U.K. based sales banner Moviehouse Entertainment is looking to draw up deal memos with foreign buyers for former studio animation division high flier Frank Gladstone’s The Hero of Color City.
Featuring the voices of Christina Ricci (Mermaids), Rosie Perez (Do The Right Thing) and Craig Ferguson (How To Train Your Dragon), the project is now in final animation production.
Toonz Entertainment and Exodus Film Group brought in Moviehouse Entertainment to handle International sales for the movie which details the story of the adventures of a diverse band of crayons as they strive to protect, not only their magical multi hued homeland, but the imagination of children everywhere from a terrifying monster.
It is aimed at three to six year olds.
Moviehouse has a one minute teaser it is screening at the Cannes Market.
Gladstone (The Road to El Dorado) has worked within the animation divisions of Disney, Warner Bros. and DreamWorks.
The Hero of Color City is produced by Max Howard, former president of Warner Bros Feature Animation who collaborated on movies such as Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King and John D. Eraklis (Igor), the founder/CEO of VFX and production services banner Exodus Film Group.
The deal was negotiated by financiers Toonz Entertainment’s COO, P. Jayakumar and Mark Vennis, co-managing director of Moviehouse Entertainment.
The film is being co-financed by Toonz Entertainment with delivery set for summer 2014.
Magnolia Pictures will release the film theatrically in North America.
Happy wedding planning, Christina Ricci! Since exclusively confirming to Us Weekly in February that she’s engaged to James Heerdegen, the 33-year-old actress has been busy planning their upcoming ceremony — and it’s harder than she thought.
Us caught up with the bride-to-be at the Night at the Pier Event in NYC on Monday, Apr. 29, and got an update on how the plans are coming along.
“I have a designer who is a friend of mine who is designing a dress for me,” Ricci shared. “I have a venue picked out and a caterer. It’s slow going . . .”
The Bel Ami actress told Us she’ll be having a “moderately sized” wedding, but did not specify a date. “I’m excited to be with all my friends and family,” she explained, “and just have a lovely night.”
Still on her to-do list? Booking the honeymoon!
“We’re figuring it out. It’s more overwhelming than I thought it would be, but the rumors are true. Wedding planning is overwhelming,” she said with a laugh.
Ricci and Heerdegen, a dolly grip, met on the set of her canceled ABC series Pan Am in 2011. “I love so many things about him,” she gushed to Us. “He’s my favorite person on Earth.”
And she “absolutely” hopes to have children some day with her future husband. “I can’t wait to have our own little world replete with small beings!” she said.
I have updated our photo gallery with an additional 85 HQ and MQ images of Christina Ricci attending the Costume Institute Gala on May 6th!
I have updated our photo gallery with the first photos of Christina Ricci attending the 2013 Costume Institute Gala in New York City on May 6th. There is a total of 19 HQ images and more will be added as they are released!
Christina Ricci: actress turned designer?
The recently engaged starlet chatted with Life & Style at the Family Equality Council’s 2013 Night at the Pier in NYC where she revealed something quite exciting about her wedding to James Heerdegen.
“So far, we have the venue, we have a caterer and I have someone working on a dress,” she told Life & Style “I am [helping design it], yeah. It’s fun. We are still in the initial sketching stages.”
The star wouldn’t dish anything more than that, but did explain that she’s solo in planning it all.
“[Jimmy] is not really into fashion that much,” the 33-year-old shared. “He’s not even going to help plan the wedding. He’s working. He’s always working.”
And work is just how the pair got together! Christina met the dolly grip on set of the short-lived ABC show Pan Am in 2012.
Even though she’s busy planning her nuptials, Christina admits she’s hard at work herself, “I’m doing a ton of press right now for Smurfs 2.”
The beauty got engaged to James in late 2012 after nearly a year of dating. They confirmed the news in February. This is the second engagement for the petite starlet. She was engaged to comedian Owen Benjamin before calling it off in June 2009.
I have just updated our photo gallery with 305 HQ and MQ images of Christina Ricci attending “The Smurfs” Family Festival Screening at the Tribeca Film Festival and attending the Family Equality Council’s Night at the Pier.
Thanks to Holly for donating some of these photos!
Christina Ricci is in talks to star in the indie thriller Unmasked.
Geoffrey Sax (White Noise, Frankie & Alice) is onboard to helm the film, which was written by first-time scribe Peter Scott Vicaire.
The script was discovered on Inkip.com and optioned by Sean Thomas, producer of the upcoming A Single Shot starring William H. Macy, Sam Rockwell and Melissa Leo.
The story follows a man who joins a dangerous and mysterious club in order to relive the worst day of his life.
The filmmakers are now looking to cast a male lead.
Founded in 2001, InkTip.com has become a well-used repository for scripts, with 11 feature films having gone into production from InkTip.com-sourced scripts and writers.
Ricci recently wrapped the relationship drama Mother’s Day and a voice role in The Smurfs 2. She is repped by ICM Partners, Management 360 and attorney Melanie Cook.