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Joint effort Spiderwood spins slate

Joint effort Spiderwood spins slate
NEW YORK -- Running Bull Pictures and Glenwood Prods. have merged to launch the privately financed feature production unit Spiderwood Entertainment. The first project under the new venture is The Inner Circle, a drama centering on a couple coping with breast cancer, starring Michael O'Keefe (The Great Santini, ABC's Roseanne), Beth Broderick, Barbara Williams, Patrick Bristow, Wendy Benson-Landes and Ned Vaughn. Circle was helmed by Goran Gajic (HBO's Oz) and penned by Aleks Lyons, Tommy G. Warren and Danielle Durini. Lyons and Warren are Spiderwood principals, along with Mark Vancil. The Los Angeles-based company said Monday that it has four other projects in development, including the upcoming Final Justice. The new shingle aims "to create and produce original, character-driven feature films based on universal themes" in the $5 million-$10 million range. "We want to have a very good business plan and work that very hard," Warren said. "We're interested in projects that are about real life experiences and that tell real stories in an enlightening way."

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