Tuesday morning (24) brought two further deals as Classics acquired all North American, Latin American and Eastern European rights to Celeste And Jesse Forever after it emerged that Focus had paid in the region of $2m for worldwide rights to For A Good Time, Call…
An international rights deal for remaining territories was imminent on Celeste, which Lee Toland Krieger directed and co-wrote with Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. Jennifer Todd and Suzanne Todd of Team Todd produced with Lee Nelson of Envision Media Arts, who also financed the film. UTA’s Independent Film Group brokered the deal. Jones stars alongside Andy Samberg in the rom-com.
AdScott Pictures’ comedy For A Good Time, Call… marks the feature directorial of Jamie Travis and was written by Lauren Anne Miller and Katie Anne Naylon, who also produced with Josh Kesselman, Jenny Hinkey and Jennifer Weinbaum.
Ari Graynor served as executive producer with Daniel M Miller, who financed the film through his AdScott Pictures. Graynor and Lauren Anne Miller star. Focus negotiated the deal with Cinetic Media and Sloss Eckhouse LawCo on behalf of the filmmakers.