Role Film producer
Organizations founded Red Granite Pictures
|Name Joey McFarland|
Education University of Louisville
Awards AFI Movies of the Year
|Born 30 April 1972 (age 43) (1972-04-30) Louisville, Kentucky, US|
Occupation Film ProducerCo-founder of Red Granite Pictures
Notable work The Wolf of Wall Street, Dumb and Dumber To
Nominations Academy Award for Best Picture, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
Movies The Wolf of Wall Street, Horns, Dumb and Dumber To, Friends with Kids
Similar People Riza Aziz, Emma Tillinger, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Charles B Wessler
Producers riza aziz and joey mcfarland the wolf of wall street premiere
Joey McFarland (born April 30, 1972) is an American film producer, and co-founder and vice chairman of Red Granite Pictures.
- Producers riza aziz and joey mcfarland the wolf of wall street premiere
- Life and career
- As Producer
Life and career
Joey McFarland is an American film producer. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he attended DeSales High School and the University of Louisville.
In 2010, with producing partner Riza Aziz, McFarland co-founded Red Granite Pictures. McFarland oversees the company's day-to-day operations, its business divisions, personnel and all matters relating to Red Granite Pictures creative developments and film slate. Under his leadership, Red Granite has developed, produced, and structured financing for a slate of films representing nearly $600 million in worldwide box office revenue. In 2011, Variety named McFarland to their list of Top 10 Producers to Watch.
McFarland's first production under the Red Granite banner was the hit romantic comedy, Friends with Kids. Written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, Friends with Kids also stars Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Chris O'Dowd. In 2012 McFarland went on to executive produce the dramatic thriller, Out of the Furnace, starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker and directed by Scott Cooper.
Next McFarland produced The Wolf of Wall Street. The Wolf of Wall Street is based upon Jordan Belfort's best-selling novel of the same name. The book was adapted into a screenplay by Terence Winter. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew Mcconaughey, Margot Robbie and was directed by Martin Scorsese. Released on December 25, 2013 by Paramount Pictures, The Wolf of Wall Street has achieved tremendous box office success and garnered critical acclaim - including a Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy for star Leonardo DiCaprio and five Academy Award nominations including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture for which McFarland received a nomination.
In 2013, McFarland completed production on Horns, a supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple and directed by Alexandre Aja. The film is based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill and was released October 31, 2014 by Dimension-RADiUS.
McFarland is also a producer on the sequel Dumb and Dumber To, directed by Pete and Bobby Farrelly. The film featured Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels again playing Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, respectively, and was released on November 14, 2014 by Universal Pictures. Dumb and Dumber To opened number one at the box office.
McFarland is executive producer on the film Daddy's Home (film). Shooting in New Orleans, the film is being directed by Sean Anders and John Morris. It re-teams Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg for the first time since 2010. Red Granite Pictures is co-producing and co-financing the film with Paramount Pictures, in association with Gary Sanchez Productions. Paramount Pictures is also the worldwide distribution partner. The film is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2015.
McFarland's current development slate includes The General, a gritty look at the story of George Washington, 2006 Blacklist script The Brigands of Rattleborge, Deep Cover, an action comedy, and an untitled psychological horror film.