Nick Reed’s Shareability created the most successful brand video of the summer with WWE Superstar John Cena
85 million views and over 1 million shares. John Cena brought to tears. Nick Reed’s Shareability created the most successful brand video of the summer with WWE Superstar John Cena, whose fans turned the tables on him and brought him to tears.
Click here to watch: https://www.facebook.com/cricketnation/videos/1401735906548405/
Nick Reed’s company, Shareability, created a viral video that celebrated Canada’s 150th Birthday. It was so successful it got retweeted by the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. This video makes any Canadian proud.
Click here to watch: https://www.facebook.com/shaw/videos/1573256632705098/
Nick Reed’s SHAREABILITY creates one of the most viral videos of the spring for the Global Olympics, Olympic Channel. This will make you smile – it’s the BABY GAMES!
Click here to watch: https://www.facebook.com/OlympicChannel/videos/1773210216326072/
Nick Reed speaks at the prestigious Michael Milken London Summit on: How Brands Are Using ‘Social Good’ to Win Consumer Loyalty
Nick Reed’s new documentary, directed by Oscar winning director Malcolm Clarke, wins TWO Golden Panda’s. The Golden Panda is China’s most prestigious Documentary Film Festival. This is the second Golden Panda win for producer Nicholas Reed.
“Viral video content director Nick Reed insists his success is due to the fact that all the stories he tells have a heart.”
“Kings and queens of the silver screen: Charles and Camilla honour Britain’s Oscar winners including Judi Dench and Colin Firth at star-studded reception.”
“Shareability is a new breed of media company. So new and innovative that The Chernin Group, lead by media titan Peter Chernin, recently invested in the Los Angeles-based startup. As you might expect, the financing story was covered in the entertainment press, including Variety and The Wrap. Shareability was described as a “viral-video studio” and “branded video maker.” Both are accurate. However, these labels miss the true scope of what Shareability has built. In order to fully appreciate it, you have to know the genesis story.”
“Gunpowder & Sky (G&S), the digital-first studio founded by former Viacom and Endemol executives, as well as Otter Media, announced today an investment in Shareability — the content company behind some of the biggest branded viral hits in recent memory, including Cristiano Ronaldo In Disguise (which counts over 70 million views across YouTube and Facebook.)”
“Gunpowder & Sky — the newly formed digital-focused studio co-founded by Van Toffler, former CEO of Viacom Media Networks Music Group — has invested in and struck a development partnership with Shareability, a startup specializing in branded viral videos.”
“You can spend the money on a Super Bowl spot and create momentum, or you can create a digital campaign that creates a movement,” said Nick Reed, co-founder of digital agency Shareability
Shot two new videos with the always amazing Cristiano Ronaldo, one in public which is always stressful as people recognize him, but his fans are very respectful and two a wonderful fun Christmas video card, look for it in early December.
Nick Reed is honored by the British Sunday Times for being a major contributor to Hollywood Films: Behind The Camera
See the trailer for Heart of a Tiger below:
See the film free for a limited period at: https://vimeo.com/141230282
Nick Reed’s ‘Ronaldo in Disguise’ has become the 4th most viral global ad of 2015, with 2,995,849 shares.
“World War 1 film from Academy Award winning team, rejected by American museums for being too intense and honest, is now available in Virtual Reality via ConVRter, producers report”
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2752414
Shareability, a specialist viral content company, has broken all records with its new video for audio company, ROC. The video received 30 million views in 24.5 hours and has been shared almost 2 million times to become the most watched and shared brand video ever.
Check out what Adweek had to say:
“Hollywood Media Bridge has just been infused with a $25 million equity investment from Canadian entrepreneur Jonathan Kitzen and his Kajanga Syndicate, which are increasing their investment in the HMB fund founded by Phillip Goldfine. Hollywood Media Bridge has produced 15 films in the past two years, including the Academy Award-winning documentary short The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life. Kitzen invested in that documentary and was its co-producer.”
And listen to Tim Ferris talk about the secrets of building an audience and learning from other people:
That’s what Shareability is all about!
This Branding Agency Embraces Absurd Concepts to Get That Viral Video, Even if it means going to the dogs
SNOWBOARDING in the CLOUDS anyone?
Very excited to be working on a project with Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid. As a huge football fan, let me tell you this is one of the best players in the world and having him watched him for hundreds of hours on television. Only when you meet him do you realize how statuesque he is – 6′ 2″ and strong. He speaks four plus languages, total professional and a loves his fans. It was a fantastic day and everything went according to plan
Shareability Ad for Freshpet is OFFICIALLY the most viral video in the world! See we do GREAT work
Nick Reed’s keynote speech at DICON 2014 in Seoul, Korea on Transmedia and its role in building a a successful brand.
Three Academy Awards and a Golden Horse. Thanks to director, my fellow Academy Award winner Malcolm Clarke, and Yi Han, the beautiful and talented and youngest winning female producer of the Golden Horse.
Nick Reed, seen here in the this televised award ceremony, wins the Golden Panda, the most prestigious documentary award in China.
Nick Reed speaking on Transmedia at the Golden Panda Film Conference in China.
I love our new Viral Video for Freshpet.
If you love cats and dogs you are going to love this new video we created for pet food company, FRESHPET – 13 Dogs and 1 Cat having Christmas dinner together – who is your favorite animal ?
DICON 2014, Seoul, Korea. A sold out standing room only crowd heard a fantastic presentation from Nicholas Reed on the importance of embracing Transmedia Strategy when developing a brand in the modern age.
Nicholas Reed has been invited as a keynote speaker to discuss the importance of TRANSMEDIA into today’s media at Asian Content Conference in Korea this November.
Get more info here: http://www.dicon.or.kr/eng/speakers/speakers19.asp
Read the full story here: http://www.adweek.com/news-gallery/advertising-branding/10-most-watched-ads-youtube-september-160641
“FreshPet got a really, smart five-year old to talk adorable pets in a winning YouTube campaign that drove up the average daily site traffic by 416% since the video launched. About 86% of Web site visitors driven by the video are new to freshpet.com. It’s not only the success of the video — the analytics behind the YouTube campaigns continues to turn Google’s video platform into a performance marketing powerhouse.”
“Soldiers’ Stories is, as its Oscar-winning producer Nicholas Reed likes to put it, the world’s oldest 3-D film. It’s also one of the newest. The 30-minute film pairs century-old stereoscopic photos taken in the trenches by World War 1 soldiers with narration by Mickey Rooney and voiceover from recent American vets whose personal stories suggest that war never changes for those in the middle of it: loneliness, loss, intense camaraderie, bad food, bad weather, the adrenaline rush of combat.”
Read the full story here: http://deadline.com/2014/10/soldiers-stories-3d-world-war-1-nicholas-reed-845533/
Nick’s viral video company enjoyed huge success when his video for Freshpet, starring YouTube sensation “The Apparently Kid” got over 2 million organic views in two days and went on to be the 2nd most watched video of the weekend, staying on the YouTube front page for 3 days. Making a non-commercial commercial and letting Noah… well be Noah, was the magic ingredient. Check it out: http://youtu.be/Gm5mNF_gyxY
Left to Right: Tim Staples, Cameron Manwaring and Nick Reed
Center: The Client
Nick Reed’s new film, Soldiers’ Stories, is the oldest 3D film. Take a look at the history of 3D movies in 3 mins:
“100 years ago the greatest battle the earth has ever seen began in the Somme region of France. More British and Canadian soldiers would die in this one single battle than in all of World War II, yet it is a relatively unknown event today. Soldiers’ Stories brings a ‘grunt eye view’ of battle to life using original, never before seen 3D stereoscopic images from the time. Painstakingly remastered for 15/70 mm film format these powerful and haunting images are brought to the screen for the first time ever. The Soldiers’ Stories is a universal and timeless story. In the film the realities of war are retold by modern combat veterans who relay their own stories of today in order to speak for the veterans of the past. Academy Award winning Producer Jonathan Kitzen and Nick Reed (The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life) have assembled an amazing film document of real time history. They join us for a conversation on the journey they took on this project has taken them on and the nature of how war, yesterday and today.”
Visit Film School Radio for the full article: http://filmschoolradio.com/july-25-2014-soldiers-stories-director-jonathan-kitzen-and-producer-nick-reed/
Best Motivational Film of the Year – Nicholas Reed Was a Producer for “The Lady In Number 6″:
Oscars 2014: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life Wins Best Documentary Short Subject:
Documentary on spirited Holocaust survivor wins Oscar
Moviefone named Nick Reed one of the best dressed at the 2014 Oscars:
“Best Blazer: Nicholas Reed, Documentary Short winner for “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” sporting that red alligator-pattern smoking jacket.”
Deux Montréalais en nomination
Oscar Hopeful Nick Reed Launching Contagious as YouTube Specialist
Best Documentary Short nominees for “The Lady in Number 6″ Nicholas Reed and Malcolm Clarke (center and right) with friend at The Wrap’s 2014 Oscar Party: http://www.thewrap.com/thewraps-2014-oscar-party/14/
Producer Nick Reed being interviewed on CNN about his film, THE LADY IN NUMBER 6
Producer Nick Reed talks on National Public radio about the passing of 110 year old Alice Sommer the world’s oldest holocaust survivor
NETFLIX has just bought Alice for USA and Canada a huge population will be able to see her on Netflix from April 1st.
Producer Nick Reed recently wrote an article for the Los Angeles Times: “Documentary producer gets hit with meaning of life, Oscar attention.” Read it here: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-oscar-perspective-nick-reed,0,5814475.story
BYOD host Ondi Timoner of TheLipTV interviews producer Nick Reed about THE LADY IN NUMBER 6, nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2014 Academy Award.
Check out the following links to read some recent press on producer Nick Reed’s Oscar-nominated short film documentary of 109 year old Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor – The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.
Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/oscar-nominated-short-films-2014-675901
Producer Nick Reed is featured in the Eastbourne Herald for his Oscar nomination for his documentary film The Lady in Number 6. Read the full article here: http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/local/eastbourne-nick-scoops-oscar-nomination-1-5814682
Nick Reed is Oscar nominated for his documentary short film, THE LADY IN NUMBER 6. Nick reed says, “This film shows that older people have so much to share with us and this lady, at 110 years young, shows us how to live longer and happier. Who doesn’t want to learn that secret?”
Nick Reed appeared on CNN to talk about his film, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, which tells the story of the world’s oldest pianist and holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer.
Check out the following links to read some recent press on Producer Nick Reed’s documentary of 109 year old Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor – The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.
Read a profile of producer Nick Reed in Factory-Publishing here: http://www.factory-publishing.com/Resources/factory%5Bnick-reed%5D.pdf
NICK REED 3D has been around for 100 years
The 3D film business is waining says the New York Times and people forget that 3D imagery has been around for 100 years. Producer, Nick Reed talks about his new documentary film, SOLDIER’S STORIES which features emotionally powerful stereographic images from the trenches of World War 1.
Read the article in the International Herald Tribune here
The UK premiere of the Alice Herz Sommer film, THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: Music Saved My Life, played to a packed audience and received the most amazing standing ovation, says producer Nick Reed. The audience stayed for hours afterwards swapping stories and feelings that the film raised. Please spread the word, this film really is a beautiful and insightful film on how to lead a happier and longer life.
Check out what people are saying about the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QNBKwO9Y_U
Hear what people have to say about the film
Nick Reed producer talking about the premiere of the documentary on Alice Herz Sommer, THE LADY IN NUMBER 6.
“it has been a journey to finally finish the documentary on Alice Herz Sommer, one of the most amazing people I have met. A clarity of thinking, a pureness of thought and simple but powerful wisdom. The audience ran from 10 to 80 and everyone left with smiles and tears. One of the most wonderful responses was from a 10 year old boy, who with a smile and tears told me he was going to take up an instrument. Alice Herz Sommer, 109 and still going, absolutely remarkable.
We are working on an extended trailer and getting everything ready to get the DVD’s ready. Can not wait to share this film with everyone. Thanks – Nick Reed Producer.
Nick Reed talks about filming
Christina Cole to join CBS\’s SECOND SIGHT
Derek Luke joins CBS TV pilot SECOND SIGHT
Derek Luke and Christina Cole join CBS TV pilot SECOND SIGHT.
Homeland‘s Michael Cuesta directs a script written alongside his brother, Gerald Cuesta, based on the series created by UK writer, Paula Milne. Both will exec produce, with the former also directing the pilot. CSI‘s Carol Mendelsohn will also exec produce the CBS Television Studios drama alongside Julie Weitz, Nick Reed, Phil Goldfine and Paula Milne. Cole joins a cast that also includesTreme‘s Kim Dickens, Derek Luke, Jill Scott, Erik Jensen and Madison Moellers.
SECOND SIGHT CBS TV PILOT, JASON LEE to Star Actor Jason Lee has been cast in the lead of CBS pilot, SECOND SIGHT. Nick Reed is the exec producer who sold CBS the UK format from powerhouse award winning writer, Paula Milne.
CBS have picked up to pilot, Exec Producer Nick Reed British TV format, SECOND SIGHT.
Cosmic journey Wins another 3D award
3 WINS FOR COSMIC JOURNEY AS IT WINS BEST 3D DOCUMENTARY
at San Pedro International Film Festival (http://spiffest.org). “It is so rewarding to see our first 3D project be so overwhelming well received. Seeing these breathtaking images 20 feet deep in 3D, on the big screen and seeing the inside and back of the star systems moving at different speeds, the detail is extraordinary. Space is one of the best subjects to see in 3D”, says Cosmic Journey Producer, Nick Reed.
COSMIC JOURNEY is available in 2D, 3D and Dome for educational facilities globally. Be sure to watch out for Kallisti’s upcoming film: WAR OF WARS 3D – a look back at the bloodiest war of all time, World War 1 and the Battle of the Somme. Restoring ninety eight year old stereographic images and featuring narration by current military vets, showing that very little has changed in war for soldiers on the front line.
Jonathan Kitzen writer/director said, “ I encourage everyone to see our films on large format and Dome/Planetariums, the feeling of immersion and the clarity of these images really brings back the wonder that we all felt when we were kids going to our … Read More »
CBS buys SECOND SIGHT
‘Homeland’s Michael Cuesta & ‘CSI’s Carol Mendelsohn Sell Detective Drama To CBS
By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Friday October 5, 2012 @ 10:32am PDT
Tags: Carol Mendelsohn, Michael Cuesta
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Cuesta, director/executive producer of the Emmy-winning Homeland, has teamed with CSI executive producer/showrunner Carol Mendelsohn for Second Sight, a drama based on the 2000 British series starring Clive Owen. The project has been set up at CBS through CBS TV Studios, where Cuesta is under an overall deal, and studio-based Carol Mendelsohn Prods.
Second Sight centers on a homicide detective going blind who turns his affliction into an advantage – using his heightened senses and intuition to solve crimes. (watch the trailer for the original series below.) Cuesta will write the adaptation with his brother Gerald Cuesta. The two previously teamed for another CBS drama project, the cult 2007 zombie pilot Babylon Fields, which Gerald co-wrote and Michael directed. Michael Cuesta is set to direct Second Sight, which he is executive producing with Mendelsohn, her executive Julie Weitz, Paula Milne, who created the original series, and Nick Reed. Weitz secured the rights to the British format for Carol Mendelsohn Prods. through British-born agent-turned-producer Reed, with whom she previously worked together at … Read More »
Fox TV Studios bought THE PROCESS by Michael Covert. Nick Reed, Marci Pool are Exec Producing along with Laurence Fishburne who is attached to star and exec produce.
WAR OF WARS AWARD WINNER Trailer
WAR of WARS a stunning and emotionally charged 3D film, featuring 1000’s of stereo photographs from 1916 wins BEST 3D CONTENT at the Los Angeles New Media Film Festival. Featuring the voices of todays veterans as they talk about their experiences in War with 3D images of trench warfare from World War 1. “It is shocking to me that very little seems to have changed in war for the soldier in the last 100 years, said, Kallisti Media Partner, Nick Reed. Everyone is touting the power of 3D, but what people forget is that 3D has been around a long time. People stare incredulously at the images not believing what they are seeing. When they then realize that all the 3D images are original that can’t believe it!!
WAR OF WARS, a stunning and emotionally moving 3D film made up of thousands of original stereographs photographs from the 1916 wins, It won a Special Content Prize from the Belgium prestigious, DIMENSION 3 Film festival. Nick Reed, Partner, KALLISTI MEDIA said, ” This is one of the most powerful films I ever been involved in, to hear modern day veterans talk about War today and to see the Images of the trenches in 1916 and to see very little has changed is quite staggering and thought provoking”. War of Wars is a large screen film which is also available in 2D.
COSMIC JOURNEY continues to win new fans and awards. “Space really is one of the best and most amazing subjects to see in 3D. It is the perfect showcase for really great 3D” said Nick Reed, Kallisti Media partner. It was a very moving evening as a special award was going to be given to science fiction icon, Ray Bradbury and COSMIC JOURNEY was going to be show before his lifetime award to show everyone what had been in Ray’s mind some 60 years before. The Large Screen film has a beautiful depth of field. It wowed audiences and took then on a very special Cosmic Journey. The film was awarded the Best 3D Stereography prize.
Nick Reed, win a trip to space trailer
Nick Reed, former ICM MP Literary Agent comes from a background in advertising and marketing. He has been involved with some of the most influential artists, writers, directors and actors. He has been involved with a large number of critically and commercially successful films and television series. He brings a wide breadth of knowledge, experience and relationships on creating,executing and marketing quality entertainment. Only in Hollywood can you go from being a British Royal Navy Pilot to being cast by Steven Spielberg in the film HOOK to becoming the Co-Head of International Creative Managementâ€™s Motion Picture Department (one of the biggest Hollywood talent agencies) and according to the London Times one of the most influential Brits in Hollywood…
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Longtime ICM lit agent Nick Reed is leaving ICM to become a producer.
Reed’s clients, among them Paul W. S. Anderson, Ben Barnes, Nick Hurran, Stephen Moyer, Rupert Wainwright, Len Wiseman, Harald Zwart are expected to remain at the agency.
Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.
Nick Reed Talks producing
If you wanna be a film producer, than you should definitely watch Nick Reed talk about making movies. Straight to the point, clear, realistic and inspirational .
A stunningly beautiful, totally immersive 3D journey from Shuttle launch to the far edge of the known universe and back. Embrace one of the finest 3D experiences using images from Hubble and Cassini and using our very own custom technology to see the clouds of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, gaseous nebula and far away galaxies brought to life like you have never seen before.
With full educational graphics, educational support, engaging sound mix and some of the best 3D you have ever seen.
Space is truly gargantuan and has never looked so good. This is space travel at its best, you will love your COSMIC JOURNEY.
Heatvisionblog.com got a scoop that Sony Pictures Animation has picked up movie rights to Rollercoaster Tycoon. Atariâ€™s Jim Wilson will be executive producer with Nick Reed and Zwart for the movie. Zwart is also the director of upcoming The Karate Kid remake.
The games have sold well and are very fun so why not make a movie? I mean there are many other popular franchises that have movies, like Super Mario Brothers or Street Fighter. Lets just hope it goes the route of Street Fighter so we can get Rollercoaster Tycoon: The Movie, The Game. Anyone think this has any potential? Iâ€™m pretty sure it doesnâ€™t.
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Nick Reed produces Doc on the incredible woman ALICE
Music, yes music saved my life”
Alice Herz-Sommer is 106 years old. As well as being the second oldest person living in London, England – she is more significantly the world’s oldest survivor of Hitler’s holocaust.
As might be expected Alice is rather unique. Living entirely alone in a tiny private purpose built apartment block she spends hours each day at her piano, practicing beloved Bach and Beethoven, for she was once a renowned and celebrated concert pianist performing to enthusiastic audiences throughout central Europe. But of course, all of that was beforeâ€¦ before the ‘lights went out all over Europe’ and the continent was plunged into years of misery and bitter conflict.
During those years Alice suffered experiences that no human being should have to endure. She saw both her mother and her husband put aboard the transports to Auschwitz and yet today she speaks of those times with an absence of malice and quiet grace that wins the hearts of all who know her. Along with her six-year-old son, Raphael, Alice was imprisoned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp where her most enduring memories are of her … Read More »
Skillset’s Inside Pictures is a unique, intensive training programme produced by Qwerty Films. Supported by the National Lottery through the Skillset Film Skills Fund, It provides an inside picture of the international business of making movies. For Further information click here Inside Pictures
Author: Marion Rosenberg Manager and Producer, The Marion Rosenberg Office
The Full Panel
Marion Rosenberg – founder of The Marion Rosenberg Office, a talent management company.
Michael Peretzian – a literary agent in the Creative Artists Agency’s Literary Department in Beverly Hills.
Theresa Peters – a talent agent and Vice President in the Motion Picture Department of the William Morris Agency.
Nick Reed – a Senior Agent at International Creative Management specialising in creators of intellectual properties.
Susan Smith – runs independent talent management company, the Susan Smith Company.
The Difference Between Agents and Managers
In the US there are a number of very important distinctions between agents and managers which affect the way that they operate and represent their clients:
Agents are licensed by the State, franchised by the Writers, Actors and Directors Guilds to work on behalf of their members, and bonded to ensure that they are able to meet any financial liabilities that they incur. Their State Licence, for which they must … Read More »
Pal Zileri launches an intimate and rare international photographic exhibition starring British leading men Rhys Ifans, Jonny Lee Miller and the new Prince Caspian, Ben Barnes.
Italian menâ€™s fashion label Pal Zileri are launching a global photographic exhibition featuring intimate and rare portraits of some Britainâ€™s most exciting acting and movie industry talent
The exhibition features special and unique portraits of Rhys Ifans, partner of Sienna Miller and co-star alongside Hugh Grant in the British comedy classic â€œNotting Hillâ€, Tom Chambers the rising star of BBCâ€™s Holby City, 007 and Punisher Warzone movie star Colin Salmon.
It features portraits taken in LA of Trainspottingâ€™s Johnny Lee Miller, ex-husband of Angelina Jolie, and exclusive pictures of new British leading man Steve Hart, who sold 10,000,000 records in Europe with his band Worldâ€™s Apart before being picked up by Hollywood and who recently split Welsh opera diva Katherine Jenkins.
The exhibition also key notes British Hollywood uber agent Nick Reed, whom the Sunday Times voted the 8th most powerful Brit in Hollywood, and features the new Jonny Depp, Ben Barnes. Barnes is starring as Prince Caspian in the much anticipated sequel to Narnia, out in cinemas in May and is currently shooting Easy Virtue in London … Read More »
David Douglas was too cheap for Hollywood. They’ll be sorry.
By Mark Frauenfelder
This was David Douglas’ idea of a reward – to be in a Bulgarian forest at 3 a.m. in the dead of winter. It was 20 below, the wind was howling, and he was four days into a fever that left him wobbly with fatigue. Sitting in his director’s chair, David seemed to be the only one on the set of For the Cause who was unaware that the weather was trying to kill everybody. Knee-deep in snow, the crew was desperate to finish the shot and go to sleep. But not David. He didn’t spend years working for free at TV stations and movie studios, living in his car, sneaking onto the Sony lot to make a short film, just so he could go back to his crappy hotel in Sofia and nurse a flu. This was it. His dream was coming true. And if it happened to be taking place in the middle of an icy windstorm, so be it.
Lots of American movies are shot in Bulgaria – not because location scouts have singled it out as God’s little acre of cinematographic splendor, but because the economy … Read More »
Who is Nick Reed ?
In my opinion, one of the most visionary Hollywood people. Meeting Nick Reed can be a turning point in your career. This is not a presumption, it is something that I’ve experienced four years ago when I met Nick in Bucharest.
“Nicholas Reed, Advisor is the Head of the Motion picture Literary Department at International Creative Management, Inc., a talent and literary agency, specializing in creators of intellectual properties. After leaving school he pursued a career in Aviation when he joined the British Royal Navy as a pilot. He then joined a marketing company, Belou Communications- which after its first twelve months in operation was voted the runner-up Best New Business of the Year by The Independent newspaper. During his time there he worked in strategic marketing for clients such as Kodak, Fed-Ex, and several government organizations. After moving to the United States in 1992, he was cast by Steven Spielberg to play Robin Williamsâ€™ father in the film HOOK and then later cast by Francis Ford Coppola to play a small role in DRACULA. Intrigued by Hollywood, he joined ICM in an effort to understand the making of movies. Working with writers, directors, and actors, he … Read More »
Wild scenery in Lapland, advance technology, and security major advantages in competition
By Jussi Ahlroth
The beach sand of Iwo Jima is black in the Clint Eastwood film Flags of our Fathers. The reason for this is the volcanic earth.
However, the beach is not in the Pacific. The film was shot in Iceland.
Leifur B. Dagfinnson is the founder of Iceland’s largest production service company. He brings foreign film productions to Iceland. Business is good. For instance, scenes for films such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Batman Begins, as well as two James Bond films, and Stardust, which comes out later this year, have all had scenes shot in Iceland.
So what about Finland? Certainly, says Jan Korbelin, producer of the Oscar-winning Crash. “The movie business constantly needs places that have not been seen.”
Korbelin, Dagfinnson, and Nick Reed, main agent of ICM, the largest manager office of the film business, visited Finland to scout locations in Helsinki and Lapland.
So things are on the move?
“There are no concrete plans yet”, Korbelin says.
Film production services are a business that Finland is stepping into.
The most successful country has been New Zealand, where the Lord of the Rings trilogy by Peter Jackson has brought money, new economic activity, … Read More »
Save the world. Pass Math. Get the girl.
Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) seems like a typical teenager – he loves skateboarding, hates math, his mom drives him crazy, and he feels like a complete idiot around girls. But Cody has a really big secret even his family and best friends don’t know: he’s actually an elite undercover agent for the CIA.
Cody is living every kid’s dream life. Specially trained at a top-secret facility disguised as summer camp, Cody can drive like a stuntman, jump-kick like a pro, and has an arsenal of totally cool gadgets – plus, his boss is the unbelievably hot Agent Ronica Miles (Angie Harmon). But when he gets his first assignment, Cody discovers he has to befriend high school dreamgirl Natalie Connors (Hilary Duff) in order to spy on her father, a scientist developing a deadly fleet of Nanobots with the power to destroy the planet. The problem? The CIA spent $10 million training Cody, but they didn’t teach him how to talk to girls.
Packed with effects and elaborate stunts, Agent Cody Banks chronicles Cody’s adventures as he navigates the dangerous, high-tech world of international spy work while also doing his chores to avoid getting grounded. From … Read More »
The tradition of vampires and werewolves in Hollywood goes back to the beginning of film, but Underworld takes the myths deeper. Unbeknownst to the humanity around them, Vampires and Lycans (werewolves) have been engaged in a centuries-long battle for dominance in hidden sectors of the city. “This isn’t drawn off a comic book or a novel,” explains screenwriter Danny McBride. “This is from genre guys sitting together in a living room, wanting to create a universe, base it on science and bring vampires and werewolves into a new light.”
The genesis for Underworld began during a conversation about werewolf movies between director Len Wiseman and his friend Kevin Grevioux, who is a co-writer and plays the role of Raze in the film. “If it’s the new werewolf film of the millennium, I want to see something different,” says Wiseman.
Grevioux suggested creating a type of Romeo/Juliet story and instead of Montagues and Capulets, it would be werewolves and vampires. Further, his background in genetic engineering proved vital to the filmmakers’ new take on these age-old legends. “We wanted to use science as a base rather than mysticism, so I created a virus which was the reason that vampires and werewolves became what … Read More »
Nick Reed talks Film and Family in this color 6 page spread
Sony Pictures Animation, the studio behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, picked up the movie rights to Chris Sawyer’s strategy/sim PC series RollerCoaster Tycoon, planning to adapt it into a live-action/CGI hybrid film.
Harald Zwart, who directed the upcoming remake of The Karate Kid, is helming the project and could possibly direct the movie version, too. He will serve as an executive producer for the film, as will Nick Reed and Atari CEO and president Jim Wilson.
RollerCoaster Tycoon made its debut in 1999, tasking players with building roller coasters and managing theme parks. Hasbro Interactive released the first game, but Atari/Infogrames acquired the company a couple years later and put out two sequels and several expansions for the series.
The franchise has generated more than $300 million in sales, according to a report from Heat Vision, which broke the news of the big screen production. Though Atari hasn’t released a new RollerCoaster Tycoon game in several years, Frontier Developments’ Thrillville is considered its spiritual successor.
David Ronn and Jay Scherick are writing the script for the Rollercoaster Tycoon movie. They’re both also working on Sony Pictures Animation’s The Smurfs project, and Scherick is penning a film titled The Zookeeper — a comedy … Read More »
Beverly Hills, CA (March 25, 2010)
Paul W.S. Anderson is directing a reboot of the classic adventurer BUCK ROGERS, screenplay by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
Anderson has previously directed such theatrical successes as â€œMortal Kombatâ€, â€œResident Evilâ€, â€œAlien vs Predatorâ€ and, most recently, â€œResident Evil: Afterlifeâ€, shot using the James Cameron/Vincent Pace 3D camera system. â€œIron Manâ€ writers Marcum and Holloway most recently wrote the upcoming film â€œHighlanderâ€. BUCK ROGERS will be produced by Lawrence Abramson, Jeremy Bolt and Fredrik Malmberg, with George Furla, Paul W.S. Anderson and Flint Dille executive producing.
Buck Rogers spans more than eight decades of popular culture and introduced the idea of a present day, relatable hero flung into the future. Even today, fans of the Buck phenomenon marvel at how the original Buck Rogers stories continue to foreshadow so many of todayâ€™s space age technologies.
Buck first appeared in 1928 as Anthony Rogers in the Philip Francis Nowlanâ€™s novella Armageddon 2419 A.D in the pulp magazine Amazing Stories. The original character caught the attention of John F. Dille, president of the National Newspaper Syndicate of America, who turned it into the comic strip â€œBuck Rogers in the 25th Centuryâ€. Published from 1929 to 1967, the strip was … Read More »
Aspiring actors and film industry buffs were treated to inside industry tips when they attended The Actor’s Expo on Jan. 20 at the Rio Grande Campus.
The Expo, sponsored by ACC, among others, boasted actor Mario Lopez, director Renny Harlin, producer Kia Jam, and Agent Nick Reed, vice president of International Creative Managemment.
Students gathered in the Main Stage Theater at RGC to hear personal experiences from those in the business.
The panel invited questions from the students with Christine Haas, KVUE News anchor, serving as the moderator.
The event kicked-off with a photo opportunity with Lopez, who then introduced members of the panel, and explained how he got into acting as a child growing up in California.
The culturally diverse panel included Lopez, who was born to Mexican-American parents, Harlin, originally from Finland, and Reed, who is British. Harlin explained differences between European and American cinema