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Ben Platt, Molly Gordon Team for Comedy ‘Theater Camp’

Dear Evan Hansen actor Ben Platt, Booksmart actor Noah Galvin, actress Molly Gordon and filmmaker Nick Lieberman are set to star in the comedy Theater Camp, based on their 2020 short film of the same name. Picturestart and Topic Studios will finance the film, with the companies producing alongside Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum’s Gloria […]

‘Borderlands’ Producer PictureStart Joins Script2Comic Contest

PictureStart, the production company with upcoming credits including Lionsgate’s Borderlands and Universal’s animated Strays, is joining the Script2Comic contest as a sponsor. Script2Comic gives screenwriters the opportunity to turn their work into a comic book or graphic novel, and also aims for scripts to become optioned for film or TV. Royce Reeves-Darby, PictureStart’s vp production, […]

Picturestart, Nancy Kerrigan Partner for Figure Skating Drama ‘Fire & Ice’ (Exclusive)

The Winter Olympics are winding down this week in Beijing, but Picturestart is keeping the Games alive, putting figure skating drama Fire & Ice into development. For the project, the Erik Feig-headed outfit is getting an assist from Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Ashleigh Powell, the writer behind Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, […]

Picturestart Names Samie Kim Falvey as President

Picturestart has tapped Imagine Entertainment vet Samie Kim Falvey as president. In the role, Falvey will run production across all media, which includes features, television, unscripted, audio and digital content. She will report to founder and CEO Erik Feig. At Imagine since 2017, Falvey most recently served as chairman of television, selling projects that include […]

Picturestart, Lionsgate TV Tackling YA Horror Graphic Novel ‘Squad’ (Exclusive)

Erik Feig’s Picturestart has teamed up with Lionsgate Television to adapt Squad, an upcoming YA graphic novel by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle. Picturestart, which was behind HBO Max’s road trip comedy Unpregnant and is developing a feature reboot of The Fugitive, will develop, produce, and co-finance the series after picking up the LGBTQ-themed horror […]