New Myth, Toonz Ent. Help Launch Epiphany, A $200 Million Film Fund

By | Monday June 17, 2013 @ 6:31pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Well, it didn’t take long to find out where New Myth will be finding the money to make tentpole-sized movies. A group of investors and distributors led by New Myth and Toonz Entertainment Pte Ltd have launched Epiphany, a $200 million film fund that intends to strategically build a content platform and invest in a slate of event films with an eye toward global appeal. Epiphany aims to get involved as producer and co-financier of franchise films with major studios. It starts with New Myth and Toonz and also in the investor group is European distributor A-Company, an affiliate of AR Film in Russia.

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New Myth is a Hollywood-based production company founded by principals Tom DeSanto, David Ranes, Grace Oppenheimer and Wayne Duband. Epiphany will co-finance its projects. Toonz is one of the largest animation and VFX studios in Asia, and it has worked with Marvel, Hasbro and Hallmark to become one of Asia’s biggest animation suppliers. Read More »

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New Myth Forms With ‘X-Men’/'Transformers’ Tom DeSanto; Goal To Hatch Tentpoles

By | Monday June 17, 2013 @ 5:30pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Tom DeSanto has teamed with David Ranes, Grace Roeder Oppenheimer, and Wayne Duband to form New Myth Entertainment. The intention is to hatch tentpole fare, along with some filmmaker driven small films. DeSanto’s writing and producing credits include X-Men and Transformers, and he was right there at the inception of both of those projects which have done billions in box office and merchandising. DeSanto is currently writing and producing his re-imagining of the millennium-old Chinese story, Creation Of The Gods, with YiSang Media, with plans of it being his next global film franchise.

New Myth is currently developing several big properties that include Faces, a high concept action thriller, with DeSanto and Ranes producing. “When a young genius invents infallible facial recognition software he uncovers a millennia old global conspiracy that threatens to throw the planet into chaos and a new World War,” DeSanto said.

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Jim Sheridan To Helm WWII Drama ‘Playing With The Enemy’

By | Wednesday May 1, 2013 @ 12:57pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Sheridan, who made news earlier this week when he signed with WME’s Robert Newman and Manage-Ment’s Dan Halsted, has just committed to rewrite and direct Playing With The Enemy for newly formed New Myth Entertainment. The … Read More »

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