U.S. Writer-Director Jeruvia AFM Winning pitch ‘Rain’ Makes a Splash in China.
In a capacity-filled ballroom at AFM last year, Producer/Agent Cassian Elwes
Jeruvia emerged as the winner of the 2013 American Film Market Pitch Conference Competition, and returned to 2014 AFM to announce a picture deal for a Chinese theatrical release with producing partners Natacha Devillers and Jessica Kam of Les Petites Lumieres.
“Chinese audiences will have an opportunity to enjoy my original love story in their own native tongue,” stated Jeruvia. “Rain – unlike most screenplays – easily transcends cultural boundaries.”
Jeruvia retained all global rights outside of China and plans to franchise his screenplay. “These types of deals are much more common to successful television shows/ series like “The Office” and “American Idol,” said Jeruvia. That said, he is seeking suitable producing partner in the US, while focusing on his next territory.
An award-winning writer, producer and director, Jeruvia splits time between his home in Harlem, NY and Los Angeles. He is the founder and CEO of the Metro Aerial Group, an aerial cinematography company that specializes in commercials, feature films, and luxury resort aerials in 4K.
He is former Visiting Assistant Professor at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and postdoctoral fellow Denison University in Ohio. He earned a BS in Marketing from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.
Currently not repped by an agency, Jeruvia can be reached through Taylor Arnold, Esq. of The Arnold Law Firm, PLLC.