Sony Signs Josh Bratman’s Immersive Pictures to Two-Year First Look Deal

Projects in development include “The Harlem Hellfighters,” “The Black Count” and “Descender”

Last Updated: February 25, 2015 @ 1:22 PM

Producer Josh Bratman and his Immersive Pictures banner have entered into a two-year first look deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio announced Wednesday.

“Josh has been an important part of the Sony Pictures family for many years,” said Columbia Pictures Presidents of Production Michael DeLuca and Hannah Minghella in a joint statement. “This deal just cements that fact,” the statement continued. “He’s an incredibly skilled producer, capable of the best work on many different kinds of films. We’re thrilled that we’ll be keeping him in-house as he continues to work on some of our most important development projects.”

Under the new deal, Bratman will develop and produce several films for the studio, including “The Harlem Hellfighters,” based on a graphic novel by “World War Z” author Max Brooks, and “The Black Count,” a true-life historical tale with Cary Fukunaga attached to write and direct.

Before founding Immersive Pictures, Bratman worked as an executive for Sony Pictures-based Michael De Luca Productions for over a decade. There, he oversaw and executive produced several projects for De Luca, who is now president of Production for the studio.

Bratman’s deal was handled by CAA and by attorney Greg Slewett of Bloom Hergott.

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