‘Arrival’ Producer Aaron Ryder Launches Company, Signs First-Look Deal With MGM (Exclusive)

‘Arrival’ Producer Aaron Ryder Launches Company, Signs First-Look Deal With MGM (Exclusive)
Aaron Ryder, the Oscar-nominated producer of “Arrival,” is launching a new production company, Ryder Picture Company. In addition, the Ryder Picture Company has entered into a first-look feature film deal with MGM.

In an interview with Variety, Ryder said the deal with MGM came about because of his friendship with the film group’s chairman, Michael De Luca. The two worked together on Lisa Joy’s “Reminiscence,” an upcoming science-fiction thriller that will star Hugh Jackman and that is now in post-production for Warner Bros.

“They reached out to me because MGM is ramping up and bringing in a lot of creative people and wants to be a home for filmmakers,” said Ryder.

Under De Luca, MGM has signed a number of high-profile talent deals with the likes of Killer Films, while also nabbing big projects such as “Fiddler on the Roof,” which will be directed by “Hamilton” wunderkind Thomas Kail,
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