Drake Doremus Eyes Kristen Stewart And Nicholas Hoult For Next Pic ‘Equals’

By | Thursday October 24, 2013 @ 9:31am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Drake Doremus is casting up his next film Equals for an early 2014 start, and I hear he is courting The Twilight Saga‘s Kristen Stewart and … Read More »

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Cohen Media Group Acquires Drake Doremus’ Sundance Pic ‘Breathe In’

Mike Fleming

Cohen Media Group acquired U.S. distribution rights to Breathe In, the Drake Doremus-scripted and -directed drama that stars Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones and Amy Ryan. The film was one of a couple Sundance pics about a teacher who enters into an illicit relationship with a student. Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling of Super Crispy Entertainment produced, along with Steven Rales and Mark Roybal of Indian Paintbrush, which also financed the film. QED International remains on board handling international distribution. The film premiered to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. CMG is gearing up for a full theatrical release in fourth-quarter 2013. Read More »

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Sundance: QED Picks Up ‘Breathe In’ International Rights

By | Wednesday January 30, 2013 @ 3:27pm PST

QED International announced today that it will handle non-North American distribution of Drake DoremusSundance Film Festival title Breathe In. President of international sales Daniel Diamond Read More »

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‘Like Crazy’s Felicity Jones Is Warren Beatty’s Choice For Howard Hughes Film

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After a long search, Warren Beatty has chosen Like Crazy star Felicity Jones to play the female lead in the untitled film about reclusive industrialist Howard Hughes. The film is still mobilizing its financing, with New Regency in place … Read More »

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Hamptons Fest Sets ‘The Artist’ As Closing-Night Film, ‘Like Crazy’ As Centerpiece

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The 19th annual Hamptons International Film Festival has set the silent film sensation The Artist to be the closing-night film premiere on Oct. 16 and the Drake Doremus-directed drama Like Crazy to be the Centerpiece Film screening Oct. 15. That film won the Grand Jury Prize at 2011 Sundance, where it was acquired by Paramount and Indian Paintbrush.

The festival will honor its star, Anton Yelchin, as one of this year’s Breakthrough Performers. Other emerging stars will be added as the festival gets closer. HIFF already announced that its opening film will be the Jay and Mark Duplass-directed Jeff Who Lives at Home. The Michel Hazanavicius-directed The Artist, acquired by The Weinstein Company on the eve of Cannes, won Best Actor honors at the festival for Jean Dujardin, who plays a silent-movie superstar at the advent of talking pictures, a development that will ruin his career. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Like Crazy’

Mike Fleming

Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush have released a trailer for Like Crazy, one of the hot titles that came out of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The Drake Doremus-directed film stars Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence, it won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and good things are … Read More »

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‘Like Crazy’ Helmer Drake Doremus Sets Cast For Next Film

By | Friday July 22, 2011 @ 7:43am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Drake Doremus, who directed the Sundance sensation Like Crazy, has set Guy Pearce, Amy Ryan and Felicity Jones for his next film. Shooting on the untitled pic begins in a month and takes place in upstate New York. It’s … Read More »

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Sundance: 2011 Winners: ‘Like Crazy’ Wins Grand Jury Dramatic Prize, ‘How To Die In Oregon’ Wins Documentary

Mike Fleming

The 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards went down tonight in Park City. While the biggest surprise was the volume of films acquired by distributor, in the end, the story was about excellence in independent film making. The big winner of … Read More »

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Sundance: ‘Like Crazy’ Closes Deal With Paramount And Indian Paintbrush

Mike Fleming

UPDATE, 8:25 AM: As I tipped you yesterday, Paramount’s Adam Goodman and acquisitions exec Matt Brodie and Indian Paintbrush’s Peter McPartlin closed the deal with the UTA team today around 6 AM for the Super … Read More »

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SUNDANCE UPDATE: Deal For ‘Like Crazy’?

Mike Fleming

2ND UPDATE 4 PM: Deadline is hearing that the ask for Like Crazy is a $2 million minimum guarantee, and a $2 million P&A commitment. Fox Searchlight, The Weinstein Company, and Summit Entertainment are circling. But nothing is … Read More »

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