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“Making a Murderer” Creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos Adapting New TV Series with George…

17 June 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

The female filmmakers behind Netflix’s hit true crime series “Making Murderer” will team up with George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s…

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‘Making A Murderer' Creators Detail Next Show

16 June 2016 3:49 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos will follow their popular Netflix series Making A Murderer with an adaptation of the Huffington Post story "America's Most Admired Lawbreaker," according to Paste.

"America's Most Admired Lawbreaker," an article written by journalist Steven Brill, traces "the inside story" of Johnson & Johnson, the company that made billions of dollars marketing a harmful drug, Risperdal, to children and the elderly. Legal action against the company resulted in a $2 billion settlement, but Johnson & Johnson brought in $30 billion from sales of the drug. Brill's serialized report is divided into 15 parts. »

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"Making A Murderer" Team Plan Next Series

16 June 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures is set to team with Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, the creators of Netflix sensation "Making a Murderer," for a new scripted TV project.

"America's Most Admired Lawbreaker" follows the story of a venerable pharmaceutical company which created a powerful drug and marketed it aggressively to children and the elderly while allegedly manipulating and hiding data about its side effects.

The company was investigated and has to pay more than $2 billion in penalties and settlements - not a problem as they made a reported $30 billion in sales of the drug worldwide.

Nicki Paluga will also help to adapt the series which is based on the Huffington Post series of articles by journalist Steven Brill. A network is not yet attached and it's uncertain how many episodes will make up this event series.

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‘Making a Murderer’ Creators, George Clooney to Develop Scripted Series

16 June 2016 11:41 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Making a Murderer” creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos will tackle a scripted series as their next TV project. The filmmakers will team with George Clooney and Grant Heslov‘s Smokehouse Pictures on an adaptation of the Huffington Post series “America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker.” The project is the first under Smokehouse’s new first-look deal with Sonar Entertainment. Ricciardi and Demos will adapt the series with Nicki Paluga. Also Read: 'Making a Murderer' Filmmakers: Doc Is Not 'Advocacy Journalism' Written by journalist Steven Brill, “America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker” is the true story of a pharmaceutical company »

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‘Making A Murderer’ Creators & George Clooney Teaming Up For Scripted Drama

16 June 2016 11:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s production company Smokehouse Pictures has just inked a deal with Sonar Entertainment to produce television content.  For their first project, they will team up with “Making a Murderer” creators, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, on the scripted drama “America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker.”

Based on the Huffington Post series of articles by journalist Steven Brill, the true story followed a venerable pharmaceutical company that created a powerful drug and marketed it aggressively to children and the elderly while allegedly manipulating and hiding data about its terrible side effects. The drug company made a reported $30 billion in sales of the drug worldwide but was later investigated and agreed to pay more than $2 billion in penalties and settlements. Ricciardi and Demos will adapt the series along with Nicki Palugawill. The “Making a Murderer” duo are also on board to direct.

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‘Making A Murderer’ Creators & George Clooney Teaming Up For Scripted Drama

16 June 2016 11:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s production company Smokehouse Pictures has just inked a deal with Sonar Entertainment to produce television content.  For their first project, they will team up with “Making a Murderer” creators, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, on the scripted drama “America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker.”

Based on the Huffington Post series of articles by journalist Steven Brill, the true story followed a venerable pharmaceutical company that created a powerful drug and marketed it aggressively to children and the elderly while allegedly manipulating and hiding data about its terrible side effects. The drug company made a reported $30 billion in sales of the drug worldwide but was later investigated and agreed to pay more than $2 billion in penalties and settlements. Ricciardi and Demos will adapt the series along with Nicki Palugawill. The “Making a Murderer” duo are also on board to direct.

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“We couldn’t be more excited to be in business with George and Grant and their talented team at Smokehouse,” Sonar CEO Thomas Lesinski said. “Smokehouse has a stellar track record of delivering commercial and critically acclaimed content. Smokehouse will be a great partner for Sonar Entertainment, as the two companies align perfectly in our approaches to premium TV programming.”

A network is not yet attached to the project and the number of episodes it will have is unknown at this time.

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Clooney and Heslov’s deal with Sonar will have their company produce drama and comedy series for cable and streaming outlets. Currently on Smokehouse’s roster is “Ms,” a miniseries about Gloria Steinem and the founding of Ms Magazine, set up at HBO, and set up at Showtime, they have “The Studio,” an ongoing series about a movie studio in the 1990s. Previous film work includes “The Ides Of March,” “The Monuments Men,” “Argo,” “Money Monster” and “Our Brand Is Crisis.”

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'Making a Murderer' Creators Team With George Clooney for Scripted Drama Series

16 June 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures is teaming with the creators of Making a Murderer for a new scripted TV project. America's Most Admired Lawbreaker, based on the Huffington Post series of articles by journalist Steven Brill, is the first project for Smokehouse under the company's new first-look deal with Sonar Entertainment. A network is not yet attached. It's unclear how many episodes will make up what is described as an event series. { "nid": 852190, "type": "news", "title": "'Making a Murderer' Filmmakers: Juror in Steven Avery's Murder Trial Says "Verdicts Were a Compromise"", "path": "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/making-

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‘Making a Murderer’ Filmmakers to Adapt ‘America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker’

16 June 2016 10:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Making a Murderer” filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos are set adapt the serialized Huffington Post article “America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker” for TV. The project is the first under a new first-look deal between Sonar Entertainment and George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures.

Written by journalist Steven Brill, “America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker” tells the story of a a division of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson that created a powerful antipsychotic drug and marketed it aggressively to children and the elderly, while allegedly withholding data about its terrible side effects. Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay more than $2 billion in penalties and settlements, but sold a reported $30 billion worth of the drug worldwide.

Nicki Paluga will adapt the article to series with Ricciardi and Demos, with the latter two directing. The scripted event series does not yet have an episode count.

The project and the deal with Sonar are part of a continued effort by Smokehouse to push into television. The company is already developing “Ms,” a miniseries about Gloria Steinem and the founding of Ms Magazine, at HBO, and “The Studio,” about a movie studio in the 1990’s,  Showtime.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be in business with George and Grant and their talented team at Smokehouse,” said Sonar CEO Thomas Lesinski. “Smokehouse has a stellar track record of delivering commercial and critically acclaimed content. Smokehouse will be a great partner for Sonar Entertainment, as the two companies align perfectly in our approaches to premium TV programming.”

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George Clooney & Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Inks First-Look Deal With Sonar

16 June 2016 8:42 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s indie production company Smokehouse Pictures is continuing its push into television, inking a first-look deal with Sonar Entertainment. Their first project under the pact is America's Most Admired Lawbreaker, based on the serialized Huffington Post article by journalist Steven Brill. Making A Murderer filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos will adapt with Nicki Paluga, with Ricciardi and Demos directing. The announcement was made… »

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Woody Harrelson Joins Matt Damon in George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ (Exclusive)

17 May 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Two-time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson is joining the star-studded cast of George Clooney‘s dark domestic dramedy “Suburbicon,” TheWrap has exclusively learned. Matt Damon is set to star alongside Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin and Oscar Isaac. Black Bear Pictures is financing the project, which Paramount acquired out of the Berlin Film Festival. Joel and Ethan Coen wrote the script, and the film is being produced by Joel Silver of Silver Pictures, Teddy Schwarzman of Black Bear, and Clooney and Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Pictures. Also Read: 'Now You See Me 2' Trailer Finds Lizzy Caplan Replacing Isla Fisher »

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Eye In the Sky: an indictment of drones or just a wishy-washy liberal war movie?

11 April 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Gavin Hood’s drone-strike thriller tries to create taut drama with a starry cast. But the message is masked by snoozeworthy scenes of them talking into phones

In pondering why Gavin Hood’s drone-strike thriller Eye In The Sky failed to involve me very deeply, I keep coming back to other movies like it. These are the films in which soldiers, spies and politicians stand around in different locations worrying about moral issues as the clock ticks down to zero-hour and the political complications and unspeakable dilemmas become ever more excruciating: Sydney Lumet’s Fail-Safe, and various wishy-washy Dlc-liberal movies by Rod Lurie, Andrew Niccol and George Clooney/Grant Heslov. My conclusion is that, like many of them, it allows the Big Issue to become the main character, and neglects to allow the drama to unfold among the characters.

In Eye In The Sky, people in different locations – military bases in England and Nevada, »

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George Clooney Is The Money Monster In First Poster For Jodie Foster-Directed Thriller

16 March 2016 6:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jodie Foster has dealt with a boogeyman or two across her glittering career – Panic Room and of course, The Silence of the Lambs – but for her latest directorial effort, Foster will be guiding the Money Monster onto the silver screen, and today’s stylish new poster introduces George Clooney’s Wall Street mastermind.

Set for a worldwide premiere at Cannes in May – the second of Foster’s films to do so, following The Beaver in 2011 – Money Monster brings together Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe and Giancarlo Esposito for a hostage thriller centering on Clooney’s TV personalty, Lee Gates.

Rolling out stock advice from his proverbial ivory tower, the picture sees “George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an explosive situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O’Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. »

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‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’ In Brisk Auction; Book Is By ‘Lost City Of Z’ Author David Grann

8 March 2016 12:05 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In what is shaping up to be the most competitive book-rights auction so far this year, just about every studio is in the mix on Killers Of The Flower Moon: An American Crime And The Birth Of The FBI. That is a book by David Grann (the New Yorker staff writer who wrote The Lost City Of Z). CAA is brokering. Right now, the lineup looks like this: Amy Pascal and George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse for Sony; Jason Blum and Scott Rudin for Universal; New Regency and… »

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Bloom sells out on 'Suburbicon'

15 February 2016 10:33 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Alex Walton and his team has sold out the world on the Coen bros dark comedy that George Clooney will direct and stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore.

eOne will distribute in the UK, Tele München/Concorde in Germany, Tri-Pictures in Spain, Leone Films in Italy, and Sun Distribution in Latin America.

Alex Walton and his team have licensed rights in: Canada (Elevation); Greece (Odeon); Hong Kong, (Bravos); Scandinavia (MisLabel); Romania (Odeon); Turkey (Bir); South Korea (Woosung); Japan (Tohokushinka Film Corporation); India (PVR); Taiwan (Filmware); Czech Republic (Aqs); Poland (Monolith); Australia (Roadshow); former Yugoslavia (Blitz); and Middle East (Salim Ramia).

As Screendaily reported exclusively earlier in the market, Paramount will distribute in the Us after paying $10m.

Black Bear Pictures is financing Suburbicon, which Joel Silver will produce through Silver Pictures alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures label, and Black Bear chief Teddy Schwarzman.

The film takes place in the titular quiet family town where »

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George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Sells Around the World

15 February 2016 7:25 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alex Walton’s sales, production and financing outfit Bloom has sold George Clooney’s black comedy “Suburbicon,” which stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, around the world.

The movie, which was written by Joel and Ethan Coen, is produced by Joel Silver, Clooney, Grant Heslov and Teddy Schwarzman, and is expected to begin shooting this October in Los Angeles. Paramount Pictures acquired U.S. distribution rights two days ago.

The movie has now been sold to U.K (eOne); Germany (Tele Muenchen/Concorde); Spain (Tri-Pictures); Italy (Leone Films); Latin America (Sun Distribution); Canada (Elevation); Greece (Odeon); Hong Kong, (Bravos); Scandinavia (MisLabel); Romania (Odeon); Turkey (Bir); Korea (Woosung); Japan (Tohokushinka Film Corporation); India (PVR); Taiwan (Filmware); Czech Republic (Aqs); Poland (Monolith); Australia (Roadshow); former Yugoslavia (Blitz); and Middle East (Salim Ramia).

Walton commented: “We’ve had an overwhelming response to ‘Suburbicon’ at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, drumming up worthy »

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Paramount Buys George Clooney-Directed Comedy ‘Suburbicon’

13 February 2016 1:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution to George Clooney’s black comedy “Suburbicon,” starring Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin and Julianne Moore.

The film is expected to begin shooting this October in Los Angeles.

The announcement was made Saturday at the Berlin film Festival. The project came together on Feb. 1 when Teddy Schwartzman of Black Bear Pictures announced he would finance.

Joel and Ethan Coen have written the script for “Suburbicon,” which is currently in pre-production. Joel Silver will produce under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures. Clooney will direct.

The movie will be set in the quiet family town of “Suburbicon,” where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal. »

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George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Nears Deals with Paramount

12 February 2016 8:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

George Clooney is one of the hottest properties at the Berlin Film Festival. After starring in opening night film “Hail, Caesar!,” Clooney is seeing his next directorial effort “Suburbicon” fast gathering traction.

Paramount Pictures is nearing  a deal with CAA for the film’s U.S. distribution rights, Variety has confirmed.

Meanwhile, at Berlin, sales agency Bloom is expected to be closing deals in major international territories over the next few days.

At the beginning of the month, Black Bear Pictures confirmed that it will finance the comedic drama, which was written by “Hail, Caesar!” directing pair Joel and Ethan Coen early in their careers but never made it to the screen. As Clooney told Variety recently, he’d sifted through dozens of scripts, looking for his next project, when he was reminded of the old screenplay and asked the Coen brothers for permission to finally adapt the story. When a home invasion turns deadly, »

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Paramount Seeking Clooney's "Suburbicon"

12 February 2016 5:26 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paramount is reportedly closing a deal to score domestic distribution rights to the George Clooney-directed "Suburbicon" for a fee in the $10 million range says Deadline. Details are being sorted out tonight.

Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Josh Brolin are attached to star in the dark domestic dramedy which Joel and Ethan Coen penned and which Clooney, Joel Silver, Grant Heslov and Teddy Schwarzman are producing.

Black Bear Pictures and Silver Pictures will produce the project which is still sorting out its international roll-out details. »

- Garth Franklin

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Efm: Paramount pays $10m for George Clooney's 'Suburbicon'

12 February 2016 5:06 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paramount is understood to have closed a Us deal in the $10m range for Suburbicon, the upcoming George Clooney-Coen brothers reunion that has been one of the most sought-after titles of the Efm.

The studio pounced after Clooney dropped in to meet with buyers in Berlin yesterday (Thurs) ahead of festival opener Hail, Caesar!, directed by the Coens.

Black Bear Pictures fully finances Suburbicon, a dark comedy that peels back the horror of a suburban locale and will star Matt Damon and Julianne Moore based on a screenplay by the Coens.

Joel Silver will produce via his Silver Pictures alongside Clooney and his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov, and Teddy Schwarzman of Black Bear.

Clooney is pictured with (L-r) Heslov, Schwarzman, Bloom chief Alex Walton and Silver Pictures CEO Hal Sadoff at the buyers presentation in Berlin.

CAA represents Us rights and Bloom handles international sales at the Efm.

Paramount had not »

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Efm: Paramount paying $10m for George Clooney's 'Suburbicon'

12 February 2016 5:06 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paramount is understood to be closing on a Us deal in the $10m range for Suburbicon, the upcoming George Clooney-Coen brothers reunion that has been one of the most sought-after titles of the Efm.

The studio pounced after Clooney dropped in to meet with buyers in Berlin yesterday (Thurs) ahead of festival opener Hail, Caesar!, directed by the Coens.

Black Bear Pictures fully finances Suburbicon, a dark comedy that peels back the horror of a suburban locale and will star Matt Damon and Julianne Moore based on a screenplay by the Coens.

Joel Silver will produce via his Silver Pictures alongside Clooney and his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov, and Teddy Schwarzman of Black Bear.

Clooney is pictured with (L-r) Heslov, Schwarzman, Bloom chief Alex Walton and Silver Pictures CEO Hal Sadoff at the buyers presentation in Berlin.

CAA represents Us rights and Bloom handles international sales at the Efm.

Paramount and the »

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