Congratulations to past LIIFE winner, Mike Makowsky , on his film, Bad Education!! Mike’s killing it in this industry!
HBO is nearing the big deal of the Toronto Film Festival, acquiring for a sum nearing $20 million world rights to Bad Education, the Cory Finley-directed fact-based dark comedy that stars Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney as supervisors in the Roslyn, Long Island, school district who masterminded the largest public-school embezzlement scandal in American history, to the tune of $11.2 million.
The WarnerMedia-owned company will air the feature globally where it has networks and streaming services. I’m told the deal is in the rarefied range of the $17.5 million at Sundance for The Birth of a Nation, which was the fest record.