CoverageInk Films was founded by award-winning screenwriters Tanya Klein and Jim Cirile. The company is an offshoot of Coverage Ink, the premier screenplay analysis and development service (coverageink.com.) It is Coverage Ink Films’ mission to empower the writer to seize the reins and make it happen. CI Films prides itself in producing elevated geek content with something to say.
Previous efforts have included the comedy short SHOWDOWN OF THE GODS (starring George Takei) about what one man’s devotion to Japanese monster movies can do to a career and marriage, as well as the gritty, award-winning short LIBERATOR, starring Lou Ferrigno as a disgraced ex-superhero desperate to get his life back on the rails. (Also starring Ed Asner, Michael Dorn, and Peta Wilson.)
Current projects include animated shorts for Blackbeard for Men, as well as the feature TO YOUR LAST DEATH, which was released this year to critical as well as audience acclaim and has garnered 30 awards to date. It’s the first US-produced, 2D hand-drawn, animated horror film and stars William Shatner, Morena Baccarin, Ray Wise, and Bill Moseley. toyourlastdeath.com
Tanya Klein: Is originally from New York City where she started her entertainment career in NY theater. She worked as a director, writer, performer, and producer all over Manhattan and served as Artistic Director of Creative Artists Laboratory, a NY theater company. There, she oversaw not only the company’s plethora of productions but also the company’s expansion into short films and web content. She is the author of many original plays and screenplays. All of her plays have been produced in New York, some for several sold-out runs and some have had the honor of being selected for the New York Fringe Festival, as well as other theater festivals. Her feature screenplays have won many awards. As a director, Tanya has directed several dozen plays (ranging from Chekhov, Ibsen, and Strindberg to contemporary works) as well as numerous short films. Other than that, Tanya’s acting resume, if she stopped cutting it down, would be several pages long, the highlights of which are Beatrice in “Much Ado About Nothing”, Bernarda in “The House of Bernarda Alba”, Hedda in “Hedda Gabler”, and Mlle. Y in “The Stronger.”
Jim Cirile: Artist/Writer/Musician/Entrepreneur and political activist, Cirile founded Coverage Ink in 2002. His credits include “Bounty Hunters”, “Hawk’s Vengeance,” and “Bounty Hunters II: Hardball” for Lionsgate. Jim was in his first car chase while still in utero (his mother was a decorated NYPD Detective.) Originally from NY, Jim has a BFA in art/animation from SUNY Purchase and has been a consultant/story analyst for two decades and has worked in production on numerous indie movies as well as for companies like Fox, Warner Bros., CBS and Playboy. He wrote the Agent’s Hot Sheet column for Creative Screenwriting for a decade and has also written for The Wrap, Progression magazine, and Script.