EXCLUSIVE: Film and TV company Smokewood Entertainment and co-founders, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness and Bobbi Sue Luther, develop and produce projects with positive messages. The company and director Siegel-Magness have been signed by Paradigm for representation in all areas. Magness and Luther are also now repped by the agency as producers.
Siegel-Magness and husband Gary produced Lee Daniels’ breakout Precious and she recently shot her directorial debut, Long Time Gone. The Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group is now repping North American rights to the drama that chronicles a broken family that is healed when the girlfriend of the youngest son comes to live with them. Virginia Madsen, Anthony LaPaglia, Eva Longoria, Zach Gilford, Amanda Crew, Sam Trammell and Graham Rogers star. Karen McCullah, whose credits include Legally Blonde and The Ugly Truth, penned the screenplay based on April Stevens’ novel, Angel, Angel. Luther, Magness, and McCullah produced with Andrew Sugerman and Seth Jaret exec producing.