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Creative Wealth Media entities in connection with the financing, or co-financing, of various independent feature films including: "Assassination Nation", "Monster", "Tully", "Red Sea Diving Resort", "The Front Runner", "Fair and Balanced" and "Fonzo".

2018

Areas Entertainment

Summary

 

Goodmans acted as lead counsel to the Creative Wealth Media entities in connection with the financing, or co-financing, of various independent feature films including:

  1. “Assassination Nation” premiered at Sundance in 2018, from writer/director Sam Levinson, billed as “a one thousand percent true story about how the quite all American town of Salem absolutely lost its .mind”. After the Sundance screening NEON and AGBO acquired international distribution rights for more than $10 million (the biggest deal of this year’s Sundance Festival).
  2. “Monster” premiered at Sundance in 2018 starring Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright about a 17 year old honours student charged with murder.
  3. “Tully” premiered at Sundance in 2018 in the “secret screening slot” from writer Diablo Cody, director Jason Reitman and stars Charlize Thereon. Focus Features has picked up international distribution rights.
  4. “Red Sea Diving Resort” filming in South Africa and Namibia from the Israeli writer/director Gideon Raff (Prisoners of War) produced with EMJAG’s Alexandra Milchan, and starring Chris Evans, Michael K Williams and Sir Ben Kingsley. STX International has acquired international distribution rights. Endeavor Content and CAA are representing the domestic rights.
  5. “The Front Runner” premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018, directed by Jason Reitman stars Hugh Jackman as Gary Hart, a politician brought down by social media before the term social media existed.
  6. “Fair and Balanced” filming started in October 2018 and is directed by Jay Roach from a screenplay by Charles Randolph that centers around the stories of various female Fox News personnel and their altercations with founder Roger Ailes. Stars Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson, Margot Robbie as Kayla Pospisil and John Lithgow as Roger Ailes.
  7. “Fonzo” an upcoming biographical crime film written, directed and edited by Josh Trank, with Tom Hardy starring as notorious gangster Al Capone.