Tupac Shakur Biopic Gets New Momentum As Emmett/Furla/Oasis To Co-Finance

By | Thursday September 19, 2013 @ 10:24am PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE, 1:22 PM: Morgan Creek has confirmed Deadline’s report in a news release. It added that LT Hutton also is aboard as a producer and that the film will shoot in Atlanta.

PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films is … Read More »

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Sundance: ‘The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete’ Scribe Gets ‘Tupac’ Gig

By | Saturday January 19, 2013 @ 10:34am PST

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Starrbury has been brought on board to rewrite Morgan Creek Productions’ Tupac Shakur biopic. Starrbury wrote the screenplay for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, which is premiering at this year’s Sundance Read More »

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Rick Nicita Speaks About Morgan Creek Exit

By | Thursday January 5, 2012 @ 3:30pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Rick Nicita has left Morgan Creek, where he spent the past three years as COO and co-chairman alongside MCP owner James Robinson. Nicita, who left a longtime perch at CAA to take the job, left after his contract expired … Read More »

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Toronto Briefs: Grosvenor Park Lends Again, Morgan Creek Co-Fi’s ‘The Thing’ And Dustin Hoffman Sets ‘Quartet’

By | Monday September 12, 2011 @ 7:38am PDT
Mike Fleming

The press releases are flying over the transom and since the deal-making has been a bit slack. Here are a few tidbits.

* Grosvenor Park will once again lend money to film productions, forming UK-based EIS Film Fund to disperse $100 million each year for productions. Grosvenor Park fled from the film-financing scene in 2008, when the economy and the independent film business hit the rocks. The target is films with budgets ranging from $10 million to $30 million. Grosvenor Park will also produce senior, gap and tax lending collateralized by territorial distribution sales and production tax incentives, which was how the company lended to films in the past. “Now is an optimal time to re-enter the film-lending space given the strength of the marketplace and the current industry dynamics as evidenced by a resurgence of sales activity at the most recent film markets,” said GP’s Don Starr.

* Morgan Creek has become a co-financier on Universal’s remake of The Thing. The studio releases Morgan Creek’s films in the U.S. including the upcoming Jim Sheridan-directed Dream House, which stars Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz. The Thing is a prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 classic and it’s directed by Matthijs van Heijningen and produced by Strike Entertainment partners Marc Abraham and Eric Newman. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Dream House’

Mike Fleming

Universal and Morgan Creek have put up a trailer for Dream House, the thriller that stars Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts. The Jim Sheridan-directed film will be released September 30. The trailer certainly lays out a lot of the plot and is it me, or is some of … Read More »

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MPAA Upholds R Rating for ‘Dream House’

The film from Universal stars Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz and will be released in September. Here’s the MPAA release:

LOS ANGELES — The Classification and Rating Appeals Board today upheld the R rating given to the

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Morgan Creek’s ‘Tupac’ Gets Underway This Summer

By | Thursday February 10, 2011 @ 4:38pm PST
Mike Fleming

Los Angeles, CA February 10, 2011 – Principal photography is scheduled to begin in late Spring/early Summer on the biopic “TUPAC,” it was announced today James G. Robinson, Co-Chairman/CEO, and Rick Nicita, Co-Chairman/COO, of Morgan Creek Productions. Directed by

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WME Closing On Spec Script Sale Trifecta

By | Thursday June 24, 2010 @ 10:08am PDT
Mike Fleming

screenplay_pileThough the material market is summer sluggish, WME has managed the neat trick of closing in on three script deals this week, with another on the brink.

The spec in play is Ion, a Will Dunn scifi script that has Channing Tatum … Read More »

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