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Elevated, high-concept, genre films of all sizes that have theatrical or streaming potential. My bread and butter and passion lie in the thriller/horror/sci-fi/action/fantasy space. While working at a French company in their english-language division I also developed a preference for international voices and stories that don't limit themselves to be appealing solely to Americans (even though that is completely fine as well). It's also great to have any sort of IP to support an idea whether that be a short film, article, book, podcast, feature remake, etc... But the most important part of any potential project is passion.
Concept is everything, sell me on it!
Ryan Wickers is an independent film producer based in Los Angeles with a focus on the international marketplace. He’s currently developing a slate of projects with both European financiers & filmmakers including an original thriller idea from French director Anthony Marciano and the English-language remake of the Norwegian disaster thriller THE TUNNEL directed by Pål Øie which was released in 2019. Most recently he consulted with Pathé Films / France and Gulf Film / Dubai to help expand their footprints in the US. He also served as Executive Producer on the Dutch film PARADISE DRIFTERS directed by Mees Peijnburg which premiered at the Berlinale 2020. Previously he was the Vice President of Production / Development at EuropaCorp, the European studio of filmmaker Luc Besson. For 4+ years he helped oversee the entire English language slate and assisted in building the Los Angeles branch of EuropaCorp from the ground up. While there he worked on such films as THE COMMAND directed by Thomas Vinterberg, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED directed by Camille Delamarre, NINE LIVES directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, ENTER THE WARRIORS GATE directed by Matthias Hoene, and AMERICAN RENEGADES directed by Steven Quale. Prior to EuropaCorp he worked at Annapurna Pictures in International Sales on such films as FOXCATCHER directed by Bennett Miller, HER directed by Spike Jonze, AMERICAN HUSTLE directed by David O. Russell, and ZERO DARK THIRTY directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Before joining Annapurna, he was with Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry and also Lionsgate Entertainment in the Production / Development department where he worked on the film WARRIOR directed by Gavin O’Connor throughout production, post-production, & its release. He began his career at Lionsgate in Theatrical Marketing. Ryan graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Advertising & Marketing.
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