'Giant' toon makes splash with distrib banner
A correction was made to this article on Mar. 3, 2006.Indie distrib banner Screen Media Ventures has picked up all domestic rights to the CG-animated and live action pic “Mee-Shee: The Water Giant,” which features stars including Bruce Greenwood and Rena Owen. Film Sales Co. repped the pic, budgeted at around $25 million and produced by Rainer Mockert and Barry Authors. John Henderson helmed from a script by Authors. With f/x by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, family adventure follows an 8-year-old who discovers a Loch Ness monster-type creature and must protect the beast from poachers. Screen Media has a homevid pact with Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Banner’s upcoming releases include the Brian Jones biopic “Stoned,” directed by Stephen Woolley.