VOLTAGE PICTURES – Company Biography
Founded in 2005 by veteran sales agent and Academy Award-winner Nicolas Chartier, Voltage Pictures has emerged as one of the most distinguished and well-rounded finance, production and distribution companies in the industry with its film, television and merchandising units.
Voltage has assembled an exciting array of over 180 motion pictures, from prestige dramas, epic scale adventures and comedies; to action, romances and genre films. The films in the Voltage library have received a total of nine Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for The Hurt Locker, and two Golden Globes. In addition, they have been nominated for fifteen Oscars and five Golden Globes, as well numerous PGA, DGA, SAG, BAFTA awards and nominations.
The company’s television division has been extremely dynamic, delivering three Seasons of Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; two seasons of True Justice, starring Steven Seagal; the upcoming twelve -episode series Age of The Living Dead / Age of the Dead; and most recently serving as Executive Producers with The Weinstein Company on Six which is currently airing on The History Channel.
Voltage also operates an internal licensing and merchandising department that represents its own productions and third party properties.
In 2010, Voltage produced and financed the critically-acclaimed The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The film which starred Jeremy Renner took home six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Four years later Voltage produced and co-financed Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. The film received three Oscars, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, and two Golden Globes, again for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. The company has attracted the skills of the industry’s top filmmakers such as Kathryn Bigelow, Rob Reiner, Jean-Marc Vallée, William Friedkin, Terry Gilliam, Robert Redford, Tom McCarthy, and Andrew Niccol. In addition, they have supported numerous directorial debuts, including those of Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Voltage has attracted such talents as: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Matthew McConaughey, Jeremy Renner, Adam Sandler, Anne Hathaway, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Russell Crowe, Chris Evans, Rooney Mara, Keanu Reeves, Nicolas Cage, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jared Leto, John Travolta, Jason Bateman, Shia LaBeouf, Paul Walker, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and Annette Bening. Upcoming films include: Fathers & Daughters, starring Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried; Cannes 2015 entry A Tale of Love and Darkness, directed by Natalie Portman which was released by Focus World; Keep Watching, starring Bella Thorne which will be released by Screen Gems.
The company currently has a number of high profile in house projects in post-production including Professor and the Madmen, starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn; Status Update which is produced by Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gigbot, directed by Scott Speer starring Ross Lynch and Olivia Holt.
Voltage is a co-financier and sales agent for Wind River, directed by Taylor Sheridan, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, which just premiered to rave reviews at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and will be released by The Weinstein Company this fall . Current sales agent titles include: Morgan Creek Productions All Eyez on Me which is set to be released wide in the US by Summit Entertainment June 16, 2017 as well as Shock and Awe, directed by Rob Reiner starring Woody Harrelson, Jessica Biel, Mila Jovovich, James Marsden, Rob Reiner, and Tommy Lee Jones.
Looking to the future, Voltage plans to continue its history of partnering with the most respected talents in the industry and to continue producing, financing and selling a diverse array of films that connect with audiences around the world.