Hecker inks 3-pic deal at Miramax

He's going to the 'Prom'

Miramax Films has signed a three-picture deal with Brian Hecker, who last year was named director of the year by the American Film Institute.

The first film that Hecker will write and direct is “Prom War,” based on Tom Franck and Steven Kurtz’ story about the angst and agony of the prom.

Cathy Conrad, whose producing credits include “Cop Land,” “Scream” and “Scream 2,” will produce. She brought Hecker to the attention of Miramax co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein after she screened a rough cut of his yet-to-be-completed AFI thesis film “Family Attraction,” starring Chris Penn and Martin Sheen. Each year, AFI taps one of its helming students as director of the year.

Miramax production execs Robbie Brenner and Jack Lechner will oversee the project.

“We are excited to sign a young talent like Brian,” said Harvey Weinstein. “With his vision, ‘Prom War’ promises to be a very entertaining film.”

“Miramax is an amazing company, and I couldn’t be happier to be part of the team,” said Hecker. “I’m so excited to work with people who believe that commercial success and artistic integrity aren’t mutually exclusive.”

The deal was negotiated by Miramax vice president for business and legal affairs Cary Meadow on behalf of Miramax, and Andrew Deane of the Gold/Miller Co. and David Evans Esq. on behalf of Hecker.

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