On the occasion of another major merger in the acting world, sources tell Deadline so anonymous content Exclusive negotiations are underway to acquire a management and production company Big Show/Automatic. The two companies have had discussions about a possible merger going back to the spring, with nothing serious at all emerging, but talks have intensified over the past two weeks and sources close to the situation say they are now exclusive.
Representatives of the two companies declined to comment on the talks.
Grandview/Automatik has been seen as a popular potential acquisition for some time as the company founded in 2014 has grown from a convenience store to a major player in the management and production world. Insiders say that even after early discussions began in the spring with Anonymous, Grandview is still looking to other shows as it has decided what’s best for the company. In recent weeks, Anonymous Content’s acquisition of the company has ultimately been the best way forward for Grandview/Automatik.
Grandview has 20 directors working with more than 500 clients including Joe Kosinski, Ryan Condal, Justin Simien, Dan Trachtenberg, Hiro Murai, Molly Smith Metzler, Olivia Cooke and Adam Wingard. This list will merge with Anonymous’ impressive list which includes Samuel L. Jackson, Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Julia Garner, Richard Madden, Joel Edgerton, John Hoffman, Bill Condon, Autumn de Wilde, Sally El Hosaini, John Hillcoat, Dave Kajganich, Nicholas Sparks, Marlon James, RJ Palacio, Elizabeth Gilbert, Emma Donoghue, New York times.
On the production side, Automatik has had over 80 films and TV shows over the past eight years – ranging from Oscar and Emmy winning projects including no no land And the bad education To franchises like vile And the evil.
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