Topic Studios Sign First Look Deal With ‘The Climb’ Writing Team Michael Covino and Kyle Marvin

  • The Wrap
Topic Studios has signed a first look deal with Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin, the writing and acting team behind the comedy film “The Climb” that made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival this year, the studio announced Wednesday.

Under the two-year deal, Covino and Marvin will develop and produce with an eye to direct feature films for Topic under the pair’s Watch This Ready banner. “The Climb” was Covino’s feature directorial debut, which he and Marvin wrote, produced and starred in. The project was developed, financed and produced on a fast track by Topic after it acquired the original short film of the same name at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

The Climb” premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year where it won the Jury’s “Coup de Coeur” award and was acquired for release by Sony Pictures Classics.
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