Orogen, The Exchange Create Next Prods., Reveal Slate (Exclusive)

Finance firm Orogen Entertainment is partnering with sales agency The Exchange to create a stand-alone development and movie production company Next Prods., which has a slate of projects in development.The partnership, which will have a three-year term, will develop at least 15 film projects.

It will be headed by Caddy Vanasirikul of The Exchange.Among the projects in development are “The Independent,” with a screenplay by Evan Parter (Amazon’s untitled Chris Pine Watergate project), and to be directed by Amy Rice (“By the People: The Election of Barack Obama”).

It is being produced with Anonymous Content and Park Pictures.Also on the slate is “Middle Man,” being written by Peter Steinfeld, and produced with Red Hour, Votiv Films and Needle’s Eye Prods.Another project is “Stooges,” by Quinn Beswick, Josh Margolin, Benjamin Smolen and Nikolai Von Keller.

The film, described as a “reimagination” of the 20th Century Fox’s “The Three Stooges,

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