Dave Matthews and his team are expanding their ties to the film industry.

ATO Pictures is, like all things ATO (including ATO Records), owned by Matthews and manager Coran Capshaw.

It has already acted as the production company for indie films “Choke” and “Savage Grace.”

The company plans to release four to six films per year, followed by the DVD equivalents, starting with “Mao’s Last Dancer.”

The company is shepherded by CEO Temple Fennell and principals Johnathan Dorfman, Peter Newman and Greg Johnson.