Morningside Entertainment Options Bluewater's "Sinbad"Morningside Entertainment has optioned Bluewater Productions “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars” to adapt into an epic action adventure fantasy feature for 2013. A continuation of the Sinbad films that started in 1958 with “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad”, and followed in the 1970's with “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” and “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger”, “Rogue of Mars” is an updated sequel rather than a reboot.
Executive Producer Barry Schneer revealed that Rogue of Mars is the first of a planned new trilogy that will bring this beloved character to a whole new generation while still showing respect to the original fans, “I am thrilled to continue the amazing legacy my uncle, Charles Schneer began with 7th Voyage and bring to the screen the Sinbad movie that he and Ray Harryhausen never got to make.”
In his 4th film adventure, Sinbad and his crew find a magical urn and are soon transported to another planet by a ruthless and vengeful Jinn bent on freeing his race who have been imprisoned for millennia and then laying waste to the ones responsible.
“Sinbad has always been one of more popular titles in our library that also includes “Wrath of the Titans” and “Jason and the Argonauts”, says Darren G. Davis, Publisher of Bluewater Productions. “It certainly lends itself to a big-budget tentpole movie.”
Morningside along with its banking partner, Pablo Antoniazzi, Director of the Brazilian Bank, Estratejia Investimentos, S.A. have co-ventured to structure the financing for this epic film. Recently, the group has tapped Screenwriter and Comic Creator Paul J. Salamoff to write the screenplay for a reported mid six figures. Salamoff is the author of the critically acclaimed comic series “Logan's Run: Last Day”. He also has a number of films currently in development.
Bluewater Production's “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars” new Graphic Novel will be available in April 2011. Primarily distributed through traditional retail outlets, the graphic novel will also be available through several online venues including Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
Masque Entertainment Group Joint VentureMorningside Entertainment and Masque Entertainment Group struck a Joint Venture agreement that would make Morningside Studios the home of all Masque Entertainent productions. From inception, Masque Studios set out to design the first ever World‐Class Motion Picture Facility in the State of New Mexico. More to the point, to provide a dynamic, state‐of‐the‐art motion picture production facility where writers, directors and executives can collaborate, develop, shoot film, and complete all aspects of feature film‐making …every day.
Masque’s solid foundation, based on the previous film-making success and experience of originator Steve Perry, will focus on creativity, employee development, manufacturing, and profitability. Masque does not intend to become the biggest film production company, but rather the best‐poised to thrive on opportunity, utilizing creative resources to successfully grow both organically and through strategic partnerships and alliances.
As stated by Steve Perry in Masque’s motto, the core of its operating plan, is simple: Discipline. Discipline is the driving force that allows the company to make intelligent decisions, and in turn, protect to a maximum Masque’s own interests as well as that of its banking, equity and distribution partners. Discipline is a vital and repeating mantra that will make this production facility and the films that it produces lasting and profitable.
That strategy, combined with cutting‐edge production techniques, diversified entertainment properties, and its founder’s passion and experience in film-making create a recipe for success in the desert.
Masque StudiosMorningside/Masque Entertainment Group is in the development stages of a new 20 acre production studio in New Mexico, aptly named Masque Studios. It will feature 5 sound stages and a full post production facility.
Designed by Hanson Hsu and his Delta H Design Inc. firm, the 30,000 square foot state of the art film facility is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The studio's 17,000 sq. ft. 3D audio/video facility includes two large re-recording theaters, twelve audio and video edit bays as well as ADR and Foley stages. In addition to the Delta H Design contributions, the exterior of two free standing buildings will be designed by Devin Cannady and his firm, DC Architect Studio of Albuquerque, NM.
Our goal is to create a collaborative environment where all aspects of film‐making are given room to flourish. Areas of the complex focusing on Pre‐production, Production Design, Art department, Visual Effects, Post Production Editorial, Sound Mixing and Music will all be built to exacting standards utilizing the latest state‐of‐the‐art equipment and green technology available.
BlueWater Comics Revives Morningside ClassicsBluewater Comics has developed a series of comics in furtherance of some of the most classic stop-motion animated films. These distinctive titles include “Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” and “Jason and the Argonauts: The Kingdom of Hades.” These titles have been produced under a licensing agreement with Ray Harryhausen. Other notable licensing agreements include William Shatner, Roger Corman, and Vincent Price.
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