Virtual Studios LLC was an American film financier, distributor and production studio based in The United States of America.

Virtual Studios, LLC
Private Limited Company
Founded1986; 34 years ago (1986)
FoundersTibor Hernadí
Benjamin Waisbren
Defunct2009; 11 years ago (2009)
Key people
Tibor Hernadí
ProductsMotion Pictures
ServicesFilm Financing
Film Production
Film distribution
Film development


Establishment and Early YearsEdit

Virtual Studios was founded by film directors and producers Tibor Hernadí and Benjamin Waisbren in 1986 as a film financier and media company. The Funding was backed by Hedge fund, Pacific Title, and Stark Investments.

Film IndustryEdit

The companies first film production and financing credits were the comedy-romance film Duane Hopwood and the dystopian political thriller film V for Vendetta in 2005. In 2006 they signed a deal to produced and finance films in association with Warner Bros.. Their next films (Poseidon, V for Vendetta, The Good German and 300) were all distributed by Warner Bros. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was their last film they co-produced for Warner Bros. and the deal was signed off. Their last film was Bangkok Dangerous and the company was left dormant after the film became a box-office flop.

Virtual FilmsEdit

Virtual Studios started a film distribution company called Virtual Films in early 2006. The company was short lived and only lasted a year and it was shut down in 2007. First Born was the only film Virtual Films distributed.


Virtual Studios ultimately closed in 2009 after being dormant for a year due to Hernadí and Waisbrein leaving the company to pursue other ventures.


Release date Film title Notes
November 11, 2005 Duane Hopwood distributed by IFC Films; co-produced by Big Beach; first Virtual Studios film
March 17, 2006 V For Vendetta

distributed and produced by Warner Bros.; co-produced by Silver Pictures Anarchos Productions Inc., Vertigo, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Fünfte Babelsberg Film GmbH.

May 12, 2006 Poseidon

distributed by Warner Bros.; co-produced by, Irwin Allen Productions, Next Entertainment, Radiance Productions and Synthesis Entertainment.

December 15, 2006 The Good German distributed by Warner Bros.; co-produced by Section 8
December 15, 2006 300 distributed by Warner Bros.; co-produced by Legendary Pictures, Atmosphere Pictures and Hollywood Gang Productions
December 8, 2006 Blood Diamond distributed by Warner Bros.; co-produced by Bedford Falls Productions and Initial Entertainment Group
April 26, 2007 Gardener of Eden co-produced by Appian Way Productions
March 20, 2007 First Born
June 15, 2007 Nancy Drew distributed by Warner Bros.; co-produced by Jerry Weintraub Productions
April 25, 2007 Next distributed by Paramount Pictures; co-produced by Revolution Studios, Initial Entertainment Group and Saturn Films
September 2, 2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford distributed by Warner Bros.; co-produced by Scott Free Productions and Plan B Entertainment
July 18, 2008 Cassandra's Dream distributed by StudioCanal Limited overseas while The Weinstein Company handeld the US Distribution rights; co-produced by The Wild Bunch
September 5, 2008 Bangkok Dangerous distributed by Lionsgate; co-produced by Saturn Films and Blue Star Entertainment; final Virtual Studios film

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