Jack Lechner has inked a first-look deal with Washington Square Arts & Films.Under the pact, he will work with company founder Joshua Blum to expand its film and TV production efforts, with the goal of mounting four to six projects a year. Lechner is an indie producer and former exec at Miramax, Film Four and HBO. He helped oversee “The Crying Game” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” A doc he produced, “Smile ’til It Hurts: The Up With People Story,” will debut this month at Slamdance. Washington Square’s production arm is known for backing projects such as Kelly Reichert’s “Old Joy” and PBS doc “Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life.” Blum is exec producer of Reichert’s follow-up, current release “Wendy and Lucy.” The company, launched in 1996, also has talent management and commercial production divisions.
Jack Lechner inks production pact
Producer signs deal with Washington Square