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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Miley's new movie 'wake' will be produced by Paramount/MTV Films

The Gotham Group has promoted Luke Sandler to manager in its literary division.

Sandler, who has worked for Spyglass Entertainment and Warner Independent Pictures, will rep film and TV writers and directors, as well as sell film rights to Gotham’s voluminous library of books and graphic novels. At Gotham, Sandler has acquired the literary comedy Unexpectedly Milo, as well asRed Moon, an action series proposal currently being auctioned.

"Luke's astute eye for emerging talent and his deft sales instincts make him an invaluable addition to our literary division," said Gotham CEO Ellen Goldsmith-Vein.

Sandler was a story editor at WIP, where he worked on the projects Darfur Now and In The Valley of Elah. Prior to Warner Independent, he was an assistant at Outlaw Productions, where he worked onThe Santa Clause III and Breach. A Brit, Sandler early on worked in the London theater industry as a runner at the Royal National Theatre.

The Gotham Group is currently producing the Lionsgate thriller Abduction, which hits theaters in September. Also in development are Wake, a book adaptation at Paramount/MTV Films to starMiley Cyrus; the 3D CGI adventure Quantum Quest; an adaptation of the graphic novel Ghostopolisat Disney with Hugh Jackman attached to star; and The Family Hitchcock, an adaptation of a forthcoming book project set up at New Regency.

On the TV side, the company produced the American version of the Aardman Animations UK seriesCreature Comforts as well as the Sesame Workshop’s Elmo’s Christmas Countdown.


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