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Sonnenfeld Inks Disney Deal

Barry Sonnenfeld, who directed MGM’s box office hit “Get Shorty, “has partnered with Zachary Feuer and entered into a first-look, two-year production deal at the Walt Disney motion picture group.

Sonnenfeld and Feuer (formerly with the Frederick Pierce Co.) will develop and produce projects, which Sonnenfeld may direct.

The two are developing a pair of projects at Touchstone as part of the deal. One, “Swordfish,” based on the nonfiction book written by David McClintock (“Indecent Exposure”), has producers Janet Jacobson and Amy Bedek (formerly of Punch Prods.) attached. The other, “Another Man’s Poison,” is inspired by the 1951 film of the same name that starred Bette Davis. Robert Chartoff and Lynn Hendee are producing.

Sonnenfeld said he and company president Feuer hope to give first-time directors a chance to helm projects they produce. The company, which bears the filmmaker’s name, includes associates Blair Richwood in Los Angeles and Sherry Marshall in New York. The Sonnenfeld Co. will not move onto the lot, but will maintain offices both in New York and Santa Monica.

Anita M.Busch,Dan Cox and Andrew hindes contributed to this report

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