Sierra/Affinity Swings Sales Rights Deal For ‘Donnybrook’

Sierra/Affinity is set to rep international sales rights to Donnybrook, the actioner from writer-director Tim Sutton based on Frank Bill’s 2013 novel. Frank Grillo, Margaret Qualley, James Badge Dale and Jamie Bell star, and shooting is underway in Cincinnati. The pic from Rumble Films and Backup Media will take meetings at the American Film Market, which starts tomorrow in Santa Monica.
Paris-based Backup Media is fully financing and UTA Independent Film Group is repping…

Sierra/Affinity is set to rep international sales rights to Donnybrook, the actioner from writer-director Tim Sutton based on Frank Bill’s 2013 novel. Frank Grillo, Margaret Qualley, James Badge Dale and Jamie Bell star, and shooting is underway in Cincinnati. The pic from Rumble Films and Backup Media will take meetings at the American Film Market, which starts tomorrow in Santa Monica. Paris-based Backup Media is fully financing and UTA Independent Film Group is repping…

Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Lauryn Alisa McClain & More Cast In Horror Thiller ‘Haunt’ From Sierra/Affinity

EXCLUSIVE: Katie Stevens (The Bold Type), Will Brittain (Everybody Wants Some!!), and Lauryn Alisa McClain (Daddy’s Little Girls) will co-star in Sierra/Affinity’s Haunt, a horror thriller written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Andrew Caldwell and Shazi Raja have also been cast in the film, which is currently before cameras in Kentucky.
The story takes place on Halloween, when a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house which promises to feed on…

EXCLUSIVE: Katie Stevens (The Bold Type), Will Brittain (Everybody Wants Some!!), and Lauryn Alisa McClain (Daddy’s Little Girls) will co-star in Sierra/Affinity’s Haunt, a horror thriller written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Andrew Caldwell and Shazi Raja have also been cast in the film, which is currently before cameras in Kentucky. The story takes place on Halloween, when a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house which promises to feed on…

Sierra/Affinity Signs First-Look Deal With SMB Films

Sierra/Affinity has entered into a first-look agreement with production company SMB Films. Founded and run by Scott Bernstein since 2014, the agreement calls for Sierra/Affinity to be SMB’s first stop as it develops and produces feature films for a global audience. “As both a seasoned executive and producer, Scott has a strong track record of… Read more »

Sierra/Affinity has entered into a first-look agreement with production company SMB Films. Founded and run by Scott Bernstein since 2014, the agreement calls for Sierra/Affinity to be SMB’s first stop as it develops and produces feature films for a global audience. “As both a seasoned executive and producer, Scott has a strong track record of... Read more »

Sierra/Affinity Enters First-Look Deal With SMB Films

Sierra/Affinity, which brought us the action-packed espionage pic Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron, has entered into a first-look agreement with Scott Bernstein’s SMB Films. The deal calls for Sierra/Affinity to be SMB’s first stop as it develops and produces feature films for a global audience. Bernstein and Sierra/Affinity’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg announced the news today.
“As both a seasoned executive and producer, Scott has a strong track record of…

Sierra/Affinity, which brought us the action-packed espionage pic Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron, has entered into a first-look agreement with Scott Bernstein’s SMB Films. The deal calls for Sierra/Affinity to be SMB's first stop as it develops and produces feature films for a global audience. Bernstein and Sierra/Affinity's Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg announced the news today. "As both a seasoned executive and producer, Scott has a strong track record of…

Janus Metz’s ‘Dangerous Ground’ To Be Produced By Sierra/Affinity

Sierra/Affinity is set to produce and finance the feature film Dangerous Ground. Janus Metz will direct a script by Kario Salem (The Score, Chasing Mavericks), which is based on the true story of war veteran Johnnie Porche.
Dangerous Ground follows a decorated war hero who returns home to join the family business as a cop, only to find himself in a different war. This time, he’s up against a dangerous drug cartel that is threatening those he loves most.
Gary Foster, Russ…

Sierra/Affinity is set to produce and finance the feature film Dangerous Ground. Janus Metz will direct a script by Kario Salem (The Score, Chasing Mavericks), which is based on the true story of war veteran Johnnie Porche. Dangerous Ground follows a decorated war hero who returns home to join the family business as a cop, only to find himself in a different war. This time, he's up against a dangerous drug cartel that is threatening those he loves most. Gary Foster, Russ…

Blake Lively To Star In Nick Cassavetes’ MMA Title ‘Bruised’ – Cannes

EXCLUSIVE: Blake Lively has been set for Bruised, a mixed marital arts action-drama directed by The Notebook and My Sister’s Keeper helmer Nick Cassavetes. Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity is launching sales on the project to foreign buyers in Cannes this week.
Lively will play Jackie, a single mother working two jobs and a disgraced MMA fighter who has been up against the ropes her entire life. When the authorities threaten to take her young son away from her, she must get…

EXCLUSIVE: Blake Lively has been set for Bruised, a mixed marital arts action-drama directed by The Notebook and My Sister's Keeper helmer Nick Cassavetes. Nick Meyer's Sierra/Affinity is launching sales on the project to foreign buyers in Cannes this week. Lively will play Jackie, a single mother working two jobs and a disgraced MMA fighter who has been up against the ropes her entire life. When the authorities threaten to take her young son away from her, she must get…

Casey Affleck’s ‘Light Of My Life’ Alights At Sierra/Affinity – Berlin

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Casey Affleck is set to begin principal photography on Light Of My Life this month in Vancouver. The Oscar-nominated Manchester By The Sea star who has already scooped myriad prizes for his lead turn in that film, is directing, writing and starring in survival drama Light Of My Life. Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity is renewing its relationship with Affleck, boarding international sales on the film after recently handling Manchester.
Teddy Schwarzman…

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Casey Affleck is set to begin principal photography on Light Of My Life this month in Vancouver. The Oscar-nominated Manchester By The Sea star who has already scooped myriad prizes for his lead turn in that film, is directing, writing and starring in survival drama Light Of My Life. Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity is renewing its relationship with Affleck, boarding international sales on the film after recently handling Manchester. Teddy Schwarzman…

Sierra/Affinity Tunes Up Brady Corbet’s ‘Vox Lux’ With Rooney Mara Starring – Berlin

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity has come aboard Vox Lux, the sophomore feature directing effort from Brady Corbet. The company will introduce the project to international buyers at next week’s EFM in Berlin. Rooney Mara heads the cast that also includes Stacy Martin. Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist Sia will compose a complete soundtrack with original music for the film.
Bold Films is fully financing. Bold’s Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters…

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity has come aboard Vox Lux, the sophomore feature directing effort from Brady Corbet. The company will introduce the project to international buyers at next week’s EFM in Berlin. Rooney Mara heads the cast that also includes Stacy Martin. Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist Sia will compose a complete soundtrack with original music for the film. Bold Films is fully financing. Bold’s Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters…

Sierra/Affinity Bringing ‘The Ritual’ To European Film Market – Berlin

Sierra/Affinity will represent foreign sales of David Bruckner’s horror film The Ritual. Produced and fully financed by Entertainment One, The Ritual stars Rafe Spall, and will be made available to international buyers through Sierra/Affinity at this year’s European Film Market in Berlin.
Entertainment One, who will distribute The Ritual in its territories, will look to secure a U.S. partner at the EFM. With a screenplay by Joe Barton (Humans), The Ritual is adapted from…

Sierra/Affinity will represent foreign sales of David Bruckner’s horror film The Ritual. Produced and fully financed by Entertainment One, The Ritual stars Rafe Spall, and will be made available to international buyers through Sierra/Affinity at this year's European Film Market in Berlin. Entertainment One, who will distribute The Ritual in its territories, will look to secure a U.S. partner at the EFM. With a screenplay by Joe Barton (Humans), The Ritual is adapted from…

Sierra/Affinity Promotes Jen Gorton To SVP International Sales

As the American Film Market kicks off, Sierra/Affinity has promoted Jen Gorton to SVP International Sales.
She will continue to report to president and CEO Nick Meyer as well as Jonathan Kier, the company’s President of International Sales and Distribution. In the new role, Gorton will continue shaping and representing Sierra/Affinity’s slate.
“Jen has a rare eye for good material, impeccable taste and great instinct that is both commercial and high quality,” said Meyer…

As the American Film Market kicks off, Sierra/Affinity has promoted Jen Gorton to SVP International Sales. She will continue to report to president and CEO Nick Meyer as well as Jonathan Kier, the company's President of International Sales and Distribution. In the new role, Gorton will continue shaping and representing Sierra/Affinity's slate. "Jen has a rare eye for good material, impeccable taste and great instinct that is both commercial and high quality," said Meyer…

Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Star In Marc Munden’s ‘Sovereign’

EXCLUSIVE: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in sci-fi thriller Sovereign, directed by British filmmaker Marc Munden. Arrival producers Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen are producing through their 21 Laps Entertainment banner while Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity is financing the project and will oversee international sales.
Jack Thorne, one of the UK’s most in-demand writers, is doing a measurable re-write of the script, which was first crafted by Geoff Tock and…

EXCLUSIVE: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in sci-fi thriller Sovereign, directed by British filmmaker Marc Munden. Arrival producers Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen are producing through their 21 Laps Entertainment banner while Nick Meyer's Sierra/Affinity is financing the project and will oversee international sales. Jack Thorne, one of the UK's most in-demand writers, is doing a measurable re-write of the script, which was first crafted by Geoff Tock and…