Warren Goz and Eric Gold have formed Sculptor Media, a new company that will finance and produce talent and genre-driven independent film and television projects, it was announced Tuesday.
Based in New York City and Los Angeles, the company has been funded by an unnamed New York City-based private equity firm that has an exclusive arrangement with Sculptor for single picture film finance. Goz will serve as CEO of Sculptor, while Gold will serve as the company’s LA-based head of development and production.
Sculptor’s first financing and production agreement has been completed for the indie movie “Urge,” which stars Pierce Brosnan, Ashley Greene (“Twilight”) and Alexis Knapp (“Pitch Perfect 2”). The film, currently in post-production, is directed and co-written by Aaron Kaufman, and produced by Goz, Gold and Andrew Mann.
The thriller follows a group of young friends who experiment with a new designer drug that perilously diminishes one’s ability to control destructive urges.
“Employing our team’s considerable financing and production experience Sculptor Media will produce and/or finance cast and genre driven independent films and television. As activist film investors, our goal is to focus on acquiring, developing and producing internationally commercial properties distinguished by proven, quality creative elements. Our budgets will suit each project as is appropriate. We will also enter into financing agreements at various levels of development and production — anywhere from an acquisition to post production level — when such involvement portends a target return on investment and maximum value from all perspectives,” Goz and Gold said in a joint statement.
Goz has an extensive background in film finance. In 2005, he co-founded Grand Army Entertainment, through which he financed several hundred million dollars of television and film production.
Mann is Sculptor’s consulting executive producer, whose career in production and film finance spans over two decades.