Helmer gets high five at Universal

John Singleton’s New Deal Prods.’ has inked a five-picture domestic distribution pact with Universal Pictures. New Deal Prods. will produce and finance the pics with budgets of $15 million or less, starting with Latino crime drama “Illegal Tender.” “Tender” stars Rick Gonzalez, Wanda De Jesus, and reggaeton artist Tego Calderon and will start shooting in New York after it finishing up its Puerto Rico locations.

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