Millennium Films signs Darryl Marshak to production deal

Pact with Avi Lerner's shingle is for two years

Millennium Films has signed Marshak Zachary Co.’s Darryl Marshak to a two-year first-look production deal.

Marshak is currently working on a film version of Peabody Award-winning NPR correspondent John Hockenberry’s memoir “Moving Violations,” which Michael Maren will adapt with Alfred Sapse producing.

“Darryl’s eye for material, his great relationships with talent and our twenty plus years of successful collaboration are the factors that led to this agreement,” said Millennium chairman Avi Lerner in a statement announcing Marshak’s deal.

Marshak is also a producer on “Let it Be” with Andrew and Joan Sugerman, as well as projects including “Resentment” by writer and director Rustam Branaman.

Marshak is well-known for developing young actors. As an agent with Marshak, Liedtke Gold, the former rep famously advised Leonardo DiCaprio to take a role in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” which earned the thesp an Oscar nomination.