XYZ Films Co-Founders Talk Benefits of Netflix, Ignorance and Nontraditional Hires (Q&A)

XYZ Films Co Founders Talk Benefits of Netflix Ignorance and Nontraditional

Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian were just wide-eyed UCLA grad-school students when they first met, and, after spending a couple years working independently, they launched their own production and sales banner, XYZ Films, when they were all just 25 years old. The company, founded in 2008, had its first success with the 2011 … Read more

‘Community’ Star Gillian Jacobs, ‘Aladdin’s’ Marwan Kenzari to Lead XYZ Films’ ‘Any Other Night’ (EXCLUSIVE)

‘Community Star Gillian Jacobs ‘Aladdins Marwan Kenzari to Lead XYZ

“Community” and “Love” star Gillian Jacobs and “Aladdin” break-out Marwan Kenzari are set to lead Berlin-set romantic comedy “Any Other Night.” Written by Patrick Whistler and directed by Michiel Ten Horn, the comedy follows two strangers thrown together as their lives are falling apart. Freshly dumped Maggie (Jacobs) and flailing cab driver Max (Kenzari) meet … Read more

Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell And Director Jeff Chan Return For Sci-Fi Sequel CODE 8: PART II Produced By XYZ Films And Collective Pictures

Robbie Amell Stephen Amell And Director Jeff Chan Return For

Collective Pictures producing with XYZ Films exec producing and selling worldwide rights Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell are set to star in the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel CODE 8: PART II directed by Jeff Chan (CODE 8). The film is written by Chris Paré & Chan, and Sherren Lee & Jesse LaVercombe. Producers include Chan, … Read more

XYZ Films Launches U.S. Distribution Company With Ex-Neon Exec James Shapiro

XYZ Films Launches US Distribution Company With Ex Neon Exec James

Indie genre specialist XYZ Films is getting into the distribution game, launching a U.S. operation and bringing on board former Drafthouse Films and Neon executive James Emanuel Shapiro. The domestic operation — which Shaprio will run as executive vp of U.S. distribution — will launch with Something in the Dirt, the latest feature from directing … Read more

XYZ Films Takes North American Sales Rights to Travis Taute’s Fantasia Premiere ‘Indemnity’ (EXCLUSIVE)

XYZ Films Takes North American Sales Rights to Travis Tautes

XYZ Films has acquired North American sales rights to “Indemnity,” an action thriller from South African director Travis Taute that’s set to world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival. Written and directed by Taute, “Indemnity” tells the story of an ex-firefighter in Cape Town who’s forced to fight for his life after being accused of … Read more