Originating out of the half-hour HBO comedy series Doll & Em which ran for two seasons, King Bee has been growing ever since. After producing the independent film To Dust starring Géza Röhrig (Son of Saul) and Matthew Broderick, which won the Tribeca Film Festival audience award and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, King Bee signed a first-look deal with the global studio Lionsgate, and expanded into the UK.
We have a full slate of film and television projects in various stages of development.
A half-hour HBO and Sky Atlantic comedy series which ran for two seasons. An actress named Em and her best friend Doll navigate their friendship once Em hires Doll to be her assistant. Starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells. Written by Emily Mortimer, Dolly Wells and directed by Azazel Jacobs.
A documentary directed by Mischa Richter which premiered at 2020 Doc Fortnight at MoMA. The film is a poetic meditation on Mischa’s hometown of Provincetown Massachusetts, and features eccentric residents of the community talking about how this haven for artists and misfits has changed over the past 100 years. Produced with Ryan Hawke. Acquired by Cinema Guild.
A 2018 comedy-drama directed by Shawn Synder, starring Géza Röhrig and Matthew Broderick, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, winning Audience Award. It was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation Grant. A Hasidic cantor in upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, befriends a local community college biology professor and the two embark on an increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld.
Emily Mortimer is an actor, director, screenwriter and producer. She has most recently adapted and directed a three part adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s novel THE PURSUIT OF LOVE for the BBC and Amazon, which earned her a BAFTA nomination. Mortimer is currently co-writing a script with Noah Baumbach, writing and directing a feature film for A24, and adapting the E.M. Forster novel A ROOM WITH A VIEW with Moonage and Pathe Pictures.
Mortimer’s break-out performance came in Nicole Holofcener’s critically acclaimed, LOVELY AND AMAZING, opposite Catherine Keener, which won her an Independent Spirit Award. She was also nominated for Best British Actress in a Supporting Role at the London Film Critics Circle Awards for her performance in David Mackenzie’s YOUNG ADAM, opposite Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton.
Mortimer’s television credits include two seasons of DOLL & EM on HBO, co-written by and co-starring her real-life best friend Dolly Wells. She also co-starred opposite Jeff Daniels in three seasons of HBO’s THE NEWSROOM created by Aaron Sorkin, and had a recurring role on NBC’s 30 ROCK.
Alessandro Nivola is an award winning actor and producer. On Broadway he received Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance opposite Bradley Cooper in THE ELEPHANT MAN and a Drama Desk Award nomination for A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY opposite Helen Mirren. For Sebastian Lelio’s film DISOBEDIENCE opposite Rachel Weisz, he won the 2018 British Independent Film Award (BIFA) and was nominated for a London Critics Circle Award, and a UK National Film Award. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Lisa Cholodenko’s LAUREL CANYON and won a SAG Award and a Critics Choice Award for David O Russell’s AMERICAN HUSTLE. He won the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Best Actor Award and the Achievement in Acting Award at the 2009 Provincetown International Film Festival.
Nivola was most recently seen as Dickie Moltisanti, the lead role in the Warner Bros. SOPRANOS prequel feature THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK and in David O Russell’s film AMSTERDAM with Christian Bale and Margot Robbie. He will next be seen starring opposite Keira Knightley in Matt Ruskin’s feature BOSTON STRANGLER, opposite Russell Crowe, Aaron Taylor Johnson and Ariana DeBose in JC Chandor’s Marvel feature KRAVEN THE HUNTER, and opposite Adrien Brody in Brady Corbet’s film THE BRUTALIST. He also co-stars with André Holland in the Apple+ limited series THE BIG CIGAR, directed by Don Cheadle and set to air fall 2023.
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