Ken Kao and Addictive Pictures Sign A First Look Deal


by: Sammy Mink

Waypoint Entertainment’s and have signed a first look deal with Kao financing projects produced by Addictive. Kao set up the deal under his Waypoint Entertainment banner with upstart Addictive which was recently formed by Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder. The plan is to generate film and TV projects by collaborating with novelists, graphic novel writers and journalists.

Keo is one of the producers behind Gus Van Sant’s upcoming drama “Sea of Trees” and Terrence Malick’s upcoming “Knight of Cups” starring Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Natalie Portman. Addictive’s Ackerman worked as Guillermo del Toro’s development executive for six years and Schoenfelder was an editorial director for Mulholland Books.


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