New Regency, the film production group behind Fight Club, Bohemian Rhapsody, and David O. Russell’s forthcoming Amsterdam, has partnered with Insight Editions to form a publishing division. The division will publish large-format art and gift books based on New Regency film and TV content.
Insight Editions founder and CEO Raoul Goff met New Regency founder Arnon Milchan and his son Yariv Milchan, the chairman and CEO, while working on a project with Alejandro González Iñárritu, director of New Regency films The Revenant and Birdman. “When they saw our books and the quality of what we did for films, they immediately wanted to create a library of their most iconic films as well as new films in production,” said Goff.
Insight Editions specializes in books and collectible media about the entertainment industry, with high-resolution photography and exclusive details about storyboarding, set design, costuming, and makeup. Last year, top sellers included a deluxe edition on The Art and Soul of Dune and a limited-edition volume on the final season of Supernatural. “Fans of the creative process are drawn to books that feed their curiosity about how art is made,” said Goff. “In an age of tentpole franchises, interest has grown in independent films and the directors behind them.”
Executive editor Chris Prince will lead the editorial team developing projects with New Regency, Goff said. The partnership's first release, Simon Abrams's The Northman: A Call to the Gods, chronicles director Robert Eggers's Viking saga and retails for $70. Now available for pre-order, the book will be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con later this month and published on September 6.