(And their documentary Marley is out now. What could be better than that?)
Magnolia’s acquisitions staff made reference to Cuban during our preliminary talks. “He really, really wants to do this. And we rarely get involved this early. He’s excited!”
Plus Magnolia likes to partner with BBC Storyville. And since that deal is already in place, everyone’s happy.
It all began when I pitched Cuban directly by e-mail. I had heard he likes to deal directly and somehow was able to find his email address. He and I went back-and-forth for a week or so last November. His first reply to my pitch: “What is your budget?” And so it went from there. Now it’s a matter of due diligence and a few minor negotiating points.Even with Magnolia's participation funding for the film will be significantly below our target budget. We still need your help. Generous pledgers: please help spread the word that you're involved and share the link to this site. If you're considering a pledge, now is the time. We need to get to the 50% level by the end of the week. Thanks everyone.