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Mosaic Signs Actors Tyler Blackburn & Jaimie Alexander

By | Monday July 15, 2013 @ 5:52pm PDT

Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor) have signed with Mosaic‘s David Fleming and Tory Howard for management. Blackburn has been on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars since the end of its first season playing the role of Caleb Rivers and is set to topline Liars‘ upcoming spinoff Ravenswood premiering in October. Blackburn is also represented by Gersh, Viewpoint PR and attorneys Cindy Gesner and Jamie Feldman. Alexander earned a cult following for playing the warrior Sif in Thor and will reprise her role in Thor: The Dark World out this November. She broke out playing Jessi on Kyle XY, recurred on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie and was also the female lead opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand. She is also represented by WME, Pinnacle PR and attorney Lev Ginsburg.

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Australia’s Jungleboys Signs With Mosaic

By | Thursday March 28, 2013 @ 2:55am PDT

Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney

Australian production outfit Jungleboys has signed with Mosaic as the company pursues a U.S. remake of its comedy series A Moody Christmas. Jungleboys principles Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd created the Australian comedy Review With Myles Barlow that’s being retooled as Review With Forrest MacNeil for Comedy Central, starring Andy Daly. Writer-director O’Donnell and Lloyd, a writer-actor who played the lead in Myles Barlow, signed with the Gersh Agency last November. One of Australia’s top advertising production companies, Jungleboys recently moved into TV comedy and plans to expand into factual programming. Commissioned by Australia’s ABC-TV, A Moody Christmas centers on a dysfunctional family over six consecutive Christmas Days. Jungleboys’ latest production, sketch comedy series The Elegant Man’s Guide To Knife Fighting, which stars Lloyd, launches on ABC-TV next week.

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CAA Signs ‘Paranormal Activity 2′ Scribe Chris Landon

By | Tuesday April 26, 2011 @ 10:44am PDT
Mike Fleming

CAA has signed Chris Landon, the screenwriter who is scripting Paranormal Activity 3. Landon’s scripting credits include Paranormal Activity 2 and Disturbia, and he wrote and directed Burning Palms, the feature that starred Zoe Saldana, Lake Bell and Nick Stahl. Landon, who was a consulting producer on the ABC series Dirty Sexy Money, is adapting the Lisa McMann novel Wake at Paramount. Landon had been without an agency since exiting WME some time ago, but he continues to be managed by Mosaic.

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Cosmopolitan Mag Signs With Mosaic

By | Thursday April 14, 2011 @ 12:32pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Cosmopolitan Magazine has formed a creative partnership with management/production company Mosaic, designed to expand the womens’ magazine brand into scripted and non-scripted film and television. Part of that will be hatching option deals for articles in the Hearst-owned magazine that has a 3 million monthly circulation. Numerous magazines and book publishers have aligned with managers and agents to participate in movie projects like The New York Times, which has had ICM broker 30 deals in four years. The knee-jerk suspicion would be to wonder if we’ll be seeing movies like 75 Sex Moves Men Crave, which is the lead cover line of the May issue. Actually, Cosmo editor Kate White said the priority is exploiting the brand more than the articles.

“We get asked often to be involved in a variety of different shows,” she told Deadline. “I wanted to avoid a scattershot approach and come up with an umbrella strategy. Mosiac has great connections with actors, writers and producers to help us come up with scripted and unscripted programming opportunities for a brand that is iconic.” Mosaic recently made a deal to create programming with Mark Burnett, who just signed a deal with Hearst. Cosmo will be steered by Mosaic’s Dave Fleming, who is exec producer with Burnett on the new VH1 series Audrina.

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Barry Levinson Directs On Big Screen Again, Nick Cassavetes Acts, Jeff Bridges Walks

Mike Fleming

Some action on the feature front. Sony’s Columbia Pictures attached Barry Levinson to direct Brother Jack, a  Mosaic-produced drama based on the life of human rights activist Jack Healey. Harley Peyton wrote the script and Kelly Masterson is rewriting. Levinson’s got a little momentum from the Jack Kevorkian biopic You Don’t Know Jack which he directed for HBO to 15 Emmy nominations today…

I must amend a recent post about the lack of starpower (compared to other versions of the film contemplated over the years) in the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. There’s a recognizable name in the cast of a movie that financier John Aglialoro put into production just before he would have lost the rights to the author’s estate. It’s filmmaker Nick Cassavetes, who’s playing the role of Richard McNamara. The film is being directed by Paul Johansson (who also plays John Galt), and Johansson acted in the Cassavetes-directed Alpha Dog. Cassavetes, who is also playing himself in current episodes of Entourage, is moonlighting as he and Warner Bros work out a cast for the remake of A Star Is Born that he plans to direct…

Despite reports to the contrary, Oscar-winning Crazy Heart star Jeff Bridges is not starring in Great Hope Springs. That’s the film that Mike Nichols is eyeing to direct and Meryl Streep is in talks to star in the saga of a couple whose 30-year marriage is crumbling and hinges on an intense couples’ counseling weekend. Bridges was never firm, and given his … Read More »

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