Magazine article Screen International

Sierra/Affinity Dances with Silver Dollar Comedy 'Poms'

Magazine article Screen International

Sierra/Affinity Dances with Silver Dollar Comedy 'Poms'

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Sierra/Affinity has come on board to finance and produce the grey pound/silver dollar comedy Poms, a US-UK comedy about America's first cheerleading squad for women aged over 60.

Currently out to cast, the intriguing indie package will be directed by Zara Hayes (The Battle Of The Sexes) from a script written by Shane Atkinson.

Producers are Mad as Birds Films' Ade Shannon, Celyn Jones, and Andy Evans; Rose Pictures' Rose Ganguzza (Margin Call); and Sierra's Kelly McCormick (The Coldest City).

Sierra/Affinity's Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg are executive producing the project while Josie Liang, Sierra/Affinity's vice president of production and acquisitions, is overseeing the production for the company.

Hayes' 2013 doc-biopic The Battle Of The Sexes (above) charted the events leading up to the 1973 tennis match between retired men's champ Bobby Riggs and the current women's Wimbledon winner Billie Jean King. …

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