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MAR
27
3 YEARS

Seven Stars Film Studios and Jake Eberts Team Up to Form Allied Productions East

Venture's first project will be "Mission Boys," written by Erin Cressida Wilson.

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Bruno Wu’s Seven Stars Film Studios has partnered with financier/producer Jake Eberts (Gandhi, Dances With Wolves) to form Allied Productions East. The joint venture's first project will be Mission Boys, written by Secretary screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson.

A week ago, Wu signed a deal with Fast Five director Justin Lin to create Perfect Storm Entertainment. A third partnership announcement is forthcoming.

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The announcements follow the recent launch of the $800 million Harvest Seven Stars Media Private Equity Fund (HSSMPEG), which among other things is designed to fund content creation, marketing and distribution of feature films. Allied Productions East will focus on developing content in the Asian market for Asian audiences. Mission Boys will tell the story of 20 Chinese high school graduates who arrive in the United States in the 1870s and enter the competitive world of Yale and Harvard.

“Jake Eberts’ name is synonomous with quality and epic size films," said Wu. "We are so proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with him making the kind of films that Jake has built his career on, with a distinctly Asian flavor.”

Eberts added, “Asia is a region with vast potential for stories that will resonate around the globe, as well as being home to over 4 billion potential consumers of filmed entertainment. I welcome the opportunity to be a part of the growth and development of Seven Stars, and to work with Bruno Wu and his team.”