Projects are Part of Co-Financing and Co-Distribution Agreement Between Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Dolphin Entertainment
Warner Premiere is Creating Multi-Platform Series to be Produced by Bryan Singer and McG
MIAMI, Sept. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. (OTCBB:DPDM) () today announced the first two productions for Dolphin Digital Studios, its recently formed digital entertainment division. These first two live-action multi-platform digital series with top Hollywood talent are being co-financed through an agreement with entertainment industry veteran Dolphin Entertainment (Executive Producer of hit Nickelodeon series Zoey 101) and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. Both companies will partner with cable, satellite, broadband and mobile clients for placement and promotional support. Warner Premiere is developing cutting-edge content for a new generation of consumers who fluidly watch content on multiple screens. Both these series capitalize on the flexibility of digital platforms to both present unique stories in short bites, and to also offer viewers additional complementary content that further flushes out the stories' mythologies and characters' backgrounds.
The first titles produced under this agreement will be the futuristic survival tale H Plus from blockbuster Director / Producer Bryan Singer (Director of X-Men, Superman Returns and The Usual Suspects, and Executive Producer of hit television series House) and the action-packed high school spy thriller Aim High from multi-talented Executive Producer and Director McG (Director of Charlie's Angels, Terminator: Salvation and Executive Producer of television series Chuck and Supernatural).
H+ takes viewers on an episodic two-and-a-half hour, apocalyptic journey into the future where technology has gone horrifically wrong. In 2019, 33% of the world's population uses a radical new piece of technology – an implanted computer system called H+. This allows a person's mind and nervous system to be connected to the Internet 24 hours a day.
But that same year, a mysterious and vicious computer virus is released, and within seconds millions of people die -- leading to radical changes to the political and social landscape of the planet.
H+ is produced by Director / Producer Bryan Singer (X-Men / Battlestar Galactica) in association with Bad Hat Harry Productions (House). The series comes from the imaginative minds of writers John Cabrera (Gilmore Girls) and Cosimo de Tommaso who also serve as Executive Producers, directed by Stewart Hendler ("Sorority Row") and produced by Lance Sloane (Yucatan). H+ is currently in pre-production and shooting is expected to commence by the end of the year.
"I've had a great relationship with Warner, and I'm looking forward to working with them and Dolphin Entertainment on this project," said Bryan Singer. "The epic nature of the story combined with its interactive components makes it an ideal web series. In addition, the high cinematic quality of H Plus will make it viable for other forms of distribution."
Aim High is the story of a young man leading a double life - juggling his studies by day and serving as a government agent by night. This series chronicles the life of Nick Green, a sophomore who's just starting a new school year as one of the country's 64 highly trained teenage operatives.
When he's not risking his life on top-secret missions, Nick is dreaming of Amanda Meyers, the most popular girl in school, who's cool, intelligent, and very alluring. Amanda mercilessly flirts with Nick, but before he can enjoy her advances he has to avoid Derek - her overly protective boyfriend who threatens him for even looking at her.
Aim High comes from Director/ Producer McG (Chuck / Charlie's Angels), Wonderland Sound and Vision, and production services are being provided by Bandito Brothers. Peter Murrieta, who served as Executive Producer for the mega-hit Wizards of Waverly Place,is the Executive Producer.The series is written by Heath Corson (Living with Abandon / Scary Godmother) and Richie Keen (Living with Abandon), who also serve as Executive Producers, directed by Thor Freudenthal (Hotel for Dogs/ Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and produced by Lance Sloane (Yucatan). Pre-production is underway, and shooting will take place in Los Angeles this October.
"These two series are perfect examples of the 'next wave' of digital programming," states Bill O'Dowd, President of Dolphin Entertainment and CEO of Dolphin Digital Studios. "Teens and young adults are increasingly watching high-quality programming that premieres online before moving to the traditional windows of television and home entertainment. We are extremely excited to work with Bryan, Peter, and McG and to partner with Warner Bros. on these two series and, hopefully, many more to come."
Additional details about each series, including cast, distribution channels and release dates, will be announced in the coming months.
About Dolphin Digital Studios
Dolphin Digital Studios is the digital entertainment division of Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. (OTCBB:DPDM). Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. is dedicated to the twin causes of online safety for children and the production of high-quality digital content. By creating and managing child-friendly social networking websites utilizing state-of the-art fingerprint identification technology, Dolphin Digital Media has taken an industry-leading position with respect to Internet safety. Also, with the launch of Dolphin Digital Studios, the company is at the forefront of the growing digital entertainment sector. Please visit http://www.dolphindigitalmedia.com for more information.
About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) oversees the electronic distribution of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group's content through Video-On-Demand, Pay-Per-View, Electronic Sell-Through and Subscription Video-On-Demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBDD also distributes content through third-party digital retailers and licenses. A worldwide industry leader since its inception, WBDD also manages the Studio's E-commerce sites that include WBShop.com and WarnerArchive.com. Twitter: @WBDigitalDist
About Dolphin Entertainment
Dolphin Entertainment, founded in 1996 by President Bill O'Dowd, enjoys a solid reputation as an Emmy−nominated producer, international distributor, and financier of quality television programming, spanning wide genres of entertainment, from movies and mini-series to sitcoms and drama series. Based in Miami, Florida, Dolphin Entertainment has divisions dedicated to television production, feature film production, international distribution and merchandising and licensing.
About Warner Premiere
Warner Premiere is a Warner Bros. Entertainment production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length-DVD and short-form digital content for this growing space. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-consumer business, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.
CONTACT: Dolphin Digital Media Amanda Magid 305/774-0407 Amanda@dolphindigitalmedia.com Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Peter Binazeski 818/977-5701 email@example.com Twitter: @WBDigitalDist