Fortitude International Launches, with Berlin in Sights

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by Beth Hanna
January 21, 2014 1:35 PM
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Daniel Wagner
Nadine de Barros

Veteran foreign sales agent Nadine de Barros, financier-producer Daniel Wagner (Sundance entry “Young Ones”) and producer Robert Ogden Barnum (“All Is Lost”) have partnered to launch Fortitude International, an LA-based sales and financing outfit.  De Barrosis set to meet with film buyers at the upcoming European Film Market at the Berlinale.

Fortitude will also fully finance projects, looking to produce commercial and director-driven material; it will finance and sell 10-15 movies a year.

Robert Ogden Barnum

-De Barros most recently served as Head of Sales at Aldamisa International, and was previously Vice President of Sales and Acquisitions at Voltage Pictures. She has handled sales on such films as SIN CITY 2, CHEF and MACHETE KILLS as well as THE HURT LOCKER, DON JON and KILLER JOE.

 -Wagner’s LA-based production and finance company BiFrost Pictures launched last year at Cannes and has recently greenlit high profile projects including the Miles Davis biography KILL THE TRUMPET PLAYER, which will star and be directed by Don Cheadle.  Other projects include Jake Paltrow’s Sundance entry YOUNG ONES with Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult, Paul Bettany’s directorial debut SHELTER starring Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie, the romantic comedy WE’LL NEVER HAVE PARIS from director and star Simon Helberg, and THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT which stars Noah Wiley, Haley Joel Osment and Minka Kelly.

 -Robert Ogden Barnum, also a producer on KILL THE TRUMPET PLAYER and SHELTER, is a co-founder of the financing firm e2b Capital with Cassian Elwes, and most recently executive produced ALL IS LOST starring Robert Redford and directed by JC Chandor.  Other recent projects include LAWLESS, starring Shia Labeouf and Tom Hardy and Chandor’s first film MARGIN CALL, starring Kevin Spacey.   Barnum has also served as an executive, overseeing operations and strategy of both Benaroya Pictures and Annapurna Pictures, both major independent film financiers

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