Double Nickel Entertainment is a production company specializing in the creation of motion picture and television content for exploitation and distribution around the world. The company is headed by Jenette Kahn, former longtime President and Editor-in-Chief of Time Warner’s DC Comics division, the largest English language publisher of comic books in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, and Adam Richman, former Senior Vice President of Production and Development for Motion Picture Corporation of America.
Ms. Kahn brings with her an extraordinary track record of building a hugely successful company, launching multiple new properties, and leveraging them into immensely profitable films, while Mr. Richman brings an intimate knowledge of both the creative and financial sides of the industry with extensive hands-on experience in the areas of marketing and domestic/international distribution. Double Nickel has over fifteen projects in various stages of development, production and release. These include:
A $45 million feature starring and directed by Clint Eastwood. Wide released by Warner Bros in 2009, it is Mr. Eastwood’s second most successful film ever commercially, trailing only AMERICAN SNIPER, grossing over $270,000,000 theatrically.
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THE BOOK OF HENRY
Part drama, part comedy, part thriller, it tells the story of Susan, a loving young mother, and Henry and Peter, her two amazing boys. Currently in post-production. Set up with Focus Features at Universal. Written by acclaimed crime novelist Gregg Hurwitz, directed by Colin Trevorrow (JURASIC WORLD, STAR WARS), and starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher (ST. VINCENT), Jacob Tremblay (ROOM), Maddie Ziegler, Dean Norris (BREAKING BAD) and Sarah Silverman (I SMILE BACK). Release date is June 16, 2017:
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LA CHISPA DE LA VIDA
Directed by Alex de la Iglesia, winner of the Silver Lion at the 2010 Venice Film Festival for Best Picture. The film had its gala world-premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February, 2012. In addition, lead actors Jose Mota and Salma Hayek were both nominated for Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscars) for their performances. Released internationally in the second half of 2012 and domestically in 2013 through IFC Films. A Spanish-language version of Double Nickel’s soon to be produced FALLSTREAK.
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A $35 million feature starring Richard Gere and Claire Danes, with Andrew Lau (INFERNAL AFFAIRS) directing. Released in 2008 by The Weinstein Company.
A KID LIKE JAKE
Adapted from Daniel Pearle’s acclaimed play at Lincoln Center, A Kid Like Jake tells the story of Alex and her husband Greg who want only the best for their precious four-year old Jake. When it's time to enroll him in the competitive world of New York City private schools, Alex heeds the counselor’s advice to use Jake’s "gender variant play" as a leg up in the application process. This decision breeds unexpected complications between the parents and throws the family’s world into flux. Starring Claire Danes (HOMELAND) and Jim Parsons (THE BIG BANG THEORY)
LONESOME WHEN YOU GO
A supernatural thriller with a heartbreaking romance at its core, this is the story of Charlie and his high school girlfriend Jessica who disappeared one day without a trace. Set up at Sculptor Media with distribution via Sony’s Stage Six.
A moving adventure tale about a Navy crew instructor in his sixties who returns to the South Pacific Island he crashed on in World War II to help free American hostages and reconnect with his past. BCDF Pictures is financing.
THE EARTH WAS BLUE
A romantic comedy about a TV journalist who tries to restore her career by finding the anonymous author of a bestselling novel and putting him on the air. BCDF Pictures is financing.
A funny and powerful drama about an unemployed man who accidentally falls on a steel rod in a construction site and decides to make the most of his tragic circumstances. The Spanish version, titled LA CHISPA DE LA VIDA, premiered to critical acclaim and honors in 2012/13. Mark Steven Johnson (DAREDEVIL) is attached to direct.
The powerful true story of Lilly Ledbetter’s defiant years-long struggle for equal pay. A struggle that would ultimately result in the historic Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the very first bill ever signed by President Barack Obama. Rachel Feldman, who has directed over 60 hours of TV and film, is attached to direct.
Titus, a churlish, burnt-out poet, has a transformative vision that turns his life-long, avowed atheism on its head. Once an unrepentant boor, his spiritual epiphany transforms Titus into an openhearted Samaritan. Megan, Titus’ smart, long-suffering wife, is the stunned beneficiary of this change. With their marriage hanging on by a thread, can Megan be sure this change is real?
A black comic thriller in the vein of FOUL PLAY about an idealistic young woman who discovers a fortune but has to elude her rapacious neighbors to get out of her building alive.
THE RETURN OF THE MAGI
A charming, funny Christmas story about two batty older sisters who are sure a young African-American thief is the third of the three Magi and drag him across the Nevada desert to see the Christ child.
EVERY SECOND COUNTS
A limited series that tells the thrilling true-life story of the high-stakes race for the first human heart transplant. 2017, is the 50th anniversary of that extraordinary breakthrough.
TRANQUILITY (Television Series)
The story of a family that moves to the first human colony on the moon where the father will be the sheriff and the lack of gravity will enable their paralyzed son to walk. Mark Verheiden, of acclaimed series such as BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, SMALLVILLE, HEROES and DAREDEVIL, is the creator.
THE KING OF UPWARE (Television Series)
Based on the life of Richard Fielder. While on spring in the Fens, in Victorian England, Richard falls in love with a local woman and stays behind. The Fens, rich in the world’s best fertilizer (Coprolite) and an essential opium trading post, was being exploited by the British Empire. Aghast at this treatment, Richard leads the Fens in a revolt against the Queen.
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