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James Morrison’s “Diverge” Wins Top Award at the Paris U.S. in Progress Edition

One of the half dozen invited projects to the Paris edition of the U.S. in Progress (Champs Elysees Film Festival) it is James Morrison’s global catastrophe project, Diverge. Produced David Mandel and Noah Lang, this is about the survivor who is given the seemingly impossible chance to reclaim his lost life, love, and child by stopping the man responsible for the cataclysmic event: himself. Here is the top prize description: The U.S. in Progress award includes post-production services provided by Titra TVS, Commune Image and Eaux Vives Productions, and an acquisition by French channel Ciné+. As part of the prize, the project will also be pitched at the Producers Network during the next Cannes market.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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