The Seattle Film Festival wrapped Sunday with top Golden Space Needle audience awards going to "Tel Aviv on Fire" for best film and "We Are the Radical Monarchs" for best documentary.Ulaa Salim won best director for "Sons of Denmark," while Damla Sonmez won best actress for "Sibel" and Julius Weckauf won best actor for "All About Me." Best short film went to "Stepdaddy."Juried award winners included "House of Hummingbird" for the official competition, "The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia" for...
Working closely with Adam Fogelson, he has impressively and successfully ramped up STX’s business model and full slate quickly. The big proof of concept for their model is the $180 million+ worldwide hit “Bad Moms,” which was produced for just $20 million and has already spawned 2017’s offshoot of the brand, “Bad Dads.”
Where other studios have automatically green-lit more expensive sequels, STX will focus on extending consumer passion for the “Bad Moms” brand with a series of film spin-offs, a reality television show, short-form digital content, and a robust consumer products program. The team has also secured top creatives (international rights on Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and U.S. rights on Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game”).
The Columbia University grad was previously head of marketing at Fox, where he successfully launched blockbusters including “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “X-Men: First Class,” “Prometheus,” “The Heat” and Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning “Life of Pi.” Prior to Fox, he was President of Production, Marketing and Chief Creative Officer at Walt Disney Studios where he oversaw Tim Burton’s billion dollar-grossing “Alice in Wonderland,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Narnia” and “Step Up” franchises, “Wild Hogs,” “Enchanted,” “The Proposal” and blockbusters “The Sixth Sense” and “Finding Nemo.”