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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon found a production company - Lifestyle

2022-11-30T07:45:50.864Z

A new chapter opens in one of Hollywood's most famous 'bromances': Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have founded a production company which, unlike streaming services and the majority of studios, will share the profits with the actors and ... (ANSA)



 A new chapter opens in one of

Hollywood's most famous 'bromances': Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have founded a production company

which, unlike streaming services and the majority of studios, will share the profits with the actors and the technicians who work behind the scenes.


    Best friends since high school, Affleck and Damon have christened their company Artists Equity, also thanks to an initial funding of 100 million dollars from RedBird Capital Partners.

The two actors have contributed personal capital and Affleck has also pledged to work from now on exclusively with Artists Equity while Damon will shoot a series of films (he did not say how many) and produce exclusively for the company.


    "He's the next act of my career for a long, long time," said the husband of Jennifer Lopez who has films like 'Argo' and 'The Town' to his credit.


    Inspired by stars from Hollywood's Golden Age - Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and DW


    Griffith founded the first United Artists to exercise direct control over their career destiny - Ben and Matt hope to capitalize on a new trend in the industry Cinema and TV: Streaming services like Netflix are starting to care more about the quality of movies than just the quantity.


    To incentivize top-notch filmmakers and actors to work for them, Affleck and Damon plan to share a portion of the profits.


    The idea is to involve not only screenwriters, directors and stars, but also cinematographers, editors, costume designers and other artists whose role is crucial and who are underpaid", said the 50-year-old Affleck who will be CEO of the new company, while Damon, 52, will have the title of Chief Creative Officer.In their 30-year career, the two actors have worked on films with a total gross of 10.7 billion dollars and won three Oscars.


    Affleck and Damon have been a mutual point of reference for years: playmates in Cambridge in Massachusetts and then at school together, they worked as a couple in 1992 on the screenplay for "Will Hunting" which six years later won them their first Academy Award. then they starred in Kevin Smith's films "Mallrats", "Chasing Amy" and "Dogma".

Matt then stood by Ben during the dark years of his career when he fell victim to alcohol.

A stainless friendship, which also survived "The last duel" which debuted in Venice in 2021, and was a worldwide flop.

(HANDLE).


Source: ansa

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