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Braxton Pope

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Braxton Pope is feature film and television producer who maintained a production deal with Lionsgate. His newest film is The Trust starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood and Sky Ferreira. Pope produced The Canyons written by Bret Easton Ellis, directed by Paul Schrader and starring Lindsay Lohan. The film generated national press because of the innovative way in which it was financed and produced and was the subject of a lengthy cover story in the New York Times Magazine. It was released theatrically by IFC, was selected by the Venice Film Festival and named as one of the year's best by the New Yorker. He produced the Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions feature film Shrink starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Williams and Gore Vidal which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received a national theatrical release. He also produced The Take, which was released theatrically by Sony Pictures to rave reviews and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was touted as a "must see film." He produced the feature film The Bondage which made its North American premiere at SXSW. He also produced horror and science fiction films for MGM and Lionsgate. He Executive Produced Pete Smalls is Dead starring Peter Dinklage and the feature film Life is Hot in Cracktown, starring Kerry Washington. He Executive Produced the feature documentary The Source Family which premiered in competition at SXSW and Sundance competition documentary City of Gold on Pulitzer Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold which IFC bought and is theatrically releasing. He is developing projects with Gus Van Sant, Gaspar Noe, Will Self, Denis Johnson and Sarah Silverman. In television he Executive Produced the Showtime pilots What's Not To Love and Hedonism and a Lionsgate/FX comedy pilot Sweat Shop. He Executive Produced visual content for Kanye West's Yeezus and is collaborating with West on multiple projects and cast the Beyonce & Jay Z video Run starring Sean Penn, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Don Cheadle and Emmy Rossum. He produced the Drake and Makonnen music video Tuesday and Constant Conversations and Carried Away for electropop band Passion Pit. Carried Away was nominated for three MVPA awards as well as "Best Alternative Video" at the UK Music Video Awards and an MTV Woodie Award for "Best Music Video." He also produced the award nominated MGMT video Cool Song No 2 that featured Michael K. Williams and was acclaimed by Vice as "the best music video of the year." It was also selected by SXSW and named in many blogs as one of the year's best. He produced a music video for the Dum Dum Girls, Are You Okay? in association with Vice and MOCAtv. In 2013 he produced a contemporary art video for Yoshua Okon and an art film for Milan fashion week for Roberto Cavalli as well Tribeca selection "Two Points of Failure" about Jean-Luc Godard. Pope began his career at Artisan Entertainment and was Director of Acquisitions, tracking films, attending film festivals and working on co-productions. He received his B.A. from Cornell University and was a Telluride Scholar and was the recipient of the Cornell Book Award. He was selected by the Hollywood Reporter for their Next Generation issue's "35 under 35." Pope is a member of the Producers Guild of America and Film Independent and a board member of Cornell in Hollywood. He has been featured at the National Association of Broadcasters super session and was an invited speaker at the Writer's Guild of America, Bloomberg Finance Summit, San Francisco International Film Festival, American Film Market and Sundance Film Festival. He has appeared on Huffington Post Live and TMZ and has written about film for Vanity Fair and Paste Magazine and was also the author of a pseudonymous entertainment column for the online literary site of McSweeneys Quarterly.  See full bio on IMDb »

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