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Exclusive: Alfred A. Knopf has firmed plans for a June 23 publication date for The Cartel, the title author Don Winslow has chosen for the sequel novel to his seminal 2005 drug war epic The Power Of The Dog. The sequel novel is the first one edited by Sonny Mehta since he won back Winslow from S&S; it was Mehta who edited The Power Of The Dog and The Winter Of Frankie Machine. Winslow has had some of his novels adapted into movies — the Oliver Stone-directed Savages the… »
Exclusive: John Lesher, freshly nominated for the PGA Award for Birdman, is joining Lbi Entertainment, the management/production company founded by Rick Yorn, Ian Montone and Dave Baram, with Julie Yorn running the production business.
The details and structure still are being worked out, but I’ve confirmed that Lesher is joining forces with a team he has a long relationship with. They will collaborate on future projects, as the next step in his career. “Taking on this next chapter working with Rick and Julie is a dream come true,” said Lesher in confirming the move. “We do different things and we complement each other, and together this will be exciting.”
Lesher, once a top-tier agent of directing talent at UTA and Endeavor before he ran Paramount Classics and then Paramount Pictures, has fast become a taste-making producer through his Le Grisbi Productions shingle. The most recent success is Birdman, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
2 items from 2015
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