Blumhouse’s bittersweet documentary “A Secret Love” premiered today on Netflix to rave reviews. Simon Pulman represented Blumhouse in its deal with the filmmakers, Briana Hill was involved in the film’s financing, and Calvin Mohammadi and Simon represented Blumhouse in its deal with Netflix. Watch the trailer here.
This beautiful reimagining of J. M. Barrie’s beloved characters, produced by Andrea Cannistraci’s client Paul Mezey and for which Andrea provided production legal services, is widely available as of today. Watch the trailer here.
Congratulations to filmmaker Kristine Stolakis whose documentary “Pray Away” received an excellent Tribeca Film Festival review. Simon Pulman and Calvin Mohammadi represented Blumhouse in its deal to finance the project.
Pray Away exposes the damage caused by the religious right’s so-called reparative therapy programs that claim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity as told in personal stories of defectors from these programs. Read the review here.
The show continues to go on in some countries, and not everyone is happy about it. After the number of individuals suffering from COVID-19 soared in late February, South Korea raised its infectious disease alert to the highest level. Read on to see how EMK Musical Company responded.
Andrea Cannistraci Negotiated with HabeshaviewTV for “Enchained” to be the First Feature Film on the New Streaming Platform
Enchained, which airs beginning April 18,2020, premiered in Ethiopia in 2019 to critical and popular acclaim. Advisor to the International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), Andrea represented the film and filmmaker Moges Tafesse in this deal. See the trailer here.
Congratulations to IDW and the whole creative team on “Locke & Key” being renewed by Netflix for Season 2
“Locke & Key,” which premiered in February, proved to be a sensation worldwide. Read all about it here.
Congratulations to everyone involved with the making of “Runt,” winner of the Audience Award at the Mammoth Film Festival
See the attached article from TeenVogue in which Nicole Elizabeth Berger talks about her working with Cameron Boyce in their first starring roles. Distribution and release of “Runt” are still pending.
Amid concerns over a weak market and the impact of streamers on the independent film industry, the 2020 Sundance Film Festival closed with the exhibition of several highly anticipated films, some record-breaking sales and the upsurge of important new deal makers. See below for some key trends that emerged from this year’s festival. Slower Initial