Picturestart (media company)

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Picturestart
Type Private
Industry Motion Pictures & Film
Founder(s) Erik Feig
Website picturestart.com

Picturestart is an independent American media company that makes content for worldwide engagement, telling a wide array of stories with diverse creatives in film, television and digital productions.[1][2]

History

Picturestart was founded in 2017 by Erick Feig and headquartered in West Hollywood, California.[3][4] Erik Feig is an American media executive and producer whose films have collectively grossed over $13 billion at the box office worldwide.[5]

Picturestart is backed by Warner Bros., Nordic Entertainment Group, Scholastic Corporation and Endeavor Content.[6][7]

Vision

Discovery of Voice

Discovery of Voice” is a central theme in in the company’s content and storytelling endeavors. The phrase is meant to speak not just to youth culture but to a broader sense with the purpose of establishing identity and telling stories about people finding themselves, defining themselves, finding their purpose, their truth and coming of age - at any age.[8]

Discovery of Voice is telling diverse stories with diverse creatives in film, television and digital productions for wide and broad audiences and passionate, deep fandom communities.[9]

Partnerships

In 2020, Picturestart joined forces with Scholastic Entertainment, the media division of Scholastic and producer of the upcoming Clifford The Big Red Dog feature film, Goosebumps live-action series and more to transform Animorphs, the mega-popular book series from the 1990s, into a feature film.[10]

Picturestart also partnered with HBO Max and Warner Records to release the official soundtrack for the new HBO Max original feature-length film, Unpregnant in 2020.[11]

Services

Picturestart focuses on creating, co-financing, and producing “Discovery of Voice” content for film, television, audio, publishing and digital platforms.[12][13][14][15][16][17]

References

  1. Matt Donnelly,"Erik Feig’s Picturestart Options YA Novel ‘Along for the Ride’ From Digital Publisher Wattpad". variety.com. 10 October 2019. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/along-for-the-ride-erik-feig-picturestart-1203365271/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  2. Borys Kit,"Picturestart Picks Up Veronica Roth's Upcoming Fantasy 'Chosen Ones' (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. 3 April 2020. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/picturestart-picks-up-veronica-roths-upcoming-fantasy-chosen-1288466. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  3. Justin Kroll,"Veteran Producer and Exec Erik Feig Launches Media Company Picturestart". variety.com. 2 May 2019. https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/erik-feig-picturestart-1203202933/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  4. Mike Fleming,"Picturestart Sets ‘Monster’ Film With ‘Search Party’ Creators Sarah-Violet Bliss And Charles Rogers". deadline.com. 19 May 2020. https://deadline.com/2020/05/search-party-sarah-violet-bliss-charles-rogers-monster-picturestart-1202937385/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  5. "Former Lionsgate Co-President Erik Feig Launches Media Company PictureStart". thewrap.com. 2 May 2019. https://www.thewrap.com/longtime-exec-erik-feig-launches-media-company-picturestart/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  6. Mike Fleming,"Ex-Lionsgate Chief Erik Feig Launches Funded Production Shingle Picturestart; Warner Bros, Endeavor Content, BRON Key Backers". deadline.com. 2 May 2019. https://deadline.com/2019/05/erik-feig-picturestart-lionsgate-funded-production-warner-bros-1202606058/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  7. "Picturestart adapts Wattpad title". c21media.net. https://www.c21media.net/picturestart-adapts-wattpad-title/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  8. "About Picturestart Motion Pictures & Film West Hollywood, California". linkedin.com. https://www.linkedin.com/company/picturestart/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  9. "About Picturestart". crunchbase.com. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/picturestart. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  10. "Scholastic Entertainment Teams Up with PICTURESTART on First-Ever Animorphs Feature Film". anbmedia.com. https://www.anbmedia.com/news/entertainment-news/2020/06/scholastic-entertainment-teams-up-with-picturestart-on-first-ever-animorphs-feature-film/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  11. "Warner Records Releases UNPREGNANT Official Soundtrack". broadwayworld.com. 11 September 2020. https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Warner-Records-Releases-UNPREGNANT-Official-Soundtrack-20200911. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  12. Mike Fleming Jr,"Picturestart & Endeavor Content Tap ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Creator Nahnatchka Khan To Board Cruise Ship Performer Comedy ‘Showboat’". deadline.com. 4 November 2019. https://deadline.com/2019/11/showboat-cruise-ship-performers-movie-nahnatchka-khan-picturestart-endeavor-content-esquire-magazine-showboat-1202777402/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  13. Justin Kroll,"Picturestart and Lionsgate TV Team On TV Series Set In The World Of Fencing". deadline.com. 17 August 2020. https://deadline.com/2020/08/picturestart-and-lionsgate-tv-tv-series-fencing-1203015424/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  14. Amanda N'Duka,"Picturestart Acquires Rights To ‘4 Kids Walk Into a Bank’ Comic; ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ Scribe Matthew Robinson Adapting". deadline.com. 3 September 2020. https://deadline.com/2020/09/picturestart-4-kids-walk-into-a-bank-comic-with-dora-and-the-lost-city-of-gold-scribe-matthew-robinson-adapting-1234570036/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  15. EJ Moreno,"Animorphs movie in the works at Picturestart and Scholastic Entertainment". flickeringmyth.com. 18 June 2020. https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2020/06/animorphs-movie-in-the-works-at-picturestart/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  16. Rich Johnston,"4 Kids Walk Into A Bank Jump Up To $200 on eBay After Movie News". flickeringmyth.com. 4 September 2020. https://bleedingcool.com/comics/4-kids-walk-into-a-bank-jump-up-to-200-on-ebay-after-movie-news/. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 
  17. Maggie Dela Paz,"Chosen Ones: Picturestart Developing Film Adaptation of New Book From Divergent Author". comingsoon.net. 16 April 2020. https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1130384-chosen-ones-picturestart-developing-film-adaptation-of-new-book-from-divergent-author. Retrieved 13 September 2020. 

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