SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES MATT TYRNAUER’S WHERE’S MY ROY COHN?
PARK CITY, UTAH (January 27, 2019) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired rights in North America, The Middle East, Scandinavia, India, South Africa, Benelux, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Latin America, and on worldwide airlines and ships to Matt Tyrnauer’s film, WHERE’S MY ROY COHN?. The film had its world premiere this past weekend in the US Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival.
Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues -- from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. For the first time, in WHERE’S MY ROY COHN?, this thriller-like expose connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare.
Altimeter Films produced the film in association with Concordia Studio and Wavelength Productions. Producers include Tyrnauer, Corey Reeser p.g.a, Marie Brenner, Joyce Deep, and Andrea Lewis.
“The Sundance reception for ‘Where’s My Roy Cohn?’ has been overwhelming, affirming in the extreme. As a filmmaker I have always had the greatest admiration for Sony Pictures Classics, and their extraordinary taste and curatorial eye. They have been behind many of the films I admire most. I can’t think of a better company to bring this film and its message to theatrical audiences across the nation and beyond,” stated Filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer.
SPC negotiated the deal with Endeavor Content and Donaldson & Callif on behalf of the filmmakers. Tyrnauer, Reeser, and Altimeter films are represented by WME.
Photos from the film can be found here.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992—which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world. Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 39 Academy Awards® (35 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 169 Academy Award® nominations (151 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, WHIPLASH, AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.
ABOUT ALTIMETER FILMS
ALTIMETER FILMS was co-founded by award-winning director-writer Matt Tyrnauer and producer Corey Reeser, with a dedicated focus on exploring the most provocative figures and events of our present and past through documentary and narrative film. Recent Altimeter productions include Where’s My Roy Cohn?, about the Svengali behind Joseph McCarthy and Donald Trump; Studio 54, which uncovers the real story of the legendary nightclub; Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, a look at Hollywood’s hidden sexual past in the pre-Stonewall era; Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, and Valentino: The Last Emperor.
Upcoming projects include the narrative adaptation of Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood with Fox Searchlight; Once Upon a Time in Beverly Hills, which Tyrnauer will direct based on his Vanity Fair article for Amazon; and Home, a multi-part documentary series for Apple.
ABOUT CONCORDIA STUDIO
The Los Angeles-based CONCORDIA STUDIO was launched by Academy award winner Davis Guggenheim & Emerson Collective to focus on non-fiction storytelling about the important issues of our times. The studio develops, produces and finances documentary across all platforms with a range of partners and collaborators around the world. Concordia places an emphasis on amplifying and facilitating talent at the helm of great films and series.
ABOUT WAVELENGTH PRODUCTIONS
Wavelength Productions tells great f**king stories. Founded in 2015 by Jenifer Westphal and Joe Plummer, Wavelength is a full-service financing, production, and development company dedicated to supporting films that are unflinching in their approach to story. With an 80% female staff, it is committed to its diverse group of creators and films. Currently, Wavelength has 4 titles at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival – THE INFILTRATORS, WHERE’S MY ROY COHN?, SELAH AND THE SPADES, and KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE. Other notable Wavelength titles include the top grossing biodoc of all time WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, Sundance 2018 darling NIGHT COMES ON, and SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com
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