Ryan Gosling and Jessie Henderson Launch General Admission Production Company, Ink First Look Deal With Amazon MGM Studios

Ryan Gosling and Apple Original Films exec Jessie Henderson have launched General Admission, a production company with the objective to collaborate with world class filmmakers to create bold theatrical and streaming events within all genres.

In introducing their new venture, the duo has signed a three-year first-look film deal with Amazon MGM Studios. Under the pact, Amazon MGM Studios will have a first look on narrative features, some of which Gosling will star in, that General Admission intends to produce for both theatrical and streaming.

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“We are so thrilled that Ryan Gosling and Jessie Henderson will make Amazon MGM Studios the home of their new company, General Admission,” said Amazon MGM Studios head of film, streaming and theatrical Courtenay Valenti. “As the name of their company conveys, these passionate and extraordinary filmmakers want to tell stories for audiences all over the world. Ryan Gosling is a truly singular artist who possesses boundless talent and creativity. We could not be more excited to make big, bold, signature movies with him. Everyone here at Amazon MGM Studios is not only inspired by Ryan and Jessie’s previous work as individual artists, but deeply energized by all that General Admission will create going forward.”

Three-time Oscar nominee Gosling, most recently seen in Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie,” will next star in David Leitch’s “The Fall Guy,” which premiered this month at SXSW. Next up, he’s both producing and starring in Lord and Miller’s “Project Hail Mary,” based on the bestselling book.

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have partners like Jessie Henderson and Courtenay Valenti in this endeavor,” said Gosling. “The gift of partnering with Jessie Henderson in General Admission is one that cannot be understated. I’m a huge fan of Jessie’s and the films she’s produced and developed. Her unique experience, intuition, work ethic, relationships, as well as the impressive road she’s paved for herself in both comedy and drama have led to a unique ability to make the rare films that combine both.”

Gosling continued, “It has been such a privilege to work with Courtenay Valenti on ‘Barbie’ and our upcoming film ‘Project Hail Mary.’ Her strong leadership; artistic instincts and clarity of vision make Courtenay a dream collaborator and one of proven expertise in the industry. From ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to ‘Rocky,’ MGM has made many of, not only my favorite films, but some of the greatest films of all time. I’m very excited about the future Courtenay and the team are building at Amazon MGM, and feel honored to be a part of the next chapter of this truly iconic studio.”

Henderson arrives to General Admission from Apple Original Films, where she spent the last three years championing commercial filmmaker driven fare including the upcoming “Wolfs” from writer and director Jon Watts, “Blitz” from writer and director Steve McQueen, and Joe Kosinski’s highly anticipated F1 film starring Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Damson Idris, which is currently in production. She previously spent over six years running Paul Feig’s Feigco Entertainment, which she started with Feig. At Feigco, she produced films including “Spy,” “A Simple Favor,” “Someone Great” and “Last Christmas.”

“Ryan brings a unique and brilliant perspective to everything he does, and I’m so impressed by his vision as a producer,” said Henderson. “We’re both true movie lovers who want to create stories that stick in audiences’ heads and hearts, and feel very lucky to be working with Courtenay Valenti and the entire team at the studio whose exceptional taste and leadership inspires us.”

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