British director Asif Kapadia, has signed with California’s Cinetic Media for all-encompassing management.
The Academy Award, BAFTA and Grammy-winning director-producer is acclaimed for his trilogy of narratively driven, archive-assembled documentaries, Senna, Amy and Diego Maradona.
Amy received an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, as well as the BAFTA for Best Documentary, the European Film Award for Best Documentary and a Grammy for Best Music Film. Senna won BAFTAs for Best Documentary and Best Editing and was nominated for ‘Outstanding British Film of the Year’.
Kapadia’s signing to Cinetic follows the debuts of his latest series’ 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything and The Me You Can’t See, available to stream now on Apple TV+. Kapadia executive produced the former project, sold to Apple by Cinetic. The latter, centred on mental health and well-being, he co-directed and executive produced, alongside Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry.
“We couldn’t be more excited to grow our relationship with Asif,” said Eric Sloss on behalf of Cinetic. “He tells stories and makes films that not only push the boundaries of the medium but remind us every day why we love what we do. We’re looking forward to working with him to expand the scope and scale of his ambitions as a storyteller.
“I have worked with Cinetic as sales agents for most of my films and have come to recognise and appreciate the partnership we’ve formed,” added Kapadia. “It has provided me with a level of resources and guidance to continue to explore new frontiers of storytelling and I am thrilled to be growing my relationship with them.”
This signing will bolster Cinetic’s management division — which already boasts an impressive roster, with the likes of Oscar-nominated Collective helmer Alexander Nanau and David Gordon Green, as well as Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler’s Killer Films.
Kapadia recently directed two episodes of Netflix’s acclaimed drama Mindhunter for David Fincher and Netflix.