AMBI Distribution Hires J.J. Nugent for Beverly Hills Office
It was announced today that AMBI Distribution, the international sales arm of Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Group, has hired J.J. Nugent to work in the company's Beverly Hills office, reporting to AMBI Distribution's President Julie Sultan.
Nugent will work closely with Sultan on acquisitions and international sales for AMBI Pictures' titles, which include the action-thriller "2047 - Sights of Death" starring Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Madsen; the thriller "Hope Lost" starring Danny Trejo, Mischa Barton, Michael Madsen and Daniel Baldwin; the animated feature film "East End"; and the Italian dramedy "Tre Tocchi." Most recently, AMBI optioned actress Martina Stella's debut screenplay "O.O.B.I." - a psychological thriller that the company will next produce.
Said Sultan, "We're happy to have J.J. join the AMBI family as we gear up for a busy fall and plan ahead for 2015 and beyond. We feel we are very well positioned to advance our international sales operations and further build our brand globally."
Most recently, Nugent was with Voltage Pictures, where he served as Executive Assistant to the President of the company.
Previously, Nugent was an Associate Producer at A Big Trailer where he oversaw day-to-day operations on all international sales and delivery trailers, which included projects such as three-time Academy Award® winner "Dallas Buyers Club," "The Company You Keep" and "Necessary Death of Charlie Countrymen."
Nugent graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in film and media studies.
Launched in late 2013 by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lady of Bayfield Hall, better known as "Monika Bacardi," AMBI Group is a consortium of vertically integrated film development, production, finance and distribution companies wholly owned and operated by Iervolino and Lady Bacardi.
Together, they are dedicated to making and delivering high-end, commercial movies for global audiences. With a mandate to serve as a top-tier supplier of mainstream projects for both the studios and major independent distributors worldwide, AMBI pursues top Hollywood talent and international stars and produces six to eight feature films a year.
From offices in Beverly Hills, Europe and Canada, AMBI is devoted to fostering an artist-friendly environment for top filmmakers and talent and willing to explore original stories and edgy material featuring inter-culture concepts.
AMBI's burgeoning production arm (AMBI Pictures) is already on pace to produce eight feature films in 2014 including the action-thriller "2047 - Sights of Death"; the Barry Levinson directed drama "The Humbling," starring Al Pacino, Mandy Patinkin, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin and Dianne Wiest; the crime-thriller "Hope Lost," starring Danny Trejo, Mischa Barton and Michael Madsen; the animated feature film "East End" and the Italian dramedy "Tre Tocchi." Most recently, AMBI optioned actress Martina Stella's debut screenplay "O.O.B.I." - a psychological thriller that the company will next produce.
AMBI Distribution is the worldwide sales arm of the AMBI Group.
A highly accomplished filmmaker and businessman, Andrea Iervolino has produced, funded and distributed over 40 feature films including "The Merchant of Venice," "Gorbaciof," "Napoletans," and "The Anatomist," top name a few. At just 25 years old, he is considered one of the youngest and most accomplished entrepreneurs in the Italian film industry.
Lady Monika Bacardi is the widow of Luis Adalberto Facundo Gomez del Campo Bacardi, Lord of Bayfield Hall, known as Lord Luis Bacardi (descendent of the Bacardi founder, still a family-run company). Renowned for her Passion of modern art and love of photography and movies, Monika Bacardi is a highly successful businesswoman who is now committed to producing films, through AMBI, on top of her numerous philanthropic activities.
AMBI Group is active in the distribution of various movie projects in Italy and throughout the world through its satellite company AI Entertainment, a company Iervolino founded in 2011. Iervolino still runs this operation as well as several movie production and distribution companies in Italy, Spain and Canada.