RODDENBERRY ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH STORYOSCOPIC FILMS TO DEVELOP "HOLOSCAPE" SERIES FOR INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES
Los Angeles (July 13, 2016) - In a partnership between two trailblazing companies - one known for properties that traverse space and time, the other for business practices that connect West and East with strong Chinese elements - Roddenberry Entertainment's television series "Holoscape" has been optioned by Storyoscopic Films. The sci-fi/speculative fiction project will be a co-production between the two companies, with Jump! Creative also producing and distribution partners/platforms now under consideration. Executive Producers will be Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth for Roddenberry Entertainment, Marcus Englefield, George Lee and Brent Baum for Storyoscopic Films, and Doug Triconi for Jump! Creative.
Like the original "Star Trek" and its progeny, "Holoscape" is envisioned as a television program with international appeal, driven by strong diversity in its cast, characters and scope. The series is set in the aftermath of World War 3 and the collapse of civilization. Using a mysterious device from the war, a powerful artifact called the Holoscape, a group of young survivors discover that they are part of a conspiracy that has shaped the destiny of humankind, but are given the chance to escape their present and save our future.
"Storyoscopic holds a unique place in the industry due to its strong ties to China and the International Market," said Trevor Roth, Head of Development for Roddenberry Entertainment. "That, along with its sense for strong properties and compelling stories, makes them a perfect collaborator for a global concept like 'Holoscape.'"
Marcus Englefield of Storyoscopic Films added, "From cast and locations, to stories and sensibilities, this property was made for international success. There is no more fitting a name than Roddenberry to create something with such planetary appeal, and there is no more fitting a concept than 'Holoscape' to bring Eastern and Western worlds together in this way."
About Roddenberry Entertainment
Roddenberry Entertainment is a science-fiction leader with a tradition of groundbreaking entertainment. Originally founded in 1967 by Gene Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of science-fiction successes including Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and, most notably, Star Trek. Roddenberry Entertainment continues to produce entertainment for all audiences, employing a viewer-centric creative process and resulting in insightful explorations of humanity. The company's mission is to make good on its namesake's promise of superior science-fiction while utilizing new and varied vehicles of delivery. Building on its TV roots, this entertainment pioneer has successfully ventured into graphic novels, documentaries, comic strips and 360� films. Roddenberry Entertainment has set itself apart by creating content that surpasses mere entertainment; it challenges audiences to think, question and explore the world, as well as potential worlds beyond.
For more information on Roddenberry Entertainment, please visit www.Roddenberry.com. Follow on Facebook (facebook.com/roddenberrycom) and Twitter (twitter.com/roddenberry).
About Storyoscopic Films
Storyoscopic Films is a production company formed by leading 3D conversion company Venture 3D's founders Marcus Englefield and George Lee. The goal of the company is to produce high-quality animation and genre films with a budget range of $15 million to $40 million that lend themselves to a global audience. The partners have reaped great success in putting together multiple media and entertainment investments between Hollywood and China, highlighted by the recent deal between Michael Bay's 451 Media Group and Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co. Ltd.
Storyoscopic is currently finishing production on its first animated feature Animal Crackers, directed by Tony Bancroft (Mulan) and starring Emily Blunt, Sylvester Stallone, Sir Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, and John Krasinski. For more information, please visit http://www.storyoscopicfilms.com.
About Jump! Creative
Jump! Creative is an award- winning entertainment marketing and production company located in Los Angeles, CA. focused on developing and producing original digital content for brands, studios and independents. Jump! Creative produced the first 3D news entertainment magazine TV series, IN THE QUBE 3D, for Sony Pictures Television. Jump! also developed and produced the post-apocalyptic, broadcast motion comic series, MARKSMEN, for Discovery Channel and has produced over 60 hours of cable programming.
Jump! Creative's recent digital marketing campaigns include Batman V Superman, Creed, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Dawn of the Plant of the Apes, and The Wolverine (Best Social Media Campaign for Film 2014). Doug Triconi, CEO/President & Jackson Lanzing, Creative Director. For more information, please visit www.jump-creative.com.