For Immediate Release
“Hansel and Gretel in 3D” signs a slew of international pre-sale deals to kick off EFM
LOS ANGELES, CA — “Hansel and Gretel in 3D” has signed several pre-sale acquisition deals to kick off the EFM. Paradise MGN, who is distributing the upcoming Snow White film “Mirror Mirror” starring Julia Roberts, has acquired Russian/CIS rights to the film. SPI, the distributor of the “Twilight” film franchise has obtained the Eastern European rights.
“Hansel and Gretel in 3D” has also closed deals for other international territories such as China (HGC), India (PVR), Middle East (Tanweer), South Africa (Nu Metro), Turkey (Media Max) and South Korea (Bloomage). The deals were negotiated by the law firm Loeb & Loeb, LLP.
“The response from distributors around the globe is a testament to the worldwide appeal of the Hansel & Gretel story,” says Scott Gardenhour, co-founder of The Institute.
“Hansel and Gretel in 3D” is a live-action version of the beloved Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale. Mythological creatures have been added from Jakob Grimm’s Germanic mythology collection that will be unveiled to audiences for the first time in the film. These Teutonic creatures are being designed by Joseph C. Pepe, the lead character designer from “Avatar.”
“Hansel and Gretel in 3D” was written by producer/writer Kira Madallo Sesay. Karen Lindsay-Stewart, the casting director of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” is the casting director of “Hansel and Gretel in 3D.”
The film is being produced by The Institute in conjunction with Kalliope Films. Scott Gardenhour and Kira Madallo Sesay are producing. The movie is scheduled to go into production this summer, on location in Germany.
About The Institute:
The Institute is a multi-platform media company that integrates exceptional creativity with brand marketing discipline to produce the best in entertainment. Their unique model employs consumer engagement, marketing, production, financing, and distribution, resulting in marketing and entertainment products that correspond with consumer demand. No matter the length, medium, or format, The Institute generates innovative content to connect with consumers and audiences, create efficiencies, and, ultimately, drive profits.
Founded in 2001 by Scott Gardenhour and Michael Bay, The Institute boasts an interdisciplinary team of creative thinkers who develop engaging and entertaining content for film, television, commercials, the web, apps, games, and beyond. Gardenhour and Bay’s extensive and award-winning experience has guided The Institute’s creation of effective marketing & multi-media productions for brand leaders such as Audi, Nike, Hallmark, Burger King, Wal-Mart, Toshiba, Chase Bank, LG, AT&T. Our creative teams have produced and/or directed big screen blockbusters such as “Pearl Harbor,” “Armageddon,” “Coyote Ugly,” “Jumper,” “Transformers,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.” In 2006, The Institute earned the coveted Emmy Award for “Required Reading,” a groundbreaking long-format commercial produced for Hallmark.
About Kalliope Films: Kalliope Films is a production company founded by Kira Madallo Sesay. The company’s mission is to produce high quality, entertaining and profitable feature films of varying genres for an international audience. It is a forward thinking group, which enthusiastically embraces new media technology. Kalliope Films recognizes the importance of keeping up with the constantly evolving world of film production in the new millennium. Always open to new ideas and collaborations, the company works in conjunction with various international co-producers. Kalliope Films has offices in Europe and the US.