WT Clients: "CODA" Wins Three Academy Awards

On March 27, 2022 CODA won all three Academy Awards for which it was nominated (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay). It made history as the first film with a predominantly Deaf cast and the first film produced by a streaming service (Apple TV+) to win Best Picture. Actor Troy Kotsur is also the first Deaf male actor to win an Oscar, taking home Best Supporting Actor,

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WT Deals: Treefort Media to Produce New Weekly Podcast "Kasich & Klepper"

Weintraub client Treefort Media is producing a new weekly talk show with Acast titled Kasich & Klepper, starring The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper and former Ohio Governor John Kasich. The show will launch in early 2022 and will cover a variety of hot topics with “humor and understanding.”

Treefort Media is represented by Shaun Gordon.

Read more about the deal on Deadline, here.

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WT Deals: Paramount+ Orders Crime Drama Series "Happy Face"

Paramount+ is ordering the TV adaptation of the hit true-crime podcast series Happy Face. 

The podcast series was created by Weintraub client Melissa Jesperson-Moore and produced in partnership with iHeart Media. Jesperson-Moore discovered at 15 that her father was the serial murderer known as the Happy Face Killer, which the podcast–and her book, Shattered Silence–detail.

Ms. Jesperson-Moore is represented by Weintraub Tobin attorney Shaun Gordon.

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WT Deals: Zosia Mamet Signs Two-Book Deal With Viking Penguin

Actress, writer, and producer Zosia Mamet has signed a two-book deal with Viking Penguin.  My First Popsicle, an anthology exploring food experiences and featuring celebrity contributors, is scheduled for publication in Fall, 2022.  The second book will feature a collection of personal essays and is slated for 2023.

Currently appearing in the HBO Max series The Flight Attendant, Mamet also starred in the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning HBO series Girls,

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