The N Teams Up With MarVista Entertainment And Brookwell McNamara Entertainment On A Multi-Series Production & Development Deal
22 Half-Hour Episodes of �Boarding School,� The First Of Three New TV Projects, Slated To Commence Production In Spring 2005
New York, NY, September 21, 2004 � On the heels of the recently announced groundbreaking co-production and distribution agreement between MarVista Entertainment and Brookwell McNamara Entertainment (BME), the two companies announced today that they have teamed up with The N, the nighttime network for tweens and teens, on a new, multi-series production and development deal for the network. The announcement was made today by Michael Jacobs, MarVista's President, Production and Distribution and Sarah Tomassi Lindman, Vice President, Programming and Production, The N.
The N has ordered 22 new half-hour episodes of the original teen drama, Boarding School, the first of the three new television projects for The N. Boarding School is slated to begin production in Spring 2005. Under the agreement, BME (That�s So Raven, Even Stevens and the upcoming feature film, Raise Your Voice starring Hillary Duff) and MarVista will both serve as producers for the new half-hour series with MarVista handling the worldwide distribution. Boarding School is scheduled to premiere Fall 2005 on The N.
�We�re thrilled to be working with MarVista and BME on three new, original projects,� said Lindman. �Their combined experience and expertise will make Boarding School a huge hit with our audience.�
Boarding School is an intense dramatic series that drops in on the world of five passionate girls and one dream: to shred on the waves as world-class professional surfers. Despite their drastically different backgrounds, the amateur surfers develop a closeness as they live, study, surf, and learn what it takes to be women in a male dominated sport.
�Partnering with the multi-talented David Brookwell and Sean McNamara and developing our relationship with a network the caliber of The N, MarVista is once again certain to supply our international buyers with top-rated programs with worldwide appeal,� commented Jacobs. �We are looking forward to the development of a mutually beneficial long-term relationship with both of them.�
�Having a solid co-production and distribution agreement with MarVista makes good sense from a business and creative view point,� said BME President David Brookwell. �Add to that our new association with The N and we have a match-up that most companies would envy.�
ABOUT THE N
The N, the nighttime network for tweens and teens, is a programming arm of MTV Networks and is currently available in 42 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite television. The N's mission is to be the authentic voice for teens and help them figure out their lives with relevant, topical programming on-air and online at the network's web site www.the-n.com. The N airs everyday from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (ET). The N and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
ABOUT BROOKWELL MCNAMARA ENTERTAINMENT
Brookwell McNamara Entertainment is a full service production company focused on the development and production of theatrical features and television series. Recently, BME produced �Raise Your Voice� starring Hilary Duff, John Corbett and Rita Wilson. Company partner Sean McNamara directed the New Line feature, which will be released in October. Brookwell McNamara Entertainment is currently producing the half-hour comedy series, �That�s So Raven� starring Raven Symone and recently completed the hit series �Even Stevens�, starring Shia LaBeouf and Christy Romano both for the Disney Channel.
ABOUT MARVISTA ENTERTAINMENT
Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in Barcelona and Boston, MarVista owns the Whamo library which contains 3000 hours of programming along with forty animated feature films. Included in the library are children�s and family live action series, documentaries, and holiday specials. The company also has a substantial library of sports and music oriented programming. In addition to the Whamo library, MarVista has added to its core business the production and acquisition of live-action feature films, television movies and series. MarVista utilizes its operations in Barcelona, Spain to cultivate international co-production opportunities.