Aldamisa Entertainment is teaming up with Neal Dodson, Corey Moosa, and Zachary Quinto’s Before The Door Pictures to produce horror romance Vivien Hasn’t Been Herself Lately, from writer-director Brian Duffield. The project marks Duffield’s directorial debut after penning Black List script Your Bridesmaid’s A Bitch and Relativity’s Jane Got A Gun starring Natalie Portman. Vivien tracks a married couple struggling to survive against a supernatural entity and will be exec produced by Nicki Cortese, who brought the script to Aldamisa and Before the Door. Gersh and Circle of Confusion client Duffield is also writing Insurgent for Red Wagon and Summit and last year sold spec script Monster Problems to Paramount for Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps banner. Meanwhile, the Before the Door gang is up for four Indie Spirit Awards for JC Chandor’s All Is Lost and are reteaming with Chandor on his third pic, A Most Violent Year. The banner’s foray into genre includes horror pic Banshee Chapter, due out in January. Aldamisa productions Sin City 2 (The Weinstein Co.) and Chef (Open Road) will hit theaters in 2014. The company’s Jere Hausfater and Philip Elway negotiated the Vivien deal and EVP of Sales Eric Min will handle worldwide presales out of Berlin. Before the Door is repped by CAA and attorney …
‘Jane Got A Gun’ Scribe Sets Directorial Debut ‘Vivien Hasn’t Been Herself Lately’ For Aldamisa & Before The Door
Robert Downey Jr. has joined ensemble comedy Chef, reteaming with his Iron Man and Iron Man II director and co-star Jon Favreau. Favreau wrote and is helming the film. Also on board are Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale. Aldamisa International will start pre-sales in Cannes on the movie that’s based on an original idea from Favreau about a man who loses his job as a chef and starts a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise. Production starts July 8 in LA. Karen Gilchrist and Aldamisa co-chair Sergei Bespalov are producing. Aldamisa is financing with partner Kilburn Media and Mark Manuel. CAA packaged and is repping U.S. rights. The deal was negotiated by Jere Hausfater and Philip Elway on behalf of Aldamisa.
EXCLUSIVE: After announcing a directing deal at the EFM in February, Barbra Streisand and Aldamisa International have identified the project that will mark the multi-hyphenate’s return to feature helming. Streisand will direct an as-yet untitled love story based on the relationship between photographer Margaret Bourke-White and author Erskine Caldwell. This will be her first time directing a motion picture since 1996′s The Mirror Has Two Faces, in which she starred alongside Jeff Bridges. Streisand is not expected to appear in the film and I understand that casting is underway with an eye to shoot before the end of the year. Streisand is currently overseeing the screenplay for the project. She had previously sought to film the story, but that production did not come to fruition. This is a new take.
Bourke-White was a pioneering photojournalist who became the first female photographer for Life magazine in 1936. She married Caldwell, the controversial southern author of Tobacco Road and God’s Little Acre, in 1939. They most famously collaborated on You Have Seen Their Faces, a pictorial survey of the rural American South during the Great Depression. The film will chart the pair’s tumultuous relationship. They divorced in 1942.
Streisand’s other directing efforts have included 1983′s Yentl, 1991′s The Prince Of Tides and The Mirror Has Two Faces. The three films received a total of 14 Academy Award nominations, …
At the moment, the filmmaker/star is contemplating several projects. Her debut as a director was the iconic “Yentl” in 1983, the first major American feature film a female artist directed, wrote, produced and starred in. This was followed by “The Prince Of Tides” in 1991 and “The Mirror Has Two Faces” in 1996. The three films received a total of 14 Academy Award nominations.
“We are thrilled to provide underwriting for a filmmaker of her vision, stature and accomplishment,” stated Nadine de Barros, Aldamisa President of International Sales & Acquisitions. de Barros will also serve as a producer on the eventual film with Aldamisa Co-Chairman Sergei Bespalov. The picture will be financed by Mark Manuel’s Kilburn Media.
Aldamisa International announced today that Nadine de Barros will join the company as President, International Sales and Distribution. The former Voltage Pictures VP Sales and Acquisitions will also source product for financing and serve as an executive producer. The appointment of de Barros, who formally joins the company on May 3, comes just two days after Jere Hausfater’s appointment as chief operating officer was announced. Founded in 2011, Aldamisa International and parent company Aldamisa Entertainment produce, acquire, finance and manage international sales for a wide slate of films.
Aldamisa International announced Jere Hausfater’s appointment today as chief operating officer. The former Miramax International EVP will oversee the company’s global day-to-day business and operations. Hausfater, who has also held executive positions at Walt Disney Studios and Essential Entertainment, will report directly to co-CEOs and co-chairs Sergei and Marina Bespalov. Founded in 2011, Aldamisa International and parent company Aldamisa Entertainment produce, acquire, finance and manage international sales for a wide slate of films.