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RSA Films Signs Director Max Winkler

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Winkler is the filmmaker behind the highly anticipated upcoming feature, FLOWER

RSA Films Signs Director Max Winkler

RSA Films has signed filmmaker Max Winkler for commercial representation. Winkler wrote and directed the feature film Flower, a coming of age story that premiered at Tribeca and will be released in 2018 by The Orchard. Renowned for storytelling that astutely portrays the struggles and recklessness of youth, he has also directed several episodes of Fox’s hit comedies “New Girl” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” as well as Netflix’s “Lady Dynamite” and Hulu’s “Casual;” and he made his feature directorial debut with Ceremony, a comedy he also wrote, starring Uma Thurman, Michael Angarano and Lee Pace. The news was announced today by Jules Daly, President, RSA Films.

“I was immediately struck by the authenticity in Max’s work,” Daly said. “It delivers smart storytelling and great performance, and whether drama or humour, there is something behind the eyes of his characters that’s so compelling. He is very passionate about what he does. As soon as I started talking with him, I knew he’d be a terrific addition to our company.”

“Meeting Jules was the kicker,” Winkler said. “Her enthusiasm and vision for the business as a whole and what she thinks I can contribute to the company was deeply inspiring and made me feel like I was where I was supposed to be.” 

Winkler directed and produced a season of mockumentary web series “Clark and Michael,” produced by CBS and starring Michael Cera and Clark Duke. He initially gained industry attention for his short film The King of Central Park, produced with classmates via a filmmakers’ grant from USC.

Winkler added, “RSA’s pedigree is obviously humbling. The work they do, in my opinion, is some of the highest in both dramatic storytelling and production value, making this company a dream place to be.”

Winkler continues to be repped by CAA and management 360 for film and TV.

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RSA Films, Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:14:04 GMT