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Walker Returns To C+W; Shadow Nabs “Windhorse; Miramax Courts “Guinevere”

Walker Returns To C+W; Shadow Nabs "Windhorse; Miramax Courts "Guinevere"

Miramax Courts “Guinevere”

Compiled by Mark Rabinowitz

>> Jeremy Walker Returns To Clein + White

After only 10 months, veteran PR exec Jeremy Walker has left the New
York office of Dennis Davidson Associates (DDA) where he had been senior
vice-president, to return to marketing and public relations firm, Clein
+ White
as senior v.p. in the company’s New York office. Walker had
worked at Clein + White for 10 years prior to the shift to DDA to run
their New York Office. indieWIRE spoke to Walker on Friday, regarding
his return to Clein + White, “I will still be able to do publicity
without being responsible for all of the minutiae and administrative
details,” he said, referring to some of the requirements of heading up
DDA’s New York office. On C + W topper Harry Clein, he said, “The place
that Harry wants to take his company, in addition to publicity, is
really exciting to me.” Clein is co-producing the film version of
off-Broadway play “R&J” and is developing, along with NYC talent manager
T. Harding Jones, the off-Broadway production of Rob Nash’s one-man
comedy, “Freshman Year Sucks.” While at DDA, Walker oversaw the release
campaign for Merchant-Ivory’s upcoming film, “A Soldier’s Daughter Never
,” John Waters’ “Pecker” and Adrian Lyne’s “Lolita.” In his
previous spell at Clein + White, walker handles the campaigns for “The
Full Monty
” and “The Ice Storm,” among others.


(Feb 04, 1998) Vet Clein + Whiter Walker’s Over to DDA

>> Shadow Corrals “Windhorse”

Waterville, Maine-based Shadow Distribution Inc. has acquired domestic
theatrical distribution rights to American director Paul Wagner’s
Tibetan language feature, “Windhorse.” Set for national theatrical
release in early 1999, “Windhorse” tells the story of a Tibetan pop
singer in the favor of the Chinese government who faces a crisis of
conscience when her cousin, a Buddhist nun, is imprisoned and tortured
for her religious beliefs. Shadow’s past releases include Tony Gatlif’s
Latcho Drom,” Bruce McDonald’s “Dance Me Outside” and Ken Loach’s
Carla’s Song,” among others. In addition to “Windhorse,” Shadow will
release recent acquisition “Port Djema,” by Eric Heumann, the winner of
the 1997 Berlin Film Festival’s best director prize. Foreign sales of
Windhorse” will be handled by Sceneries International, the distribution
and foreign sales wing of Sceneries Entertainment Group. “Windhorse” was
produced by Wagner from a screenplay by Wagner, Julia Elliot and Thupten
Tsering, who also co-directed. “Windhorse” won best U.S. feature and
best director at the 1998 Santa Barbara International Film Festival and
the audience award at the 1998 Florida Film Festival.


(March 16, 1998) Wagner’s “Windhorse” Take Two in Santa Barbara;
“Friends” Wins “Best of the Fest” Award; “Character” Wins Three Awards
Filmmaker Wagner Offers Insight Into Film Shot in Tibet and Nepal

>> Miramax Picks Up “Guinevere”

Miramax Films has picked up the rights to Audrey Wells’ film “Guinevere
for all English-speaking territories except for South Africa, from
Millennium Films. The film stars Sarah Polley (“The Sweet Hereafter”),
Stephen Rea (“The Crying Game”) and Gina Gershon (“Bound”). and involves
a young woman’s struggle between her feelings for her charismatic older
lover and her desire to be free of his expectations. Wells was the
screenwriter of “Truth About Cats and Dogs” and co-writer of “George of
the Jungle
.” The film was produced by Jonathan King and Brad Weston, and
exec produced by Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and John Thompson of
Millennium Films, and Beau Flynn and Stefan Simchowitz.

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