In The Press
AGC Television, the TV production division of Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios, has hired Brad Austin as Vice President, Unscripted Television. Austin will work closely with AGC Television President Lourdes Diaz on a slate of original formats and character-based docuseries, and will also work with AGC’s London office on projects.
Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios is to finance, produce and sell comedy movie Action.
Melissa V. Murray will make her feature film debut writing and directing the action comedy about a trio of college-bound women who, after a dicey party, have to battle their way out of Brooklyn. Stuart Ford's AGC Studios has greenlighted We Real Cool, an urban action comedy from Dear White People producer Effie T. Brown
AGC Studios is lining up a movie about Lauren Simmons, the youngest female trader to work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Kiersey Clemons (Dope) will star in and produce the feature after Stuart Ford’s AGC acquired life rights to Simmons’ story.
Jeff Gaspin and his Gaspin Media have inked a multi-year overall deal with AGC Television, the small-screen division of Stuart Ford’s indie content company AGC Studios. As part of the pact, Gaspin will develop and produce a slate of scripted and non-scripted television projects, and he will join the board of AGC’s corporate entity and serve as non-executive director.
Gabrielle Union is set to produce and star in romantic comedy “The Perfect Find” with Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios financing and producing, Variety has learned exclusively. The project is based on the best-selling book of the same title by Tia Williams (“The Accidental Diva”). “The Perfect Find” is scheduled to shoot in 2019.
Allison Janney and Laura Dern are set to star in black comedy Breaking News In Yuba County from The Help and Girl On The Train director Tate Taylor. Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios will finance and launch sales at next week’s AFM.
AGC Studios has greenlit the revenge thriller The Secrets We Keep, with Prometheus actress Noomi Rapace to headline. RoboCop actor Joel Kinnaman is in talks to co-star in the feature from Israeli director Yuval Adler.
AGC Studios has hired Warrior Poets vet Rachel Traub as VP, Non-Fiction Content to oversee the company’s theatrical-television development and production of non-fiction content. AGC Studios Chairman and CEO Stuart Ford made the announcement today.
AGC International has closed a series of significant international distribution deals for “Fahrenheit 11/9” following the Michael Moore documentary’s Toronto International Film Festival debut. The film, a blistering broadside against President Donald Trump, received warm reviews, with some critics calling it Moore’s strongest work in years.
Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” has closed a series of major international sales in the run-up to its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The documentary was one of the most hotly anticipated debuts at the Canadian gathering because of its subject matter: Moore, a darling of the left and favored punching bag of the right, is taking on the age of Trump in the movie — its title is a reference to the 2016 election day.
AGC Studios, the indie content company launched this year by IM Global founder Stuart Ford, has hired former IM Global executives Frank Prugo as EVP Technical Operations and Leslie Chen as SVP Asian Sales & Distribution.
Roland Emmerich’s big-budget epic Midway is ready to hit the high seas with Aaron Eckhart, Keean Johnson, Tadanobu Asano, Dennis Quaid and Nick Jonas among those joining the project.
AGC International, the sales and distribution arm of Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios, has picked up sales rights outside North America to Michael Moore’s hot-button documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 ahead of its world premiere in Toronto next month.
Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios has made its first major TV hire, bringing on Univision, Viacom, and NBC alum Lourdes Diaz. As head of AGC Television, Diaz will oversee all of the company’s scripted, non-scripted, and non-fiction and digital TV activity.
Coming out of their inaugural Cannes market, AGC International, the international sales and distribution division of Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios, has closed a slew of deals on Midway, the World War II action film from Roland Emmerich.
Rights to Roland Emmerich’s “Midway” are close to selling out globally, weeks after Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios shopped the World War II action epic at Cannes, AGC Studios president of worldwide distribution Michael Rothstein announced Monday.
Former IM Global chief Stuart Ford launches his new company AGC Studios with a mission to be versatile in terms of content, financing and the distribution model. Screen talks to him about his nimble ambitions.