Wind Dancer card adds Seldin
EmptySpike Seldin has joined indie label Wind Dancer Films as senior vp. The hiring comes as Wind Dancer is making a major push to expand its production slate.
Los Angeles-based Wind Dancer Films was formed in 1995 by company principal Matt Williams and partner David McFadzean. Before that, Wind Dancer produced several TV series, including "Roseanne" and "Home Improvement."
In 2006, the film company secured a development fund through private-equity investors and other sources that is coordinated by Merrill Lynch.
"With the development fund in place, it was clear to us that we had all the resources necessary to make quality movies," Wind Dancer president Dete Meserve said. "We were missing one component, and that was Spike."
Although Seldin has a background in comic books and animation, he said his vision for Wind Dancer is to make films with positive stories.
"It's less about comic books and animation and more about my love for elevating the human spirit and the hero within and positive stories, which is what we're going to be focusing on here," he said. "We're not going to be doing small indie or dark material."
Among the projects on Wind Dancer's slate being fast-tracked: the romantic fable "Mistral," which Williams is helming; the teen comedy "Hello, I Love You," which is in rewrite; and the drama "One More Day."
Seldin started his career as director of development for Paramount Pictures, then moved to TNT where as vp original programming he oversaw development and production of "Witchblade," "Legalese" and "Monday Night Mayhem."
In 1999, he joined comic book publisher Top Cow Prods., where as president of production he created and built an entertainment division that included film, TV, comics, animation and video games. Among the projects he helped develop was "Flash Gordon," which went on to become a Sci Fi Channel program.
Most recently, Seldin has gone solo, pursuing two projects as a producer: the big screen version of "The A-Team," in development at Fox, and a series for ABC, "On a Pale Horse," based on one of Piers Anthony's eight-book fantasy series titled "Incarnations of Immortality." Jamie Foxx is executive producing.