Producer inks first-look prod'n pact

Producer Steven Schneider has inked a first-look production pact with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Prods. banner.

Schneider will base his Room 101 shingle at Blum’s Par-based Blumhouse and continue to pursue horror and thriller projects.

He joins Blum following a first-look deal with Gold Circle Films, where he was involved in pics “Family Portrait” and “The Crowd.” He also worked on “White Noise.”

Schneider’s other projects include Adam Alleca’s psychological thriller “Home,” set up at Craven/Maddalena Films, and a live-action remake of French animated sci-fi classic “Fantastic Planet” with Circle of Confusion and Di Bonaventura Pictures.

Blumhouse creative exec Mike Falbo helped bring Schneider into the Blumhouse fold. Deal will be overseen by Blum and Par co-prexy of production Brad Weston.

In addition to producing, Schneider has penned several film books, including “Horror International,” “Fear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe” and “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”

Blumhouse is prepping “Accidental Husband,” to star Uma Thurman, as well as upcoming releases including “The Darwin Awards,” “Griffin and Phoenix” and “Graduation.”

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