Steve Bannon, the schlubby alt-right strategist behind President Donald, has a fare few Hollywood connections from his days as a producer of heavy-handed didactic documentaries — including TV and film producer Jeff Kwatinetz. Now, you can own a piece of the action, as Kwatinetz, Bannon’s former Hollywood business partner, is selling his Manhattan apartment.
Known for producing such films as “Big Mamma’s House,” Big Mamma’s House 2,” and “Unstoppable, “Kwatinetz picked up a six-room co-op in Noho back in 2010 for $3.7 million, according to public records.
Described as a “stunning designer loft” by the listing, the one-bedroom at 73 Bleecker Street is asking $10 million.
“Built in the late 19th-century to house the Manhattan Savings Institution,” the listing boasts, “this magnificent, monumental building was the site of one of the greatest bank heists of all time by George Leslie, the king of the bank robbers, and his band of thieves, solidifying a place in NYC lore.”
Today, the loft features floor-to-ceiling arched windows, 12-foot ceilings, chef’s kitchen, library, and master suite — all designed by award-winning interior designer, Nina Seifafi.
Kwatinetz is the founder and CEO of the talent management and TV production company The Firm, where Bannon worked in 2002 and 2003, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Firm was then purchased by Michael Ovitz’s powerful Artist Management Group.
Asked about accusations that Bannon, who allegedly masterminded the so-called “Muslim ban,” is a racist, Kwatinetz told the Hollywood Reporter:
“As a liberal, I don’t judge people on their politics, I judge them on their character, and from what I knew then and what I know now, Steve has great character. He’s not a racist or anti-Semitic. Things like that are absurd.”