At the end of 2004, Turtletaub formed Big Beach Films to produce and finance independent features and documentaries, based in New York City. Big Beach was formed with Peter Saraf, also a producer on Everything Is Illuminated, their first feature film. At the end of 2004, Big Beach completed filming on Duane Hopwood, written and directed by Matt Mulhern, starring David Schwimmer, invited to screen at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Their third film Shall Not Want, a Sundance Lab project written and directed by Laurie Collyer, featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, is currently in post production, and Little Miss Sunshine is now shooting with Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carrell and Alan Arkin.
Prior to entering the film business, Turtletaub had a career that spanned 20 years in the finance industry. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and New York University School of Law and is a member of the Bar in California.
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