‘Poms’ Producer Mad As Birds Lines Up Movie About Trailblazing WWI Soldier Flora Sandes

EXCLUSIVE: UK production outfit Mad As Birds Films, whose movie Poms scored the biggest deal at the recent AFM, is putting together a feature about Flora Sandes, the only British woman to enlist as a soldier and fight on the frontline in the First Worl…

EXCLUSIVE: UK production outfit Mad As Birds Films, whose movie Poms scored the biggest deal at the recent AFM, is putting together a feature about Flora Sandes, the only British woman to enlist as a soldier and fight on the frontline in the First World War. Mad As Birds has optioned book A Fine Brother, Louise Miller’s story about Sandes, through publishers Alma Books, and has tapped writer Celyn Jones (The Vanishing) to pen the script. CAA Media Finance is representing…

STX Buys U.S. Rights to ‘Poms’ With Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier

STX has bought the U.S. rights to the cheerleading comedy “Poms,” starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver and Pam Grier. Zara Hayes is directing from a script by Shane Atkinson based on a story by Hayes and Atkinson about a group of women who f…

STX has bought the U.S. rights to the cheerleading comedy “Poms,” starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver and Pam Grier. Zara Hayes is directing from a script by Shane Atkinson based on a story by Hayes and Atkinson about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community. Alisha Boe, Phyllis Somerville, Charlie […]

AFM Biggie: STX Swoops On U.S. Rights To Comedy ‘Poms’ With Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver

EXCLUSIVE: STX has won U.S. rights to comedy Poms, starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver and Pam Grier, following a competitive multi-day auction. The deal is understood to be in the $8-9M range, making it the biggest deal so far at this year’s AFM…

EXCLUSIVE: STX has won U.S. rights to comedy Pomsstarring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver and Pam Grier, following a competitive multi-day auction. The deal is understood to be in the $8-9M range, making it the biggest deal so far at this year’s AFM. Keaton plays a woman who moves into a retirement home and recruits the residents there to form a cheerleading squad. Zara Hayes directs. Currently in post-production, a wide theatrical release is expected next year. The three…

Diane Keaton Is AFM’s Queen As ‘Poms’ Sparks Hot Auction Action

EXCLUSIVE: For the second year in a row, a Diane Keaton comedy targeted at a mature audience is the one that has distributors hot and bothered at the start of the American Film Market. At least three studios are bidding for the Zara Hayes-directed Poms…

EXCLUSIVE: For the second year in a row, a Diane Keaton comedy targeted at a mature audience is the one that has distributors hot and bothered at the start of the American Film Market. At least three studios are bidding for the Zara Hayes-directed Poms, in which Keaton plays a woman who moves into a retirement home and recruits the residents there to form a cheerleading squad. Keaton stars with Jacki Weaver and Pam Grier. Three minutes of footage and other materials were…

Mad as Birds Brings on Warner Bros. Marketing Alum Con Gornell (EXCLUSIVE)

Burgeoning U.K. producer Mad as Birds has brought on Con Gornell as a long-term consultant to support its growing slate of movies, including “The Vanishing” and others, several of which are being sold at AFM with this week. The first project that forme…

Burgeoning U.K. producer Mad as Birds has brought on Con Gornell as a long-term consultant to support its growing slate of movies, including “The Vanishing” and others, several of which are being sold at AFM with this week. The first project that former Warner Bros. EMEA marketing exec VP Gornell will work on is “The […]

Film News Roundup: Pam Grier, Alisha Boe Join Cheerleading Comedy ‘Poms’

Sierra/Affinity has added Pam Grier, Alisha Boe, Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill, Rhea Perlman and Celia Weston to its cheerleading comedy “Poms.” Diane Keaton and Jackie Weaver are already set to star in “Poms,”…

Sierra/Affinity has added Pam Grier, Alisha Boe, Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill, Rhea Perlman and Celia Weston to its cheerleading comedy “Poms.” Diane Keaton and Jackie Weaver are already set to star in “Poms,” which has begun principal photography in Atlanta, Ga. Zara Hayes is directing from a script by Shane Atkinson based on a […]