He'll write, helm, and maybe act

PARK CITY, Utah — Christopher Cherot, the writer, director and star of the Sundance entry “Hav Plenty,” has signed a multipicture deal with Miramax Films.

Under the deal, Cherot will write, direct and possibly act in these films. The first project will be made in association with Edmonds Entertainment.

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the creative force behind ‘Hav Plenty,’ ” said Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein. “Christopher Cherot is a truly talented filmmaker.”

“For a first-time filmmaker, it’s been incredibly gratifying to receive so much faith and support first from Edmonds Entertainment and now from Miramax,” said Cherot.

“Hav Plenty” was acquired by Miramax last September from Edmonds Entertainment and Wanderlust Pictures.

An urban love story about a man who wants nothing more than a woman with everything, “Plenty” was produced by Cherot and Robyn M. Greene and exec produced by S.J. Cherot, Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds and Tracey E. Edmonds and Bridget S. Davis.

In addition to Cherot, it stars newcomers Chenoa Maxwell, Tammi Katherine Jones, Robinne Lee and Hill Harper. Pic is skedded for release in June.

On behalf of Cherot, the deal was negotiated by Spencer Baumgarten and Cassian Elwes of the William Morris Agency and Dana Offenbach. On behalf of Miramax, the deal was negotiated by senior veepee Andrew Herwitz and vice president Michael Cole.

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