ARTE FILMS is an independent film company that develops and produces films that entertain and engage the audience, stimulating thought and discussion. With budgets ranging from $3-10 million, ARTE is positioned to deliver a respectable return on investment to our partners. We apply a sound business strategy to the less predictable, subjective, artist elements inherent in the motion picture world. In both domestic and international markets, we focus on realistic market projections for theatrical, television, DVD, and ancillary markets.
ARTE FILMS finances projects via equity investment, institutional financiers, co-productions, and pre-sales. We will continue to develop solid business relationships with distributors, sales agents, producers and film professionals to enhance our opportunities for success.
James A. Amatulli, Jr. (Jim), president
Jim wrote the screenplay, FLYING BY (2009), and is the director and a producer of the film, a drama with music at its core, starring Billy Ray Cyrus, Heather Locklear, and Patricia Neal. He wrote, directed and produced ARTWORKS (2004), a romantic, heist, drama feature film,starring Virginia Madsen and Rick Rossovich. Werner's Turn, the true story of a Masschusetts undercover cop, is in developmentt. Life After , a suspense story set in a cemetery, will follow.
Jim has written other screenplays: The Liquidators, athriller centered around international antiquities, and Magic Feelings, a romance set in Kentucky's thoroughbred country; as well as treatments for other feature and TV projects. Jim was selected as one of the 80 participants in the Sundance Independent Producers’ Conference, an intense 3-day event, held annually at the Sundance Institute in Utah. He has developed the business plan for ARTE FILMS LLC for the production of a slate of films over a two-year period.
As president of Amatulli & Associates, Jim has developed marketing, training and business communications programs in all media for international coporations and small businesses.
Jack E. Brown, CEO
Jack was executive producer of both FLYING BY and ARTWORKS, and is involved with the development of future ARTE projects and make day-to-day management decision with Amatulli. Jack's 32 years in executive management positions at Procter & Gamble brings a uniques experise to our business management and partner relations. As Director of Worldwide Quality Assurance, he managed QA for P&G’s 113,000 employees in 250 sites.
Oscar Jarnicki, executive producer and original story of FLYING BY,business executive, entrepreneur.
Vinca Lianne Jarrett, Esq., FilmPro Finance, entertainment attorney, executive producer.
Steven L. Beer, Esq., legal counsel, producer’s rep, consulting producer of FLYING BY.
Scott Jones, Artist View Entertainment, sales agent, distribution.
George Verkamp, real estate executive, property development and arts supporter.