Exclusive: Animal Kingdom, the production company behind Short Term 12 and Paterson and which teamed with Focus Features this year on Jim Jarmusch
’s Cannes Film Festival opener The Dead Don’t Die, has launched a representation business. Sam Morrill, the former director of curation at Vimeo
, has been hired to run it.
In addition, the Brooklyn-based company said Thursday it has hired Gabby Green
as a manager in the department, reporting to Morrill.
“Over the past seven years, Animal Kingdom
has prided itself on the work of identifying, supporting and collaborating with emerging talent,” company partners Joshua Astrachan
and David Kaplan said. “This expansion into representation is, effectively, Animal Kingdom doubling down on our commitment to that work, and to the elusive idea of attempting to tell
stories that matter.”
A 10-year veteran at Vimeo, Morrill was one of the principal curators of the Staff Picks channel over the past decade,