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SPC Nabs Skoog's "Whatever"

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire November 18, 1997 at 2:0AM

by Mark RabinowitzSony Pictures Classics has snapped up Susan Skoog's debut effort, "Whatever",with the indie distrib nabbing worldwide rights. Writer/director Skoog'spic, set in the early 80's, features a pair of girls navigating the oftendifficult world of adolescence, with high school, boys and dysfunctionalfamilies added to the mix. The film also features a memorable soundtrack ofearly 80's musical artists, including: Iggy Pop, David Bowie, ThePretenders, Blondie and The Jam.The film was produced by Ellin Baumel, Michelle Yahn, Kevin Segalla andSkoog, and was exec produced by Circle Films ("Raising Arizona", "Miller's Crossing", "Barton Fink") in a partnership with Irwin Young of Duart Films.The film was shot by two accomplished D.P.'s, Michael Barrow ("Heavy", "Caught", "Sunday") and Michael Meyers ("Spanking The Monkey", "Cafe Society").
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by Mark Rabinowitz




Sony Pictures Classics has snapped up Susan Skoog's debut effort, "Whatever",
with the indie distrib nabbing worldwide rights. Writer/director Skoog's
pic, set in the early 80's, features a pair of girls navigating the often
difficult world of adolescence, with high school, boys and dysfunctional
families added to the mix. The film also features a memorable soundtrack of
early 80's musical artists, including: Iggy Pop, David Bowie, The
Pretenders, Blondie and The Jam.


The film was produced by Ellin Baumel, Michelle Yahn, Kevin Segalla and
Skoog, and was exec produced by Circle Films ("Raising Arizona", "Miller's Crossing", "Barton Fink") in a partnership with Irwin Young of Duart Films.
The film was shot by two accomplished D.P.'s, Michael Barrow ("Heavy", "Caught", "Sunday") and Michael Meyers ("Spanking The Monkey", "Cafe Society").