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Shaun Redick, one of the executive producers of horror hit Get Out, has launched Impossible Dream Entertainment, a new production and finance company.
The company, iDream Ent. for short, arrives with a first-look deal with QC Entertainment, the production and financing outfit run by Sean McKittrick, Ray Mansfield and Edward H. Hamm Jr.
Impossible Dream has also partnered with Florida-based financier Mickey Gooch of Delray Village Entertainment for intellectual property development and strategic entertainment investments.
Latina producer and actress Yvette Yates (Inherent Vice) will be a partner at Impossible Dream, which has goals of developing, packaging, producing, financing, sales and distribution. It will also have an eye on Latino stories that can act as cross-over material.
“Impossible Dream Entertainment will be focused on financing and producing diverse, character-based, director-driven films and series that can cross over to foreign as well as the domestic marketplace,” said Redick.
The company already has several projects in development. Among them is a book adaptation being worked on by Ilya Naishuller, the filmmaker behind Hardcore Henry; an adaptation of a YA series by Adam Randall, who directed the Netflix movie iBoy; a TV series centering on Effa Manley, the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; and a Latino wedding comedy written by Jason O. Silva titled Always and Forever.
Impossible Dream is also developing several elevated genre films with Patrick Rizzotti and Brett Forbes of Fortress Features (the Collector franchise). It is already executive producing, with Fortress producing and Yates co-starring, an upcoming horror paranormal thriller feature titled Malicious, directed by Michael Winnick.
“We have been building this new platform to make critical decisions in voicing how Latinos and the new majority want to be represented,” said Yates. “Diversity will be a constant in the forefront of conversations in all aspects of our television series and films. We will keep a lot of attention on packaging and producing Latino-inspired feature films and television series for the growing American market.”
With regard Impossible Dream and QC, the companies will be teaming up on several already-in-the-works projects. Those include The Personal History of Rachel Dupree, produced by and starring Viola Davis; the true crime thriller Green River Killer, which marks actor Michael Sheen’s feature film directorial debut (he will also star); and Bathing Flo, which will be directed by Ellen Burstyn.
Said Redick: “In a constantly evolving and shifting content-creation and distribution business, it’s important to be smart, fast and nimble. At Impossible Dream, we will adapt quickly to the trends that reach for prestige and drive profits.”
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