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Producer Adam Stone Named President of Entertainment at Phenomenon

20 January 2016 10:52 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Adam Stone has left Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment to become president of entertainment at Phenomenon, a strategic marketing and branding agency that is branching out to develop television shows and films.

Stone is leaving the production company responsible for “The Lego Movie” and its impending sequels to a startup connected to Phenomenon, the marketing agency led by Krishnan Menon that has collaborated with companies like Starwood, Crate & Barrel, Vitaminwater, Coca Cola and the Los Angeles Times.

Phenomenon plans to use its marketing expertise and consumer research prowess to find appealing stories for theatrical and television release. The Los Angeles-based firm said it relies on a proprietary “digital research platform” that gives it access to millions of consumers to measure their “attitudes, wants and needs.”

The company plans to turn those into stories ready for production. Warner Bros. will get a first look at Phenomenon’s television and film offerings. »

- James Rainey

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Contest: Win Tickets to Fan Premiere Screening of The Boy in a City Near You

19 January 2016 1:03 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Lauren Cohan plays a nanny tasked with taking care of a devious doll in The Boy. Ahead of the film's theatrical release this Friday from Stx Entertainment, 15 red carpet screenings will take place across the country, and we've been provided with three pairs of tickets to give away for the nationwide premiere.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (2) tickets to attend the January 20th red carpet screening of The Boy in a city of their choice. Winners will have their name and a +1 added to the guest list at their preferred screening.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Boy Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 5:01am Est on Wednesday, January 20th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. »

- Derek Anderson

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Round-Up: The Boy Premiere, Hellions Blu-ray, Starry Eyes Shirt, The X-Files, Beauty & The Beast, Alien Minimates

14 January 2016 8:06 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan stars in The Boy, and we have details on the horror film's upcoming premiere. Also in this round-up: Hellions Blu-ray / DVD info, Cavity Colors' Starry Eyes shirt, Cinefamily's X-Files marathon, acquisition details for Christophe Gans' Beauty and the Beast, and Diamond Select Toys' Alien Minimates.

The Boy Premiere: Press Release: "(Burbank, January 11, 2016) - Stx Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment have arranged a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans to see the new horror movie The Boy at 15 exclusive red carpet screenings before the general public has an opportunity to see the film.  The PG-13 rated motion picture opens in theaters nationwide on January 22.

All 15 screenings will occur simultaneously and will take place on one night only- Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - starting at 6Pm Et / 3Pm Pt. Tickets to this event are now available online at TheBoyFanPremiere.Movie. The announcement was made today by Jack Pan, President of Marketing for Stx Entertainment. »

- Derek Anderson

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1821 Media Plans Treasure Hunt Feature

13 January 2016 3:46 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

1821 Media, Vertigo Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures are teaming to develop an untitled treasure hunt story as a feature film, based on an original concept by Terry Dougas and Jon Berg.

Grant Pierce Myers ("The Maze Runner") will pen the screenplay, which follows a group of treasure hunters as they steal artifacts from museums around the globe, journeying through the criminal underworld, in pursuit of the greatest treasure of all time.

"Grandma" and "Jane Got a Gun" producers Terry Dougas and Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis are teaming with "The Lego Movie" and "The Departed" producer Roy Lee who will produce.

Source: 1821 Media »

- Garth Franklin

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‘The Maze Runner’ Writer to Pen Treasure Hunt Movie for Warner Bros., 1821 Media

12 January 2016 3:55 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas’ 1821 Media is teaming up with Warner Bros. to develop an untitled Treasure Hunt movie based on an original concept by Dougas and WB executive Jon Berg, it was announced Tuesday. Grant Pierce Myers, who co-wrote “The Maze Runner,” will pen the screenplay, which follows a group of treasure hunters as they steal artifacts from museums around the globe and journey through the criminal underworld in pursuit of the greatest treasure of all time. Kasidokostas-Latsis and Dougas will produce the film alongside Roy Lee and his Vertigo Entertainment banner. 1821 Media recently partnered with Lionsgate to adapt their New. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Untitled Treasure Hunt Project Unearths At Warner Bros. With 1821 Media

12 January 2016 3:49 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Breaking: Warner Bros. and 1821 Media have partnered  to develop an untitled ‘Treasure Hunt’ project, an original concept by 1821’s Terry Dougas about a group of treasure seekers who steal artifacts from museums around the world and through the criminal underworld set out in pursuit of the greatest treasure of all time. Grant Pierce Myers, who previously co-adapted the Ya novel The Maze Runner for Fox, will pen the screenplay. Roy Lee via his Vertigo Entertainment banner… »

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Warner Bros. Developing Treasure Hunters Movie With ‘Maze Runner’ Writer

12 January 2016 3:49 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros., Roy Lee and 1821 Media are developing an untitled treasure hunters movie with “Maze Runner” screenwriter Grant Pierce Myers on board.

The project is based on a concept by Terry Dougas of 1821 Media and Warner Bros. exec VP Jon Berg. The story follows a group of treasure hunters as they steal artifacts from museums around the globe, journeying through the criminal underworld, in pursuit of the greatest treasure of all time.

Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Dougas will produce alongside Lee under his Warner-based Vertigo Entertainment banner. Lee’s a producer on “The Lego Movie” and an exec producer on “The Departed,” as well as the “Grudge” and “How to Train Your Dragon” franchises.

1821 Media recently partnered with Lionsgate to adapt the graphic novel “Romeo and Juliet: The War” into a feature film with Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment. Kasidokostas-Latsis and Dougas recently produced “Grandma,” starring Lily Tomlin, and “Jane Got a Gun, »

- Dave McNary

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1821 Media, Warner Bros in 'Treasure Hunt'

12 January 2016 1:25 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas’ 1821 Media is partnering with the studio to develop the untitled adventure project.

The story is based on an original concept by Dougas and Warner Bros’ Jon Berg.

Grant Pierce Myers (The Maze Runner) will write the screenplay about treasure hunters who steal museums artifacts as they trawl through the criminal underworld in search of the greatest treasure of all time. 

Kasidokostas-Latsis and Dougas will produce alongside Roy Lee via his Vertigo Entertainment

1821 Media recently partnered with Lionsgate to adapt their graphic novel Romeo And Juliet: The War into a feature film with Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment.  

They also produced Grandma and Jane Got A Gun and are executive producers on Doug Liman’s Mena starring Tom Cruise. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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