Grasshopper Film Acquires ‘IWOW: I Walk on Water’ Docu; Luber Roklin Signs ‘Tiny Pretty Things’ Actress Kylie Jefferson; ‘Artistic Fortune Entertainment Launches Management Arm- Film Briefs

Grasshopper Film has secured the U.S. distribution rights to IWOW: I Walk on Water, a documentary characteristic from New York-based photographer and filmmaker Khalik Allah, to launched in bodily and digital theaters later this 12 months. In IWOW, Allah focuses on longtime muse Frenchie, a 60-something schizophrenic, homeless Haitian man, who he turns into more and more intertwined with. In parallel, Allah, the filmmaker behind Black Mother, additionally turns the digicam on himself to doc a turbulent romantic relationship and grapple with private notions of spirituality and mortality – all inquiries about which he gathers recommendation from charismatic confidants together with Fab 5 Freddy, members of the Wu-Tang Clan, and, in deeply shifting exchanges, his personal mom. Allah, who made his debut with the 2015 documentary Field Niggas, stated “My objective hasn’t changed, it’s always been to keep it real with myself; to stay true to my vision and to have the courage to express it cinematically. IWOW is a sort of first-person documentary poem; a statement of my artistic integrity and my uncompromising dedication to the streets.” The deal was negotiated by Ryan Krivoshey, President of Grasshopper Film with producers Sofian Khan and Vikki Tobak and Allah.

‘Disclosure’ Director Sam Feder Signs With Gersh And Luber Roklin Entertainment


Luber Roklin

Luber Roklin Entertainment has signed Kylie Jefferson, who is likely one of the leads within the upcoming Netflix ballet sequence Tiny Pretty Things. Michael MacLennan wrote the sequence, based mostly on the guide of the identical by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. Tiny Pretty Things is about on this planet of an elite ballet academy and charts the rise and fall of younger adults who stay removed from their houses, every standing on the verge of greatness or destroy. As Chicago’s solely elite dance college, the Archer School of Ballet serves as the corporate college for the town’s famend skilled firm: City Works Ballet. The Archer School is an oasis for an array of dancers: wealthy and poor, from north and south, and a spread of backgrounds. Yet all of them share a uncommon expertise and keenness for dance, a loyal sense of neighborhood… and in terms of their goals, no Plan B. Jefferson will play Neveah, the insurgent with uncooked expertise and fierce dedication who appears to be like to rise above her roots and discover a future on this planet of ballet laurent with out shedding her distinctive and fiery strategy to bounce. Jefferson started coaching as a ballerina at four-years-old and, at six, was the youngest pupil ever accepted on the academy stage on the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Culver City, California. She has carried out on the worldwide stage together with The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the nation of Oman. Jefferson choreographed her first music video for ScHoolboy Q’s CHopstix that includes Travis Scott for which she acquired a Universal Dance Awards nomination within the class of Favorite Music Video Performance.


The Trial of the Chicago 7 exec producer Dru Davis of Artistic Fortune Entertainment has launched a expertise administration division underneath his label and is presently producing a number of tasks with purchasers. Davis’ present consumer roster contains Hannah Montana and Pair of Kings alum Mitchel Musso, Joshua Uduma from the Apple TV+ sequence Little America and Lionsgate comedy The Swing of Things, Zoey 101 and Big Time Rush alum Erin Sanders, in addition to Jansen Panettiere, who not too long ago guest-starred on the AMC’s The Walking Dead.



Sumati Pavagi

A late bloomer but an early learner, Sumati likes to be honestly biased. Though fascinated by the far-flung corners of the galaxy, She doesn’t fancy the idea of humans moving to Mars. Sumati is a Contributing Author for Buzzfeed. e-mail:

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