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Stay Relevant Productions to Launch With Blake Jenner’s ‘Juvenile’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Casting director Robert J. Ulrich is partnering with producer Mike Jenner to launch Stay Relevant Productions as a film and television production company based in Los Angeles.

Stay Relevant Prods. is will be unveiled at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, Calif. The first feature project produced under the banner is “Juvenile,” starring Mike Jenner’s brother Blake, Melissa Benoist, Andre Royo and Grant Harvey. The film recently premiered at Fantastic Fest and the San Diego Intl. Film Festival, where Jenner won the Rising Star Award. “Juvenile” is on the festival circuit and will be released next year.

Stay Relevant will next co-produce the courtroom drama “Foster Boy,” starring Matthew Modine and focused on corruption in the foster care system. Youssef Delara, best known for the Sundance title “Filly Brown,” will direct, with shooting starting Nov. 13 in Los Angeles.

SRP will also partner with Kurt Yaeger’s production company, Artist Film, on a docu-drama series called “Sex-Able,” taking a look into the sex lives of six people with various disabilities. The goal is to dispel fear and prejudice toward people with disabilities.

SRP recently completed principal photography on “Mail Order Monster,” a coming-of-age sci-fi family film starring Madison Horcher (“Adventures in Babysitting”), Josh Hopkins and Charisma Carpenter (“Angel”). The movie is Paulina Lagudi’s directorial debut and is currently in post-production. Filmmakers will be introducing the movie to buyers at AFM.

“Casting is not only my occupation; it has also always been my passion,” Ulrich said. “As I continue my career as a casting director, I am also thrilled to branch out into producing. I met my business partner, Mike Jenner, through his brother, Blake. While the two of us were producing the feature film ‘Juvenile,’ we both realized how well we work together and how much our strengths complement each other. I am excited to be working with Mike and look forward to building a robust slate of content that we can deliver to the global marketplace.”

Blake Jenner had sent the script for “Juvenile,” previously called “Billy Boy,” to Mike Jenner three years after arriving in Los Angeles.

“Robert is one of the most capable people I have ever encountered and after all of the joint work done on ‘Juvenile,’ there was no question that we could accomplish great things working together in this industry,” Mike Jenner said. “It made complete sense to join forces and build a platform that would allow us both to continue doing what we do best.”

Kevin Iwashina of Endeavor Content is repping rights to “Juvenile.”

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