Magazine article Screen International

Thorsten Schumacher Launches New Venture, Boards 'On Chesil Beach' Sales

Magazine article Screen International

Thorsten Schumacher Launches New Venture, Boards 'On Chesil Beach' Sales

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Former HanWay managing director Thorsten Schumacher has launched his new venture, Rocket Science, which will work across film production, finance, sales and distribution.

The outfit's first project will be completing sales on Dominic Cooke's film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel On Chesil Beach, which is set to star Saoirse Ronan and former Screen Star of Tomorrow Billy Howle.

Rocket Science will have its headquarters in London and is plotting an expansion to Los Angeles in early 2017. The company has backing from investors in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Schumacher commented: "On Chesil Beach is a perfect first project for Rocket Science, as we aim to bring top filmmaking talent together to tell unforgettable stories with universal appeal. It marks the start of what we're certain will be a great adventure for everyone involved with the company, with the promise of further ambitious projects to come. …

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