Andrew Lauren Productions Teams with Tribeca Film Fest Fave Nicole Perlman on 'Capture The Flag'

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Company in development on timely new space-themed screenplay by 2006 Tribeca Film Institute/Sloan Foundation Screenwriting prize recipient.

Further reflecting its commitment to fostering young talent, Andrew Lauren Productions (http://www.andrewlaurenproductions.com) is set to develop “Capture the Flag,” a new feature film script currently being written by one of this year’s Tribeca Film Institute/Sloan Foundation Screenwriting recipients, Nicole Perlman.

The space themed action-adventure “Capture the Flag” (the logline of which is being kept tightly under wraps) marks the latest feature film to be written by Perlman, who was recently honored by the TFI/Sloan Foundation’s Screenplay Development Program at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival for her script “Challenger.” “Challenger” deals with Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman’s involvement in NASA’s post-shuttle disaster investigation. Up-and-coming scribe Perlman graduated with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a double major in Dramatic Writing and Film/Television Production.

"Andrew Lauren Productions is thrilled to be working with such a gifted writer as Nicole Perlman who is already garnering an impressive reputation within the industry for her incisive science- and technology-themed projects," said company President Andrew Lauren, who is overseeing the project along with his Director of Development David D’Alessio. "It is especially rewarding to encourage young talent and we look forward to collaborating with her on the development and fruition of the script."

Added D’Alessio, “We are very excited to announce our newest project at a time when space travel is opening itself up to free enterprise. Technological growth is often stimulated by competition as has been recently shown by the Ansari X Prize and hopefully by the new challenge NASA has laid down for the development of lunar rockets. We hope that our film will further inspire growth in the way science fiction often becomes science fact.”

The deal was negotiated between Andrew Lauren Productions and Paradigm on behalf of Perlman.

“Working with Andrew Lauren Productions on ‘Capture the Flag’ has been an incredible experience. They really encouraged my using true life cutting-edge space technology to lend authenticity to this script,” said Perlman, who will be honored at the Tribeca Film Festival’s TFI/Sloan brunch on Friday May 5.

Known for producing unique, intelligent films of varying genres, Andrew Lauren Productions most recently served as one of the executive producers on “The Squid and the Whale,” which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay as well as six Spirit Awards and three Golden Globes.

The company first left its mark on the film industry in September 2005 with the theatrical release of “G,” their hop-hop adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby.” In addition to producing the film, Lauren and his team decided to take the bold self-distribution route to success in order to ensure that the film was effectively and accurately marketed and distributed. The film played on 500 screens throughout the country and enjoyed a very successful opening weekend per-screen average, prompting a domestic and foreign home theatrical agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment which also recently released the film on DVD.

Andrew Lauren Productions’ collaboration with Nicole Perlman for “Capture The Flag” is the latest development in a long-standing commitment to high quality projects that will appeal to a worldwide audience. The thriving company plans to generate between two to three feature films per year, but also is aggressively looking to align itself with other production and development partners. The key: Quality films that have broad appeal.

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