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Reese Witherspoon Starting A New Production Company

Reese Witherspoon Starting A New Production Company

Reese Witherspoon heads back to her car after stopping by Le Pain Quotidien on Tuesday (March 6) in Brentwood, Calif.

Last month, the 35-year-old actress revealed she’ll be stepping behind the camera for some of her future projects.

“I’m starting a new company with [producer] Bruna Papandrea, and we will be producing some films with a very clear female voice,” Reese told Reuters.

“I’ve been acting since I was 14, and I know every aspect of filmmaking at this point,” she added. “I think it’s important for women who have attained a certain amount of success in this business to give back to other female writers and filmmakers and try and help facilitate their dreams.”

FYI: Reese is wearing a Wren cardigan.

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24 Comments

# 1

Good for her! Love Reese!

# 2

Maybe she could do something with jake g?

for old time sake?

# 3
KissMyA** @ 03/07/2012 at 8:22 am

Sure woman, you know EVERY aspect of filming making, that is why your film’s stink to high heaven! Dumb!

# 4

Great news for Reese and her new production company. Sounds promising. It’s also nice to see that she has ditched her attempted sex pot image. She had me worried when I began to see her with her boobs hanging out in skintight ill fitting dresses and messy hair. I always preferred her classic understated preppy look. Welcome back, Reese!

# 5

Well her last few movies were major bombs and she needs a hit desperately, so maybe she needs to produce movies for herself, because she is not a box office draw and the powers be are likely noticing it after so many crap movies in a row. Plus at 35 and heading towards 40 which isconsidered ancient in Hollywood, her time to show she had what it takes to headline and be A-list has passed, so I see this as a make-work project for her. .

# 6

@Sheila:

Didn’t she already produce “water for elephants” for herself and that didn’t do to good it would have been worse but she had Robert in it which had some of Twilight fan going to see it.

# 7

Jared, this isn’t news. This is a fall back that all actresses use when their movies tank. I think people are over her. She carved out a niche making romantic comedies that were always the same, and now there are other actresses doing better ones….or at least different ones.
No one is interested in Reese anymore. It has nothing to do with her age it is about her image and the kind of roles she always sees herself in.

# 8

I think Reese is pregnant. She looks fine but her midsection is spreading.

# 9

What happened to Type A films?

She can’t pick good scripts for herself. How is she going to do it for others.

@Cinesnatch: It tanked. There were so many poor decisions with a few lame films. This is all smoke and mirrors. A new production company with the same obsessive, egomaniacal control freak in charge.

@pickles: I agree with you.
The problem with 30 somethings actresses in Hollywood is tthat they do’t accept they age themsleves. Look at Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Amy Adams and Sandra Bullock. They’re all doing wonderful work because they don’t tryto appeal to a different demographic than the one their age. It’s okay to take risks but Reese tries too hard to be seen as something different and the rumours about her not so nice off screen persona don’t help either.
I liked Reese when she was younger but the other day I saw her on the Chelsea Lately show and I thought she was nothing like the person I used to adore. She came across as quiet dumb at times and fake.

Fake RW and jeniston:
.
If they cared so much about “uplifting women” they wouldn’t do crap that sexualizes and devalues women to the point of stupidity like This Means Won’t and What-a-bust/Horrible Movie/Bountiless. They’re perfectly willing to drag women down as long as there’s enough money in it for them

AmberWaves @ 03/07/2012 at 12:25 pm

She’s a very fake person. It comes across.

“I have been acting since I was 14″ (is that what she has been doing)
“I know every aspect of film making at this point” (and before “this point” what did you not know)
“I think it’s important for women who have attained a certain amount of sucess in this business to give back to other female writers and filmmakers and try and help facilitate their dreams”
~cough~ BULLSH!T ~cough~
So basically what Witherspoon is saying is that she will use other female writers and filmmakers and beat them to the ground and continue to make it all about her as she has since the age of 14.

InTheIndustry @ 03/07/2012 at 12:57 pm

@PjcR

HA! Basically is correct!

Pattycake @ 03/07/2012 at 1:06 pm

@PjcR: Well said, and pretty damn accurate too.

AmberWaves @ 03/07/2012 at 1:27 pm

I love how she says she’s “giving back” when she is really looking to make money off other people. No one gets better PR than her.

I just thought of something. If Reese is pregnant, she will share her news with Snook. Miss Reese will love that! LOL!

Hopefully her new career will be better than her acting career. Her films are pretty pathetic.

This isn’t news. She talked about it month ago and NO ONE CARED or paid any attention. She has had a production company for years. What was the goal of that company to make women’s lives worse? Actually, that may be true. I watch 4 Christmases and How Do You Know and they sure didn’t “uplift” me.

IamKevinSmith @ 03/07/2012 at 10:51 pm

Since when does she “give back”? Witherspoon only takes with returns going into HER pocket! Riiiiiight Greasy Reasy!!!!!!

I stopped watching any of her movies once she went Hollywood liberal, … same with Aniston, and now with Angelina Jolie they want one all the gay agents and the liberal folks in Hollywood to like then make them go see your stupid movies.

I liked Reese when she was younger but the other day I saw her on the Chelsea Lately show and I thought she was nothing like the person I used to adore. She came across as quiet dumb at times and fake.

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