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Rick Dugdale

President, Enderby Entertainment; producer An Ordinary Man, Blackway, Rosemont, Dawn Patrol
Rick Dugdale is the President and CEO of Enderby Entertainment, an independent film finance and production company, founded in 2006 by Dugdale and his filmmaking partner, Daniel Petrie, Jr. Dugdale oversees all aspects of Enderby Entertainment’s business, finance, and production and spearheads the company’s relationships with its worldwide community of financial partners. Currently, Dugdale is in production on Enderby’s most ambitious project to date, three films shot back to back, based a series of European best-sellers by the immensely popular Swedish author Håkan Nesser. The three stand-alone thrillers, adapted by Daniel Alfredson & Ditta Bongenhielm, are stories interconnected by the Café Intrigo, which gives the three films their overall title. The first film, Intrigo: Death of an Author, starring Ben Kingsley, has completed principal photography on location in Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia. The second film, Intrigo: Dear Agnes, is shooting now; the third, Intrigo:Samaria, will follow. All three films are directed by Sweden’s Daniel Alfredson, the director of Enderby Entertainment’s Blackway. Dugdale, on behalf of Enderby, financed and greenlit the trilogy, which will be distributed in various territories worldwide by Fox International and Miramax. Prior to the Intrigo trilogy, Dugdale produced the psychological thriller An Ordinary Man incollaboration with actor/producer Ben Kingsley and writer/director/producer Brad Silberling. Dugdale also, as Enderby CEO, financed and greenlit the film, which features outstanding performances by Kingsley and Hera Hilmar. Dugdale also arranged for its international distribution by Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, marking Enderby’s second collaboration with the Electric. Prior to An Ordinary Man, Dugdale produced the thriller Blackway, the first film collaboration involving Alfredson and Enderby Entertainment and world-wide distributor Electric Entertainment. The film featured a remarkable cast headed by Sir Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig and Hal Holbrook, with Ray Liotta in the title role. Directed by Daniel Alfredson, Blackway was adapted for the screen by Joseph Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs, based upon the novel Go with Me by Castle Freeman, Jr. The film was feted with a gala world premiere at the 72nd Venice Film Festival ahead of its 2016 release. Dugdale most recently produced the upcoming film NOMIS starring Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Alexandra D’Dadario and Stanley Tucci. Previously for Enderby, Dugdale produced Dawn Patrol, starring Scott Eastwood, Jeff Fahey and Rita Wilson, and Rosemont, starring Grace Zabriskie, Brad Dourif, Michael Gross, Ayla Kell and Brendan Michael Coughlin; both films were directed by Daniel Petrie, Jr. Dugdale also produced About Cherry starring Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham and Dev Patel, co-written and directed by Stephen Elliott. For Tony-Seven Films, Enderby Entertainment’s genre film division, Dugdale served as executive producer on The Speak, Vile and 5 Souls and as producer on A Haunting at Silver Falls, No Tell Motel and Blood Shed. Dugdale also served as executive producer on Tony-Seven Films’ first sequel,the upcoming A Haunting at Silver Falls 2. Dugdale’s career started in his native British Columbia, where he gained extensive experience in physical production, working at all budget levels in feature film, television commercials and music videos. During this period, Dugdale was responsible for negotiating with local and provincial governments some of the most complex and extensive location filming agreements to date. Dugdale also gained experience in public sector financing and investor relations while working in oil, gas and uranium markets.In 2003, Dugdale joined Daniel Petrie, Jr. & Company as Vice President, Production before becoming a full partner in the company in 2004. In the motion picture industry, the first decade of the 21st Century saw an acceleration in the growth of independent production to fill the vacuum left by the major studios, who each year became increasingly focused onmaking fewer and bigger-budgeted so-called “tent-pole” movies, a trend that continues tothis day. At the same time, the transition from celluloid to digital image capture made someaspects of filmmaking radically less expensive, lowering the medium’s costs of entry; this at a time when, paradoxically, the costs of making studio-style, tent-pole movies continuedtheir seemingly limitless escalation. On the distribution side, time-honored practices of releasing those tent-pole movies were joined by release patterns that increasingly allowedmore independent films to find audiences. Observing that many indie films seemed to bemade for no better reason than that the resources were available, Dugdale and Petrie believed that an indie company that put the emphasis back on story, on the creative side, and on transparency, on the financial side, could thrive, which led them to found Enderby Entertainment. Dugdale is particularly proud of Enderby Entertainment’s involvement with the Austin Film Festival and Conference. In 2012, the Austin Film Festival announced the addition of anew “Enderby Entertainment Award” to the festival’s screenwriting competition. The new award is open to feature screenplays in all genres with an original concept and distinctive voice that can be independently produced with budget under ten million dollars. Finalists and winners are selected by Dugdale and Petrie. Dugdale is a proud member of the Producers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of Canada.