Mandalay Vision Acquires Cold War Novel ‘Preemptive Strike’

By | Friday September 27, 2013 @ 11:49am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Mandalay Vision has acquired screen rights to the John H. Scully novel Preemptive Strike. Mandalay Vision is teaming to produce it with the author’s Della Heights Productions, and they have set Paranoia and Vantage Point scribe Barry L. Levy to adapt. Mandalay Vision’s Matthew Rhodes will produce with Scully. Mandalay Vision’s Jennifer Berman is exec producer along with Mandalay Pictures’ Cathy Schulman. Inspired by true events, the novel is a Cold War action thriller about what could have become one of the most dangerous moments during the back and forth between the U.S. and Soviet Union. At a time when the latter’s nuclear missile program was far ahead of America, a young FBI agent was tasked with hunting down a Soviet double agent to protect a critical piece of technology from falling into Russian hands. It could have tipped the scales disastrously and the son of ex-Premier Nikita Khrushchev recently confirmed it actually happened. The book was published in 2010. Read More »

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Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini Lapse Into ‘My Beautiful Coma’

By | Wednesday May 1, 2013 @ 2:17pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Filmmaking team Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini have made deals to rewrite and direct My Beautiful Coma, the Chris Downey-scripted drama for Mandalay and Brett Ratner’s Rat Entertainment. Mandalay’s Matthew Rhodes and Cathy Schulman … Read More »

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Ryan Reynolds Circling ‘The Voices’ For Mandalay Vision

By | Tuesday October 9, 2012 @ 4:58pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Ryan ReynoldsEXCLUSIVE: Mandalay Vision and Vertigo Entertainment are in early talks with Ryan Reynolds to star in The Voices, a psychological thriller that will be directed by Marjane Satrapi from a script by Paranormal Activity’s Michael R. Perry. The script made the Black List, and Satrapi got an Oscar nom for Best Animated Feature for her first film Persepolis, adapted from her semi-autobiographical novel. Read More »

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Indie Feature ‘Whiskey Bay’ Sets Cast

By | Monday August 27, 2012 @ 3:31pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Hatfields & McCoysTom Berenger, Amy Smart, Bill Duke, Neal McDonough, Christopher Marquette and Frederick Weller have been set to join Matt Dillon and Willem Read More »

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Mandalay Vision, Vertigo Duet On Marjane Satrapi-Directed Thriller ‘The Voices’

By | Tuesday August 7, 2012 @ 9:24am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Mandalay Vision and Vertigo Entertainment will team on The Voices, a psychological thriller that will be directed by Marjane Satrapi from a script by Paranormal Activity’s Michael R. Perry. The script made the Black List, … Read More »

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Mandalay Vision Sets Julian Jarrold To Helm ‘Exit 147′

By | Thursday March 1, 2012 @ 10:02am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Mandalay Vision has set Julian Jarrold to helm Exit 147, an indie thriller scripted by Travis Milloy. Cathy Schulman and Matthew Rhodes are producing for Mandalay Vision with Lenny Beckerman. Mandalay Vision is independently financing the film for a … Read More »

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Cannes: Mandalay Vision Gets New Location And Leader, And Two-Year Funding Deal With Prescience

By | Friday May 13, 2011 @ 4:43pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Mandalay Pictures is moving its prestige pic division Mandalay Vision from New York to Los Angeles and has named Matthew Rhodes its new Vision president. At the same time, Mandalay owner Peter Guber and president Cathy Schulman have locked a new two-year funding deal with Tim Smith’s Prescience, financier of … Read More »

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Cannes: ‘Another Happy Day’ For Phase 4

By | Friday May 13, 2011 @ 9:18am PDT

Phase 4 Films has acquired domestic rights to Another Happy Day, writer-director Sam Levinson’s dark comedy about a dysfunctional family that won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film — starring Ellen Barkin, Demi … Read More »

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Mandalay Vision Prexy Celine Rattray Forms Maven Pictures With Trudie Styler

By | Thursday May 12, 2011 @ 11:38am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Celine Rattray is leaving her post as president of Mandalay Vision to partner with Trudie Styler in the launch of Maven Pictures, a Gotham-based film development, production and financing company. The Maven partners hope to produce three to five … Read More »

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