Big Tribeca Deal: Apple Pays 7-Figures For Ed Sheeran Documentary ‘Songwriter’

EXCLUSIVE: Apple just won an auction for world screen rights to Songwriter, the Murray Cummings-directed documentary that shows singer Ed Sheeran as he finds the handle on writing and performing his distinctive songs. Deal is low to mid-seven figures f…

EXCLUSIVE: Apple just won an auction for world screen rights to Songwriter, the Murray Cummings-directed documentary that shows singer Ed Sheeran as he finds the handle on writing and performing his distinctive songs. Deal is low to mid-seven figures for world rights, and Apple will make it an event release that includes a theatrical component along with release on Apple’s multiple platforms. The film made its world premiere in Berlin, and tonight the docu is making its…

‘Puppet Master’ Reimagining To Hit Theaters In August Via RLJE Films

RLJE Films has acquired North American rights to Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, the movie that serves as a reimagining of the 1989 Full Moon Features cult horror pic. Udo Kier toplines the new incarnation that co-stars Thomas Lennon, Jenny Pellicer…

RLJE Films has acquired North American rights to Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, the movie that serves as a reimagining of the 1989 Full Moon Features cult horror pic. Udo Kier toplines the new incarnation that co-stars Thomas Lennon, Jenny Pellicer, Nelson Franklin, Charlyne Yi, Michael Pare and Barbara Crampton. S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk) penned the script and We Are Monsters‘ Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund co-directed. The pic will now hit theaters in August…

Futuristic Novel ‘After The Flood’ Lands With Chernin Entertainment & Endeavor Content For TV

EXCLUSIVE: Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content have closed a TV rights deal for the Kassandra Montag novel After the Flood. Chernin Entertainment will produce, and Chernin Entertainment/Endeavor Content will serve as the studio through their scr…

EXCLUSIVE: Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content have closed a TV rights deal for the Kassandra Montag novel After the Flood. Chernin Entertainment will produce, and Chernin Entertainment/Endeavor Content will serve as the studio through their scripted drama partnership. The novel, which had several suitors, is set in a post-apocalyptic 2130. The Earth has flooded, leaving an archipelago of mountaintops surrounded by water. Myra and her young daughter join a large…

Studiocanal, Picture Co Land ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’; Next Pic For ‘Big Bad Wolves’ Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado

EXCLUSIVE: Studiocanal and The Picture Company came out on the winning end of an auction for Gunpowder Milkshake, an action film that will be the next directorial outing for Big Bad Wolves directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. The duo wrote th…

EXCLUSIVE: Studiocanal and The Picture Company came out on the winning end of an auction for Gunpowder Milkshake, an action film that will be the next directorial outing for Big Bad Wolves directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. The duo wrote the script with Ehud Lavski. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce through their Studiocanal-based The Picture Company banner. The aim is to go in production by the fall. Pic is a high-concept action-thriller with a rich…

TriStar To Distribute ‘Happiest Season’ Comedy From Clea DuVall & Mary Holland

TriStar Pictures has obtained the worldwide distribution rights to the holiday romantic comedy Happiest Season, directed by Veep actress Clea DuVall, marking her first studio project. The screenplay hails from DuVall and comedian Mary Holland with Mart…

TriStar Pictures has obtained the worldwide distribution rights to the holiday romantic comedy Happiest Season, directed by Veep actress Clea DuVall, marking her first studio project. The screenplay hails from DuVall and comedian Mary Holland with Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner producing. The story follows a young woman whose plan to propose to her girlfriend while at her family's annual holiday party is upended when she discovers her partner hasn't yet come out to her…

Blue Fox Gobbles Up Rights To ‘The Night Eats The World’ – Tribeca

Blue Fox Entertainment has secured the North American distribution rights to French zombie thriller The Night Eats The World, just before it’s set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Dominique Rocher, who shot the film in both F…

Blue Fox Entertainment has secured the North American distribution rights to French zombie thriller The Night Eats The World, just before it’s set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Dominique Rocher, who shot the film in both French and English language during production, the pic is slated for a late summer theatrical release. Starring Norwegian actor Anders Danielsen Lie, the story follows Sam, who wakes one morning to find himself living in a…

Screen Media Nabs SXSW Film ‘The Unicorn’; Parade Deck Acquires ‘Goodland’

Screen Media has secured the North American rights to Robert Schwartzman’s (Dreamland) sophomore film, The Unicorn, which has its world premiere at the recent SXSW Film Festival. The romantic comedy, which will be released sometime this year,  stars co…

Screen Media has secured the North American rights to Robert Schwartzman's (Dreamland) sophomore film, The Unicorn, which has its world premiere at the recent SXSW Film Festival. The romantic comedy, which will be released sometime this year,  stars comedians Lauren Lapkus and Nick Rutherford as an indecisive couple thrust into the most uncomfortable night of their lives when they decide to invite a third party into their relationship. Lucy Hale, Beck Bennett, Dree…