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Nathan Miller & Corinne Hayoun Upped To Partner Status At Manage-ment

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Exclusive: Manage-ment, Dan Halsted’s bicoastal management and production company that reps writers and directors like Taika Waititi, Catherine Hardwicke, Moonlight scribe Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Emmy-winning The Americans creator Joe Weisberg, has promoted managers Nathan Miller and Corinne Hayoun to partners.

Miller, who has a degree in screenwriting, has been with the company for nine years and boasts a roster of clients who have been staffed on shows including The Chi (Showtime), American Gods (Starz), Nightflyers (Syfy), and Seven Seconds (Netflix). During his time at Mange-ment, Miller has optioned IP to a number of major networks and studios including Legendary, CBS, Lionsgate, and Studio 8.

Former CAA theater agent Hayoun, who joined the company three years ago as head of the New York office, has clients with projects set up at places such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, as well as recently staffed on shows such
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‘The Americans’ Co-ep Tracey Scott Wilson Inks Overall Deal With FX Prods.

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Writer-producer Tracey Scott Wilson, who worked on The Americans for five seasons, is staying in the fold after the end of the acclaimed FX series. Wilson has signed an overall production deal with FX Productions, the studio behind The Americans, to develop original content for FX Networks and other outlets. She already is writing for FX’s upcoming untitled Fosse/Verdon limited series starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams, produced by Fox 21 TV Studios and FX Prods.

The Americans was the first major TV series gig for Wilson who was an accomplished playwright when she joining the show for its second season in 2014. She has been a rising star since then, starting as a staff writer and getting promoted to story editor to co-producer, supervising producer and most recently co-executive producer. Wilson shared in The Americans’ WGA Award for Dramatic Series for season 5. Wilson previously was a writer on NBC
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YouTube Orders Comedy Pilot ‘It’s A Man’s World’ From Theresa Rebeck, Christina Wayne & ITV Studios America

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Exclusive: YouTube has given a pilot order to It’s a Man’s World (working title), a provocative half-hour comedy taking on gender inequality in the gaming industry. It is written by Smash creator Theresa Rebeck and produced by Christina Wayne’s Assembly Entertainment in association with ITV Studios America.

It’s a Man’s World, written by Rebeck with an original script by Heidi Schreck (Billions), centers on Emma, a successful video game design executive and the sole breadwinner for her family who is used to dodging the land mines that come with being a woman in a male-dominated field.

When she gets fired without explanation and finds that she’s being blacklisted by everyone in her industry, Emma decides to dress as a man to get a new job and to continue supporting her family. As strange and politically incorrect as Emma’s new life may be, she
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The Virgin Suicides

Sofia Coppola’s first feature film is a head-swirling poetic essay about adolescent angst and terminal self-destruction in suburbia, where some families are unbalanced, others are dysfunctional and some are just plain toxic. Coppola sticks close to the source book, looking for visuals to express author Jeffrey Eugenides’ solution-challenged mystery, narrated by a composite group of teenaged boys.

The Virgin Suicides

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The Criterion Collection 920

1999 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 97 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date April 24, 2018 / 39.95

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, A. J. Cook, Hanna Hall, Leslie Hayman, Chelse Swain, James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Josh Hartnett, Michael Paré, Scott Glenn, Danny DeVito, Giovanni Ribisi.

Cinematography: Ed Lachman

Film Editor: Melissa Kent, James Lyons

Original Music: Air

From the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides

Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, Julie Costanzo, Dan Halsted, Chris Hanley

Written and Directed by Sofia Coppola

At the finale of the Apocalypse Now documentary Hearts of Darkness Francis
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Legendary Conjures Deal For Ghost Tale ‘Ernest;’ ‘Happy Death Day’s Christopher Landon To Helm

Exclusive: Legendary has won an auction for screen rights to Ernest, a short story by Geoff Manaugh published on Vice.com. Christopher Landon, director of the sleeper horror Blumhouse hit Happy Death Day, will both adapt the short story into a feature and direct the film. Dan Halsted and Nate Miller are attached as producers. Legendary was one of six bidders, with others including Amblin, Studio 8, Sony and Fox 2000, sources said. The project was brought in by newly…
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News Bits: Masculinity, Liminal, Osama, Guardians

Screen Masculinity

For almost a year, Graffiti with Punctuation editor Blake Howard and I have been discussing doing a series of essays about a topic of mutual interest - portrayals of masculinity on screen. The aim is to explore our favorite elements of the topic, to get quite personal and to come up with something hopefully compelling.

That journey continues today with the second piece by myself, arguably one of the most personal pieces of writing I've ever done for the site and sets a tone for promising reading to come. I urge you to check out the piece in our features section, or by clicking here and to leave feedback on it if possible.

Liminal

Fox 2000 has acquired the supernatural psychological thriller "Liminal" with Christopher Landon set to direct. Landon will also write the script based on a story by Adam Robitel. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are producing.
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ABC Planning A Watergate Thriller Series

ABC is in the early stages of developing a Watergate-themed limited series about Richard Nixon's 1970s White House burglary and subsequent scandal.

Jon Maas ("The Last Debate") is penning the project which is said to have a thriller tone and unfolds the story through the eyes of John Dean, the then-White House counsel for President Nixon. Thinking he's nabbed the job of a lifetime, he soon discovers he's being set up to become the fall guy for the president.

Entertainment One and Storyscape Entertainment will produce with Maas, Bob Cooper, Dan Halsted, Eric Hamburg and Jeff Field serving as executive producers.

Source: The Live Feed
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‘An Act Of God’ Producer And Ex-caa Agent Corinne Hayoun To Run Manage-ment’s Gotham Outpost

Exclusive: Dan Halsted's company Manage-ment has hired former CAA theater agent Corinne Hayoun to run its New York based headquarters. Hayoun spent eight years at CAA repping stage talent, and she is a producer of the Jim Parsons-starrer Broadway hit An Act Of God. She’s also a board member of the Lilly Awards Foundation, which recognizes extraordinary contributions of women in theatre. She’ll manage clients and continue to produce theater. She joins manager Nate Miller
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Ift takes ‘Bleeding Heart’ to Cannes

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Ift takes ‘Bleeding Heart’ to Cannes
Exclusive: International Film Trust heads to Cannes with sales rights to the recent Tribeca world premiere starring Jessica Biel.

Bleeding Heart also stars David Mamet’s daughter Zosia Mamet from HBO’s Girls and The Kids Are All Right. ICM Partners represents Us rights.

Ift president Christian de Gallegos and his team will commence international sales on the story of a yoga instructor who attempts to rescue her sister from an abusive relationship.

Diane Bell, whose credits include 2010 Sundance Sloan Prize winner Obselidia, wrote and directed the thriller.

Super Crispy Entertainment’s Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling and Greg Ammon of Fido Features produced. Audrey and Zygi Wilf and Dan Halsted served as executive producers.

Bleeding Heart showcases the talents of Jessica and Zosia who are both utterly compelling in Diane’s bold, female performance-driven film, which will most certainly have international appeal,” said de Gallegos.

Kevin Hoiseth brokered the deal behalf of Ift with ICM Partners and attorney
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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Nikole Beckwith’s Stockholm, Pennsylvania

An actor, musician and a playwright who sort of came swanning into the driver’s seat in 2012 stringing the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting and ranking just below Whiplash on the 2012 Black List with the aptly titled Stockholm, Pennsylvania. The double mention jettisoned the first-time writer-director into Sundance’s Directors Lab for June of last year and went into production in early February. Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon toplined this party-pooper item — which promises to visit a truly dark place in the child survivor psyche, and as the trades suggested at the time, might be shockingly accurate in terms of some baffling real life events that occurred for the captive women they found in Cleveland. Bravura performances are almost assured in what might be a pin-drop subject matter stunner. Arnaud Potier (Mélanie Laurent’s Cannes debuted Respire) and oft Sundance film editor Joe Kloytz are among the tech fold.
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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Diane Bell’s Shiva and May

Working from a deeply original aperture, you couldn’t ask for a better calling card with the iconoclastic look into the species. Diane Bell’s debut film was a double winner at Sundance (Alfred P. Sloan Prize and Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic) the year that Winter’s Bone won the Grand Jury Prize. While Obselidia garnered fanfare back in 2010, her sophomore film will likely receive more curious onlookers due to the titular pairing of Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet who’ll be technically breaking out in film with this item. Re-teaming with dp Zak Mulligan, lensing began back in October of 2013 on Shiva and May and since it bypassed all film fests in 2014, there is no doubt that this Girls friendly item will have been among the most earliest submissions sent to the Park City folks.

Gist: Yoga teacher May (Jessica Biel) lives a peaceful, orderly life with her
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Michael Ealy To Star In ‘A Civil Right’ For Revolution Media

Michael Ealy To Star In ‘A Civil Right’ For Revolution Media
Exclusive: Golden Globe-nominated Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man Too, Sleeper Cell) will star as civil rights activist Dr. Gilbert Mason in biopic A Civil Right, the first feature from Michael Benaroya and Darryl Taja’s new Revolution Media shingle. The film tells the story of the Biloxi physician who led nonviolent “wade-ins” against segregation on Gulf Coast beaches between 1959 and 1963, protests that sparked violence from whites and resulted in the first successful anti-discrimination suit against the state of Mississippi. Mason’s activism landed him at #3 on the FBI’s civil rights agitators most-watched list, and he went on to successfully fight for school desegregation in the state and help form the Council of Federated Organizations (Cofo). He served as President of the Mississippi NAACP for three decades before his death in 2006.

Salvatore Stabile will direct from his own script. “Sal wrote an amazing script that I’ve wanted to make for two years,
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Blumhouse Bringing Son of Sam to TV

Blumhouse Productions is moving from the big screen to the small for its latest project, which is based on Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz. Read on for the first details right here.

Deadline is reporting that Jason Blum’s production company is returning to the longform arena with another New York period piece based on a true story: miniseries "Son of Sam." Blumhouse will develop the six-hour mini with Fox TV Studios ("The Killing").

Written by Steven Katz ("The Knick," "From the Earth to the Moon"), "Son of Sam" juxtaposes David Richard Berkowitz’s murder confession of Satan worship and human sacrifice with the actual police investigation of December 1975-1977. For almost two years, the Son of Sam terrorized New York City, killing six people while eluding a massive manhunt and taunting the police with brazen letters. The spree finally came to an end in August 1977 when Berkowitz was
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Columbia University Announces the Blue List Screenwriting Competition Winners

You've heard of the Black List, now here's the Blue List. New York City's Columbia University has announced its list of six exceptional unproduced screenplays they'll support. The competition was started by Columbia Film Mfa students and screenwriters Tesia Walker and Emily Shesh, who modeled their idea after the Black List, which highlights exceptional unproduced screenplays in Hollywood, many of which are eventually developed into acclaimed features. Previous Black List selections include "Juno," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," and "In Bruges." The scripts were selected by a panel which included Glenn Close, Michael Mann, screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg, UTA Agent Peter Benedek, Wme agent Tom Wellington, screenwriter Jim Hart, producer Dan Powell, producer Jenette Kahn, manager Dan Halsted, manager George Heller, Preferred Content agent Abby Davis, Preferred Content partner Ross M. Dinerstein, and NBC executive Joey Chavez. Walker and Shesh hope that the six screenplays...
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Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon Join Stockholm, Pennsylvania

Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon Join Stockholm, Pennsylvania
Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon have joined the drama Stockholm, Pennsylvania for writer/director Nikole Beckwith. This will be Beckwith's first feature film, with shooting scheduled to begin next month in Los Angeles.

Cynthia Nixon plays the grief stricken mother of a kidnapped girl (Saoirse Ronan) who is now free and struggles to acclimate herself to society after being raised by her abductor. The mother goes to great lengths to get closer to her daughter after twenty years of separation, but she finds it difficult to gain the young woman's love and acceptance.

Jason Isaacs was previously cast as the captor, with David Warshofsky portraying the girl's father.

Stockholm, Pennsylvania is an adaptation of Nikole Beckwith's play, with the script landing on the 2012 Black List. The screenplay won the 2012 Nicholl Fellowship after coming through the Sundance Screenwriting Lab. Greg Ammon will produce through his own Fido Features in association with Olympus Pictures,
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Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon Head to Stockholm, Pennsylvania

It happens, man. You're walking along and minding your own business, and then Boom! You're thrown into the back of a van with a mysterious captor whom you end up falling madly in love with. Trouble is... there are consequences. Deadly consequences.

Deadline is reporting that Saoirse Ronan (pictured; The Lovely Bones, Byzantium) and Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City") have been set to star in psychological thriller Stockholm, Pennsylvania, which is scripted and to be directed by Nikole Beckwith.

The film is an adaptation of a play, and the script made the 2012 Black List and won the 2012 Nicholl Fellowship and came through the Sundance Screenwriting Lab. Greg Ammon is producing through his banner Fido Features in association with Olympus PicturesLeslie Urdang and Dan Halsted.

Ronan stars as developmentally stunted Leia, a young woman raised by a kidnapper who now struggles to acclimate to her actual parents after 20 years of separation.
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Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon Star In ‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’

Exclusive: Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon have been set to star in Stockholm, Pennsylvania, a drama scripted and to be directed by Nikole Beckwith. Pic marks her feature helmer debut and production begins next week in Los Angeles. The film is an adaptation of the play, and the script made the 2012 Black List and won the 2012 Nicholl Fellowship and came through the Sundance Screenwriting Lab. Greg Ammon is producing through his banner Fido Features in association with Olympus PicturesLeslie Urdang and Dan Halsted. Ronan stars as developmentally stunted Leia, a young woman raised by a kidnapper who now struggles to acclimate to her actual parents after 20 years of separation. Nixon plays the girl’s grief-stricken mother, who goes to extreme lengths to recapture her daughter’s love. Jason Isaacs plays her captor, and David Warshofsky plays her father. Fido Features is a production/finance company that recently wrapped Shiva & May,
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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #157. Diane Bell’s Shiva & May

Shiva & May

Director: Diane Bell

Writer: Diane Bell

Producers: Super Crispy FilmsJonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling, Manage-ment’s Dan Halsted, Greg Ammon

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Jessica Biel, Zosia Mamet

Diane Bell’s highly inventive, stylistically unique, microscopic Obselidia was among Sundance ’10 most oddest entities. If Diane Be”It’ll be curious if much of this DNA finds itslef in her sophomore film which magnetically caught the attention of name-talent in Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet. Shiva & May will bring out the kink and thriller elements.

Gist: Biel stars as a peaceful yoga instructor who finds herself behaving in ways she never imagined in an effort to protect her newly discovered sister Shiva (Zosia Mamet), who is a sex worker, from a less-than-savory boyfriend (Joe Anderson).

Release Date: Shoring up for the production in the month of October, this will technically be well ready for the fall festival season,
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Saoirse Ronan Heads to Stockholm, Pennsylvania

Saoirse Ronan ( The Host , Atonement ) is lined up to headline director Nikole Beckwith's Stockholm, Pennsylvania , Deadline reports. The film, also written by Beckwith, made the 2012 Black List with the following official logline: A young woman (Ronan), kidnapped when she was a kid, returns home to the family she barely remembers and struggles to feel .at home.. Also attached to star are Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City") and David Warshofsky ( Taken ) as Ronan's character's parents and Jason Isaacs (The Harry Potter franchise) as the girl's captor. Greg Ammon is producing through Fido Features and Dan Halsted and Leslie Urdang producing through Olympus Pictures. (Photo Credit: Daniel Demma / Adriana M. Barraza / WENN.com)
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ABC To Adapt ‘Bright Young Things’ Books As Drama Series With John Wells & Alloy

Exclusive: ABC has put in development Bright Young Things, a drama based on Alloy’s best-selling Bright Young Things book series written by Anna Godbersen. Produced by John Wells Prods. and Alloy Entertainment through Warner Bros. TV, the adaptation will be written by playwright/screenwriter Sheila Callaghan. It is set in 1929 and centers on two women who escape their small Midwestern town and end up in Manhattan. One discovers that the father she’s never known is the head of a crime ring, while the other struggles to become a singer. John Wells Prods.’ Wells and Andrew Stearn and Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Cheryl Dolins executive produce, with Callaghan co-executive producing. The Bright Young Things book series was launched in 2010 with a novel by that name, followed by Beautiful Days and The Lucky Ones. This marks a rare collaboration of two of Warner Bros. TV’s biggest production companies on the same project: Jwp,
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