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Here's What We've Got In the Can

Who says size matters?
We produce and market for any size screen.
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Here's What We've Got In the Can

Who says size matters?
We produce and market for any size screen.
Let us prove it. Click below.

PARTY LIKE A MOTHER

Bad Moms is a comedy directed and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (THE HANGOVER) about over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities. The film stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Mumolo, Jay Hernandez, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Christina Applegate.

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When you realize getting some means wanting more.

Three best friends find themselves where we've all been - at that awkward moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide "So...where is this going?"

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Some see what's possible, others change what's possible.

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

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Blackout The Date

From the writers of The Hangover. The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends. IN THEATERS MARCH 1st.

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Once You See It You Can't Unsee It

The outrageous ensemble comedy stars some of the biggest names in Hollywood. This film is not for the easily-offended with its jaw-dropping, often disturbing, but always entertaining intertwined storylines. We apologize in advance.

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Nothing is more powerful than the human spirit

A powerful story based on one family’s survival of the 2004 tsunami, THE IMPOSSIBLE stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona.

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Here's What We've Got In the Can

Gerard Butler stars in this true story of a former criminal who finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children in Sudan.

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BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMERCIAL

This division focuses on producing short form commercials, breakthrough virals, innovative industrials, and excels at 360º campaigns. We focus our creative and production on quality, a trait which has built our own brand into one of the most respected globally. If there's one thing we understand it's the power of a brand's message and on being ahead of the consumer curve. While many of the tools in our chest are dedicated to the Virgin family of companies, we are an equal opportunity producer who enjoys working with other innovative brands. Be sure to scroll and click through the below for a peek at our work.

Richard Branson

Richard Branson is the innovative, fun and charismatic Sir behind the Virgin lifestyle brand. His deep roots in the entertainment industry and entrepreneurial spirit came full circle in 2010 when he co-founded Virgin Produced. This combined with his rebellious nature and likeminded partners surely makes the unexpected happen.

Jason Felts

Jason is the Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Virgin Produced - the film and television development, packaging and production arm of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group. Named by Variety as one of the top “10 Producers to Watch”, Felts has built Virgin Produced into a globally respected content producer and marketer by expanding the company into emerging countries with the launch of Virgin Produced India.

Launched in 2010, Virgin Produced's films include LIMITLESS, MACHINE GUN PREACHER, IMMORTALS, MOVIE 43, 21 & OVER, bio-pic JOBS, and comedy THAT AWKWARD MOMENT which have cumulatively grossed over $724MM in worldwide box office. Under Felts’ direction, Virgin Produced launched its own unique OTT digital network (Virgin Produced Channel) which currently is available onboard Virgin airlines and Virgin Hotels with plans to make available to Virgin’s 60MM+ loyal (and often captive) consumers across mobile, health club, trains and retail platforms.

Felts also sits on Virgin Group’s Global Brand Council Board supporting the brand’s marketing initiatives. He also serves as a consultant or advisory board member to several other Virgin companies in the Aviation, Hotel and Telecommunication industries.

Originally from Texas, Felts moved to California in 1996 to work with the Mirisch film family. In 1999, Felts joined MJZ, an international commercial and music video production company where he produced national commercial spots for global brands such as Mercedes Benz, AOL and Procter & Gamble. In 2005, Felts co-founded J2 Pictures / J2TV, an independent film and television production company which resulted in the development, packaging and production of over a dozen films and television series. In 2008, Felts facilitated the advancement of the film industry in the Cayman Islands by founding the Cayman Islands Film Commission along with local production education programs. Felts resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Justin Berfield

With over two decades in front of the camera, Justin made the natural transition to creative development and production. As Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Virgin, Berfield oversees a full service development team responsible for the packaging and production of commercial quality film, television and digital short form content that is reflective of the Virgin brand. Also overseen by Berfield, Virgin Produced launched the Virgin Produced Channel which is seen on board Virgin America, Virgin Australia and in Virgin Hotels. In 2010, Variety named Berfield as one of the ‘10 Producers to Watch’ when he co-founded Virgin Produced, the entertainment arm of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Prior to Virgin, Berfield was principal at J2 Pictures / J2TV where he produced three independent films and four television pilots/series. In his previous life, as an award winning actor/producer, Justin spent most of his time in front of cameras having portrayed the role of “Reese", the wisecracking older brother on Fox's Emmy award winning series MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE. The hit series ran for 151 episodes and is currently syndicated worldwide in over 52 countries. Berfield also starred as “Ross" on the hit Warner Bro's comedy series UNHAPPILY EVER AFTER, for 100 episodes. Berfield co-starred on television series, THE GOOD LIFE, THE MOMMIES, KIM POSSIBLE & RL STINE’S THE NIGHTMARE ROOM. Berfield’s further interests lay within his philanthropic work and non-profit contributions including his involvement with Virgin Unite and the Ronald McDonald House Charities where he served as global youth ambassador from 2002-2004. Berfield resides in Los Angeles, California and works closely with Virgin companies in the transportation, mobile, hospitality and social focused businesses.

Ron Hohauser

Ron Hohauser is the Chief Financial Officer at Virgin Produced. He is also Founder and Principal of Latus Advisors, a financial and strategic advisory firm catering to film, television and media companies. Prior to Virgin Produced, Hohauser was the Chief Financial Officer of Summit Entertainment with responsibility for financial operations, human resources, information technology and investor relations. Under Hohauser’s financial leadership, in 2007 Summit raised over $1 billion in equity and debt financing to support its transformation into a mini-major film studio. In 2011, he led a $750 million recapitalization of Summit, including the return of 100+% of invested capital to the investors in the 2007 transaction. Hohauser led the sale of 100% of the equity of Summit to Lionsgate in January 2012 for over $400 million.

After receiving an MBA in Finance and Decision Processes in 1997 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Ron worked in commercial theater on Broadway, eventually becoming Vice President of Production Finance for Livent as part of a turnaround management team engaged to manage the company through bankruptcy. He played a key role in the 1999 sale of Livent to SFX Entertainment.

In 2001, he joined investment bank Gerard Klauer Mattison (GKM). There he advised media and entertainment companies such as World Wrestling Entertainment and Laser-Pacific Media Corporation on strategy, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. When GKM was sold to the Bank of Montreal in 2003, he moved to Salem Partners, a boutique investment bank focusing primarily on entertainment transactions.

In January 2004, Hohauser joined Marvel Studios, primarily to assist the company in raising production financing for a slate of films based on Marvel characters. In September 2005, under his financial leadership, Marvel closed a $525 million film production credit facility. Hohauser left Marvel in August 2006 as Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations of Marvel Studios and Chief Financial Officer of Marvel’s production entities.

Hohauser is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education in McLean, Virginia, and the Board of Advisors of the Virginia Film Festival. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.

Tobin Armbrust

Tobin Armbrust is President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions at Virgin Produced. Prior to joining us, Armbrust held the same position at Exclusive Media. Armbrust produced the music comedy “Begin Again” starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine and Hailee Steinfeld from writer/director John Carney.Previously, he executive produced Ron Howard’s epic action thriller “Rush,” starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl, “Parkland”, the box office hit “End of Watch”, the fast paced thriller “Snitch”, and the action romantic comedy “Hit and Run” starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper. Other films Armbrust has produced include “The Quiet Ones”, “The Woman in Black”, “Let Me In”, “The Resident” and “The Way Back”. Prior to joining Exclusive Media, Tobin served as a producer at Thunder Road, a production company with a first look deal at Warner Bros. Armbrust oversaw over thirty projects in various stages of development, and Co-Produced “Firewall" starring Harrison Ford and Paul Bettany. Before joining Thunder Road, Armbrust spent seven years at Intermedia. At Intermedia he held positions as both a VP of Business Development as well as a VP of Production. He began his career in the film industry as Head of Acquisitions at The Steel Company, a Los Angeles based agency, which represented some of the largest film distributors in the world, including Canal Plus, Samsung, and Pony Canyon. Probably fitting for any career in Hollywood, Tobin studied and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at UCSB. Desperate to not give up his youth, he continued his education onward with a Rotary Scholarship to study Business at the University of Munich, Germany. Prost! (aka Cheers!)

Nancy Kirkpatrick

Nancy Kirkpatrick is the Chief Marketing Officer at Virgin Produced. Prior to joining Virgin Produced, Kirkpatrick served as the President of Worldwide Marketing at Summit Entertainment.

Kirkpatrick is known for shepherding the marketing efforts of THE TWILIGHT SAGA Franchise, THE HUNGER GAMES, the first DIVERGENT movie grossing $286 million dollars worldwide, and HURT LOCKER, which took home 6 Academy Awards including best Motion Picture. Before her tenure at Summit Entertainment, Kirkpatrick worked as the EVP of Worldwide Publicity for Paramount, overseeing worldwide publicity campaigns including the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Films, WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE LONGEST YARD, SAVE THE LAST DANCE, and MEAN GIRLS. The Hollywood Reporter named Kirkpatrick as one of the “Top Women in Entertainment”.

Kirkpatrick began her career at Warner Brothers as an administrative assistant and rose to Senior Vice President of domestic publicity working on such titles as JFK, TWISTER, BATMAN and EYES WIDE SHUT.

Rene Rigal

Rene Rigal is EVP of motion picture and television development/production at Virgin Produced. As a production executive, Rigal has produced and marketed eleven films totaling over $800 million in worldwide box office sales. Prior to his tenure at Virgin, Rigal served as SVP of State Street Pictures (Fox/Overture) for six years and worked as production executive on NOTORIOUS (Fox Searchlight), FASTER (CBS Films) & NOTHING LIKE THE HOLIDAYS (Overture Films). Rigal has developed and/or produced television pilots and series with HBO, Showtime, Lionsgate Television and ABC Family.

As a graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara, Rigal attended the university with a scholarship in track & field. During his athletic career he was a top ranked NCAA sub four-minute miler. Rigal currently resides in Studio City, California.

Jennifer Cron

Creative Executive, Jennifer Cron, is the first point of entry at Virgin Produced for any feature script, literary work or shower thought. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in Film/TV, Cron began her career as a Casting and Development Producer for 10 seasons of CBS's SURVIVOR & THE AMAZING RACE, NBC’s LOVE IN THE WILD, an E! docuseries, a Food Network series, and additionally a variety of other unscripted shows. Cron then worked for Alan Berger in the television department at CAA. After CAA, she worked with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to help produce the 2013 OSCARS. She also has extensive experience in the digital space, having produced a range of viral short-form content for digital platforms (including ABC & Oscars.com), spoken on several digital panels and received various festival awards. Cron resides in Los Angeles, California.

Rebecca Farrell

Rebecca Farrell is our Chief of Staff at Virgin Produced. Farrell manages and works closely with the entire C-suite on the day-to-day affairs of the company and on special projects as needed. Farrell often acts as a proxy and liaison to management. Farrell also manages the day-to-day logistics of the Virgin Produced Channel and reports to our Chief Creative Officer on the curation of content specific to the Virgin brand and each distribution platform.

Prior to joining Virgin Produced, Farrell served as the Director of Development for J2TV/J2 Pictures, a boutique production company with FOX ties. Farrell’s start in the entertainment industry was at production company, Reveille, before taking a position with actor/producer Justin Berfield while on FOX’s Malcolm In The Middle. Rebecca is a graduate of Pitzer College and a former rugby player.

Michelle Matsunaga

Michelle Matsunaga is our Production Coordinator. Matsunaga began her career as a Production Coordinator at 20th Century Fox working on THIS MEANS WAR, starring Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine. She then transitioned to the Motion Picture Literary department at CAA. Following CAA, Matsunaga worked for Academy Award-winning producer Cathy Schulman at Mandalay Pictures on films including HORNS starring Daniel Radcliffe, DARK PLACES starring Charlize Theron, THE VOICES starring Ryan Reynolds and WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL starring Jim Caviezel.

A proud graduate of U.C. Berkeley, Matsunaga spends her free time training for triathlons, marathons, “extreme” day hiking and “the wild”.

Huntley Ritter

As our top dog in Commercial & Branded Entertainment, Huntley Ritter oversees and runs the commercial and branded entertainment department including, production, commercial initiatives, advertisements, online, and unscripted television...Basically anything that tells a brand's story. Ritter and our creative team work from concept to delivery and while a chunk of his toolkit is dedicated to our sister companies and their agencies, he ensures we are an equal opportunity producer who values innovative creative regardless of the clients' logo. Click here for a taste.

Brian Skuletich

Brian Skuletich, or Skuley as we call him toils away in physical production working on commercials, branded entertainment and our unscripted content. He is an ace at managing our sets and crunching numbers, skills he has honed for nearly a decade. He thrives off taking our creative concepts and bringing them to life and plays well with others when we let him out of his cage.

Assistants

We looked around and no company has an online profile on their assistants, and we think that is just rude. After all, everyone knows that they do everything. Our incredibly talented, cute (can we say that?) and hardworking support team consists of some wonderful individuals that you will meet when we invite you over!

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CONTRARIAN (N) -a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; goes against current practice.

Virgin Produced is a very different kind of media company. One that is creative, not controlling. One that is truly vertically integrated with a focus on quality content and innovative marketing. One that refuses to cut corners and has faith in its projects and partners. And one that likes to include and have a lot of fun with our brothers and sisters in the aviation, mobile, hotel, health club, music, banking, train, (and spaceship) businesses.

CONTRARIAN (N) -a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; goes against current practice.

Virgin Produced is the film and television development, packaging and production arm of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group. Virgin Produced is not a traditional Hollywood company. Instead Virgin Produced is a globally focused, lifestyle affinity brand with roots in the entertainment industry dating back to the launch of Virgin Records in 1972. Virgin Produced is focused on providing a collaborative environment that embraces talent, so they can best create and produce quality films reflective of our Virgin brand sensibilities. Launched in 2010, Virgin’s feature film credits include ‘Limitless’, ‘Machine Gun Preacher’, ‘Immortals’, ‘Movie 43’, ’21 & Over’, ‘Jobs’ and ‘That Awkward Moment’ which cumulatively have grossed over $724MM in worldwide box office to date. With an equal focus on television and commercial branded entertainment, Virgin Produced works with most broadcast, premium cable and streaming networks. In April 2012, Virgin Produced also launched its own digital network of Virgin Produced channels, with premium programming of lifestyle, music and travel content currently available onboard Virgin airlines and hotels and expanding rapidly across other Virgin transportation, mobile, broadband, health club and retail operating companies. Very simply; Virgin Produced and its partners create content meant to inspire and entertain with direct access to over 60 million loyal Virgin brand fans globally.

VIRGIN

Virgin is a leading international lifestyle group and one of the world's most recognized and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors ranging from mobile telephony, travel, financial services, leisure, entertainment, music, holidays and health & wellness.

Virgin employs more than 50,000 people around the world, operating in over 50 countries. Several unique factors help Virgin’s ongoing success including Virgin’s unrivaled network of talent and resources, Virgin’s global brand appeal and reputation for excellence & innovation, Virgin’s unique management style that empowers staff to uphold Virgin's award winning legacy, as well as Sir Richard Branson’s personal involvement.

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