Wildfire Films launches in Austin

MUMBAI: Wildfire Films, a film production company, has launched in Austin, Texas.

Wildfire Films will now provide full-service development and production for feature films, television and new media. The company will take an active role in the development of the Texas film industry, with productions that will include a number of films that will support the diverse cultures the state offers, said an official release.

Wildfire Films‘ executive team has approximately 25 years of experience in the production of films for Hollywood. Anton Diether is a writer whose miniseries Moby Dick and Cleopatra received two Golden Globe and five Emmy nominations. Mark Hacker has written and been story editor for studios including Warner Brothers, 20th-Century Fox, MTV Films and Paramount Pictures. Leon Rodriguez has over 30 years of production experience for Sony, CBS and BBC, and he recently directed Sony/BMG‘s feature film Double Tap. Jesus Carrera is a production designer, known for his “artistic vision” in films such as 20th-Century Fox‘s Dragonball.

"Wildfire Films possesses the vision and integrity needed to succeed in the film industry. The company has a rich source of creativity and entertainment experience and comprises a proven team of writers and creators with a good sense for business," said producer Fred Roos.

The company also aims to take an active role in the Texas Motion Picture Association and Austin Producers Association.

"The executives of Wildfire Films have made a commitment to improve the Texas film industry and help build the community they love. By selecting Austin as the location for Wildfire Films productions, the company can create films with a great depth of transparency, which is typically difficult to achieve in Hollywood," said Starz Entertainment executive director of original series development and production Rob Markovich.

Wildfire is currently co-producing and developing 16 Minutes with Academy Award-winning producer Fred Roos and Overture Films. It is also producing two projects with Humble Journey Films. In addition, Wildfire Films is working on projects with Starz Entertainment, HBO, Creation Studios, NBC, CBS, Troublemaker Studios and Pinewood Studios Group near London.

Wildfire Films was created from four separate film production companies located in both Austin and Los Angeles.

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