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Manhattan art gallerist and producer Edward Tyler Nahem was seen celebrating the debut of his first feature on Netflix this week.
Nahem was at upscale eatery Marea with two of his fellow producers on the film, “Monster” — Tonya Lewis Lee, Spike Lee’s wife, and Nikki Silver, sources told Page Six.
The film — with a standout cast including Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright, John David Washington, A$AP Rocky and Kelvin Harrison Jr. — had a circuitous route to the small screen, debuting at Sundance back in 2018 but being released on Netflix May 7.
The movie follows a 17-year-old film student who stands accused of a fatal bodega robbery and is on trial for murder. Decider said in its review that the film has “enough heart, immediacy and earnestness to make it worth seeing.”
The film was previously called “All Rise,” and is based on an award-winning 1999 novel, “Monster,” by Walter Dean Myers, who died in 2014.
The film also features a song by John Legend, who’s an executive producer on the project. It was directed by Anthony Mandler, whose credits include music videos for pop stars such as Rihanna, Lana Del Rey and the Jonas Bros.
In 2019, it was reported that the film was to be acquired by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios. But a source told Page Six that while Allen’s company was originally “slated to release it, instead it went to Netflix,” and that “Lee arranged the deal with the streaming service.” Lee, Silver and Nahem were the original three producers on the film.
Nahem is also the owner of Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, which just relocated to Madison Avenue, re-opening with works by George Condo, Frank Stella, Joan Mitchell and Ed Ruscha.
He also was previously a producer on a trio of documentaries, as well as “Fela!” and “Eclipsed” on Broadway.
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