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Lorenzo Di Bonaventura & Break Media Team For Multi-Platform Pic ‘Higher Power’

By | Wednesday May 15, 2013 @ 11:32am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is making his first foray into the digital world, joining with Break Media on thriller Higher Power (see trailer below). Produced by Di Bonaventura Pictures and the digital video company’s SVP Entertainment Development Greg Siegel and Evan Cholfin, the film is a sci-fi thriller about a regular guy who acquires the power of a demi-God. The plan is to shoot Higher Power as a feature but release it in several formats. As one example, the movie will be reformatted into chapters to be distributed online through Break Media’s male-targeted network. Higher Power will also come out as a feature through more traditional distribution options including Netflix and Amazon, VOD and international film and television channels. 300 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine VFX specialist Matthew Santoro is slated to direct from a script by Julia Fair. “We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with Greg, his team at Break Media, and Matt and Julia on this project, which I believe can be a new model for bringing high-concept, long-form content to the public,” said di Bonaventura in a statement today. Both di Bonaventura and Santoro are repped by CAA. Check out the trailer here:

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SXSW: Break Media To Launch New YouTube Channel With ‘Armed Response’ Action Web Series

By | Thursday March 7, 2013 @ 10:01am PST

EXCLUSIVE: Break Media is adding a high octane new channel to their portfolio, just in time for SXSW. The male-targeted online network is launching their new YouTube channel Hardcoded with a web series that blends found footage with episodic action, starring James Kyson (Heroes), Camille Guaty (The Vampire Diaries), Wes Chatham (The Unit), Patrick Fabian (The Last Exorcism), and Jason Manuel Olazabal (Make It Or Break It).
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Warner Bros Buys Sci-Fi Dinosaur Pitch

By | Monday April 30, 2012 @ 10:09am PDT

Warner Bros Dinosaur MovieEXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has purchased a sci-fi action pitch about a rapidly evolving species of dinosaurs who attack modern Los Angeles. John Clisham, a longtime employee at James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and who recently worked on the Titanic 3Dconversion, is directing and will write the script with Mike Bayman. The rest of the plot is being kept under wraps, but the project was developed by online network Break Media as a large-scale web series. Warners’ Greg Silverman and Sarah Schechter saw early tests and stepped up to acquire it as a feature film. Bayman will produce; Scott Nocas and Break Media’s Greg Siegel will executive produce. Break Media creates and distributes male-targeted content online. The company reaches more than 200 million consumers through its portfolio of owned and operated web properties and mobile applications.

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Reveille Signs Development Deal With Break Media For Digital Series

By | Monday August 8, 2011 @ 8:52am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Reveille has inked a development deal with Break Media to create original digital series for the digital comedy content creator and distributor that reaches some 140 million people each month. Under the deal, Reveille will develop a slate of original comedic digital pilots for Break. This marks the first major digital deal for Reveille following the company’s recent executive restructuring, which installed a new management team, including SVP David Anderson, the company’s new head of digital. This also is a first major content deal for Break following the hire in March of former Endeavor agent Greg Siegel as SVP Entertainment Development. Reveille’s digital series portfolio includes Who Knew?, Fit to Boom and Real-Life Makeover With Holly Robinson Peete as well as It’s Everybody’s Business With Jack and Suzy Welch, which migrated from from online to air on CNBC.

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Former Endeavor Agent Greg Siegel Joins Digital Video Company

By | Thursday March 17, 2011 @ 7:15am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Former Endeavor agent Greg Siegel has joined digital video company Break Media as SVP Entertainment Development. He will focus on growing the company’s Hollywood presence including spinning off Break content into film and TV properties. Siegel spent 12 years at Endeavor. As a talent agent, he represented such actors as Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Tracy Morgan and Michael Chiklis. He also founded Endeavor’s New Media division. Most recently, Siegel founded and served as CEO of the Internet video-sharing company VidMe Inc.

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