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Megan Park has established her really-expected 2nd element with LuckyChap Leisure and Indian Paintbrush.
Pursuing her SXSW-profitable function debut “The Fallout,” Park has composed and will direct a coming-of-age comedy, titled “My Aged Ass.” The film will commence casting shortly and is expected to commence filming this summer.
Park was named to Variety’s “10 Administrators to Watch” checklist for 2022 with “The Fallout,” which stars Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler and Julie Bowen and follows the young adults as they endeavor to rebuild their lives subsequent a university tragedy. The film debuted at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival, exactly where Park gained the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for narrative function, as well as the festival’s Brightcove Illumination Award for her screenplay. “The Fallout” was unveiled in January on HBOMax.
Park is represented by ICM Associates, Burstein Co., Cohen Gardner LLP and ID. LuckyChap Entertainment is represented by CAA, Management 360, lawyer Jeff Bernstein and Narrative.
Issa Rae and Jimmy Kimmel Lead Lineup of Presenters for 27th Annual Critics Alternative Awards
The Critics Selection Affiliation (CCA) declared its lineup of presenters for the awards ceremony, hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer on Sunday, March 13. Issa Rae and Jimmy Kimmel will bestow exclusive honors in the course of the awards ceremony, with Rae presenting the SeeHer Award to Halle Berry and Kimmel honoring Billy Crystal with the Life span Accomplishment Award.
Additional presenters involve Ava DuVernay, Carey Mulligan, Jamie Dornan, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Kristen Wiig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mandy Moore, Zoey Deutch, Joel McHale, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, J.K. Simmons, Ray Romano, Ken Jeong, Alan Kim, Angelica Ross, Annie Mumolo, Dominique Jackson, Dylan O’Brien, Hailie Sahar, Indya Moore, Jacob Bertrand, Jung Ho-yeon, Kaci Walfall, Lee Jung-jae, Maria Bakalova, Mayim Bialik, Nasim Pedrad, Park Hae-soo, Ralph Macchio, Robin Thede, LA Rams Coach Sean McVay & Veronika Khomyn, Shawn Hatosy and Sonequa Martin-Eco-friendly.
Award-Profitable Documentary Filmmaker Robert Rippberger Tapped to Direct Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Renner’
Composed by Martin Medina and David Largman Murray, with a tale by Luke Medina, the script was a 2020 Screencraft Horror Competitors Finalist, “Renner” centers on an introverted computer genius with critical compulsive tendencies who has accomplished a groundbreaking form of A.I., regarded as ‘Salenus’. As the film’s logline explains, when an eye-catching neighbor, Jamie, moves in upcoming door and displays curiosity in Renner, his life starts to upend as she pulls him into a dim conspiracy that could direct to his destruction.
“Renner” is produced by Rippberger, Medina, and Jeremy Walton, with casting at present underway and manufacturing set to start out in August. The deal was set jointly by government producers Jay Burnley and Greg Gertmenian of Slated, the movie packaging and financing system.
Rippberger is finest known for his documentaries, such as “Public Enemy Quantity One” and “7 Times in Syria.” The filmmaker just lately directed the horror-thriller “Those Who Walk Away,” starring Booboo Stewart. He is now generating the documentary “How to Build a Real truth Engine,” with executive producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov, as very well as the halt-movement animated movie “The Inventor” from “Ratatouille” writer Jim Capobianco, starring Daisy Ridley, Stephen Fry, Marion Cotillard, and Matt Berry.
Vertical Amusement Acquires ‘The Walk’ Starring Justin Chatwin and Terrence Howard
Vertical Amusement has obtained North American legal rights to distribute the film, which tells the tale of the courtroom-ordered pressured integration of the Boston School Technique in the 1970s.
“The Walk” follows Bill Coughlin (Chatwin, pictured down below), a Boston Irish cop, who have to contend with social tension and bigotry in his community and in the police drive immediately after currently being assigned to protect Black learners bused into the all-white South Boston Large. The plot chronicles the political and social fallout next the court’s 1974 selection, which resulted in brutal violence and metropolis-vast protests, as three stories collide throughout the fateful 1st working day of university. Malcolm McDowell, Jeremy Piven, Katie Douglas, Lovie Simone and Anastasiya Mitrunen also star.
Directed by Daniel Adams (“The Lightkeepers”) under his Mooncusser Filmworks banner, who also co-wrote the script together with jail reform and civil legal rights activist George Powell, the movie will be produced in theaters and digitally on June 10.
“Vertical has a extended and profitable historical past of presenting films with vital social themes to audiences,” mentioned Adams. “That would be cause adequate to be fired up about this partnership, but insert to that what a pleasure it is to operate with Peter and Tony and the relaxation of the Vertical group, and it would make this deal really superb.”
The project is executive manufactured by Alex Nazarenko, and generated by Michael Mailer (“Blind,” “The Ledge”), Hank Blumenthal and Paul W. Hazen. The offer was negotiated by Hazen on behalf of filmmakers and Peter Jarowey and Tony Piantedosi on behalf of Vertical Amusement.
Included Jarowey: “’The Walk’ offers a crucial perception into an instrumental however conflicting time in U.S record. Endeavours to desegregate universities had a profound effects on the pupils who lived by the systemic change, and this movie sheds some gentle on what it was like to stay through this sort of a adjust.”