Amazon MGM Studios has acquired the UnTypical (A VICE Studios Group company) and Library Films documentary, Hollywood Ending.

Directed by Rebecca Chaiklin (Tiger King), the film follows the downfall of Zach Horwitz, the charismatic “midwestern, millennial Madoff” who ran a $690M Ponzi scheme under the noses of those closest to him.

Horwitz’ defrauded investors by pretending to have movie output deals with the likes of Netflix and HBO. However, he used the money from new investors to repay old ones while bankrolling his lavish lifestyle. In 2022, he was sentenced to 20 years in Federal prison for the fraud.

Producers on the project include Library Films’ Chris Smith, UnTypical’s Danny Gabai and Alice Bristow, and Article 19’s Rebecca Chaiklin.


Jon Creamer

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