Category Archives: Deals (Film)
CAA orchestrated a blockbuster $20 million deal for Bubbles, which led to even more people talking about Netflix. The streaming service has been on the tips of tongues all over Cannes, where Netflix has drawn criticism from some corners because its competition titles Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories won’t debut in French theaters.
Moore is working with the acclaimed team behind Fahrenheit 9/11 — Meghan O’Hara, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal — and filming has been done under a strict cloak of secrecy, as the film is expected to be key in dissolving Trump’s “teflon” shield and, in turn, his presidency.
The story follows a paranormal investigator who finds himself drawn to a small town that has experienced bizarre phenomena. He soon discovers that these instances have an eerie connection with his own past.
The Tracking Board has confirmed that Amazon Studios acquired the spec This Is Jane by Dan Loflin in a six-figure deal. The project is based on Laura Kaplan’s book The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service published in 1995.
Universal staved off a major push from Warner Bros., which had been courting Peele to direct one of its long-gestating development projects such as Akira, The Flash and Uptown Saturday Night.
The exclusive deals for Bona Fide Productions and Killer Films cover film and television for two years, while Le Grisbi Productions’ deal covers indie-sized films for two years, as John Lesher often produces larger films such as Fury and Black Mass.
Hidden Figures writer-director Ted Melfi has sold the dark, holiday comedy El Camino Christmas to Netflix. Melfi wrote the script with Chris Wehner and has lined up a solid cast for the ensemble.
Written by Elyse Hollander, the script is set in the early ’80s in New York as young Madonna Louise Ciccone works on her first album, falls in love, and begins to find fame in a business that doesn’t always treat women very well.