Stefan Sonnenfeld inks Paramount deal

Sonnenfeld_boffo Company 3 founder and president Stefan Sonnenfeld has inked a first-look producing deal at Paramount, the studio announced on Tuesday.

Sonnenfeld’s post-production house Company 3 has worked on such films as “Transformers,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Star Trek.”

 

Paramountlogo_boffo HOLLYWOOD, CA (August 30, 2010) – Stefan Sonnenfeld has signed a first-look producing deal at Paramount Pictures, it was announced today by Adam Goodman, President of the Paramount Film Group. Along with this announcement, Sonnenfeld has simultaneously announced the creation of his newly formed production label.

 

Called one of the “50 Smartest People in Hollywood” by Entertainment Weekly, it was Sonnenfeld’s eye for discovering talent in his role as founder and President of Company 3 that drew Goodman to sign him to his first ever development deal with a studio. Said Goodman, “Stefan is uniquely positioned to help us find and develop emerging voices in other mediums, including those in the advertising and music video world, who can make the leap into features.” Sonnenfeld added, “With post-production playing such a large role in the filmmaking process these days, leveraging my knowledge, skills, resources and relationships opens up many different possibilities in this new partnership.”

 

A trusted collaborator of some of the most prolific filmmakers working today, Sonnenfeld has been a leader in the significant shift towards the highest level of artistry seen in the post-production industry in the last several years. In addition to his work with directors Michael Bay (“Transformers” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”), J.J. Abrams (2009’s “Star Trek” and “Cloverfield”), Tim Burton (“Sweeny Todd” and “Alice In Wonderland”), Gore Verbinski (“Pirates of the Carribean” and its sequels) and Zack Snyder (“300” and “Watchmen”), Sonnefeld has worked on commercial campaigns for Nike. Next up for Sonnenfeld is work on the 3rd installment in the “Transformers” series and the 4th in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series.

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