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‘Big Stone Gap’ was shot entirely on location in the coal-mining Virginia town of the same name, which is also Trigiani and Wilson’s hometown.

“We made not just a great movie, but a beautiful movie,” Goldberg said. “It looks lush.”.

Deadline Hollywood
by Erik Pedersen

Picturehouse has acquired U.S. rights to ‘Big Stone Gap’, a period drama starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony La Paglia and Jenna Elfman co-star in the film from Altar Identity Studios.

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by Jeff Sneider

“The film is truly a love letter to small town life, working people and the triumph of love, and we are glad to have Picturehouse bring our story to audiences nationwide,” added Wade Bradley, President of Altar Identity Studios.


Media Society CEO discusses the upcoming release for Big Stone Gap and common investor misconceptions about investing in independent films.


Wade Bradley appearing on CNBC’s Closing Bell

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FBN’s Adam Shapiro, Media Society CEO Wade Bradley and Snoopwall CEO Gary Miliefsky discuss the fallout from the Sony hack attack.


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Media Society CEO Wade Bradley featured in the December issue of Forbes 2015 Investment Guide: Road Map to Riches – Your 32 Best Investment Ideas.

“Bradley’s company seeks out projects that have eliminated a great deal of uncertainty from their bottom lines…”

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Media Society CEO Wade Bradley on the opportunities for investors in Hollywood.


“Media Society offers affluent investors the ability to invest in independent films with reduced risk because it assures theatrical distribution, said the company’s CEO Wade Bradley…”

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Juliette Fairley

“Feature films are a more efficient start up than tech companies for an internal rate of return and return on investment, because you physically produce the film and after 30 to 60 days, the cast and crew go home,” said Bradley. “Only the producers, director and editor stick around for post production.”

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Donna Gigliotti said, “This is a wonderful movie with a talented cast of actors and directed by Adriana Trigiani who showed such deep care for her story and her surroundings. I am pleased to have partnered with Media Society and Altar Identity Studios on ‘Big Stone Gap’ and I look forward to producing more films together.”

Stephanie Bartup

“Most of our members are passionate about the movie business, and when they choose to invest they get their name listed as an executive producer on the credits, they attend the premiere – it’s fulfilling a lot of peoples’ dreams,” says Bradley.

New York Post
Debbie Jacobs

Better than the return is the added bonus of getting to go to some major Hollywood events with the celebrities and other VIPs involved in the production of the films. Media Society lets its “members” hob-nob with the stars of the entertainment industry.

New York Post
Julie Earle-Levine

Members get to attend major swank events with the stars and other VIPs, and be in the “inner circle” of the entertainment industry, says Bradley.

Institutional Investor
Imogen Rose-Smith

Wade Bradley launched Media Society, which uses slate financing – backing a group of movies to offset risk – to target blockbusters, giving ultra-high-net-worth individuals a shot at film investing.

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Media Society CEO Wade Bradley on reducing the risks of investing in Hollywood.

NASDAQ Closing Bell with First Date, The Musical

Wade Bradley Media Society CEO, Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”, Disney’s “Tangled”),  Krysta Rodriguez (TV’s “Smash” and “The Addams Family”) and the cast of First Date ring the closing bell at NASDAQ.

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Wade Bradley, Film & Theatre Financiers Celebrate Smash Broadway Debut & Recent Funding Deal for BIG STONE GAP

by Dave McNary

Altar Identity Studios has come on board to co-produce and finance small-town romance ‘Big Stone Gap,’ starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg.  Donna Gigliotti (“Shakespeare in Love”) is producing with James Spies (“The Contender”) and J. E. Craig on the movie version based on the series of novels by Adriana Trigiani.  Wade Bradley, Helen Rosenberg, and Graham Taylor of WME closed the Big Stone Gap film financing deal.

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by Theresa Agovino

…among First Date’s backers is an investor pool—which is exceedingly rare on Broadway…Wade Bradley, chief executive of Altar Identity Studios, had been raising $76 million to invest in independent films when the idea of putting some of that money into First Date was broached. Mr. Bradley loved the show when he saw it during tryouts in Seattle, so he invested…’The payoff can be phenomenal,’ Mr. Bradley said.

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Altar Identity Studios president Wade Bradley on creating a smarter format for Broadway investors.

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