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Corporate communications veteran Steve Elzer is launching Elzer & Associates, Inc, (www.elzerassociates.com) a new, boutique PR company offering strategic communications counsel that helps businesses build brands and supports the ever-evolving, 24/7 media relations needs of corporations, production companies, senior level executives and filmmakers working within the entertainment community. Elzer is a highly respected and influential PR strategist and Media Relations specialist, who spent the last 20 years serving as chief spokesman for the motion picture divisions of Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Line Cinema. In these roles, he provided each studio’s executive and management team with award-winning PR representation and advice integral to the launch of more than 300 motion pictures, television series and made-for-television events, as well as high profile “specials” programming.

Legendary producer Mark Damon talks about the journey of bringing The Last Full Measure to screens. The film is in theat...
01/23/2020
‘The Last Full Measure’s Mark Damon On War Drama’s Journey & Why This May Be His Last Picture As Producer

Legendary producer Mark Damon talks about the journey of bringing The Last Full Measure to screens. The film is in theaters beginning this Friday. https://deadline.com/2020/01/the-last-full-measure-producer-mark-damon-interview-final-film-roadside-attractions-1202837695/

EXCLUSIVE: Producer and international sales veteran Mark Damon’s latest film, The Last Full Measure, releases domestically via Roadside Attractions on about 600 screens this Friday. The drama is ba…

Matt Tolmach is teaming again with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and to executive produce Fear Agent for Amazon. https://...
01/23/2020
Seth Rogen, David F. Sandberg Tackling Rick Remender's 'Fear Agent' for Amazon (Exclusive)

Matt Tolmach is teaming again with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and to executive produce Fear Agent for Amazon. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/seth-rogen-david-f-sandberg-tackling-rick-remenders-fear-agent-1271777

Mattson Tomlin, who co-wrote the script for 'The Batman,' will write the adaptation of the sci-fi comic from author Remender, who's signed a three-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. Matt Tolmach ('Jumanji') will be one of the executive producers.

Congratulations to our friends at Lionsgate on the continued success of Knives Out. https://deadline.com/2020/01/knives-...
01/04/2020
‘Knives Out’ To Beat ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Domestic B.O.: How Rian Johnson & Ram Bergman Hatched A Potential Franchise With $238M+ WW Hit

Congratulations to our friends at Lionsgate on the continued success of Knives Out. https://deadline.com/2020/01/knives-out-box-office-daniel-craig-rian-johnson-1202820693/

Not to gush, but let’s seriously behold the success of Media Rights Capital and Lionsgate’s Knives Out. We’ve already overwritten how the whodunit is a win for original movies in…

Jumanji: The Next Level opens today and the franchise has been overseen by Matt Tolmach, who has been the creative force...
12/13/2019
‘Jumanji’ Producer Matt Tolmach Keeps Hit Franchises Humming

Jumanji: The Next Level opens today and the franchise has been overseen by Matt Tolmach, who has been the creative force as the lead producer on the films. Variety takes a look at Matt's career in this week's issue as they celebrate and recognize his work as a billion dollar producer. Congratulations, Matt. https://variety.com/2019/film/features/jumanji-matt-tolmach-billion-dollar-producer-dwayne-johnson-1203433483/

Going from co-president of a major movie studio — otherwise known as the guy who holds the purse strings — to a film producer dependent on that person’s largess could be very discombobulating. But …

The Rabbids are coming! The Rabbids are coming! https://deadline.com/2019/12/rabbids-video-game-lionsgate-movie-mandevil...
12/13/2019
Lionsgate Closes Pic Rights On Ubisoft Video Game Series ‘Rabbids’ With Mandeville To Produce; Todd Strauss-Schulson In Talks To Direct

The Rabbids are coming! The Rabbids are coming! https://deadline.com/2019/12/rabbids-video-game-lionsgate-movie-mandeville-todd-strauss-schulson-1202807950/

EXCLUSIVE: We hear that Lionsgate has closed motion picture rights to produce a hybrid live-action movie based on Ubisoft’s Rabbids video game franchise. Mandeville Films’ Todd Lieberman and…

As Lionsgate ends their strong year, they announced a first look deal with John Wick filmmaker Chad Stahelski, who will ...
12/12/2019
‘John Wick’ Helmer Chad Stahelski Partners With Jason Spitz In 87eleven Banner; Makes Lionsgate First Look Deal

As Lionsgate ends their strong year, they announced a first look deal with John Wick filmmaker Chad Stahelski, who will develop new action films for the studio along with his partner Jason Spitz. https://deadline.com/2019/12/john-wick-chad-stahelski-jason-spitz-87eleven-banner-lionsgate-first-look-1202807001/

EXCLUSIVE: Chad Stahelski, the former stuntman who debuted as co-director on John Wick and has subsequently helmed three Keanu Reeves hits with a fourth coming along with film and TV spinoffs, is r…

Congratulations to our friends at Lionsgate on the phenomenal success of Knives Out this weekend. This film is as great ...
12/02/2019
‘Frozen 2’ Hooks $126M+ Holiday Record, ‘Knives Out’ A $42M Win For Original Pics, 2019 YTD Crosses $10B+: Thanksgiving B.O.

Congratulations to our friends at Lionsgate on the phenomenal success of Knives Out this weekend. This film is as great as the reviews and will play through the holiday season so a $70 million worldwide start is a fantastic beginning. https://deadline.com/2019/12/frozen-2-box-office-tuesday-november-record-knives-out-previews-thanksgiving-1202796248/

6th Update Sunday AM: And so Thanksgiving 2019 ends with Disney’s Frozen 2 collecting a 5-day estimate of $126.3M, the most ever for any film that has played the holiday –opener or hold…

We can't wait for this new project! Lionsgate is in final talks for Nic Cage to star as himself in The Unbearable Weight...
11/16/2019
Nicolas Cage Pic ‘The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent’ Near Lionsgate Deal

We can't wait for this new project! Lionsgate is in final talks for Nic Cage to star as himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent for writer/director Tom Gormican. https://deadline.com/2019/11/nicolas-cage-movie-the-unbearable-weight-of-massive-talent-movie-lionsgate-1202787717/

Lionsgate is in final negotiations to land The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, a film project scripted by Tom Gormican (Ghosted) & Kevin Etten (Ghosted, Workaholics). Deadline has confirme…

Gianni Nunnari, producer of films such as Seven, The Departed and 300 is teaming with the children of famed Italian dire...
11/08/2019
‘300’ Outfit Hollywood Gang To Co-Produce Paolo Genovese’s ‘The First Day Of My Life’

Gianni Nunnari, producer of films such as Seven, The Departed and 300 is teaming with the children of famed Italian director Sergio Leone to co-produce The First Day of My Life, for writer /director Paolo Genovese. https://deadline.com/2019/11/300-outfit-hollywood-gang-co-produce-paolo-genoveses-first-day-of-my-life-1202781686/

EXCLUSIVE: Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang (300) is teaming with the producing arm of Leone Film Group, Lotus Productions, to co-produce Paolo Genovese’s upcoming English-language project The First…

STXtelevision announced its 2nd series with Quibi today - a new car series from the creator of Fastest Car and the direc...
10/31/2019
‘Skrrt With Offset’ Car Series Drives Into Quibi With Migos Member As Host

STXtelevision announced its 2nd series with Quibi today - a new car series from the creator of Fastest Car and the director of the the Emmy Award winning series Top Gear. Skrrt with Offset will bring auto fans the coolest rides on the road. https://deadline.com/2019/10/skrrt-with-offset-car-series-quibi-kiari-offset-cephus-migos-stxtelevision-1202772080/

Kiari “Offset” Cephus is ready to take you on a journey of ‘Raris and Lambos with Quibi’s newly greenlit series appropriately titled Skrrt with Offset. The series will be hosted by Offs…

With AFM on the horizon, Lionsgate announced it is co-producing and handling international sales on The Devil's Light.ht...
10/31/2019
‘Black Mirror’ Director James Hawes To Helm ‘The Devil’s Light’ Thriller For Lionsgate & Gold Circle – AFM

With AFM on the horizon, Lionsgate announced it is co-producing and handling international sales on The Devil's Light.https://deadline.com/2019/10/james-hawes-directing-the-devils-light-lionsgate-gold-circle-afm-1202772608/

British filmmaker James Hawes has signed on to direct The Devil’s Light, a supernatural thriller which is co-produced by Lionsgate and Gold Circle. Lionsgate will distribute the film in North…

Today we worked with Lionsgate to announce the development of Ballerina, a spin-off and extension of the John Wick unive...
10/09/2019
John Wick Spinoff ‘Ballerina’ in the Works With Len Wiseman Directing

Today we worked with Lionsgate to announce the development of Ballerina, a spin-off and extension of the John Wick universe that focuses on a female assassin. The film will be made after John Wick 4. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/john-wick-spinoff-ballerina-len-wiseman-director-1203363277/

“Ballerina,” a woman-centric John Wick spinoff, is in the works at Lionsgate, with Len Wiseman on board to to develop and direct. Shay Hatten, one of the writers on “John Wick: Ch…

Lionsgate announced it has acquired the film rights to best-selling author R.J. Palacio's new graphic novel, "White Bird...
10/03/2019
'Wonder' Producers Lionsgate, Mandeville Films Reteam for 'White Bird' Drama

Lionsgate announced it has acquired the film rights to best-selling author R.J. Palacio's new graphic novel, "White Bird: A Wonder Story." The new film will be a companion to the studio's smash hit, Wonder. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/lionsgate-mandeville-films-reteam-white-bird-drama-1244566

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, who are behind 'The Aeronauts,' are producing the movie adaptation alongside 'Wonder' author R.J. Palacio.

On Friday, Abominable will hit theaters. The film is an amazing animated adventure and it is the first film to be produc...
09/25/2019
With 'Abominable,' Shanghai's Pearl Studio and DreamWorks Animation aim for audiences in China and beyond

On Friday, Abominable will hit theaters. The film is an amazing animated adventure and it is the first film to be produced by Pearl Studio, who worked tirelessly with their friends and partners at DreamWorks to bring this epic tale to the screen.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-09-24/abominable-china-hollywood-dreamworks

"Abominable" is the first film for Shanghai-based Pearl, formerly known as Oriental DreamWorks. The companies went to great lengths to make the film authentic to Chinese moviegoers.

Hustlers will be the topic of conversation around office water coolers for days and weeks to come. Congratulations Team ...
09/15/2019
How STX Revived The Adult Pic As A Box Office Event With Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Hustlers’

Hustlers will be the topic of conversation around office water coolers for days and weeks to come. Congratulations Team STX. https://deadline.com/2019/09/hustlers-jennifer-lopez-stx-box-office-opening-record-1202735075/

In the wake of a summer where Disney IP steamrolled over movies big and small, the industry wondered if we were truly living in a hell of haves and have nots at the box office. Was it just all abou…

Congratulations to our friends at STX Entertainment on the phenomenal record-breaking success of Hustlers. https://deadl...
09/14/2019
‘Hustlers’ Shakes $32M+ Opening Record For STX & Jennifer Lopez Live-Action Pic; ‘Goldfinch’ Nosedives With $2M+

Congratulations to our friends at STX Entertainment on the phenomenal record-breaking success of Hustlers. https://deadline.com/2019/09/hustlers-jennifer-lopez-it-chapter-two-weekend-box-office-1202733682/

UPDATED, Friday PM: “You’ve got to hand it to STX, they cast this one up,” complimented a rival major studio marketing boss on how the Burbank, CA mini-major assembled Hustlers. T…

Today our clients at Kingdom announced the addition of Mona Garcea as their new Head of Television. Mona the company aft...
09/10/2019
Faith-Based Kingdom Launches TV Division, Sets Mona Garcea To Run It

Today our clients at Kingdom announced the addition of Mona Garcea as their new Head of Television. Mona the company after years of working as a producer for industry legend Chuck Lorre. Congratulations Mona! https://deadline.com/2019/09/kingdom-tv-division-mona-garcea-faith-based-studio-1202730689/

Mona Garcea, a Chuck Lorre protege and producer from Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory to Mike & Molly and Disjointed, has been hired by Kingdom as Head of Television. The studio, whic…

David Slade is a great director and an amazing choice to take on Dark Harvest. Congratulations to the team at New Regenc...
09/10/2019
David Slade Tapped To Direct ‘Dark Harvest’ Adaptation For New Regency

David Slade is a great director and an amazing choice to take on Dark Harvest. Congratulations to the team at New Regency and Matt Tolmach Productions. https://deadline.com/2019/09/david-slade-direct-dark-harvest-movie-new-regency-1202710998/

EXCLUSIVE: David Slade, the director behind such films as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Hard Candy, and 30 Days of Night, will direct Dark Harvest, the New Regency horror feature based on Norman Part…

The enormously talented director of Girls Trip, Malcolm D. Lee is going to direct Lionsgate's The Spoils, a new kind of ...
09/10/2019
Film News Roundup: ‘Girls Trip’ Director Malcolm D. Lee Boards ‘The Spoils’

The enormously talented director of Girls Trip, Malcolm D. Lee is going to direct Lionsgate's The Spoils, a new kind of heist film about retrieving stolen war artifacts and returning them to their rightful countries. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/girls-trip-director-malcolm-d-lee-spoils-1203329919/

In today’s film news roundup, Malcolm D. Lee is developing an action comedy, a Steve McQueen biopic is in the works and the Meet the Press Film Festival is set for Oct. 7. PROJECT LAUNCHES &#…

Elzer & Associates was proud to assist Academy Award-nominated producer Vincent Landay and Eddy Moretti and Unbranded Pi...
09/04/2019
‘Her’ Producer Vincent Landay Joins Eddy Moretti at Unbranded Pictures

Elzer & Associates was proud to assist Academy Award-nominated producer Vincent Landay and Eddy Moretti and Unbranded Pictures on today's announcement. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/her-producer-vincent-landay-unbranded-pictures-1203323760/

Oscar-nominated producer Vincent Landay has partnered with former Vice chief creative officer Eddy Moretti at Unbranded Pictures. The duo previously collaborated to create Vice Studios, the scripte…

Lionsgate picked up the Deon Taylor psychological thriller FATALE starring Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy and will be rel...
08/23/2019
Hilary Swank Thriller ‘Fatale’ Snapped Up By Lionsgate

Lionsgate picked up the Deon Taylor psychological thriller FATALE starring Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy and will be releasing the film in North America and key international territories. https://deadline.com/2019/08/hilary-swank-fatale-deon-taylor-acquired-by-lionsgate-1202701909/

Lionsgate has acquired North American and key foreign territories to Deon Taylor’s psychological thriller Fatale starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, and Ty…

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