Mixed media and production company 1stAveMachine has inked a producing partnership and intellectual property incubation program with screenwriter Max Botkin.
Botkin has several projects in various stages of development. He recently wrote two family films, Opposite Day and Cody: The Robosapien, both released by Anchor Bay, and his Black List-approved sci-fi thriller What Happened to Monday? will be released in August by Netflix. Additionally, Botkin's original spec script Show Dogs, directed by Raja Gosnell, is scheduled for release in January by Open Road Films, and his original screenplay Ponce has Mexican box-office king Eugenio Derbez attached to produce, direct and star for Lionsgate.
Botkin began his career in entertainment as a publicist for Sony PlayStation before transitioning into writing for film and companies such as Sony Pictures Animation, Marvel, Lionsgate, Universal Pictures and Fox 2000. He is repped by EML Entertainment.
"1stAveMachine is thrilled to be partnering with Max, as he is one of the most intelligent and thought-provoking writers we have ever come across. We are delighted to continue our relationship with him as a producer," said 1stAveMachine's executive producer/head of content Andrew Geller.
1stAveMachine creates for a wide range of platforms, spanning experiential, virtual reality, commercial, branded content and feature films. Its international roster claims over 40 directors and a team of artists from a wide range of disciplines, and it plans to expand this new program beyond its partnerships with its own roster of talent and is currently seeking potential development projects.