White Rabbit Productions And Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment Join Forces For Multiple Picture Deal
ANDREW ROTHKIN, the producing artistic director of White Rabbit Productions has entered into a partnership with producer/publicist JAY MICHAELS.
Currently the partnership is developing two stage works into short films. The first, penned by Rothkin:
Love Bites: With elements of Hitchcock and Takashi Miike's The Audition, LOVE BITES tells the tale of a young woman who sharing the travails of her bad relationships is simply not enough.
Earthmen: The celebrated period-piece written by Joanne de Simone, about a meeting between a runaway slave and an enigmatic Native American on the eve of the Emancipation Proclamation.
International cinematographer, JANE MANGUBI, joins the team for these pieces and beyond. Ms. Mangubi scored kudos for two films: To Dare To Save, a multi-award winning documentary premiering on the east and west coasts and Home for the Holidays, a macabre short featured in film festivals here in NYC.
Andrew Rothkin is an actor, writer, director, producer, and Artistic Director of White Rabbit Productions. For the more than a quarter of a century, Rothkin has been making theatre in and around NYC, as well as regionally and on tour. Some writing/producing highlights include Bubby's Shadow (Winner, Outstanding Production of a New Drama Play, MITF Awards, 2008), Meredith's Ring (Winner, Outstanding Production of a Short Play, Planet Connections Festivity Awards, 2009), and Hamlet Bound & Unbound (Winner, Outstanding New Script for a Short Subject, MITF Awards, 2012). Additional playwriting highlights include tryin' t' touch the sun, Father's Day, The Change, Danny, Voice, B.F.F., Sins of Our Fathers, The Double Date, The Peppy Preppie and Soccer Mom 212, and Alice on the Edge. Directing highlights include Brooklyn of Light, Those Lurking Moments, An Evening of Psychos, CHiLLS, Hello from Bertha, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, House of Satan Spawn, The Tiny Closet, FB, Ninja Motorcycle Babes, and numerous others, including many pieces Andrew penned and/or devised. Film credits include Andrew in Love in Tow, Chip Chippendale in Channel 99, Professor Thomas in Showboys, and Slim in Permanent Damage; television appearances include Ronald Bench in Redrum, Hanz Holzer in Castle Confidential, Jason in Medea [in Bed], and Dr. Harvey in Mysteries at the Museum. Visit www.AndrewRothin.com and www.WhiteRabbitProductions.org for more information.
Jay Michaels is a producer/director - as well as a marketing and public relations executive - for independent film and live events. In 1997, after working for more than a decade as a casting director, marketing and promotional associate, new business manager, reporter, and producer, he founded the promotion/production firm, Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment, and - under those auspices - handled marketing and public relations for Eliana Ujueta's crime drama, "Beneath The Rock" and the New York premiere and national distribution of the late Steve Silver's award-winning crime drama, "The Watchtower." He directed, developed, and co-produced (with partner, Mary Elizabeth Micari) the independent short, "Code Red," about the automotive industry; "Slings & Arrows," a modernized version of Hamlet's nunnery sequence exploring the fetish community (receiving international distribution); and "Two Families," a music video modernizing Romeo & Juliet. He and Micari assisted in the development of films including Ric Serena's comedy, "Twelve Fingers;" the war drama, "The Color of Truth;" and Suzanne Sitelman's macabre comedy, "Norman, A Modern Metamorphosis," which premiered at Cannes. In late 2017, his company joined with Creative Ammo's Downtown Urban Arts Festival, where he is director of marketing and public relations for the premieres of nearly two dozen films from as near as New York, Florida, and California to France, India, Germany, and Africa, all appearing at the TriBeCa Film Center. JMA&E also produces live promotional events. Michaels presented live promo events for the HBO Summer Stage, Spotlight-On Film Festival, and the promo showings of "UVX," a live theater and film hybrid, which was a sponsor of the 2017 New York ComicCon.