Dear HHSE Friends & Shareholders - some questions have been posed recently from shareholders and followers that are unfamiliar with the processes and steps involved in the production of a major motion picture. Unlike a "home movie" where production "starts when you turn on the camcorder," major films enjoy many months (and in the case of "Avatar," many YEARS) of production activity before the cameras start rolling. Most top producers will concur that it's the work that happens BEFORE you start filming that makes the biggest impact on WHAT is filmed and HOW the overall production performs relative to schedule and budget.
HHSE C.E.O., Eric Parkinson, has been directly involved with the production of more than forty (40) feature films and ten (10) TV or made-for-video programs, ranging from micro-budgeted video projects (e.g., "Teen Yoga") to major indie-releases such as the director's special edition cut of "Terminator" in 1991.
We have asked Parkinson to prepare an abbreviated primer of the production process, for posting to this blog. In the blog, he will address the current production status of key titles (see list below) and the stages that each of these are at in the production process. Due to pre-existing work commitments, Parkinson does not anticipate this "production primer" being ready until later this week. But it will be posted, and should contribute to a more informed shareholder base. UPDATE, Monday, July 7th - HHSE CEO Eric Parkinson is in L.A. for meetings until Thursday with Redbox, Netflix, Fox and Freestyle; as time permits, he will address the subject of film production steps, processes and status issues for the benefit of the curious. THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST & PATIENCE!
The movie industry is an exciting field, and it attracts a lot of followers. Oftentimes, misinformation is presented by "wanna-be" types that like to present themselves as experts. However, dreaming of being a producer is a far cry from actually BEING a producer... and in this industry, respect is earned from one's body of work, not from one's expert claims. Before you accept misinformation from an "expert," ask him (or her) to validate themselves by disclosing some recent production credits. If they are unable to evidence a body of work, then you can "consider the source" and dismiss accordingly.
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CURRENT / UPCOMING HANNOVER HOUSE PRODUCTIONS AND PRE-PRODUCTION VENTURES (Listed Alphabetically / Only lists "Previously Announced" titles):
1. CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER
2. DANCES WITH WEREWOLVES
3. DINOSAURS OF THE JURASSIC
4. LEGEND OF BELLE STARR, THE
5. MOTHER GOOSE: JOURNEY TO UTOPIA
6. SHADOW VISION
7. UNWELCOME, THE
8. WILD OATS
9. WITHIN SCREAMING DISTANCE
Development Status: "BRIDGE TO REDEMPTION", "PRIMATE"; "TERMINATOR T-3000" ("T3K"); "UNDERDOGS"