Leverage, is a story about an investment banker who finds his life coming apart when a money deal goes wrong and he is set up for murder.
|Investment Type||Preferred Equity|
120% of Investment then 50/50 split with Producers After deducting any deferred fees or outstanding expenses, the Producer’s Gross Income will go directly to the limited partners proportionate to each partner’s investment. Moneys will be disbursed to all limited partners at the same time. Accounting statements from distribution companies are usually handled on a quarterly basis for the first two years of the distribution agreement, and semi-annually thereafter for a period of two years. Accounting statements are then handled on an individual basis. Generally, the distribution company is responsible for providing statements and paying any sums due to the production company within sixty days of the end of each quarter. The Company will provide the limited partners with accounting statements and payments due and owing, if any, within sixty days of the receipt of those statements and moneys from the distributor. After each limited partner has recouped his/her initial investment, any additional moneys earned will be divided between the producers and the Limited partners on a 50/50 basis.
Lafayette Pictures / RicheProductions
Lafayette Pictures / RicheProductions is a Multi-Media entertainment company developing and producing content for all media.
Its partners Alan Riche, Peter Riche, Wendy Riche and Wayne Johnson have worked together for over 14 years and collectively bring extensive experience and unique expertise to film and television and digital mediums.
Alan Riche is a veteran producer/filmmaker who produced “Empire Records” starring Liv Tyler and Renee Zellweger,“Mousehunt” starring Nathan Lane directed by Gore Verbinski; “The Mod Squad” starring Claire Danes, “Deep Blue Sea” starring Samuel L. Jackson directed by Renny Harlin,“The Family Man” starring Nicolas Cage directed by Brett Ratner and “Bride Wars” starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway directed by Gary Winick. Most recently Alan Riche produced, along with his partners Peter Riche and Wayne Johnson, “Southpaw” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and Forest Whittaker, directed by Antoine Fuqua for The Weinstein Company/ Wanda.
Alan Riche was President of Hughes Entertainment, filmmaker John Hughes’ Production Company, overseeing "Baby's Day Out", "Dennis The Menace" and "Home Alone II". Previously he served as Executive Vice President TriStar Pictures, responsible for the development and production of over 20 films including “Hook”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, “The Fisher King” and “So I Married an Axe Murderer”.
Prior Executive positions held by Alan Riche were Senior Vice President DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, supervising “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”; Executive Vice President Guber/Peters Productions.
Peter Riche began his career in production, and spent two years working with Scott Rudin at Scott Rudin Productions on films including “Addams Family”,“Nobody’s Fool”, “I.Q.”, “Clueless”, and the Stephen Sondheim, James LaPine Tony Award winning musical “Passion”. Most recently Peter Riche produced, along with his partners Alan Riche and Wayne Johnson, “Southpaw” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and Forest Whittaker, directed by Antoine Fuqua for The Weinstein Company/Wanda.
Peter Riche was a Talent and Literary Manager at More/Medavoy (now Management 360) where he was instrumental in Jason Biggs’s casting in “American Pie”, negotiated Ryan Reynolds’s deal to co-star in “Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place”, and co-represented Maria Bello, Mariska Hargitay, Josh Brolin, among others. He then joined Riche/Ludwig Productions as Vice President of Production where he developed over 100 screenplays including "Tarzan" and “Starsky & Hutch” for Warner Bros., “Bride Wars” for Fox/New Regency and he packaged and produced the motion picture “Tomcats”, Joe Roth’s first film at Revolution Studios.
Currently, Alan Riche and Peter Riche are partners in RicheProductions, producing several studio projects including “Tarzan” David Yates directed (WB), “Rex Mundi” with Johnny Depp
(WB), “Staycation” with Todd Phillips (WB), “The Unsacred”(Screen Gems), “Colossus” with Leonardo DiCaprio/Appian Way.
Riche Productions / Lafayette Pictures have a First Look Deal for features and network television at Warner Bros.
Additionally, they moved vigorously into television with their partner, Emmy Award winning Producer Wendy Riche. Currently in a First Look Deal for Network at Warner Brothers Television, their efforts in development encompass Network, Cable, and all Digital mediums.
With notable success in many areas of television production, as Executive Producer of “General Hospital”, Wendy Riche has been recognized and honored with five Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series (1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1999-2000), making Daytime Emmy history as the only show to ever receive the prestigious award a record seven times. She also created “General Hospital's" spin-off series, “Port Charles," for which she served as Executive Producer for its first two years. Wendy Riche Executive Produced the ABC Afterschool Special, "Positive: A Journey into AIDS," which received three Emmy Award nominations. In a career spanning over three decades, Wendy Riche has participated in the development of hundreds of comedic and dramatic series, movies for television, and miniseries as a Producer, Writer, and Executive Producer and held Executive positions at ABC and FBC.
At ABC Entertainment as Executive Producer, Movies for Television, Wendy Riche developed more than 50 films and supervised production of Emmy nominees “David," " My Name Is Bill W." and "Women of Brewster Place." As Senior Vice president, Production, at the Fox Broadcasting Company from 1989- 1991, Wendy launched original programming for “Fox Night at the Movies" and also supervised the promotion, advertising and scheduling of all FNM films aired on the network. Included in the 14 films produced in a 13-month period were “Omen IV: The Awakening," "Bonnie and Clyde: The True Story" and the highly rated Emmy Nominated "Doing Time on Maple Drive.”
Wendy was Co-Executive Producer of the signature Season One of MTV’s hit youth phenomenon, “Laguna Beach – The Real Orange County”. The RicheProductions Television division developed “The Viagra Diaries” with writer Darren Star and Goldie Hawn for HBO, and are currently developing “Jerry’s World” with Sony Television and David Shore, written by Jan Oxenberg. Currently RicheProductions has over 20 television projects in various forms of development with writers and filmmakers including: Legendary Television, Marc Guggenheim, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, David Shore, Scott Gold, Joe Carnahan, Chris Boal, Rick Jacobson, Jim Uhls, Mark Andrews, Sam Harper, Stuart Hazeldine, Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson, and others.
Wayne Johnson started out his entertainment career 17 years ago as a screenwriter. Mr. Johnson is an optioned screenwriter who has written on assignment for Producers, Studios, and Actors. Mr. Johnson wrote the original DC Comics Warner Brothers Picture’s Green Lantern script with Tyrese Gibson (Transformers, Baby Boy, Fast and Furious) set to star and Sunrise Entertainment set to produce.
Wayne Johnson continues to concentrate his creative energies into writing and producing screenplays for development and production for the small and big screens. Mr. Johnson has nine completed feature film screenplays and three televisions show outlines, and is currently in the process of writing a feature film project for television star Patrick Dempsey.
Mr. Wayne Johnson started his Lafayette Pictures production company six years ago after deciding to venture away from screenwriting and focusing more on the film and television production. Mr. Johnson has since been the Producer of the independent film, "Unraveling the Urban Pedigree‟ and the award winning docudrama 'Chasing Greatness' for Making Others Believe Entertainment.
Mr. Johnson is also the credit Producer and Partner of Riche Productions. Lafayette Pictures and Riche Productions, Film Producers Alan and Peter Riche of Riche ProductionS, (Bride Wars (Kate Hudson & Anne Hathaway), Family Man (Nicolas Cage), Starsky & Hutch (Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson), Deep Blue Sea (Samuel L. Jackson), Duets (Gwyneth Paltrow), Southpaw, The Legend of Tarzan, etc.
Mr. Johnson is also assisting with the Development and Production of several Film and Television productions that are out to Several Studios and Production Companies for production.
Mr. Johnson has worked on several productions and have Developed several Television and Film projects. He has also worked with, meet with, and Pitched shows and films to several Film Studios and Television Networks. Mr. Johnson has relationships with all of the Major Talent Agencies and Studio Heads of Warner Brother, Sony, Columbia, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, MGM, Lakeshore Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Fox, ABC, CW, NBC, SPIKE TV, FOX TV, WBTV, HBO, SHOWTIME, LIFETIME, AMC, A&E, and several others.
Mr. Johnson currently has two feature film projects currently being developed for Warner Brothers Pictures. He is working directly with the VP of Warner Brother Studios and agents at both WME and CAA to attached talent such as Cameron Diaz, Bradley Cooper, Zac Efron of Charlie St. Cloud and High School Musical and Directors Todd Phillips (Hangover 1&2) and Luke Greenfield, director of the hit films ‘The Girl Next Door’ with Elisha Cuthbert, and ‘Something Borrowed’ with Kate Hudson.
50% Equity ($7.5 Million Dollars), 20% Tax Credits, 30% Pre-Sales
|Three Point Capital, Aperture Media Partners, City Bank Beverly Hills||$15,000,000|
- • Leverage
Larry Evans, a successful investment banker on his way up the corporate ladder, finds himself fighting for his life when the deadline for returning some money he was laundering for some old friends is moved up.
At the same time, he becomes emotionally entangled with two women who pretend to be sisters. One of them is married to a wealthy doctor who schemes with them to collect insurance money by faking his own death and having Larry imprisoned for a murder that was never committed. Larry discovers their plot and fights the clock to turn the tables on them and pay off his debt.
The second act introduces DR. CHARLES CALVERT. He is one of Larry’s biggest clients and also happens to be the husband of Jessica unbeknownst to Larry. Larry is flabbergasted and breaks off the relationship with Jessica. However, Charles introduces Larry to Jessica’s sister SANDRA.
She is also another model type and they hit it off and start dating. Larry is infatuated with her and which helps him deal with the Russo situation. Larry falls in love with Sandra and everything is going well until Jessica knocks on Larry’s door and he discovers that Charles beats her and that she wants to have him killed. He is shocked at first, but Sandra convinces him that it wouldn’t be a bad idea and that he would get enough money to pay the Russo brothers.
Act three introduces DET. VAN TASSLE and DET. JONES. They are assigned to Charles’ case. They find Larry’s prints on the boat and ask him some questions. He lies about not being on the boat and claims that he and Charles are not good friends. They go to Jessica and ask her some questions and she claims that Larry was jealous of Charles and that he wanted Jessica for himself.
They go to the firm and arrest him. He loses his job, but knows he has to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, it is discovered that Jessica and Sandra are lovers. It appears they were using Larry to get to Charles’ money. Larry follows Jessica and starts to figure it out. He finds two plane tickets for Paris and is about to confront them when he gets hit on the head. He is tied up and awakes to see Sandra and Charles. Charles explains that they set Larry up and killed Jessica so that Sandra and he could be together.
They are about to kill Larry when the Russo brothers’ show up looking for their money from Larry. There is a brawl and Larry kills Charles. In the end, the Russo’s get their money and Larry is able to clear his name and live a good life.
He begrudgingly accepts and goes to kill Charles, but it is too late. Charles’ body is gone and there is only blood on his robe. Larry panics and leaves.
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