BBC Earth Films and Evergreen Films join forces with Cameron | Pace Group for Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
CAMERON | PACE Group shares our vision of setting a new benchmark for immersive 3D film with Walking with Dinosaurs 3DNeil Nightingale, Creative Director for BBC Earth Films
Neil Nightingale, Creative Director for BBC Earth Films said: "CAMERON | PACE Group shares our vision of setting a new benchmark for immersive 3D film with Walking with Dinosaurs 3D. It’s exciting to be joining forces with them to bring audiences a truly extraordinary experience. We’ll be using the highest technical and creative standards in 3D photography to immerse our audience in the film, they will truly feel right in amongst the action, part of the astonishing prehistoric world of the dinosaurs."
James Cameron, Co-Chairman of CAMERON | PACE Group said: "Walking with Dinosaurs 3D offers a fantastic opportunity to push our advances in 3D even further. We’re inspired by the creative ambition behind the film and the opportunity to work on a feature that aims to bring audiences a real, visceral experience."
The production combines world-class factual content with captivating storytelling that will take audiences on an unprecedented journey. The story told is one of the greatest ever to have unfolded on Earth: a story of families born and families torn apart, of growing up, of rivalry and competition and the relentless struggle to survive. Walking with Dinosaurs 3D is all the more jaw-dropping for being grounded in fact, it will be the closest audiences can get to exploring our world 70 million years ago.
"3D is integral to the storytelling, an incredible creative tool," said Mike Devlin, CEO of Evergreen Films. "Audiences will feel connected to the story in a completely different way, truly part of the action as it unfolds. 3D technology at its best can bring people into new worlds and create an incredible experience that has been impossible to achieve until recently."
The production will immerse audiences in the pre-historic age using photo-real backdrops and combining these with true-to-life animation from the Academy Award-winning animation house Animal Logic ("Happy Feet") working with leading animation producer Jinko Gotoh ("9", "Finding Nemo"). The widely anticipated film is fully financed by Reliance Entertainment with worldwide rights being handled by its subsidiary IM Global. Twentieth Century Fox holds US rights and has scheduled the film for a late 2013 release
CAMERON | PACE Group has led technology innovation in 3D with several major benchmarks being recognised by the industry, including the summer blockbusters “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “AVATAR”, the highest grossing film in history. FUSION 3D has become the most used creative and advanced workflow system worldwide with upcoming 3D productions including Paul W.S. Anderson’s “The Three Musketeers”, Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”, Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” and Carl Rinsch’s “47 Ronin”. CAMERON I PACE Group has also carved out a position as the industry leader in 3D sports productions including the Live ’11 US Open Tennis Championships, LIVE '11 ESPN Little League World Series (LLWS) and Live ’11 Summer X Games 17.
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About CAMERON | PACE Group
CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG) is the industry leader in 3D technologies and production services -- from SLATE² SCREEN. Led by co-founders James Cameron and Vince Pace, CPG is advancing the future of 3D through the development of products, solutions and creative tools for use across all media channels. Supporting networks, studios, broadcasters, filmmakers and creative teams globally, the company's unparalleled expertise helps content producers realize the full potential of 3D as a new, immersive and powerful storytelling medium. CPG's easy, efficient and cost-effective 3D solutions have supported productions generating more than $7.5 billion in box office, and have played a key role in 9 concert films, 27 features and more than 100 sports broadcasts worldwide.
About Evergreen Films
Evergreen Films integrates the vision of the artist with the ingenuity of the engineer; bringing great stories to life with thehelp of breakthrough technology. Evergreen Films owns and produces high-quality 3D feature films and provides high-end 3D production services.
Evergreen’s team of industry pioneers in digital filmmaking, CGI animation, and 3D production is backed by the best digital technology in the business. Fully equipped 3D production studios in Los Angeles and Anchorage put Evergreen in the heart of Hollywood while simultaneously allowing the company to grow the film industry in Alaska taking advantage of one of the best film incentive programs in North America.
Evergreen's web site: www.evergreenfilms.com.
About IM GLOBAL
CEO Stuart Ford founded IM Global in 2007. The company is one of the leading film financing, sales and distribution companies in the world, championing a wide variety of cinema, including mainstream commercial, art house, foreign language and genre fare. The company is now comprised of six divisions: IM Global Opus, for mainstream, commercial cinema; IM Global Acclaim, for critically acclaimed arthouse and specialty cinema; IM Global Anthem, for the best of non-English language cinema from around the world; IM Global Octane, for branded genre fare; IM Global Apsara, a rights acquisition and distribution vehicle that serves the rapidly evolving Asian markets across growing theatrical, digital and VOD distribution platforms; and Automatik, a production and financing joint venture with Alliance Films focused on films in the $5 million - $15 million range. In May 2010, Reliance Entertainment, part of Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA Group, acquired a majority shareholding in the company.
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