Press

January 25th, 2013

/Film: ‘A.C.O.D.’ Review: Divorce Has Never Been This Funny [Sundance 2013]

With three days remaining, A.C.O.D. is my favorite film of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by first-timer Stuart Zicherman, it’s about “Adult Children of Divorce” and stars Adam Scott as Carter, a man whose parents (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara) had a brutal breakup on his 9th birthday. Decades later his brother (Clark Duke) decides to take the plunge into matrimony and it… Read More

January 18th, 2013

The Wall Street Journal: The Young Moguls

When director Paul Thomas Anderson began working on “The Master,” a thinly veiled critique of Scientology, he proposed shooting it on 65-millimeter film—a costly option that delivers unusual depth and clarity. Rather than seeking clearance from a phalanx of movie studio executives, Mr. Anderson needed to convince only one person: 26-year-old Megan Ellison. Ms. Ellison,… Read More

October 17th, 2012

Deadline.com: Black Bear Pictures To Finance Mining Scandal Drama ‘Gold’

EXCLUSIVE: Black Bear Pictures has stepped up to finance production of Gold, a script by Patrick Massett & John Zinman that is based on a true story about the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corporation mining scandal in which vast amounts of gold were reportedly discovered in the Indonesian jungle. Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman will produce alongside… Read More

September 30th, 2012

The Wall Street Journal: Stalking the Next ‘Paranormal’ Blockbuster

Looking to score with the next “Blair Witch Project”? You might wind up backing the next “con the rich” project instead. Just ask all those investors who put thousands of dollars toward, say, their nephew’s project and even attended a screening—but never got a penny of their money back. Now, firms that help pool investors’… Read More