About Us

Foundation Features is an independent production company developing, packaging and producing high quality feature films and television by collaborating with some of the industry's most critically acclaimed and established directors, writers, and creative talent. Foundation was founded in 2009 by Producer Rob Merilees, former partner of Infinity Features Entertainment. Rob is joined by Rob LaBelle - Executive in Charge of Television and producer, Lindsay Macadam. 

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Rob LaBelle Executive in Charge of Television


Rob joined the former Infinity Features in 2006 with primary responsibility for establishing its television division. His extensive knowledge of story structure and series development has spawned strong relationships with major broadcasters, talent, and other key personnel.  Rob also has the benefit of 20 years' experience in front of the camera, perfectly positioning him for the role of developing unique and dynamic television properties.  An accomplished Gemini and Leo Award-nominated actor, Rob has worked with such notable film directors as Barry Sonnenfeld, Harold Becker, Todd Haynes, Roland Joffe, Wes Craven, Bruce MacDonald, Roger Spottiswoode, Stan Douglas, Francis Ford Coppola and Zack Snyder.  Rob can currently be seen in Ole Bornedal’s THE POSSESSION.


Rob LaBelle now serves as the Executive in Charge of Television for FOUNDATION FEATURES.  Rob was an Executive Producer on MENTAL, a one-hour medical mystery drama that completed filming in 2008 in Bogota, Columbia (with Fox Television Studios & Fox International). The series stars Chris Vance (PRISON BREAK) and Anabella Sciorra (LAW & ORDER and THE SOPRANOS).  MENTAL aired on Fox and Global in the summer, 2009.  In addition to Daniel Cerone’s (DEXTER, THE MENTALIST) MOTIVE, Foundation is also in development with CTV/Bell Media on THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT TELEVISION SERIES.  As well, Foundation is developing Blake Corbet’s (ELIJAH, FIDO) HELL’S BELLES with Sienna Pictures.

Rob holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In addition, Rob has experience directing 1-hour episodic television and has taught courses in Chekhov, Dadaism and masks at UCLA Overseas Program in Florence, Italy and Colorado College.