First project is haunted house thriller 'The Quiet Ones'
The companies are aiming to go into production by the end of the year and have been discussing “Quiet Ones” with possible directors. Vikram Weet penned the script. He wrote the untitled Dyatlov Pass thriller, which went into production earlier this year with Renny Harlin directing, and is writing horror-thriller “Thaw” for music mogul Dr. Dre.
Shine and Emjag Digital are aiming to develop digital projects for a variety of platforms with New Regency able to participate on a first-look basis.
“This partnership seeks to leverage the changing nature of how content is created, produced, financed and distributed by bringing an innovative model to each project to help realize its full potential,” said David Anderson, senior VP and head of digital for Shine America. “Shine Group is always seeking to partner with great content creators, whether they are in scripted or unscripted television and/or the digital space.”
Shine is partnered with Alexandra Milchan’s Emjag Prods. as part of a pre-existing digital deal with Paramount that expired and then transitioned over to Shine.
Milchan and Jamie Boscardin of Emjag are involved in the partnership. Emjag is developing abduction thriller “Land of the Living,” Robert Luketic’s “Paranoia” and Martin Scorsese’s “Wolf of Wall Street” and has developed several online projects via Paramout including the 10-episode drama “Circle of Eight” and Jon Chu/Paramount Insurge’s “The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.”
Milchan, daughter of New Regency founder Arnon Milchan, was named Regency’s exec VP of production last September.
Shine America was formed in March as a rebrand of Shine Americas, Shine USA and Reveille. Weet’s repped by UTA, New Wave Entertainment and Howard Abramson and Jennifer Levy of Behr Abramson.