Scott Rudin
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United States
2020

Scott Rudin Productions

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Rudin’s forceful personality and keen artistic instincts could not ward off the ill effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the industry, which not only closed his five hit Broadway productions (“To Kill a Mockingbird,” “West Side Story,” “The Lehman Trilogy,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “The Book of Mormon”) and postponed another (“The Music Man,” starring Hugh Jackman), but halted production on his A24 feature adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” directed by Joel Coen and starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. The film was able to complete shooting in July 2020, but live theater’s return to the Great White Way is less certain. In the meantime, he’s marshaling his forces to tackle a lawsuit by advertising agency SpotCo, alleging $6.3 million in unpaid bills for promos of his Broadway shows.

Career

  • NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
  • LADY BIRD
  • The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast Recording

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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A24, Scott Rudin Productions Option 'Shuggie Bain' for TV Adaptation

A24, Scott Rudin Productions Option 'Shuggie Bain' for TV Adaptation

A24 and Scott Rudin Productions have acquired the rights to the 2020 novel "Shuggie Bain" to develop a television series based on it.Wrritten by Douglas Stuart, "Shuggie Bain" tells of a young boy growing up in 1980s Scotland. All the titular character hopes to achieve is a semblance of normalcy as he's forced to care for his alcoholic mother -- Agnes Bain -- and survive the rigors of being teased by others for his effeminate qualities. It is inspired by...

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