Wes Craven, serving as co-producer on the remake of “The Last House on the Left” (2009), associate producer on the remake of “The Hills Have Eyes”(2006) and co-producer on its sequel “The Hills Have Eyes 2” (2007). Cody also served as VP of production and development at Craven’s company Midnight Entertainment. Following his tenure with Craven, Cody was an executive producer on “Apollo 18” for Dimension Films.
Flavin joins Supergravity from Cider Mill Pictures, where he also served as director of development. Prior to that, he was a creative executive at State Street Pictures, where he helped set up “Talent Show” at Universal Studios with George Tillman, Jr. directing.
Founded in 2014 by Max Benator and Marc Hustvedt, Supergravity has released digitally released two films — Kevin Wu and Justin Chon’s comedy “Man Up” and the thriller “The Chosen,” starring Kian Lawley. Earlier this month, it announced that it would be producing a stand-up comedy special featuring YouTube comic Elliott Morgan. Back in July, it closed a round of funding from Otter Media, the joint venture between the Cherning Group and AT&T.
“Alongside Katie [Hawkins, hired in April], our head of marketing, Cody and Mike round out a formidable senior leadership team at Supergravity,” said Benator in a statement. “We can’t wait to share what we have cookin’ as far as future projects. Lots of fun stuff on the way.”