David Glasser's Cutting Edge Entertainment has taken up international sales rights on Ed Harris' Oscar-winner Pollock after the original sales agent Alliance Atlantis Pictures International returned the film to its producers.
"The producers and I had a disagreement on the post-Oscar direction the international sales effort should take," explained Alliance Atlantis Pictures International president Mark Horowitz. "Since my admiration for the picture would not allow me to let it be hindered in any way during this crucial time in its distribution, I agreed to step aside and let the producers follow their own path."
Alliance Atlantis boarded the film prior to its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last year. Directed by and starring Harris, the biopic of Jackson Pollock has been a huge specialised success in North America where it has grossed over $7.25m through Sony Pictures Classics. The film won an Oscar for Marcia Gay Harden's supporting turn as Lee Krasner and Harris was nominated for Best Actor.
Producers on the film are Fred Berner, Harris and Jon Kilik. Cutting Edge negotiated the rights to the film with executive producer Peter Brant.
Cutting Edge, the production, financing and sales group run by Glasser, has stepped up the level of its product in the last two years, backing high profile pictures including Alec Baldwin's directorial debut The Devil And Daniel Webster starring Anthony Hopkins, Baldwin and Jennifer Love Hewitt, action movie In The Shadows with James Caan, Matthew Modine and Cuba Gooding Jr, Poolhall Junkies with Chazz Palminteri and Christopher Walken and Joe Carnahan's Narc starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric.