Variety 5/9/2019 - CAA and Tannaz Anisi’s 13 Films are launching sales at the Cannes Film Festival.
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STATUS: In Development SYNOPSIS: In a small town, three high school outcasts and a pre-teen internet voyeur unlock a mysterious cosmic force via a seemingly harmless yard sale trinket, revealing the terrible fate of their missing friend, and sending them spiraling down a cataclysmic collapsing of realities. CAST & CREW: Starring: Bella Thorne Director: Scooter Corkle Writer: Damien Ober Producers: Daniel Bekerman of Scythia Films (Producer of "Rememory" and "The Witch"), and Executive Producer Zak Kilberg of Social Construct Films (Producer of "Would You Rather" and "Buena Vista Social Club Adios") Casting Director: Erica Silverman Bream Sales: CAA and 13 Films News: VARIETY: Bella Thorne Starring in Sci-Fi Horror Movie ‘Friendship Game’ - May 9th, 2019 THE WRAP: Bella Thorne to Star in Sci-Fi Horror ‘The Friendship Game’ for 13 Films - May 9th, 2019 SCREEN DAILY: Bella Thorne to star in horror 'The Friendship Game' (exclusive) - May 9th, 2019 IMDB Official Movie Page
Now available on iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay, in US, UK & Ireland! Available Summer 2019 in Spain & Russia. See www.SwayLake.com for current updates and international release schedule. SYNOPSIS: After the death of his father, young jazz collector Ollie Sway (Rory Culkin) recruits his only friend, a Russian drifter (Robert Sheehan), to help him steal the first recorded version of a World War 2 hit called “Sway Lake” from his own family’s lake estate. The plan is derailed when his accomplice falls in love with Ollie’s aristocratic grandmother, the glamorous Charlie Sway (Mary Beth Peil), who sees in the young Russian the glory of her youth. Featuring a sparking soundtrack, including the stunning original of the title. "A stunning film" - The Independent ”Offbeat, continually intriguing” - New York Times ”A rare joy” - Ain’t It Cool News CAST & CREW Director: Ari Gold (4x Sundance Alumni, Adventures of Power) Writers: Ari Gold, Elizabeth Bull Producers: Zak Kilberg, Michael Bederman, Ari Gold, Allison Rose Carter Starring: Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Robert Sheehan (Mortal Engines, Misfits), Isabelle McNally, Mary Beth Peil (The Good Wife), Elizabeth Peña, Jack Falahee, Brian Denehee, John Grant, and The Staves. IMDb Official Website
6/12/2018 - After enjoying a successful festival run starting with the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2017, “The Song of Sway Lake” is set for release with The Orchard and Kew Media this coming autumn.
From Social Construct's joint venture, Convergent Media STATUS: In Production SYNOPSIS: Social Construct's joint venture Convergent Media is executive producing Prisoner 760 the feature film version of the NYT Best Seller, GUANTÁNAMO DIARY, by former Guantánamo prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Slahi was a suspected terrorist and has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years without ever being charged with a crime, without any evidence against him, and without having the opportunity to defend himself in court. Two prosecutors in his case resigned in protest, and a federal judge ordered Slahi's release, yet remained in prison for 16 years. The New York Times calls his book "the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be collateral damage" in the so-called "War on Terror." CAST & CREW Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME, nominated for an Oscar), Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, and Shailene Woodley Director: Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) Writer: Michael Bronner (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, nominated for six Oscars in 2014, including Best Picture) Producers: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Bronner, Adam Ackland & Leah Clarke for SunnyMarch, Christine Holder & Mark Holder (BEASTS OF NO NATION) for Wonder Street, Beatriz Levin & Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93) for Black Sheep Pictures, and Branwen Prestwood Smith Executive Producers: Convergent Media's Zak Kilberg & Russell Smith, 30West’s Micah Green, Dan Steinman and Dan Friedkin, Topic Studios’ Maria Zuckerman and Ryan Heller, & BBC Films’ Rose Garnett Co-Producer: Larry Siems & Mohamedou Ould Slahi Financiers: 30West and Topic Studios with BBC Films International Rights: STXinternational (a division of STX Entertainment) UTA Independent Film Group helped structure the financing on behalf of the filmmakers and are representing the US sale with 30West. NEWS: Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley join Kevin Macdonald’s 'Prisoner 760' (Screen Daily article by Orlando Parfitt, November 1, 2019) https://deadline.com/2018/03/kevin-macdonald-last-king-of-scotland-director-next-guantanamo-diary-1202354207/ IMDb Official Movie Page
From Social Construct's joint venture, Convergent Media STATUS: In Development SYNOPSIS: Based on the critically acclaimed memoir by Francisco Goldman. In this autobiographical love story, Goldman married young writer Aura Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda in 2005. A month before their second anniversary, she passed away after a body surfing accident. Goldman was blamed by her family and himself and wanted to die but wrote “Say Her Name” as a novel chronicling his love and loss. CAST & CREW: Director: Leena Yadav Writer: Scott B. Smith (script), Francisco Goldman (book) Producers: William Horberg, Russell Smith, Michael Cleaver, and Zak Kilberg. NEWS: Francisco Goldman’s Love Story ‘Say Her Name’ Set Up as Movie (EXCLUSIVE)
New York Times 5/24/2017 - From our joint venture Convergent Media: "Both an exemplary sequel and a vital, informative companion piece... It not only chronicles the late-life careers of the “Buena Vista” stars... But it also tells some painful and fascinating back stories... putting the music in its social and historical contexts."
STATUS: In Development SYNOPSIS: Inspired by Corinda Marsh’s historical novel “Holocaust in the Homeland: Black Wall Street’s Last Days.” The book’s account, seen through the eyes of a fictional reporter, focuses on the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Okla., which was called “Black Wall Street” because of its economic success. The riot completely razed Greenwood, destroying the lives of its 10,000 residents. The riot began over a Memorial Day weekend after a young black man was accused of raping a young white female. That resulted in thousands of white residents rampaging through the community and planes dropping burning balls of turpentine on homes. No records exist as to how many people were killed and injured and no one was ever prosecuted. An American Red Cross social worker wrote in a 1921 report that up to 300 blacks were killed. The riot was mostly ignored until 1996, when the state legislature authorized the Oklahoma Commission to Investigate the Tulsa Race Riot. CAST & CREW: Director: Tim Story (“Fantastic Four,” the “Ride Along” franchise, the two “Think Like a Man” movies, “Barbershop.” Also directing and executive producing Showtime’s upcoming comedy series “White Famous,” based on Jamie Foxx’s personal experiences.) Writer: Christopher Kubasik Producers: Zak Kilberg of Social Construct, Blue Ridge Media Capital, Tim Story and Doug Griffin of the Story Company, Christine Holder and Mark Holder of Zero Gravity. NEWS Read the project announcement on Deadline Hollywood or Variety.com - May 17, 2017
Variety 5/17/2017 - Inspired by the historical novel “Holocaust in the Homeland: Black Wall Street’s Last Days,” about the 1921 Tulsa race riots, the screenplay will be penned by Christopher Kubasik.
Variety 5/17/2017 - Francisco Goldman’s autobiographical love story “Say Her Name” is in the works as a feature film with Wonderful Films and our joint venture, Convergent Media.