The Gersh Agency has signed scribe Eric Nicholas, who penned “Diary.” Pic is set up at Escape Artists with George Hickenlooper to direct. Nicholas is writing “Company of Thieves” for Walt Disney and Alcon Entertainment. He is managed by Lloyd & Kass Entertainment.
Gersh also has signed scribe-helmer-cinematographer Derek Cianfrance. Cianfrance, who wrote and directed the feature film “Brother Tied,” recently nabbed the excellence in cinematography award at the 2003 Sundance Festival for his work on “Quattro Noza.” He is in pre-production to direct his next feature, “Blue Valentine,” with @radical.media attached to produce.