Sentient Entertainment founder and CEO Renee Tab and producer Christopher Tuffin are launching a peculiar abroad sales, finance and production outfit dubbed Sentient Pictures World (SPI), which they’ll oversee alongside historical Relativity COO Andrew Marcus and Taken helmer Pierre Morel.
The major projects on the firm’s sales slate comprise drama Closing Meals, from director Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje and Morel’s sci-fi thriller D.O.A.
Closing Meals stars Delroy Lindo and Boyd Holbrook and follows a disgraced and misunderstood White Home chef who finds himself decades later working in a maximum security jail cooking final meals for inmates on loss of life row. There, he kinds an no longer going bond with an inmate who launches a starvation strike as his day of execution instant approaches.
Justin Piasecki writes the script, which is in preserving alongside with his Nicholls Award-winning screenplay Dying Of An Ortolan. Shooting is expected to launch in January 2023. It’s produced by Revelations Entertainment’s Lori McCreary, Gary Luccesi, Morgan Freeman and Michael Kay alongside Sentient’s Tab and Tuffin. UTA Fair Film Community can be co-repping domestic rights with SPI.
D.O.A., which is written by Ben Magid and directed by Morel, follows John Porter, who has dedicated his existence to hunting down ghosts after the loss of life of his family. When he crosses paths with an energeic runaway Jenny, who holds the fact in the aid of the mysterious appearance of ghosts, he is forced to beat his beget prejudices and finish a war sooner than it is a long way too dumb.
Management and production outfit Sentient Entertainment and SPI will characteristic as individually owned and operated entities. SPI’s central focal point can be the advance, production, sales and finance of advise material pushed for the worldwide market, apart from to domestic studios and streamers.
“After spending twenty years representing filmmakers, I am extremely happy to be launching a firm that could keep their creative ambitions front and heart and even win their concepts from the ground up,” stated Tab. “Marrying their creative imaginative and prescient with the wants of the market, and those of our partners, makes for a the truth is thrilling collaboration on both side.”
Moreover to persevering with its relationship with Italia in the Heart East, Turkey and India, SPI has inked a series of first inquire of deals with worldwide distributors such as Leonine in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Volga in Russia and CIS, Empire in South Africa and Vertical Distribution in Jap Europe.
“Our ambition is to align ourselves with partners who got here to this enterprise to entertain and tear audiences of all walks of existence,” added Tuffin.
Lindo is repped by APA. Holbrook is repped by WME and Vary Media Partners. Akinnuoye Agbaje is repped by UTA, APA, Fourward and Trip Management. Piasecki is repped by Paradign and Zero Gravity.