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Sony Pictures Classics Takes Equity At Sundance
By Ray Pride
January 26, 2016
MONDAY, JANUARYÂ 25, 2016Â â€“ Park City, Utah â€“ Sony Pictures Classics announced today, on the eve of the filmâ€™s world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, that they have acquired worldwideÂ rights to the first female driven Wall Street film,Â EQUITY.Â The film stars Anna Gunn (â€œBreaking Badâ€), James Purefoy (â€œThe Followingâ€), Sarah Megan Thomas (Backwards) and Alysia Reiner (â€œOrange is the New Blackâ€).
Senior investment banker Naomi Bishopâ€™s (Anna Gunn) world of high-power big money is brutal and fierce, and one she thrives in. When a controversial IPO threatens the fragile balance of power and confidentiality, Naomi finds herself entangled in a web of politics and deception. With an aggressive prosecutor (Alysia Reiner) from her past on her heels, and a strained relationship with her junior, Erin (Sarah Megan Thomas), Naomi is forced to reexamine her own ambitions and the cutthroat world she lovesâ€”one where women have yet to break the glass ceiling.
EQUITY is directed by Meera Menon (Farah Goes Bang) with a screenplay by Amy Fox from a storyÂ byÂ Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner and Amy Fox.
Broad Street Picturesâ€™ Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas serve as producers.
The deal was negotiated on behalf of the producers by CAA.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES CLASSICSÂ
Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classicsâ€”an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.Â Barker and Bernard haveÂ released prestigious films that have won 32 Academy AwardsÂ®Â (28 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 158 Academy AwardÂ®Â nominations (133 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominationsÂ forÂ WHIPLASH, AMOUR,Â MIDNIGHT IN PARIS,Â AN EDUCATION,Â CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.Â
ABOUT BROAD STREET PICTURES
Broad Street Pictures, a company with a mission to produce thought-provoking films that employ more women in front of and behind the camera, is engaged in the development and production of movies for worldwide theatrical, video, television, and electronic distribution. The company is led by Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas.