Goldrush Entertainment Producer Eric Gozlan Staying Busy in 2011

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Much more to come from Goldrush Entertainment...

Fresh off of the success of his new film Beautiful Boy, which won the FIPRESCI (Prize of the International Film Critics) at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, Producer Eric Gozlan shows no signs of slowing down.

His latest production Jacked, already in post-production and set for a 2011 release, stars acclaimed actress Maria Bello, the female lead in Beautiful Boy, and the ever-talented Stephen Dorff. A fast-paced thriller, Jacked revolves around the story of a single mother's (Bello) attempts to protect her young son when her car is hijacked by a vicious bank robber (Dorff). The film will be distributed by Anchor Bay.

A well-known name among horror fans, Eric Gozlan executive produced four thrillers prior to Producing Beautiful Boy. Hallowed Ground (2007), Never Cry Werewolf (2008), Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon (2008), and Beauty and the Beast (2010)—which stars Estella Warren and Victor Parascos as the title characters in a dark re-imagining of the classic tale, all aired on the SyFy network.

When asked about his roles as Producer and Executive Producer, Gozlan explains that producing requires a keen business sense and superior negotiating skills. He is also responsible for securing the rights to the screenplay and finding and hiring the right talent to ensure the project's overall success.

He also details what he believes to be the Producer’s most vital role; securing the financing and representing the interests of all parties. This includes ensuring the film is completed within budget and the allotted time frame. Gozlan explains that producers put the “business” into the film business and as such must have expert knowledge of every facet of financing, production and distribution.

A lifelong lover of movies, producer Eric Gozlan adheres to strict criteria and guidelines when considering a project. His highest priority is to select excellent scripts that he believes will pique the interest of great actors and directors. It is this commitment to quality that attracts talented individuals to his projects, such as director Shawn Ku, with whom he worked on Beautiful Boy.

With the planned 2011 release of Jacked and other projects in the works, Producer Eric Gozlan is sure to remain busy with many more films in the works to light up the future.

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