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Bob Shaye, Barry Morrow titles on Film Sales Company Cannes slate

9 May 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Andrew Herwitz Cannes-bound with Ambition, Smitten!

The Film Sales Company has acquired worldwide sales rights to features directed by two familiar Hollywood names.

Psychological thriller Ambition is directed by New Line Cinema founder Bob Shaye and produced by Unique Features, the company Shaye and former New Line president Michael Lynne launched in 2008.

The completed film centres on a beautiful young woman who must decide how far she will go to get what she wants – with or without the help of her two ardent suitors.

Shaye, whose directing credits include The Last Mimzy, produces Ambition with Unique’s Sarah Victor. Katherine Hughes, Sonoyoa Mizuno, and Giles Matthey.

Film Sales Company head Andrew Herwitz’s sales slate includes the rom-com Smitten! directed by Barry Morrow, who shared the best original screenplay Oscar for Rain Man in 1989.

Glee’s Darren Criss stars alongside model and TV star Madalina Ghenea. The story takes place in Tuscany, Italy, as a couple »

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The World’s Busiest Oscar Has Traveled Over 3 Million Miles

22 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

(Courtesy: Barry Morrow)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

Rain Man, the dramedy about a remarkable autistic man (Dustin Hoffman), was the big winner at the Oscars 28 years ago, claiming best picture, director (Barry Levinson), actor (Hoffman) and adapted screenplay, for which two statuettes were awarded: one to Barry Morrow, who wrote a script inspired by his friend Kim Peek, a “megasavant” he met after winning an Emmy for writing the 1981 TV movie Bill, another classic about a person with special needs; and the other to Ron Bass, who polished Morrow’s version.

Most Oscar winners proudly display their statuette where many will see it; Morrow has taken that to the extreme. He rarely has seen his in the years since Amy Irving and Richard Dreyfuss handed it to him — but it’s probably been more widely seen and held by others than any Oscar in history.

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The World's Busiest Oscar Has Traveled Over 3 Million Miles

21 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rain Man, the dramedy about a remarkable autistic man (Dustin Hoffman), was the big winner at the Oscars 28 years ago, claiming best picture, director (Barry Levinson), actor (Hoffman) and adapted screenplay, for which two statuettes were awarded: one to Barry Morrow, who wrote a script inspired by his friend Kim Peek, a “megasavant” he met after winning an Emmy for writing the 1981 TV movie Bill, another classic about a person with special needs; and the other to Ron Bass, who polished Morrow’s version.

Most Oscar winners proudly display their statuette where many will see it; Morrow has »

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