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Groundswell is an independent financing and production company founded by Michael London in February 2006 and headquartered in Los Angeles.
Groundswell Productions is an independent financing and production company founded by Michael London in February 2006 and headquartered in West Los Angeles.
In early 2010, Groundswell’s senior partners completed a management buyout, raising funds with a restructured credit facility to purchase the company’s film library and ongoing operations from its previous investor. Groundswell’s slate includes a mix of independent films, studio films and television production. Groundswell’s priority remains independent financing, but the company selectively seeks out studio financing on appropriate projects.
Groundswell has produced 12 films since its inception and its library includes MILK and THE VISITOR, both nominated for Academy Awards in 2008. Groundswell’s latest released films are WIN WIN from writer-director Tom McCarthy (THE VISITOR, THE STATION AGENT) starring Paul Giamatti, Bobby Canavale and Amy Ryan, as well as LOLA VERSUS, written by Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones and directed by Wein. Groundswell’s upcoming productions include XOXO, written by Mark Heyman and to be directed by George Nolfi for Summit/Lionsgate, A ROPE AND A PRAYER, written by Michelle Ashford and to be directed by Greg Barker for HBO Films, and CAPTIVE, a kidnapping thriller set in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and to star Arnold Schwarzenegger.
On the television side, Groundswell recently completed its first pilot, BETAS, for Amazon Studios. The company’s second show will be an adaptation of Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD.
London, who serves as the company’s CEO, was nominated for an Academy Award and received a Golden Globe award for Sideways. His other credits include THE ILLUSIONIST, THE FAMILY STONE, HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG, THIRTEEN, and 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS.
Groundswell’s President of Production, Janice Williams, joined the company in 2007. In addition to the films she has overseen since joining Groundswell, her credits include WE OWN THE NIGHT, THE HOAX, DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY, and four consecutive Woody Allen films (SMALL TIME CROOKS, THE CURSE OF THE JADE SCORPION, HOLLYWOOD ENDING, and ANYTHING ELSE).
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