Jennifer Aniston Forms Production Company

04/09/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Michael Fleming Variety

Jennifer Aniston and producing partner Kristin Hahn have formed Echo Films, a company that will start with a first-look deal at Universal Pictures.

Aniston and Hahn have already made several project acquisitions, most of which will be developed as star vehicles for Aniston.
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Aniston and Hahn have been working together since Aniston was a partner with Brad Pitt and Brad Grey in Plan B, and Hahn, an exec producer on "The Departed" and New Line's "The Time Traveler's Wife," co-directed the docu "Anthem."

Echo's emphasis will be on producing grounded, relatable material, the partners say.

"We particularly like working from books and real-life stories about distinct characters that embody something relatable and relevant about human nature's double-sided coin of vulnerability and mettle," Hahn said.

That theme prompted the company's name, Aniston said.

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