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‘All In: The Fight For Democracy’s Lisa Cortés, ‘Speed Cubers’ Director Sue Kim & Others Ink With Black Box Management

EXCLUSIVE: Beanie Mania filmmaker Yemisi Brookes, documentarian-cinematographer Christopher Frierson (DMX: Don’t Try to Perceive), director-producer Lisa Cortés (All In: The Warfare For Democracy), directors Morgan Pehme and Dan DiMauro (Procure Me Roger Stone), Ticket Laita’s YouTube channel Comfy White Underbelly and The Race Cubers filmmaker Sue Kim fill signed with Murky Box Administration for representation.

As it declares its unique signings, Murky Box has two client initiatives on the 2022 Sundance Film Festival: the documentary TikTok, Development from director Shalini Kantayya, which seems to be on the upward thrust and cultural affect of the ever-existing social media app, and John Patton Ford’s thriller Emily the Legal, starring Aubrey Plaza.

“These unique indicators are fragment of the persisted enlargement of the Murky Box family. From the initiating up now we fill got continuously been drawn to artists and creators who are disruptive and fill something unique to claim,” stated Murky Box founders Mike Dill and Lowell Shapiro in a joint statement. “These creators brand the persisted expression of our mission – to work as passionate advocates and biz dev companions, and empower our purchasers in the yarn and doc spaces, and on social platforms.”

Brookes’ most up-to-date documentary Beanie Mania, chronicling the greatest toy fad of the 1990s, is now accessible for streaming on HBO Max. The London-based filmmaker began her profession as a shooter for MTV and this means that fact was the youngest director to work in the BBC’s internationally illustrious documentary department. She’s additionally previously directed the doc 2Pac: A Lifestyles in Photos for the BBC, as successfully as on the HBO Max series Know-how Hustle, additionally working with Netflix, Discovery, Jigsaw, October Motion pictures, Left/Precise, producers equivalent to Nike, Samsung, and Guinness, and skill including Snoop Dogg, Cardi B and Nelson Mandela.

Murky Box Administration founders Mike Dill and Lowell Shapiro
Murky Box Administration

Frierson used to be only in the near past nominated for the Tribeca Film Festival’s Albert Mayles Unusual Director Award for his work on his debut feature DMX: Don’t Try to Perceive, which premiered only in the near past on HBO. He has additionally helmed motion pictures including Soiled Photos and The House I Live In, along with track videos and branded initiatives for bands bask in Arcade Fire and producers bask in the NFL. His feature work has additionally included producing and taking pictures the Eugene Jarecki-directed feature documentary The King, for which he obtained every Grammy and Emmy nominations for Most attention-grabbing Tune Film and Most attention-grabbing Documentary respectively. In 2019, he created, produced, and hosted the award-successful documentary podcast FREAKNIK: A Discourse on a Paradise Misplaced.

Cortés is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-successful filmmaker who in 2020 co-directed All In: The Warfare For Democracy, which chronicled the battle in opposition to voter suppression waged by Stacey Abrams. Further titles from the multihyphenate, who exec produced Lee Daniels’ Oscar-successful movie Important, consist of HBO’s Emmy winner The Apollo and The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion. Cortés most only in the near past directed Little Richard: I Am Everything, a documentary about the transgressive rock ‘n’ roll icon for CNN, and The Empire of Ebony, which explores the Murky publishing powerhouse that forever modified American culture.

Pehme and DiMauro are the founders of Calliope Photos, an self sustaining movie and tv manufacturing firm centered on documentaries and docuseries. The duo co-directed, wrote and produced the Netflix Normal documentary, Procure Me Roger Stone, which used to be additionally produced by Calliope cofounder Fredrik Stanton, and had been additionally in the back of HBO Documentary Motion pictures’ The Swamp. The filmmakers will next declare Filthy: The Myth of the Parental Advisory Warning Designate for producer Rick Rubin.

Comfy White Underbelly is a YouTube channel dedicated to telling the tales of different folks who society has forgotten or desires to neglect. The channel sees Laita interview drug addicts, gang individuals, prostitutes, pimps, and victims of sexual assault out on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, and appears to be like to earn a mighty broader figuring out of humanity by serving to a broader audience brand the cases and existence experiences of the interviewees. While the channel had lower than 500 subscribers in February of 2020, it is currently sitting at 2.58M.

Kim’s Netflix immediate The Race Cubers used to be shortlisted for an Oscar this past year. The Korean-American director of immediate motion pictures, documentaries and non-fiction declare material is currently at work on her next feature documentary about the feminine free divers of Jeju Island for Apple TV and Malala. This year, she will additionally declare a six-episode series about the phenomenon of Ok-pop for Apple TV .

Murky Box is a skill management and declare material manufacturing firm founded in 2010 by CAA feeble Dill and WME alum Shapiro, who before all the pieces met as youngsters at Northern California’s Skylake Yosemite Camp.  The firm represents a diverse roster of writers, directors, actors, comedians, documentarians and visual declare material creators steady thru movie, television, digital and branded declare material.

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