‘Bruce’ gooses Miramax

Kuehn, Vilanch inked to first-look deals

NEW YORK — Miramax Films has acquired all worldwide rights to “Get Bruce” and has signed first-look deals with the documentary’s director and producer, Andrew J. Kuehn, and its star, Bruce Vilanch.

Pic, which premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, follows the life of Vilanch, who has been the head writer of the Academy Awards show for the last several years.

Celeb appearances

“Bruce” features appearances by Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Whoopi Goldberg. Paul Reiser and other celebrities.

Pic was co-produced by Joan Hyler and attorney Irwin M. Rappaport and exec produced by Gregory McClatchy and Susan B. Landau.

“Get Bruce” was brought to Miramax by Jason Blum and Amy Israel, senior veepees for acquisitions and co-production.

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Miramax by Mark Gill, president of Miramax/L.A., and Andrew Herwitz, senior VP of acquisitions and business affairs.

Hyler and attorney Stan Coleman represented Vilanch. Landau and Rappaport repped Kuehn.

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