The Court Five Accelerator was founded by former New Line executives Mark Ordesky and Jane Fleming who also run Court Five Productions, multifaceted media company focused on developing and converting diverse intellectual property and brands into filmed entertainment for distribution in all media worldwide.
As a team Ordesky and Fleming benefit from a close professional history and a unique combination of expertise in motion picture development, production, and distribution—as well as in-depth knowledge of film financing and business management.
Growing up together at New Line in the 1990s and early 2000s provided Ordesky and Fleming with a pivotal voice in how New Line vetted and executed its programming opportunities. As Senior VP of business development and strategic planning, Fleming architected New Line’s green-light process, and later teamed with Ordesky in the company’s dynamic acquisitions division and Fine Line Features subsidiary.
For their part, Ordesky and Fleming competed for groundbreaking independent cinema of all shapes and sizes—from finished films to international co-productions. Their results included the company’s first Best Picture nominee (“Shine”); its first Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival (Lars von Trier’s “Dancer In The Dark”); Jackie Chan’s break out U.S. hit “Rumble In The Bronx;” and “The Lord Of The Rings” trilogy, for which Ordesky was New Line’s primary advocate. He spent five years in New Zealand as the films’ Executive Producer supervising all elements development, production, and post.
Collectively, Ordesky and Fleming were responsible for over 60 films while at New Line and Fine Line, collectively grossing nearly $4 billion at the worldwide box office, earning 38 Academy Award nominations with 18 wins.
Mark is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Television Academy, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additionally, he is a board member of the American Cinematheque.
Long committed to fostering gender equality in Hollywood, Ms. Fleming served two terms as President of Women In Film and continues to serve as its President Emeritus. She is a ReFrame Ambassador and an advisor for ReFrame Rise.
She is also a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Television Academy and sits on the Board of DWF-LA.