Benaroya Ups Ben Sachs to President, Acquires Sci-Fi Spec ‘Slingshot’

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 1:27pm PST

Ben SachsEXCLUSIVE: Indie finance/production co. Benaroya Pictures has boosted Ben Sachs from SVP to President as the company adds a new spec acquisition to its upcoming slate. Sachs will oversee Benaroya’s production and development titles including Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, and Damien Lewis and Z is for Zachariah starring Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pine, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Those pics both begin filming early this year. In his new position Sachs will report directly to founder Michael Benaroya and produce or exec produce all Benaroya-backed films. That includes pre-production titles Asa Butterfield-starring King of the Kastle and Stephen King adaptation Cell with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. The latest addition to Benaroya’s line-up is spec script Slingshot, Read More »

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Ethan Hawke To Reunite With ‘Hamlet’ Director For Modern-Day ‘Cymbeline’

By | Wednesday July 31, 2013 @ 10:04am PDT

Thirteen years after updating Hamlet to a modern day NYC setting, Ethan Hawke is reteaming with writer-director Michael Almereyda (Nadja, New Orleans, Mon Amour, William Eggleston in the Real World) on William Shakespeare’s … Read More »

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Benaroya Pics Taps Prashant Shah As VP And Head Of Physical Production

By | Wednesday June 19, 2013 @ 4:15pm PDT

Prashant Shah comes to Benaroya Pictures with a number of UK, US, and India-produced features and TV shows under his belt including Bollywood box office hits Ra.One and My Name Is Khan. Prashant founded his … Read More »

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