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SOCIAL CONSTRUCT FILMS TO PRODUCE “BLACK WALL STREET” WITH DIRECTOR TIM STORY

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From Variety.com article, “Tim Story to Direct, Produce Movie on 1921 Tulsa Race Riot”
by Dave McNary – May 17, 2017 

Tim Story, helmer of the three “Ride Along” movies, is directing and producing a feature film about the deadly 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.

Story and Doug Griffin are producing through the Story Company with Christine Holder and Mark Holder of Zero Gravity. Zak Kilberg is also Producing via his Social Construct banner, with Blue Ridge Media Capital serving as executive producer. Christopher Kubasik has been hired to write the screenplay, inspired by Corinda Marsh’s historical novel “Holocaust in the Homeland: Black Wall Street’s Last Days.”

The book’s account, seen through the eyes of a fictional reporter, focuses on the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Okla., which was called “Black Wall Street” because of its economic success. The riot completely razed Greenwood, destroying the lives of its 10,000 residents.

The riot was mostly ignored until 1996, when the state legislature authorized the Oklahoma Commission to Investigate the Tulsa Race Riot. HBO aired “The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story” in 2000.

Story’s directing credits include the two “Think Like a Man” movies, “Fantastic Four,” and “Barbershop.” He’s directing and executive producing Showtime’s upcoming comedy series “White Famous,” based on Jamie Foxx’s personal experiences.

Story is repped by UTA. Kubasik is repped by Zero Gravity and Rob Szymanski of Eclipse Law. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

 

IMDB Official Movie Page to be posted soon!…


The Song of Sway Lake Premieres at L.A. Film Festival in June

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The Song of Sway Lake will be premiered on June 21, 2017 at the LA Film Festival!

A young record collector, haunted by his father’s suicide, brings a bombastic Russian drifter to his family’s lake house to help him steal a one-of-a-kind record from his own grandmother.

From 4x Sundance alumni, director Ari Gold.
WRITERS: Ari Gold, Elizabeth Bull
PRODUCERS: Michael Bederman, Zak Kilberg, Allison Carter, Ari Gold
CAST: Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, Mary Beth Peil, Isabelle McNally, Elizabeth Peña, Jack Falahee, Brian Dennehy)

Read the Announcement on FilmIndependent.org

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Rolling Stone article: release date set for Buena Vista Social Club Adios documentary

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On May 11, 2017, Rolling Stone released the trailer for the Buena Vista Social Club Adios documentary, and announced the planned release date of May 26. The film is a production of Social Construct’s joint venture, Convergent Media, and is Produced by Social Construct founder and CEO, Zak Kilberg.

The article also includes quotes from Kilberg and a video of the band’s performance in the White House in 2015.  Stay tuned for more about the film over the coming months!…


Benedict Cumberbatch Joins GUANTÁNAMO DIARY

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It’s official: Benedict Cumberbatch’s debut as a feature film producer will be GUANTÁNAMO DIARY, which his company is producing with development funding from Social Construct’s film/TV joint venture, Convergent Media. Social Construct and Convergent Media founder Zak Kilberg is Executive Producing. Other producers include Michael Bronner (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS), Michael and Christine Holder of Zero Gravity (BEASTS OF NO NATION), and Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93). The film is based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name, by current Guantánamo prisoner and acclaimed author Mohamedou Ould Slahi. The Times calls the book “the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be collateral damage” in the “War on Terror.”

See full article on DEADLINE.…


Convergent Media signs on to produce GUANTÁNAMO DIARY

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Social Construct’s joint venture Convergent Media has just signed on to produce GUANTÁNAMO DIARY, and is providing development financing for the project. Convergent Media co-founders Zak Kilberg and Russell Smith are Executive Producing. Other producers include Michael Bronner (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS), Michael and Christine Holder of Zero Gravity (BEASTS OF NO NATION), and Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93). The film is based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name, by current Guantánamo prisoner and acclaimed author Mohamedou Ould Slahi. The Times calls the book “the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be collateral damage” in the “War on Terror.”

© featured photo by Christoph Niemann 


WIM WENDERS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB: ADIOS

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Social Construct’s joint venture, Convergent Media, is excited to have Wim Wenders, director and co-writer of the original 1999 documentary Buena Vista Social Club, as executive producer for the follow-up film.

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios, currently in production, will be “an intimate look into the changes and success of the band over the past 20 years […] against the unique and unprecedented political, social and cultural backdrop of Cuba in 2015.”

Produced by Social Construct’s founder Zak Kilberg, along with Christine Cowin, the documentary is to be directed by Lucy Walker. The film will be distributed by Broad Green Pictures and is expected to be released in 2016.

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios – The Hollywood Reporter


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