Barry Avrich’s artwork scandal documentary “Made You Look: A True Story About Faux Artwork” is being tailored right into a characteristic movie by the director’s Melbar Leisure Group (“David Foster: Off The File”).
The documentary tells the story of how probably the most revered artwork galleries in New York Metropolis turned the middle of the biggest artwork fraud in American historical past. Knoedler & Firm, underneath its president, Ann Freedman, made thousands and thousands promoting beforehand unseen works by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, and others that had supposedly come from a secret assortment. However when her prestigious purchasers found they’d bought fakes, the scandal rocked the artwork world. Avrich secured unprecedented entry to Freedman, her purchasers and different key gamers for the documentary.
The movie has performed Scorching Docs and the Hamptons Worldwide Movie Competition and can characteristic on the upcoming DOC NYC in November. Fremantle is dealing with worldwide gross sales.
The characteristic can be govt produced by Avrich and “Made You Look” govt producer Jay Hennick in partnership with a consortium of buyers. Manufacturing is slated to start in early 2022.
“The extraordinary story fantastically lends itself to a dramatic characteristic movie and its characters are past priceless. I can solely dream that Meryl Streep will need to play Ann Freedman,” stated Canadian director Avrich.
Established in 1998 by Avrich, Melbar Leisure Group is a number one producer of non-scripted content material in North America, having produced greater than 50 titles together with “The Final Mogul,” “Prosecuting Evil,” “Blurred Traces” and “The Reckoning.”
Melbar’s documentaries embody “David Foster: Off The File,” which premiered on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition in 2019, in addition to “Reversal of Fortune: The Unraveling of Turkey’s Democracy” and “Howie Mandel: Sufficient About Me.”
Melbar additionally produces the Scotiabank Giller Prize tv present and is at the moment in manufacturing on the movie “Capturing Mr. Rosenberg.” He beforehand produced the Canadian Display Awards.