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About Us

Lafayette Pictures is a well established production house. Lafayette Pictures Entertainment Company is an independent film production company dedicated to the development and production of commercial projects for studios and the major independents worldwide. Lafayette Picture defines itself as one of the most unique and talented production company’s worldwide. Lafayette Pictures is an independent Motion Picture Production company devoted to feature film and television productions. We guide our projects from Development/Pre-production/Production straight through to release.

Our Latest Feature Film ALPINE LAKE (2017) will be Released in Theaters this Summer.

Be sure to check out The Legend of Tarzan (2016) starring Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christopher Waltz, Samuel L Jackson, and Directed by the wonderful David Yates ....and Produced by our Partner Peter Riche of Riche Productions. Currently available on DVD and HBO.

SOUTHPAW,(2015) Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer), written by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy ) starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Forest Whitaker, and Curtis 50-Cent Jackson, now available on DVD, On-Demand and SHOWTIME.

Wayne Johnson, President


Wayne Johnson is a credit producer on several Feature Film Projects and Television Shows.

Mr. Johnson is an optioned screenwriter who has written on assignment for Producers, Studios, and Actors. Wayne wrote an original DC Comics / Warner Brothers Picture's Green Lantern script. Wayne Johnson continues to concentrate his creative energies into writing and producing screenplays for development and production for the small and big screens.

Mr. Wayne Johnson started Lafayette Pictures production company in 2006 after deciding to venture away from screenwriting and focusing more on the film and television production. Mr. Johnson has established an Extremely Knowledgeable and Well Respected Team of individuals within the Entertainment Industry to assist him in making Lafayette Pictures one of the Top Entertainment Production Companies in Hollywood. Mr. Johnson has since been involved with the development of several film projects and the Producer of the independent film, "Unraveling the Urban Pedigree‟ and the award winning docudrama 'Chasing Greatness' for Making Others Believe Entertainment. 

Mr. Johnson has worked on several Film and Television Productions, as well assisted with several Film and Television productions that are in Development or out to Several Studios and Production Companies. Throughout the years of writing screenplays and Pitching, Developing, and Producing films and television shows, Mr. Johnson has gained relationships with all of the Major Talent Agencies and Studio Heads of Warner Brother, Sony, Columbia, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, MGM, Lakeshore Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Fox, ABC, CW, NBC, SPIKE TV, FOX TV, WBTV, HBO, SHOWTIME, LIFETIME, AMC, A&E, and several others. 

Mr. Johnson currently has several Television and Feature Film projects being develop for varies Studios and Television Networks. 

Sanford Hampton - Co Producer/UPM

Mr. Hampton has been in the film and television industry for over 30 years. He started out as a First Assistant Director and later moved into the field of producer. Sanford has produced and Co-Produced over twenty films. He's a well respected veteran Hollywood Producer and UPM, with one of the most respected names in the Hollywood Industry. 

Howard Flowers - Executive Vice President

Mr. Flowers excels in creating strategic development concepts and applying them to corporations and private entities to gain market share, increase profitability, and sustainability. He has worked as in analyzing, sales, and management for Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, Kimball International, and Windstar. Howard’s relationships extend locally, nationally, and internationally in the construction, finance, corporate, entertainment, and real estate industries. Howard is committed to growth, economic development of communities, green development, and creating a sustainable model utilizing the triple bottom line concept- social, environmental and economical growth principles. 

Poke of The Track Masters - Music Director

Poke is one half of the mega hit music producing duo The Track Masters which have earned 7 Gold Albums, 22 Platinum Albums, and have sold over 130 Million records to date. Trackmasters have produced music for the likes of Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Jay Z, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, Mary J. Blige, and several others.


Peter Riche was a Talent and Literary Manager at More/Medavoy (now Management 360) where he was instrumental in Jason Biggs’s casting in “American Pie”, negotiated Ryan Reynolds’s deal to co-star in “Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place”, and co-represented Maria Bello, Mariska Hargitay, Josh Brolin, among others. He then joined Riche/Ludwig Productions as Vice President of Production where he developed over 100 screenplays including "Tarzan" and “Starsky & Hutch” for Warner Bros., “Bride Wars” for Fox/New Regency and he packaged and produced the motion picture “Tomcats”, Joe Roth’s first film at Revolution Studios.  

Most recently Peter Riche produced, along with his partner Alan Riche, “Southpaw” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and Forest Whittaker, directed by Antoine Fuqua for The Weinstein Company/Wanda.

Morris Ruskin - Distribution Consultant

Shoreline Entertainment

Morris has produced over forty five-films. Three of his films have premiered at Sundance; six have premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival; he's produced the opening night film at Slamdance; and High Life was his first film to premiere at Berlin Film Festival. Morris' films have been oft-feted as well: The Visit was nominated for four Spirit Awards and The Signal was nominated for The Cassavetes Spirit Award.

Morris established his own production company, Shoreline Entertainment, in 1992, which expanded to include a sales and distribution arm in 1997 and a management arm in 2009.

Morris has brought hundreds of films to the marketplace. By consistently working with prominent writers and directors and by developing and acquiring projects that are attractive to the mini-majors and foreign markets alike, Morris has ensured for over eighteen years that Shoreline remains a stable yet versatile and ever-evolving organization.

MARIBETH MOY - Production Assistant 

Maribeth found her calling as an artist and storyteller in 2007 after spending 15 years in technology and environmental policy. Her eclectic background as a photographer, dolphin researcher, policy analyst, software engineer, and a martial artist gives her a unique perspective. She’s a graduate of UCLA Theatre & Film Producer’s Program, has worked at Ridley Scott Films on commercials and music videos, and currently has several studio-backed features in development.

Lafayette Pictures has a deep passion for motion pictures and a shared desire to make outstanding films that sell using our industry contacts and our relationships with Film Studios, Writers, and Industry Professionals.

Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, we welcome the opportunity to deliver you the best service in the industry.