Glacier Films & Steven Schneider Board Serial-Killer Tale ‘Lady Of Csejte’

By | Tuesday January 14, 2014 @ 12:00pm PST

Production on the creepshow starts this week in, appropriately, Transylvania with rookie helmer Andrei Konst. Lady Of Csejte follows the murderous doings of Hungary’s Elizabeth Bathory, the sadistic 16th century “Blood Glacier FilmsCountess” remembered as history’s most prolific female serial … Read More »

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EOne Makes Overall Deal With ‘Paranormal’s Steven Schneider and ‘The Grey’s Adi Shankar

By | Monday February 6, 2012 @ 7:02am PST
Mike Fleming

Los Angeles/Toronto – February 6, 2012 – Independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) has entered into a multi-year film and television production pact with ROOM 101, Inc. partners Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity 1, 2 & 3, Insidious, The Devil Inside) and Adi Shankar (The Grey).

Under the terms of the deal, ROOM 101 will deliver on average two premium micro-budget genre titles annually to eOne. The projects will be high-concept and filmmaker-driven, and will encompass both acquisitions and original productions. eOne will finance, co-produce, and distribute globally, with the exception of the United States where distribution will be handled on a per-project basis.

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Mike Fleiss Scares Up Directing Debut, Teaming With Fright Maven Steven Schneider

By | Wednesday August 24, 2011 @ 4:50pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After making his directing debut on the documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, Mike Fleiss has made a deal to make his narrative directing debut on an untitled low-budget horror film. He is partnered on the project with Steven Schneider, … Read More »

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CBS Films Boards ‘Flight 75′ With ‘The Grudge’ Helmer Takashi Shimizu

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: CBS Films has acquired Flight 75, a pitch for a thriller that will be directed by The Grudge helmer Takashi Shimizu. Project was bought on a treatment by Shimizu and a writer will be set momentarily. It is described … Read More »

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‘Conan The Barbarian’ Helmer Marcus Nispel To Next Direct ‘Backmask’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Conan the Barbarian helmer Marcus Nispel will next direct Backmask, a $10 million film that will begin shooting this summer. It’s based on an idea by Nispel, whose recent films include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th. Kirsten Elms is writing the script. Nispel is keeping the … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: James Wan’s ‘Insidious’

Mike Fleming

Upstart distributor FilmDistrict has issued a new trailer for Insidious, the horror film by original Saw writer-director team of James Wan and Leigh Whannell, produced by Paranormal Activity’s Oren Peli, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. The film, which looks like a good old fashioned haunted house movie, opens April 1.

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Paramount’s Insurge Makes Its First Micro-Budget Buy

Mike Fleming

Paramount Insurge, the division formed to generate micro-budget movies following the studio’s success with Paranormal Activity, has made its first acquisition. Insurge just acquired an untitled pic by director and co-writer William Brent Bell for worldwide distribution (it had the working title The Devil Inside but studio says it might … Read More »

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Rob Zombie Bewitched by ‘Lords of Salem’

By | Wednesday September 22, 2010 @ 4:23pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Rob Zombie has committed to make The Lords of Salem his next directorial outing. The film has been put together by Haunted Films, the company run by the Paranormal Activity team of Jason Blum, Steven Schneider and Oren Peli. The pic is a co-production between Haunted Films and Alliance Films, marking their third film together. The first, the James Wan-directed haunted house thriller Insidious, was acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide right after its midnight premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last week. Barry Levinson is currently shooting the second, The Bay, in South Carolina. Octane, the genre arm of IM Global, will handle Read More »

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