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MoviePass Films, formerly Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films/ EFO Films, previously known as Emmett/Furla Films and Oasis Ventures Entertainment separately, is an American film and television production and financing company founded by Randall Emmett and George Furla in 1998. It is notable for funding and producing the films End of Watch, 2 Guns and Lone Survivor. To date, MoviePass Films has produced more than 80 films which have grossed in excess of $1,000,000,000 box office ticket sales worldwide—an average of roughly $13,000,000 per film.

MoviePass Films
Formerly
Emmett/Furla Films (1998-2013)
Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films
Private
IndustryFilm
Founded1998
FoundersRandall Emmett
George Furla
Headquarters
United States
Key people
Randall Emmett
George Furla (CEOs)
ProductsMotion pictures
OwnerHelios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (51%)
EFO (49%)
Websitewww.efofilms.com

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HistoryEdit

The company was founded as Emmett/Furla Films by Randall Emmett and George Furla in 1998.[1] The company was later joined by Dubai-based financier Oasis Ventures Entertainment on July 22, 2013. Emmett said, "We are excited about working with Oasis and really see tremendous synergy. We will continue financing our bigger budget studio co-productions and will be more aggressive than ever in our financing commitments."[2] On June 3, 2014, Emmett/Furla/Oasis signed a first-look deal with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Studios to develop and produce docu-series and other unscripted shows.[3]

MoviePass FilmsEdit

In May 2018, Helios and Matheson Analytics, the parent company of MoviePass, acquired the option to purchase the assets of Emmett Furla Oasis Films plus gain its executives' expertise in making films for a new subsidiary, MoviePass Films. The new company would be 51% owned by Helios and the remainder by EFO.[4] By early August 2018, Helios and Matheson completed the acquisition of Emmett Furla Oasis Films assets for the MoviePass subsidiary, MoviePass Films. The first film produced under the MoviePass Films was announced to be 10 Minutes Gone starring Bruce Willis,[5] which the first of a three film pact with Willis.[6] In late September 2018, the company acquired equity stakes and co-distribution in two films distributed by Neon to be released soon.[7]

FilmsEdit

MoviePassEdit

  • Monsters And Men (September 2018) equity stakes & co-release with Neon; Sundance Special Jury Prize for Outstanding First Feature[7]
  • Border (October 2018) equity stakes & co-release with Neon; Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard top prize[7]
  • 10 Minutes Gone, Diamond Films Production[5]
  • Axis Sally, filming
  • The Reckoning, preproduction Neil Marshall horror film [6]

TelevisionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McNary, Dave (September 3, 2013). "Emmett/Furla Films Turns 15". variety.com. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (July 22, 2013). "'2 Guns' Financer Emmett/Furla Receives Coin From Oasis Ventures". variety.com. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 3, 2014). "Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films Inks First-Look Deal With Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Studios". deadline.com. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  4. ^ Lang, Brent (May 30, 2018). "MoviePass Parent Company Acquiring Emmett Furla Oasis Films". Variety. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Jr, Mike Fleming (August 7, 2018). "MoviePass Films Sets First Pic: Bruce Willis To Star In '10 Minutes Gone'". Deadline. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Hipes, Patrick; Hipes, Patrick (February 11, 2019). "MoviePass Films' 'Axis Sally' Adds Trio To Cast". Deadline. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c Fleming, Jr, Mike (September 24, 2018). "MoviePass Films Takes Equity Stakes In NEON Films 'Monsters And Men' & 'Border'". Deadline. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "The Row (2018) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  9. ^ Burke, Carolyn (August 7, 2018). "MoviePass Films Announces 10 Minutes Gone Starring Bruce Willis". ScreenRant. Retrieved October 16, 2018.

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