Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2004
FilmStew.com, the Entertainment IndustryÂs pre-eminent online information portal, is poised to enter the television arena with the formation of The WorldÂs Greatest Unknown Producers (WGUP). According to FilmStew.com Chairman John Culton, WGUP is a joint venture with Gordon Meyer of Meyer Multimedia Entertainment and Nadine Hamdan of ItÂs All About Me Entertainment. ÂFilmStew has been producing and syndicating entertainment news segments for radio and television for the past two years. Creating WGUP is the logical next step in our growth,Â explained Culton.
WGUP will produce and distribute entertainment product in a variety of media, including online video streaming, radio, and television beginning with broadcast and Internet versions of the prestigious HollywoodÂs Master Storytellers (HMS) series. HollywoodÂs Master Storytellers, created by Meyer and produced by Meyer and Hamdan, showcases some of HollywoodÂs most successful filmmakers in a live forum moderated by former CNN entertainment reporter Dennis Michael. Past Storytellers include Academy Award winning writer / director James Cameron, actor / director George Clooney, actor / producer Pierce Brosnan and Academy Award winning screenwriter and best-selling author Sidney Sheldon.
ÂThe WorldÂs Greatest Unknown Producers is currently packaging HMS from our growing library of filmed interviews for an aggressive marketing campaign,Â reports Meyer. ÂIn addition to HMS we are developing an entire slate of projects that have us all very excited.Â The development slate includes the expansion of HMS, unscripted reality programming, and talent showcases that will take initial form on the web through FilmStew.com and its syndicated subscribers. ÂThe web is an incredibly effective way for us to generate grass roots interest in our shows while at the same time re-packaging the our extensive pool of source material for broadcast and syndication,Â explains Hamdan, who in addition to being one of WGUPÂs founding partners is also the production companyÂs Executive Vice President of Development and Marketing.
About the principals:
John Culton is the Chairman of FilmStew.com, one of the entertainment industryÂs most popular online information portals with over a million visitors per month. His Internet-based DBS electronic booking system is already changing the way film distributors and exhibitors work together. As a writer, his screenplays have won or been finalists in some of the industryÂs most prestigious competitions, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & ScienceÂs Nichol Award, the Austin Film Festival and Scriptwriters NetworkÂs Carl Sautter Award.
Nadine Hamdan is an accomplished writer, producer and entrepreneur who has sold three screenplays for film and television. Ms. Hamdan started in the "biz" by organizing and hosting some of the largest screenplay contests in the industry, for organizations that include The Indieproducer, The Query Committee, Women In Film, and for the third year Creative Screenwriting Magazine Expo 3. In addition to creating and producing The World's Greatest Unknown Comedian, she is Vice President in charge of marketing and programming for the prestigious Hollywood's Master Storytellers program at ArcLight Hollywood and a key player in the development of the broadcast version of that program. She is also the founder and president of It's All about Me Entertainment. Nadine regularly works with networks such as NBC, CBS, HBO, Oxygen and Lifetime, and has an active development slate that includes a mix of both scripted and reality-based programming.
Gordon Meyer is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television where he produced or co-produced all-star tributes to the Walt Disney Studios, Neil Simon, Academy AwardÂ® winning special effects master Albert Whitlock and Academy AwardÂ® winning composer Jerry Goldsmith. These tributes featured appearances by Ray Bradbury, Peggy Lee, Fess Parker, Jody Foster and Alfred Hitchcock, among others. As the founder and Editor in Chief of Multimedia Technology News Service, his articles have appeared in numerous print publications and web sites. He has also been a regular guest on the nationally syndicated radio show INTERNET INSIDER as their ÂMultimedia MogulÂ and served as a special correspondent for Reuters Television and the BBC World News. In addition to producing HollywoodÂs Master Storytellers, Mr. Meyer is currently developing several film and television projects as both writer and producer.
For Further Information Contact:
Executive Vice President of Development & Marketing
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