Magazine article Screen International

Steindorff in Lynne Ramsay Stew

Magazine article Screen International

Steindorff in Lynne Ramsay Stew

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As Jane Got A Gun financier Scott Steindorff scrambled on Tuesday evening [19] to replace no-show director Lynne Ramsay, the project's sales agent Exclusive Media said it was confident a new hire would be found within 24 hours.

Stone Village Productions head Steindorff told ScreenDaily that he was in negotiations with a potentially imminent replacement on the Natalie Portman Western after Ramsay failed to show up for the first day of shooting on Monday in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The incident happened after what Steindorff claimed had been an eleventh hour attempt by Ramsay lawyer to renegotiate terms.

Meanwhile Exclusive Media, which handles international sales on Jane Got A Gun pursuant to a deal cut last autumn with Scott Pictures International, the company launched by Stone Village Productions affiliate Scott Pictures, issued the following statement:

"As the international sales team for Jane Got A Gun we are disappointed by the departure of Lynne Ramsay but Scott Steindorff and the production team have our full support and we are fully confident the film schedule will be back on track within 24 hours as we understand a replacement director is already in hand. …

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