Blue Rider Entertainment is one of the most prolific and successful independent production and financing companies in the entertainment business, with more than 120 movies and TV projects to its credit since the Company was formed in 1991.

During that time, Walter Josten has developed expertise in nearly every aspect of production and distribution, including US Theatrical Distribution, International Sales, Production Services and in the more traditional roles of producer, executive producer and line producer. Since its inception, Blue Rider has worked on the cutting edge of independent film financing, utilizing Pre-sales, Gap Financing, Tax Credits and other benefits to shoot pictures in nearly every region of the world.

As of 2007, Blue Rider Pictures has grown into the premier Bridge Financing resource for independent movies, providing more than $75 million in short-term funding to more than 70 movies with budgets ranging from $2 million to $42 million and representing more than $560 million in production.

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Blue Rider founder Walter Josten (CEO) has been producing motion pictures and television projects together since 1984 - films that reflect his unique artistic vision and his dedication to entertaining a world audience. The budgets of his films have ranged from a few million dollars to over a hundred million dollars, and the films have been released in every medium, in virtually every corner of the world. Some of Blue Rider's major claims to fame are its major production involvement in Around The World In 80 Days, Holes, Jim Cameron’s Ghosts of the Abyss, Jack London’s Call of the Wild, Silver Wolf, Shergar, Eloise At the Plaza, The Thief Lord, Behind the Red Door, Modigliani, The Groomsmen and Asylum. The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie starring James Caan and Gena Rowlands garnered Josten a 2004 Emmy award.

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Since 1998, Blue Rider has helped finance over 70 films with production budgets totaling more than $700 million. With no advertising and little marketing, Blue Rider has emerged as an acknowledged industry leader in short-term interim finance, also known as Bridge Financing. Recently, Blue Rider’s principals helped form Blue Rider Finance, Inc., a company specifically devoted to providing financing of all kinds to a range of entertainment-related projects. Blue Rider Finance, Inc. is a licensed lender of the State of California.

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