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Former Atlas EVP Andy Horwitz Launches Producing Collective Big Swell Entertainment

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Former Atlas EVP Andy Horwitz Launches Producing Collective Big Swell Entertainment

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Former Atlas EVP Andy Horwitz Launches Producing Collective Big Swell Entertainment
Former Atlas EVP Andy Horwitz Launches Producing Collective Big Swell Entertainment

EXCLUSIVE . After 15 years at Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment, where he served as Executive Vice President, producer Andy Horvitz founded Big Swell Entertainment, a production collective dedicated to welcoming the next generation of young creators. and storytellers.

Big Swell will seek to take a different approach from the traditional production company model, allowing producers to work independently under the Big Swell banner while maintaining a team and collaborative approach with the support of all creators involved. Horwitz is currently assembling his team, having already put together a solid list of projects in various stages.

Horwitz supports Mountaintop Productions, a Tel Aviv-based production company founded by Hez and Omri Bezalel. In partnership with Bezalels, Big Swell plans to use Mountaintop's relationship base with Israeli and European content companies to bridge the gap between those regions and Hollywood.

“The last 15 years at Atlas have been an unforgettable experience,” Horwitz said. “Chuck Rowan is one of Hollywood's most successful and experienced producers, a titan of the industry, and I look forward to applying the invaluable skills and experience he has given me to create content of all shapes and sizes for the next generation. Praise the storytelling and talent. relationships above all else.

"I'm so proud and happy for Andy, who has become an invaluable member of Atlas since he's been here," commented Rowan. “I am very happy that he fulfilled his dream and started his own business.”

Horvitz brings to Big Swell a foundation of deep creative relationships and a wealth of experience navigating the Hollywood landscape, working primarily within the studio system to help move films from concept to release. During his tenure at Atlas, the company produced four of the top 100 films of all time, grossing almost $10 billion.

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In 2019, Horwitz produced Triple Frontier by JC Chandor starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Gareth Hedlund and Pedro Pascal which was released by Netflix on March 6, 2019 and began streaming 13 times with over 63 views. . . million accounts and over 120 million people in the first four weeks.

Previously, Horwitz co-produced David Ayer's DC film Suicide Squad , starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne and Viola Davis, which premiered in August 2016. the opening ended with $135.1 million. In its second and third weeks, the film was in first place, earning over $745 million worldwide. During the production of The Suicide Squad, Horvitz created and directed an immersive virtual reality project that turned into a multi-million dollar advertising and marketing deal with Samsung upon completion.

Horwitz also produced Atlas Independent's version of The Hollow Point , starring Patrick Wilson, Ian McShane, Jim Belushi and John Leguizamo, and produced William Monahan's A24 version of Mojave , Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedland, starring Atlas Hedlund.

In 2013, he received three David O. BAFTA awards. and numerous critics' awards. American Hustle was the highest-grossing limited film of 2013 and has since grossed over $250 million worldwide.

Horvitz is represented by UTA Independent Film Group and Richard Thompson in Brecheen Feldman Breimer.

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