Megan Park Associates with LuckyChap Enjoyment, Indian Paintbrush

Megan Park has established her extremely-expected second feature with LuckyChap Amusement and Indian Paintbrush.

Following her SXSW-successful element debut “The Fallout,” Park has published and will immediate a coming-of-age comedy, titled “My Outdated Ass.” The film will commence casting before long and is anticipated to start out filming this summer season.

Park was named to Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch” record for 2022 with “The Fallout,” which stars Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler and Julie Bowen and follows the teenagers as they endeavor to rebuild their life subsequent a faculty tragedy. The movie debuted at the 2021 SXSW Movie Festival, wherever Park obtained the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for narrative attribute, as effectively as the festival’s Brightcove Illumination Award for her screenplay. “The Fallout” was produced in January on HBOMax.

Park is represented by ICM Companions, Burstein Co., Cohen Gardner LLP and ID. LuckyChap Leisure is represented by CAA, Management 360, legal professional Jeff Bernstein and Narrative.

Issa Rae and Jimmy Kimmel Guide Lineup of Presenters for 27th Once-a-year Critics Decision Awards

The Critics Alternative Affiliation (CCA) announced its lineup of presenters for the awards ceremony, hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer on Sunday, March 13. Issa Rae and Jimmy Kimmel will bestow distinctive honors during the awards ceremony, with Rae presenting the SeeHer Award to Halle Berry and Kimmel honoring Billy Crystal with the Lifetime Accomplishment Award.

Added presenters include Ava DuVernay, Carey Mulligan, Jamie Dornan, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Kristen Wiig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mandy Moore, Zoey Deutch, Joel McHale, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, J.K. Simmons, Ray Romano, Ken Jeong, Alan Kim, Angelica Ross, Annie Mumolo, Dominique Jackson, Dylan O’Brien, Hailie Sahar, Indya Moore, Jacob Bertrand, Jung Ho-yeon, Kaci Walfall, Lee Jung-jae, Maria Bakalova, Mayim Bialik, Nasim Pedrad, Park Hae-soo, Ralph Macchio, Robin Thede, LA Rams Coach Sean McVay & Veronika Khomyn, Shawn Hatosy and Sonequa Martin-Eco-friendly.

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Robert Rippberger Tapped to Immediate Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Renner’

Penned by Martin Medina and David Largman Murray, with a story by Luke Medina, the script was a 2020 Screencraft Horror Level of competition Finalist, “Renner” facilities on an introverted computer system genius with intense compulsive tendencies who has completed a innovative type of A.I., acknowledged as ‘Salenus’. As the film’s logline points out, when an beautiful neighbor, Jamie, moves in subsequent doorway and exhibits fascination in Renner, his lifetime starts to upend as she pulls him into a dark conspiracy that may lead to his destruction.

“Renner” is made by Rippberger, Medina, and Jeremy Walton, with casting at the moment underway and generation established to start off in August. The offer was place together by executive producers Jay Burnley and Greg Gertmenian of Slated, the movie packaging and funding system.

Rippberger is finest recognized for his documentaries, like “Public Enemy Selection One” and “7 Times in Syria.” The filmmaker recently directed the horror-thriller “Those Who Stroll Away,” starring Booboo Stewart. He is now making the documentary “How to Create a Truth of the matter Engine,” with government producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov, as well as the halt-motion animated movie “The Inventor” from “Ratatouille” author Jim Capobianco, starring Daisy Ridley, Stephen Fry, Marion Cotillard, and Matt Berry.

Vertical Leisure Acquires ‘The Walk’ Starring Justin Chatwin and Terrence Howard

Vertical Amusement has acquired North American legal rights to distribute the motion picture, which tells the story of the court-purchased compelled integration of the Boston Faculty Technique in the 1970s.

“The Walk” follows Bill Coughlin (Chatwin, pictured below), a Boston Irish cop, who should contend with social strain and bigotry in his community and within just the police pressure right after being assigned to safeguard Black pupils bused into the all-white South Boston Higher. The plot chronicles the political and social fallout pursuing the court’s 1974 conclusion, which resulted in brutal violence and city-broad protests, as 3 stories collide through the fateful very first day of university. Malcolm McDowell, Jeremy Piven, Katie Douglas, Lovie Simone and Anastasiya Mitrunen also star.

Directed by Daniel Adams (“The Lightkeepers”) beneath his Mooncusser Filmworks banner, who also co-wrote the script alongside jail reform and civil rights activist George Powell, the movie will be produced in theaters and digitally on June 10.

“Vertical has a prolonged and effective historical past of presenting films with important social themes to audiences,” said Adams. “That would be purpose plenty of to be energized about this partnership, but add to that what a enjoyment it is to get the job done with Peter and Tony and the relaxation of the Vertical workforce, and it helps make this deal truly superb.”

The challenge is govt manufactured by Alex Nazarenko, and produced by Michael Mailer (“Blind,” “The Ledge”), Hank Blumenthal and Paul W. Hazen. The offer was negotiated by Hazen on behalf of filmmakers and Peter Jarowey and Tony Piantedosi on behalf of Vertical Amusement.

Added Jarowey: “’The Walk’ provides a crucial insight into an instrumental but conflicting time in U.S record. Initiatives to desegregate colleges experienced a profound effect on the learners who lived by means of the systemic change, and this movie sheds some mild on what it was like to stay by this kind of a adjust.”

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Justin Chatwin as Bill Coughlin in “The Stroll.”
Courtesy of Vertical Enjoyment