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Alex Liu lands blind feature film script deal via MGM and Black List – Deadline

Alex Liu lands blind feature film script deal via MGM and Black List – Deadline

MGM and The Black List have named Alex Liu as the third recipient to receive a two-step minimum open script deal from the Guild as part of their two-year feature-length screenplay partnership.

The fourth and final subscription period for the association, whose mission is to discover new voices from historically underrepresented communities around the world, begins today, from September 23 to January 23, 2023, and is open to all genders.

Liu is a Tongan-New Zealand writer and director based in Auckland, New Zealand. His script of dark comedy specs. God bless you, Mr. Kopu It is his first submission to The Black List. The film, which Liu will also direct, is currently in development, with Ant Timpson (Come with dad, censorship) attached to the Executive Producer.

Liu’s most recent short film, Smog premiered at the 2022 New Zealand International Film Festival, where it won the Pasifika Maori Best Film award. In 2021, she wrote and produced the award-winning podcast documentary series. once a panther about the Polynesian Panther Party, a New Zealand counterpart to the Black Panther Party. Liu is represented by Theo Vieljeux and Noah Cliff in Dissident.

“We are incredibly excited to be working with Alex on this segment of our partnership with Black List,” said MGM Film Group Director of Development Winnie Carrillo. “Her unique point of view of him and his genius for storytelling exemplify the voices we are thrilled to be able to champion through this show. Alex’s writing is tremendously compelling and we can’t wait to dive into new and original stories with him; We are delighted to welcome him to the MGM family.”

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Black List founder Franklin Leonard added: “God bless you, Mr. Kopu is exactly the kind of script I personally enjoy reading and I always hope that Black List can be identified as a needle in the middle of an endless field of haystacks – emotional. , fun, gender. flexing, and from a point of view that I don’t think I would necessarily have found anywhere else. I can’t recommend it highly enough, and I look forward to reading what Alex writes under the auspices of this opportunity.”

More information about the partnership can be found here: blcklst.com/mgm

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