Award-winning filmmaker RJ Cutler signs with WME – Deadline

Exclusive: WME has signed filmmaker RJ Cutler and his production company This Machine, fresh from the announcement of Cutler’s upcoming documentary on Elton John.

“The agency will work with the award-winning filmmaker – who produced the most notable documentary and television series of the last quarter – in all cases,” according to Cutler’s public relations correspondent.

Deadline broke the news last week that Disney had won the rights to the original documentary and the Disney + Elton John feature, which would be managed by Cutler and John’s life partner David Furnish, in a deal worth around 30 million. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performance and the Year That Made His Legend It will include 50 years of concert performances, as well as contemporary footage of the recording artist’s journal and his family (John and Farnish, parents of two sons, Zachary, ages 8 and Eliza, 6).

Directors RJ Cutler and Billy Ilish

Directors RJ Cutler and Billy Ilish participate in a Q&A in Hollywood, November 3, 2021
Courtesy of Matthew Carey

In his 30-year career, Cutler has become one of the main characters in the nonfiction film. He has recently directed Oscar-shortlisted and Emmy-nominated documentaries Billy Ilish: The world is a little blurry, Which has scooped up Apple TV + another mega-deal (allegedly 25 million). His accomplishments include making a 1993 Oscar-nominated documentary War roomWhich takes viewers inside Clinton’s presidential campaign with strategists James Carville and George Stefanopoulos, and another acclaimed political-themed doc, 2013 The world, according to Dick Cheney. His other groundbreaking achievements include management September issue (2010), which chronicles the work of Vogue fashion editor Anna Wintur; 2020 Documentary Belushi, on John Belushi, and made American Highপ্রথম Winner of first Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Television Series.

Cutler Lauren Greenfield made the 2006 Emmy Award-winning documentary ThinAs well as Steven Riley’s Emmy-nominated 2015 film Listen to me, MarlonAbout Marlon Brando.

Cutler’s Documentary Dear. Apple recently released its second season on TV +. His work in the field of screenplay includes the concept and direction of the Emmy-nominated ABC series Nashville. His company said the machine was part of Sony Pictures Television.

“The current project includes cutters and production from these machines Surf Murph, A four-part true crime documentary that will be aired on Apex, from This Machine and Imagine Documentary, which brings back the screen on America’s most notorious jewel thief, Jack Roland Murphy, “Cutler’s representatives told Deadline. “Big VapeA documentary series for Netflix, based on the rise of the e-cigarette company Jul Time A non-fiction book by reporter Jamie Ducherm that is partnering with Amblin to create this machine under the direction of Cutler; And a feature documentary about the life and times of Martha Stewart for Netflix that will be directed and produced by Cutler. ”

In addition to winning two Emmy and one Oscar nomination, Cutler has received two Peabody Awards, a GLAAD Award, two Cinema Eye Awards, and two Television Academy Honors. Last year he was named the recipient of the Penebaker Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Critics’ Choice Association. War room.

For legal matters, Cutler continues to be represented by Hansen, Jacobson, Taylor, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Keller, Gelman, Mags, and Jean Newman in Fox.

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