–‘ The Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley to Star in Motion Picture Destined for Audiences in China and Worldwide —
LOS ANGELES, Dec.15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Crimson Forest Entertainment (CRIM: OTCBB), a global independent motion picture studio, today announced it will team up with China Film Assist and Dadi Digital Cinema to produce the science-fiction action thriller "Convergence" starring Paul Wesley.
Wesley’s credits include starring in the worldwide hit television drama "The Vampire Diaries," as well as IFC’s November release "Before I Disappear" (SXSW Audience Award Winner), which he also produced, and the upcoming festival favorite, "Amira and Sam" from Drafthouse Films. Benjamin Tappan will serve as executive producer with Justin Begnaud and Jonathan Lim on board as producers.
Based on an original screenplay written by Jeff Richard, whose credits include "The Waiting," "Convergence" will be co-produced with Adam Schroeder, whose award winning films include "The Truman Show," "Chronicle," and "Sleepy Hollow."
In the vein of "Flatliners," "The Matrix," and "Fight Club," "Convergence" follows a group of underground biotechnology engineers, including an MIT student wunderkind, who advances a new technology far beyond expectations and the limits of human control. Production is slated to begin filming in Shanghai and Atlanta in spring, 2015.
"We are very excited to work with such a talented team on this project and believe the film will resonate with audiences on a global scale," said Jonathan Lim, chief executive officer of Crimson Forest Entertainment. "The film’s plotline and cast of characters align perfectly with our distribution objectives and we look forward to hitting the ground running in 2015 with a talented cast and crew."
Wesley is represented by ICM Partners and Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein, and Richard is represented by WME.
The deal was negotiated by Justin Begnaud of Crimson Forest and Ian Stratford of Gray, Krauss, Stratford, Sandler, DesRochers, LLP.
About Crimson Forest Entertainment
Crimson Forest Entertainment is a publicly traded, global independent motion picture studio that finances, produces and acquires theatrical quality feature films and television series with budgets up to $25 million for worldwide distribution. Based in Los Angeles, the company plays an integral role in all aspects of the production process and looks to make strategic investments across a project’s life cycle. Management’s ten years of experience in the China entertainment industry has allowed the company to successfully conceptualize, produce and distribute various film and television projects into the local Chinese market and to position itself as a valuable partner in the ever-growing Chinese theatrical marketplace. For more information, visit the Crimson Forest Entertainment website at www.cfeg.tv.
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