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Cannes: John Travolta To Star In Heist Pic ‘The Forger’

Two- time Academy® Award Nominee John Travolta (SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, PULP FICTION) is set to star in BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning director Philip Martin’s THE FORGER produced and co-financed by Code Entertainment (Code) alongside The Solution Entertainment Group (The Solution), it was announced by Code’s Al Corley and Bart Rosenblatt and Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, co-founders and partners of The Solution.

Plans are being made to shoot later this year, in between festival honors for his work in his upcoming release Killing Season. Code’s Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, and Eugene Musso will produce THE FORGER, along with Prospect Park’s Rob Carliner. Jonathan Dana and Randi Michel are executive producers with The Solution’s Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson who will handle all international rights to the film and introduce it to buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market. Anson Downes and Linda Favila will serve as Co-Executive Producers. Siren Studio’s Craig Chapman, Kyle Jackson and Brandon Nutt are also executive producing the film.

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‘Psych’s’ James Roday To Direct Dark Comedy ‘Gravy’

By | Friday April 5, 2013 @ 11:46am PDT

James Roday is set to helm Gravy. The dark comedy follows a group that descends on a Mexican cantina on Halloween with a taste for more than what is on the menu. The Psych actor and Todd Harthan wrote the film. This isn’t Roday’s first time behind the camera. As well as starring in the USA Network series, Roday has written and directed a number of episodes of Psych. Gravystarts shooting today in LA. The film features Sarah Silverman, Michael Weston, Jimmi Simpson, Sutton Foster, Lily Cole, Gabourey Sidibe, Paul Rodriguez, Molly Ephraim, Lothaire Bluteau, Gabriel Luna and Ethan Sandler. Kerry Rock and Craig Chapman are producing with The Solution Entertainment Group’s Myles Nestel, Larry Taube and Harthan as executive producers. Dominic Ottersbach and Steak House are co-producing. Synchronicity Entertainment is the film’s sales agent. James Roday is repped by CAA and Principal Entertainment LA.

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Solution Entertainment Group Names Development Exec

By | Tuesday February 19, 2013 @ 4:01pm PST

Indie film sales and financing company Solution Entertainment Group has hired Amal ElWardi to head up the company’s Acquisitions and Development department, effective immediately. ElWardi previously served as Head of Acquisitions for IM Global where she acquired several upcoming films for the company, including The Butler, Dead Man Down, Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, and the Ron Perlman-starring Angry Little God, for which she also served as associate producer. In her new role at The Solution, she will oversee production and finance of new films, as well as acquisition of third party titles for the international market. Read More »

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