Wonderfilm Announces 8 Movies Already Green-Lit for Shooting in 2020, Representing $60 Million US in Production Budgets
WATCH "Midas Letter" CEO INTERVIEW on Low-Risk Film Financing
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 31, 2019) - The Wonderfilm Media Corporation (TSXV: WNDR) (OTC: WDRFF), ("Wonderfilm" or the "Company"), a leading entertainment company with offices in Beverly Hills, United States and Vancouver, Canada, recently interviewed on the Midas Letter with Jim West. CEO Kirk Shaw shares how the Wonderfilm company has found success with the business model of "Low-Risk Film Financing" viewable at https://midasletter.com/2019/06/the-wonderfilm-media-corp-cvewndr-low-risk-film-financing/.
The company also announced its June 30th fiscal year-end production update has met all goals, developing, financing and producing seven features, including Zombie Tidal Wave for NBC/Universal premiering on SyFy Channel August 17th, Fanatic starring John Travolta hitting theatres August 30th, and the Nicolas Cage action feature Primal in theatres November 8th.
Zombie Tidal Wave (ZTW), produced by Ian Ziering himself, along with Wonderfilm, was directed by long-time Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante. Zombie Tidal Wave will fill the Sharknado void as the popular yearly movie series came to a close last year. This year, "ZTW" will headline "Off the Deep End Weekend," filled with fan favorite SYFY original shark movies, including a complete encore airing of all six Sharknado movies. Trailer can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaf63JYTGrY
The Fanatic was directed by Fred Durst, and starring John Travolta, who plays the character "Moose", a rabid film fan who stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star's life. Its theatrical release is on August 30, 2019, followed by a release on streaming platforms. Trailer can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go6AW7sPW84&t=49s
Kirk Shaw, CEO: "It's exciting to have audiences getting the chance to experience our films and to see individual film's revenue streams now starting to kick in as the Company's production slate continues to gain momentum. However, as much as this is a wonderful realization of all our hard work over the past year, I have to caution that corporately Wonderfilm Revenue is recognized only after each film is delivered, which means most the revenue associated with this year's production won't hit the books until the next fiscal year. But it's great to finally have tangible results to point to."
Currently Wonderfilm has 13 more films in or going into production with six scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020. In fact, 2020 is shaping up to be a much brighter year with many significant movies and TV Series in our development queue, including eight features already green-lit for shooting representing $60 million US in production budgets. Most notable among the green-lit features are the horror, Amityville 1974, in theatres October 2020 and the action film, Inside Game starring Tyrese Gibson hitting theatres in the fall of 2020. The Company is also currently developing secured valuable IP rights, including the Steve McQueen Story and the book adaptation, Merchant of Death. Additional details on Wonderfilm's expanding 2020 slate will be announced at the Toronto Film Festival in partnership with our new foreign sales division, Wonderfilm Global.
Wonderfilm and Wonderfilm Global are preparing a big splash at this September's TIFF, announcing a premier in conjunction with the festival releasing its official schedule.
The Wonderfilm core producing team of Kirk Shaw, Shaun Redick, Dan Grodnik, Bret Saxson and Jeff Bowler are busy broadening and burnishing the Wonderfilm brand by raising the profile of our films across the industry, attracting "A" list stars to our productions and widening our theatrical releases.
About Wonderfilm Media
Wonderfilm is a leading publicly traded (TSX Venture Exchange) entertainment company with offices in Beverly Hills, Vancouver, Canada and Seoul, South Korea. Wonderfilm's main business is the production of high-quality feature films and episodic television that offer international appeal through the Company's guiding philosophy of bringing new financing solutions to an entertainment industry increasingly looking for funding and co-production alternatives. Wonderfilm is a producer and distributor only for the projects disclosed. The legal ownership of movie productions is held in a special purpose legal entity held at arm's length to the Company to facilitate for the qualification of various levels of domestic and foreign government tax credit incentives that are customary in the film and production business.
About Midas Letter
Midas Letter is the journal of "best-in-class" companies in all sectors. Publisher James West is a recognized authority on investing in the emerging company segment having been a regularly featured guest on Business News Network, CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, CTV and most recently as investment columnist in the Financial Post.
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For further information, please contact:
Kirk Shaw (Chief Executive Officer)
Telephone: (604) 638-4890
Investor Relations for Wonderfilm
Telephone: (860) 908-4133
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