Honey Boy
Honey Boy

Writer: Shia LaBeouf

Director: Alma Har’el

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe

When 12-year-old Otis starts to find success as a child television star in Hollywood, his ex-rodeo-clown father returns to serve as his guardian. When Otis isn’t on set charming audiences, he spends his days with his father at an extended-stay motel on the edge of the city, enduring his overbearing father’s abuse. Honey Boy follows two threads of time, watching father and son's contentious relationship and their attempts to mend it across the course of a decade.

Variety Review

Special Jury Award for Vision and Craft – “Honey Boy,” director: Alma Har’el

Monster
Monster

Director: Anthony Mandler

Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, A$AP Rocky, Tim Blake Nelson, Jennifer Ehle, Nas, John David Washington,  Kelvin Harrison Jr

“Monster” is what the prosecutor calls 17 year old honors student and aspiring filmmaker Steve Harmon. He is being charged with felony murder for a crime he says he did not commit. But is Steve really a monster? Adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Walter Dean Myers.

A BRON Studios / Tonik / Get Lifted production, in association with Creative Wealth Media, Red Crown, and Charlevoix Entertainment

Dovey Johnson Roundtree
Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Producers: Daniel Crown, Donna Gigliotti 

Renewed interest in a civil rights–era hero has resulted in a rash of deals. The 2009 memoir Mighty Justice by attorney Dovey Johnson Roundtree, who died earlier this year at age 104 and is arguably best known for winning a landmark 1955 bus desegregation case, will be reissued by Algonquin Books. The publisher won the book at auction, and, separately, film rights were acquired by Hidden Figures producer Donna Gigliotti, and picture book and middle grade adaptations were nabbed by Roaring Book Press.


The Last Shot
The Last Shot

Writer: Andrew Steele 

Producers: Daniel Crown, Funny or Die Productions

from deadline - “Funny or Die creative director and former Saturday Night Live head writer Andrew Steele is penning The Last Shot, a comedy set in the basketball world that is being produced by Red Crown Productions and Funny Or Die. Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins, who has covered the NBA extensively over the last 11 years, will be making contributions to the script.”

Managing Mr. Horowitz
Managing Mr. Horowitz

Director: David Gelb

Writer: Jesse Andrews

Producers: Daniel Crown, Donna Gigliotti