Haute 100 New York Update: Woody Allen

Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to Woody Allen’s new film, “Midnight in Paris.”

Woody Allen

Category: Thinkers

Industry: Film

What Makes Him Haute: New York’s greatest auteur always presents his beloved Big Apple in a sophisticated and romanticized way. His film Vicky Christina Barcelona, which was released in August of 2008, won the 2009 Spirit Award for Best Screenplay. A jazz clarinetist for more than 25 years, Allen will make his operatic debut directing a new production for the opening of the L.A. Opera’s 2008-2009 season.

What Makes Him Haute Now: Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to the award-winning film veteran Woody Allen’s new film, “Midnight in Paris.” The film will star Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen and Kathy Bates. The film is being financed by Mediapro, a company based in Spain who also funded his previous films “Vicky Christina Bareclona” and “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.” Woody Allen is gratified to have his new film distributed by Sony Classics because they have good receptiveness towards his work, which he deeply appreciates. Sony Classics has commented that “Midnight in Paris” is “Woody Allen at his most magical.” Woody Allen also recalled that this was his first time shooting a film in Paris, which he hopes to do again in the future.

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