Yen Tan To Direct Julia Pastrana Pic ‘Beauty’ For Sobini Films, Permut Presentations

EXCLUSIVE: Yen Tan, whose feature 1985 debuted at SXSW in 2018, has signed on to helm Beauty, the story of Julia Pastrana, a woman who suffered from the rare genetic condition hypertrichosis. In the 1800s, showman Theodore Lent made her a worldwide attraction.

The pic will be produced by Mark Amin for Sobini Films and David Permut for Permut Presentations. Tyler Boehm and Cami Winikoff will executive produce for Sobini Films, with Yen Tan and Hutch, who teamed on 1985, penning the screenplay. Clair Noto, Meg Richman and Brendan Fitzgerald are also writers on the project.

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Genre Film Fund ACJ & Sobini Films To Produce Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Burst’ From Bobby Smith Jr.

EXCLUSIVE: Recently launched LA-based genre film fund ACJ Films and Sobini Films are set to finance and produce sci-fi thriller Burst from writer Bobby Smith Jr. (Jason’s Lyric).

The project will mark the first investment for the $3M development fund which we announced earlier this summer. Principals are Mark Amin (Good Kill) of Sobini Films, Japanese producer Motoko Kimura (L.D.K), and Chinese investor Lifeng Wang (Skiptrace) of Yintai Investment, who will all serve as producers on Burst.

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Sobini Films, NAACP Team For Shields Green Biopic ‘Emperor’ Release

Sobini Films, the production company behind soon-to-released Shields Green biopic Emperor, said it will donate $1 for every digital transaction during the first month of film’s release to the NAACP. Set for a digital release on August 18, via Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, the film is based on the inspiring journey of Green, an American freedom fighter who escaped from slavery and joined the raid on Harper’s Ferry, the key battle of the abolitionist movement which helped spark the beginning of the Civil War and alter the course of American history.

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LA-Based Sobini Films Teams With Motoko Kimura & Yintai Investment For Movie Development Fund — Cannes

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Amin’s U.S. based Sobini Films (Good Kill), Japanese producer Motoko Kimura (L.D.K), and Lifeng Wang’s (Skiptrace) Yintai Investment are teaming up to launch the ACJ Film Fund.

ACJ is a joint venture to develop and finance wide-release theatrical films that will appeal to the American, Chinese, and Japanese markets. The $3M development fund is focused on contemporary action, suspense, science fiction, and commercial romance, with a strong emphasis placed on acquiring completed scripts. ACJ will also develop select projects based on IP and original concepts. The three partners plan to co-finance the films that ACJ develops.

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