Oren Segal, a seven-year vet at Media Talent Group, has left to start his own shingle. Segal launches Management Production Entertainment with the following longtime clients: Kim Basinger, Rose McGowan, Paz Vega, John Robinson, Sierra McCormick, Grace Phipps, Cierra Ramirez, Austin Williams, Brea Grant and Agnes Bruckner. Segal exited MTG amicably.
Maya Entertainment and Open Window Films have acquired The Jesuit, an action drama written and to be directed by Paul Schrader. Production is set to begin in early March 2011. Michelle Rodriguez, Willem Dafoe and Paz Vega star in the film, about a man who exits prison in south Texas and returns to a violent life. The Jesuit will be produced by John Morrissey, Santiago Garcia Galvan and Alex Garcia.
Jenna Fischer will star in The Giant Mechanical Man, which she will also produce alongside Molly Hassell, Michael Nardelli and Brent Stiefel. Written and directed by Lee Kirk, the film also stars Topher Grace, Chris Messina and Malin Akerman. It’s a romantic comedy about a misunderstood street performer and the zoo worker who falls for him. New Films has acquired worldwide rights to writer-director Christopher B. Landon’s Burning Palms. The film stars Zoe Saldana, Dylan McDermott, Lake Bell, Paz Vega and Rosamund Pike and is a dark comedy featuring five stories set in different Los Angeles neighborhoods … Warner Bros UK has acquired all UK rights to ContentFilm’s medieval action thriller Ironclad. Directed by Jonathan English, the film, about a crew of tough battle warriors who withstood brutal months under siege from King John, stars Paul Giamatti, James Purefoy and Brian Cox … The Media Development Authority of Singapore has teamed with CJ Entertainment, Bang Singapore and Asia Media & Technology Capital (AMTC) for a $50 million slate of films to be produced out of Singapore over five years.