Category: Film

Exclusive Video Q&A with Stephan Vladimir Bugaj, Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios


This week’s video Q&A is with Stephan Vladimir Bugaj, Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios. Stephan Vladimir Bugaj is Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios. Films he’s worked on include the features The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Brave, as well as the Cars Toons shorts. Stephan is a professional with experience in both the technical

Valhalla Exclusive Q&A with Screenwriter, Gary Dauberman


This week we got the chance to chat with Gary Dauberman. He moved to Los Angeles in the fall of 2002 after graduating from Temple University and has been involved in entertainment ever since. Gary wrote WITHIN, which is set up at New Line with Rick Alvarez producing. In addition, Gary wrote BURST, which he

“UNDERGROUND” DIRECTOR ROBERT CONNOLLY TO DIRECT THE SHIPKILLER BASED ON THE NOVEL BY JUSTIN SCOTT – Vahalla Entertainment and Arenamedia to produce


Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment and Australian-based film company Arenamedia announced today at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) that the companies will produce THE SHIPKILLER, based on New York Times best-selling author Justin Scott’s epic revenge thriller, with Australian filmmaker Robert Connolly (Balibo) attached to direct.  Hurd will produce for Valhalla with Connolly producing

GALE ANNE HURD TO BE HONORED WITH TFT/PGA VISION AWARD AT UCLA ON JUNE 12


‘Walking Dead’ Producer, ‘Hugo’ Screenwriter to Be Honored at UCLA Film Festival (Exclusive) Published: May 17, 2012 @ 11:44 am By Tim Kenneally “The Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd and “Hugo” screenwriter John Logan are among those who will be honored at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Film Festival this year.

ROUTE ONE ACQUIRES “THE NAMELESS” FROM VALHALLA ENTERTAINMENT


http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/route-one-acquires-valhalla-pic-the-nameless/

ROUTE ONE FILMS ACQUIRES “THE NAMELESS”

FROM VALHALLA ENTERTAINMENT

 

Los Angeles, CA – May 03, 2012 – Route One Films has acquired the action-thriller ‘The Nameless” from Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment. 

 

“The Nameless” is set in a top secret facility that houses witnesses awaiting new identities.  When the area’s location is compromised, an idealistic U.S. Marshal and the town’s inhabitants must take a stand against a team of assassins determined to execute the key witness in an upcoming trial.

“The Nameless” is a suspenseful, character-driven action script and we are excited to move forward on it with the executives at Route One, who really share our vision for the project,” says Gale Anne Hurd, Valhalla CEO.   

 

Route One Films, led by managing partners Jay Stern, Russell Levine and Chip Diggins, closed out 2011 with the announcement of production financing from their participation in the $110 million Sovik Global Contents Fund out of South Korea.

 

“This is the exactly kind of smart, mainstream film we want to make, and we are thrilled to be working with Gale and her team at Valhalla,” said Route One.

 

“The Nameless” was written by Chris Bullett, who previously wrote the psychological thriller, “Isolation,” which premiered last year at the Sitges Film Festival. The film was directed by Stephen Kay (“Boogeyman”) and produced by Principal Entertainment and Natural Selection.

 

Valhalla exec Kris Henigman brought in and developed “The Nameless” at Valhalla and Megan Hughes was instrumental in Route One’s involvement.   Mike Goldberg and Josh Adler are Executive Producers on the project.  Chris Bullett is repped at Gersh and New Wave.  Chris’ legal representation is Kim Stenton at Myman, Greenspan, Fineman, Fox, Rosenberg & Light.

 

 

About Valhalla Entertainment

 

CEO Gale Anne Hurd led Valhalla’s first foray into cable series television, developing and producing AMC’s hit drama, “The Walking Dead,” with filmmaker Frank Darabont. “The Walking Dead” garnered outstanding reviews across the board, quickly breaking ratings records to become the most watched drama in basic cable history, and debuted internationally in over 120 countries in 33 different languages.  “The Walking Dead” earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Drama Series, a Directors Guild of America nomination, one Writers Guild of America award and one nomination, one Emmy Award and three nominations, and recognition as one of AFI’s Ten Best Television Programs of the Year.  The expanded third season of 16 episodes will begin airing in October of 2012.

 

Valhalla has developed and produced a range of projects, including the Bruce Willis blockbuster “Armageddon,” the futuristic sci-fi thriller “Aeon Flux,” Marvel’s “The Punisher” and “The Punisher: War Zone” based on the classic comic, and the smash hits “Hulk” and “The Incredible Hulk.” Gale Anne Hurd is a respected and innovative film and television producer who first rose to prominence producing iconic cultural touchstones, including “Aliens” and “The Terminator.”

 

Additionally, for Aspen Comics, Valhalla created the comic book “The Scourge,” written by Scott Lobdell and drawn by Eric Battle, and has developed “Dead Man’s Run,” from an idea by Valhalla executive Ben Roberts.  “Dead Man’s Run” is written by Greg Pak, one of the world’s leading creators, and drawn by Tony Parker.  Valhalla and Hurd have also developed “ANTI” for 12 Gauge Comics, which will debut this May.

 

Hurd and Valhalla are developing a rich slate of future projects, including the upcoming television series “Port Royal,” written by Scott Rosenbaum (“V”, “Chuck” and “The Shield”) for GK-tv and FX, an adaptation of Annie Jacobsen’s best-selling Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base for television, the spy thriller “The Eleventh Commandment” for television, the Halloween horror film “Hellfest,” written by Will Penick and Chris Sey and directed by Neil Marshall, for CBS Films, and is executive producing the upcoming “Very Good Girls” starring Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, and Peter Sarsgaard and written and directed by Naomi Foner set to shoot this summer.