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[03/29/10 - 09:46 AM]
E1 Entertainment Signs First Look Deal with Dark Hero Studios
Dark Hero Studios is headed by screenwriter David Hayter and his producing partner Benedict Carver.

[via press release from E1 Entertainment]

E1 ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS FIRST LOOK DEAL WITH DARK HERO STUDIOS

X-Men and Watchmen Screenwriter David Hayter and producer Benedict Carver sign on for exclusive two year television deal with indie studio

Los Angeles, California - March 29, 2010 - Leading independent studio E1 Entertainment has inked a two year television production deal with top screenwriter David Hayter and his producing partner Benedict Carver.

Under the agreement, E1 will have first look at all projects Hayter and Carver develop through their production company, Dark Hero Studios. The deal covers a broad range of projects, including scripted shows for network, cable and syndication. Dark Hero will be based out of E1's Los Angeles offices.

David Hayter is one of the most sought after screenwriters in Hollywood, with credits that include X-Men, X2: X-Men United, The Scorpion King and Watchmen. In 2009, Hayter and Carver formed Los Angeles-based Dark Hero Studios to produce feature films, television programming, Internet content and videogames in the action, sci-fi and horror genres. Dark Hero is currently prepping Hayter's directorial debut, Wolves.

Benedict Carver, a former reporter for Variety and Senior Vice President at Screen Gems, has produced a string of genre films, including Doomsday, directed by Neil Marshall. He recently exec produced Beat the World, which E1 Entertainment has acquired for distribution in several markets including Canada, Scandinavia and the UK.

The first project on Dark Hero's production slate is the recently announced television series Push. Based on Summit Entertainment's 2009 feature film, Push will be jointly developed and produced with Summit Entertainment, Dark Hero and E1. The series marks Summit's first foray into television and will be based on the science fiction thriller which centers on people with paranormal powers who band together to take down a corrupt government agency. Hayter will script the series pilot with Carver on board, along with E1's John Morayniss and Noreen Halpern serving as executive producers.

"E1 is thrilled to partner creatively with David and Benedict. David has a truly unique voice and has created incredible, unforgettable worlds in so many features. Crossing that voice over into television with the benefit of E1's development strengths is sure to produce something innovative and amazing", commented Noreen Halpern, President of Dramatic Programming, E1 Television.

"I am delighted to formalize Dark Hero's relationship with E1." said Hayter. "Given my Canadian citizenship and our desire to participate in the international co-production arena, we think E1 is the ideal partner for Dark Hero Television."

About E1 Entertainment

E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO) is a leading independent entertainment content enterprise that acquires and exploits world-class film, television and music properties around the globe. Its four primary businesses units (E1 Television, E1 Films, E1 Music and E1 Distribution) operate in Canada, the U.S., the UK and Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands and Belgium, providing extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production and distribution, kids programming, and merchandising and licensing. E1's growing content library, which currently includes more than 4,000 feature films, 2,700 hours of original television programming and 15,000 music tracks, is distributed across all media formats in more than 190 countries.

About Dark Hero Studios, Inc.

David Hayter and Benedict Carver formed Los Angeles-based Dark Hero Studios to produce feature films, television programming, Internet content and videogames in the action, sci-fi and horror genres. David Hayter is one of the most accomplished screenwriters in Hollywood, with credits including X-Men, X2: X-Men United, The Scorpion King and Watchmen. Hayter started his career in Hollywood as an actor, with a decade-spanning stint in the lead role of "Solid Snake" in the massively popular Metal Gear: Solid videogame. Carver, a former reporter for Variety and Senior Vice President at Screen Gems, has produced a string of genre films, including Doomsday, directed by Neil Marshall. Dark Hero is currently prepping Hayter's feature directing debut, Wolves.





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