Film Mode Entertainment Announces THE PROBLEM WITH POETS Written and Directed by Jake Hoffman

New coming-of-age romantic comedy from Jake Hoffman

(Sam & Kate, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman, and Click)

Makes World Market Premiere in Cannes

Rolling Pictures and Film Mode Entertainment are thrilled to announce the new coming-of-age romantic comedy, THE PROBLEM WITH POETS. The film is written by and will be directed by actor and filmmaker, Jake Hoffman (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman, Otherhood, Click).

THE PROBLEM WITH POETS is a quintessential New York story about an aspiring poet who encounters his quirky dream girl on the subway, and together they embark on a romantic journey neither one of them could ever have imagined.

Producer Mark Maxey of Rolling Pictures, “Jake’s story in ‘Poets’ is a relatable and modern romantic comedy that embraces and celebrates the complexities of budding romance at a time when people are shedding labels and still defining who they are.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Jake and Mark on this incredible story. We are huge fans of the material and know audiences worldwide are going to embrace these lovable and quirky characters we have already fallen in love with ourselves. We just can’t wait to get started and see Jake’s beautiful story come to life.” said Clay Epstein of Film Mode Entertainment. Bradley Pilz Productions is also producing.

After a chance encounter and fleeting moment shared on the subway, Miles desperately searches Manhattan for Ash, the girl of his dreams. He falls head over heels for his quirky, adorable counterpart who shares his love for poetry and zest for life in the big city. Underneath Ash’s beauty and tomboy style is a complex, intelligent, anxious, precocious tornado who wraps everyone up in her complicated messes. What follows is a romance for which neither were prepared.

“The protagonist has a pessimistic view of the universe that’s in contrast with an optimistic view of love… in other words, it’s a coming-of-age story.” Said writer and director Hoffman.

Jake Hoffman is an actor and filmmaker, best known for The Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman, Otherhood, and Click. He recently completed production in the title role in Sam & Kate costarring his father Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek. In THE PROBLEM WITH POETS, for which he is both writer and director, Jake explores the connection between the personal and professional growth of an artist in a way that is relatable to everyone. The story is disguised as a romantic comedy but it’s really a coming-of-age story. A humorous and emotional journey as they find themselves and, for the viewer, a slice-of-life in NYC with all its whimsy and wonder.

Hoffman is represented by WME and Grandview.


Rolling Pictures is a boutique motion picture company delivering development, packaging, production, and editorial for feature films and television. Based in Burbank, California, Rolling Pictures’ recent titles include Mayim Bialik’s feature directorial debut, AS THEY MADE US, starring two-time Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman, Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winner Candice Bergen, Simon Helberg and Dianna Agron, SPACE ODDITY directed by Kyra Sedgwick and starring Alexandra Shipp, Kyle Allen, Kevin Bacon and Madeline Brewer, which premieres next month at the Tribeca Film Festival, UP TO SNUFF a documentary featuring Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Fred Savage, and Marshall Herskovitz. The company was founded by producer Mark Maxey (As They Made Us, Space Oddity, Up to Snuff, On Stage at the Kennedy Center), and musician / composer W.G. Snuffy Walden (The West Wing, Wonder Years, Thirtysomething, Friday Night Lights, Nashville). For more information, visit


Film Mode Entertainment is a leading worldwide sales agent, production entity and distribution company, focusing on commercially driven feature films of all genres and budget sizes. Film Mode represents projects at all stages of the filmmaking process, often as Executive Producer, with the aim of helping producers and distributors achieve maximum exposure for their films. Film Mode’s recent titles include Mayim Bialik’s feature directorial debut, AS THEY MADE US, starring two-time Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman, Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winner Candice Bergen, Simon Helberg and Dianna Agron, CHICK FIGHT starring Malin Ackerman and Bella Thorne, CRYPTO starring Kurt Russell, Luke Hemsworth and Alexis Bledel, STAGE MOTHER starring Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver, Lucy Liu and Adrian Grenier. Previous releases include SUGAR MOUNTAIN starring Jason Momoa, and THE GOOD NEIGHBOR starring Academy Award-nominee James Caan. Film Mode accelerated their growth and expanded their capabilities by entering into a partnership with SCREEN MEDIA, representing their catalogue of more than 600 titles, including WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE starring Leonardo DiCaprio, who was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his performance, and MONSTER, starring Charlize Theron who won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress for the film. The company also has its own distribution arm, as well as a documentary label, DocMode. Film Mode is based in Beverly Hills, CA. For more information, visit

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