War for the Web
21 02.12

Mike Medavoy has agreed to come on as one of the Executive Producers of War for the Web

Mike Medavoy (Black Swan, Shutter Island, The Thin Red Line), chairman and co-founder of Phoenix Pictures and co-founder of Orion, has agreed to come on as one of the Executive Producers on Cloak and Dagger and Wild Wild Web’s feature documentary War for the Web. Mike brings years of experience in Hollywood and is one of the entertainment industry’s top filmmakers. We are looking forward to our collaboration with Mike and meeting his rigorous standards.


Mike Medavoy (film bio)

“Sample some of the best American films over the past forty years and there’s a good chance Mike Medavoy played a role in the success of many of them. From agent to studio chief to producer, he has been involved with over 300 feature films, of which 16 have been nominated and 7 have won Best Picture Oscars®, as well as numerous international film festival awards…

United Artists brought him in as senior vice president of production in 1974 where he was part of the team responsible for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Rocky, and Annie Hall, which won Best Picture Oscars® in 1975, 1976, and 1977, respectively. In 1978, Medavoy co-founded Orion Pictures where, during his tenure, Platoon, Amadeus, The Terminator, Dances with Wolves and Silence of the Lambs were released. In 1990, after twelve successful years at Orion, Medavoy became chairman of TriStar Pictures, where he oversaw such critically-acclaimed box office hits as Philadelphia, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sleepless in Seattle, The Fisher King, Legends of the Fall and Hook.

As chairman and co-founder of Phoenix Pictures, Medavoy has brought to the screen The People vs. Larry Flynt, The Thin Red Line, Holes, All the King’s Men, and Zodiac, among others. These films have received numerous nominations, won two Golden Bears at the Berlin Film Festival, five Golden Satellite Awards, a cinematography award for John Toll from the ASC and nominations from the DGA and WGA for Terrence Malick. The Thin Red Line and The People vs. Larry Flint each received Oscar® nominations.

Recently, Phoenix Pictures has released Shutter Island, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Shanghai, starring John Cusack and Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan starring Natalie Portman, in 2010. Black Swan won numerous awards including the Oscar® and Golden Globe for Best Actress (Natalie Portman) as well as the Independent Film Spirit Awards for Best Feature, Best Director (Darren Arnofosky), Best Female Lead (Natalie Portman) and Best Cinematography (Matthew Libatique).”


War for the Web is still looking to complete its first round of financing. We need support to bring this project to the silver screen and are continuing to raise funds so that we can begin production. Please contact us to join our investment team or to increase your current support. As we continue to gain momentum we trust you will be encouraged by the addition of such a knowledgeable and successful partner to our producing team.


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