Lucy Kitada has joined Lord Miller, the manufacturing corporate of Oscar winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, as EVP, Movie. On this new position, she’s going to to find, broaden and convey movie initiatives, reporting to President of Movie Aditya Sood.
Lord Miller additionally introduced lately that it has prolonged the contracts of VP, Movie Rebecca Karch Tomlinson and VP, Movie NikkI Baida, selling Justin Lee to Inventive Govt. Tomlinson exec produced the impending indie Los Frikis from administrators Mike Schwarz and Tyler Nilson, with Baida exec generating the impending Common function Strays, starring Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx and Will Area of expertise, which is slated for unencumber on June 9, 2023.
Kitada in the past served as EVP of Movie at Picturestart. She maximum not too long ago produced Stephanie Allyne & Tig Notaro’s Am I Adequate?, starring Dakota Johnson, Soyona Mizuno, Jermaine Fowler, Kiersey Clemons and Molly Gordon, which she introduced in as Picturestart’s first fully-financed function. The movie generated buzz when it premiered at Sundance 2022 and bought to HBO Max in one of the vital pageant’s main offers. She additionally produced Luckiest Lady Alive, along Made Up Tales, for Netflix. Mike Barker directed that movie in response to Jessica Knoll’s bestselling novel, with Mila Kunis, Chiara Aurelia, Finn Wittrock and Connie Britton starring.
“Lucy’s outstanding style and powerful ingenious relationships make her the easiest have compatibility for Lord Miller,” stated Lord, Miller and Sood in a joint remark. “In conjunction with Nikki, Rebecca and Justin, we have now the neatest, maximum ingenious movie staff on the town with the bottom cumulative Wordle ranking which is a undying reference we ensure won’t ever age poorly.”
Different not too long ago produced initiatives from Kitada come with the impending Lionsgate online game adaptation Borderlands, from director Eli Roth; Rachel Goldenberg’s HBO Max movie Unpregnant, starring Haley Lu Richardson and Barbie Ferreira; and David Robert Mitchell’s Beneath the Silverlake, starring Andrew Garfield, for A24, which premiered in reputable festival at Cannes festival. At the tv aspect, she originated and exec produced, in conjunction with Michael De Luca and Walden Media, the Daylight Emmy-winning Netflix collection The Child-Sitters Membership, now in its 2d season, in response to the long-lasting e-book collection by way of Ann M. Martin.
Lord Miller has had a hectic yr, seeing their Netflix movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines safe an Oscar nomination for Easiest Animated function. They’re lately in post-production on movies together with Common’s Strays and Cocaine Undergo, with Elizabeth Banks directing; Los Frikis, financed by way of New Slate; and the animated Spider-Guy: Around the Spiderverse (Phase One) which is ready for unencumber by way of Sony this yr. The corporate has a wealthy first-look manufacturing care for Common, which has noticed them broaden authentic live-action and animated options throughout genres.
Function initiatives in various levels of construction at Lord Miller come with the live-action function tentpole Venture Hail Mary, an adaptation of Andy Weir’s 2021 best-selling novel, starring Ryan Gosling, for MGM; The Remaining Human for Sony and Fox’s Artemis in response to the radical by way of Weir; a function adaptation of Michael Lewis’ bestselling novel The Premonition: A Pandemic Tale; On a regular basis Parenting Pointers starring Ryan Reynolds, which is in response to Simon Wealthy’s New Yorker quick tale; The Remaining Expedition, a sci-fi journey function in response to an authentic concept by way of Weir; and Lionsgate’s 48 Hours in Vegas about Dennis Rodman’s mythical go back and forth to Vegas all over the Chicago Bulls 1998 NBA finals. They’re additionally growing an untitled comedy set in Miami written by way of Natalie Morales and Cyrina Fiallo for Common.