American Film Company (2008)

The American Film Company is a film production company founded in 2008 by Joe Ricketts. Ricketts previously founded TD Ameritrade and, with his family, owns the Chicago Cubs.[1] The American Film Company, founded on the belief that real life is often more compelling than fiction, produces feature films about true stories from America's past.[2] The company has offices in New York City and Los Angeles.

The American Film Company
Area served
Key people
Joe Ricketts
Alfed Levitt
Brian Falk
Robert Stone
WebsiteThe American Film Company

Films edit

The company's first film was The Conspirator,[3] a historical drama about the trial of Mary Surratt, the lone woman charged as a co-conspirator in the Abraham Lincoln assassination.[4] The film was directed by Robert Redford and stars James McAvoy and Robin Wright.[5] In keeping with the company's goal to create historically accurate films, Pulitzer Prize winner James McPherson, Lincoln assassination expert Thomas Turner, and Army historian Col. Fred Borch consulted on the film.[6]

The American Film Company is currently developing The Arsenal, a film about John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, and Midnight Riders, about the midnight ride of Paul Revere.[7]

List of films edit

References edit

  1. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Robert Redford's 'The Conspirator' Sells - But Not In Time For This Year's Oscars". Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. ^ "American Film Company | Mendelson's Musings". 2010-01-03. Archived from the original on 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ Cieply, Michael (2010-09-09). "Robert Redford Shops 'The Conspirator' in Toronto". Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  4. ^ Kaufman, Anthony (2010-09-12). "Toronto Film Festival: Robert Redford on 'The Conspirator' - Speakeasy - WSJ". Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  5. ^ "The Conspirator". IMDb. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  6. ^ "News for Thomas Turner (III)". IMDb. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Films". The American Film Company. Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-07-08.

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