TOLDJA! Sony Pictures Classics Deal For ‘Hysteria’ Climaxes

Mike Fleming

Deadline revealed September 30 that Sony Pictures Classics would acquire Hysteria, the film that covers the accidental discovery of the vibrator. SPC has just issued this official announcement of the deal:

NEW YORK (November 10, 2011) – Sony Pictures

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Toronto: Sony Pictures Landing ‘Hysteria’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that Sony Pictures Classics is near a deal to distribute Hysteria, the Tanya Wexler-directed romantic comedy based on the surprising truth of how Mortimer Granville came up with the world’s first electro-mechanical vibrator as an advance in … Read More »

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Toronto: Her Hot Button Film In Play, ‘Hysteria’ Helmer Tanya Wexler Signs With WME

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Tanya Wexler. She’s the director of Hysteria, the 2011 Toronto Film Festival drama about the invention of the vibrator. The buzz is that film is in hot pursuit by suitors that include Sony Pictures Classics, Samuel … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Hysteria’

Hysteria is Tanya Wexler’s UK romantic comedy that revolves (among other things) around the invention of the vibrator during the Victorian age — apparently the device was used as a science-based antidote to certain mental maladies before it was discovered to have, well, ancillary value. Hugh Dancy and Maggie … Read More »

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Maggie Gyllenhaal And Viola Davis Lead Walden’s ‘Still I Rise’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Walden Media has has set a May 23 start in Pittsburgh on Still I Rise, the working title of a drama that will star Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis. Daniel Barnz, who most recently directed Beastly, will helm the … Read More »

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