Manhattan Pictures, the distribution and production outfit launched in January by Paul Cohen and Jules Nasso, has opened its 6,000-square-foot offices in midtown Manhattan.
Company has already acquired U.S. rights to Jean-Luc Godard’s “Eloge de l’amour” (In Praise of Love), which has been tapped as the closing-night feature at the upcoming New York Film Festival, and “Enigma,” the Kate Winslet/Dougray Scott starrer written by Tom Stoppard and directed by Michael Apted. Pic is the first production from Mick Jagger’s Jagged Films.
Manhattan is also in post-production on inhouse debut “One Eyed King,” starring William Baldwin, Armand Assante, Chazz Palminteri, Bruno Kirby, Jim Breuer, Connie Britton and Dash Mihok.
Cohen and Nasso plan 12 theatrical releases and two inhouse productions each year. Slate will be unveiled in early 2002.