Olympus Pictures, LLC Announces Expansion of Development and Production Activities

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Olympus Pictures, LLC Announces Expansion of Development and Production
Activities
Olympus Pictures hires Serenade Films Producer to Develop and Produce Indie
Films

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus
Pictures, LLC announces an expansion of its motion picture operations with the
hiring of Serenade Films Producer Leslie Urdang.  Under Leslie's leadership as
Senior Vice President, Head of Production, Olympus Pictures will finance the
development of feature projects at a range of budget levels and continue to
finance and co-finance lower budget films.
    Olympus Pictures recently executive produced "The Narrows" with Serenade
Films, an indie drama starring Kevin Zegers, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Sophia
Bush slated for release in 2008 and produced and co-financed "Adam" starring
Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne, which wrapped principal photography in January
2008.  Olympus Pictures is also affiliated with Olympus Theatricals, LLC, an
independent commercial theater producer which recently co-produced the hit
Broadway production "The 39 Steps" currently playing at the Roundabout Theater
Company.
    Urdang's producing credits include Michael Cuesta's "Twelve and Holding,"
"Game 6" with Michael Keaton and Robert Downey, Jr. "The Great New Wonderful"
with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Edie Falco, Tony Shalhoub, and Stephen Colbert, "The
Narrows," and "Adam."  Urdang also worked with Fox Searchlight producing "A
Midsummer Night's Dream" with Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer and for Robert
Redford's Wildwood Enterprises where she developed Walter Salles' "Motorcycle
Diaries" and produced "People I Know" starring Al Pacino.  She is also the
founder and producing director of New York Stage and Film, a company that has
been developing new works for over 20 years and has produced hundreds of
writers including John Patrick Shanley, Zach Helm, Aaron Sorkin, Steve Martin,
Beth Henley, David Marshall Grant, and Steven Sater.
    Geoff Linville, Director of Production and Madeline Shapiro, Producer's
Assistant at Serenade Films will continue in their positions with the new
company.
    Olympus Pictures, LLC, and its affiliate Olympus Theatricals, LLC, are
subsidiaries of Olympus Productions, LLC.  Olympus Productions, LLC is owned
by Olympus Holdings, LLC, an independent firm engaged through its various
subsidiaries and affiliates in energy, commercial finance and entertainment.
SOURCE  Olympus Pictures, LLC

Leslie Urdang, Olympus Pictures, LLC, +1-310-452-3335; or Olympus Productions,
LLC, +1-973-889-9100
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