When the Oscar-nominated producers behind “Django Unchained” and “Erin Brockovich” head for cable, you know where the industry is trending. You can’t live on indie films alone anymore. So vet producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg’s Double Feature Films is forging a two-year first look deal with AMC, a first for the production company. Double Feature Films will develop and produce scripted projects. Among their other credits are Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion,” TV series “Reno 911!,” Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center” and Zach Braff’s “Garden State.”
AMC’s Joel Stillerman praises Sher and Shamberg’s “incredible range of films; along with an iconic, out of the box, television series that is still talked about today. What’s clear from looking at their body of work is that they are driven by great material, great ideas, and great talent; and they know how to put those things together.”
Like everybody else, Sher and Shamberg “watch the great shows on AMC all the time,” they admitted. “What AMC does so well is to tell great stories with fresh characters and their series truly feel like films.”
I’m looking forward to what they have in store. Why not let Tarantino stretch his legs a little? He’s been pushing at the boundaries of film form as it is.