“Shrek” producer John H. Williams and Henry Skelsey, managing partner of Fulton Capital Management LLC, have formed 3QU Media as a specialist in CG-animated feature films for the international marketplace.
3QU Media has completed funding from a group of investors for its initial slate of four films with budgets under $20 million, starting with animated comedy “Charming.”
Ross Venokur will direct from his script, which re-imagines the tales of Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty after they discover they are all engaged to the same Prince Charming.
“Our purpose is to produce mainstream and commercially successful CG-animated family films with elements of comedy, adventure, romance and personal inspiration for the global market,” Williams said.
3QU Media is producing in association with WV Enterprises. Williams is producing and SC Films International is handling foreign sales.
Production has started at Cinesite’s new animation studio in Montreal.
Williams has a producing credit on “Shrek 2” and exec producer credits on the third and fourth “Shrek” movies. He also produced “Space Chimps,” “Valiant” and “Happily N’ever After” through his Vanguard Films.
Skelsey has spent over 30 years in the private equity industry as a founder of Fulton Capital Management, a managing director at AEA Investors LP and VP in the Private Equity Group at Lehman Brothers.