Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman’s independent studio, T-Street, has landed producers Kiri Hart, Stephen Feder and Ben LeClair, who will spearhead upcoming films at the company.
Currently, Johnson and Bergman are preparing for the release of their new films, “Knives Out,” which will be released on November 27. It stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni Collette, and was written and directed by Johnson.
Hart, Feder and LeClair will champion storytellers and build long-term partnerships with filmmakers. They will oversee projects at T-Street from the early stages of inception all the way until its release.
“We wanted T-Street to be a place where filmmakers would feel supported throughout the entire process,” Johnson and Bergman said in a statement. “That thinking led us to Kiri, Stephen, and Ben, who we’ve been lucky enough to work within different capacities over the years. They are not only experienced producers committed to taking the best possible care of filmmakers and their projects, they also happen to be really good people who share our passion for making movies.”
Hart, Feder, and LeClair added, “Rian and Ram have created the place we’ve always dreamt of working — a company where producers can truly partner with artists in a culture of collaboration and bravery. We believe in tailoring the process to the people we are making the movie with, and we’re excited about the films that will result from that approach.”
Hart most recently served as Lucasfilm’s SVP of Development from 2012 to 2018. She oversaw the creative development of all “Star Wars” content and also co-produced Johnson’s film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” as well as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” When she left Lucasfilm, she formed a producing partnership with Feder, who had worked on her team at Lucasfilm. She will continue to serve as a creative consultant on Pixar’s “Soul.”
Feder most recently served as VP of Film Development at Lucasfilm. Before that, he was SVP of Production and Development at Annapurna Pictures, where he oversaw production of Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!” and Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers.”
LeClair had a first-look deal with Blumhouse Television and last year was nominated for the Piaget Producers Award by Film Independent. Prior to Blumhouse, he produced “The Lovers,” “Woodshock” and “Upstream Color.” LeClair’s other producing credits include “Year of the Dog,” “The English Teacher” and “Gentlemen Broncos.”
T-Street launched earlier this year with an investment from global media company Valence Media. The company also signed a first-look deal for film and TV with MRC, which was a co-financier on “Knives Out.”
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