U.S.-BASED COMPANY WORKING WITH TOP HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS SID GANIS, MARK JOHNSON, JOE ROTH AND JEFF KIRSCHENBAUM
LOS ANGELES, CA (JUNE 19, 2017) – The H Collective, a US-based film finance, production, marketing and distribution company, today announced its official launch along with several production deals in place with top Hollywood producers Sid Ganis (Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, Akeelah and the Bee) & Nancy Hult Ganis (“Pan Am,” Akeelah and the Bee, numerous PBS projects), Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad,” Rain Man, The Chronicles of Narnia series) and Joe Roth & Jeff Kirschenbaum (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Oz the Great and Powerful).
The H Collective will be financing and/or producing four projects a year over the next four years, offering a diversified slate of high-quality films with global appeal in four categories – Family/Comedy, Action/Adventure, Horror/Genre and Prestige.
The company’s upcoming slate of films include:
• Untitled xXx sequel – Fresh off the heels of the international blockbuster xXx: Return of Xander Cage, starring Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose and a host of other stars, comes the fourth installment of the action film franchise originally created by Revolution Studios. xXx 4 will be produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum. They are also producing Three Sisters, an action comedy starring Ruby Rose and others yet to be announced, that will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and written by Derek Haas (Wanted).
• A Children’s Song – When two students competing for a music scholarship discover that their original compositions are based on a single family song, both are determined to prove ownership, leading them to uncover the long lost true origin of the melody: a story of salvation and hope when over 20,000 Jews immigrated to Shanghai during WWII. The film will be produced by Sid Ganis and Nancy Hult Ganis.
• Raven Road – After a friend dies in mysterious circumstances on a deserted stretch of road made famous by urban legend, a group of teenagers venture down the road to see if there is truth to the myth. The horror-thriller will be produced by Mark Johnson and written by Brian Anderson.
• White House Chef – A Chinese chef working in the White House must save the First Family after he becomes unintentionally involved in a secret terrorist plot targeting an important State dinner. Mark Johnson is producing the action-comedy.
• The Parts You Lose – When a young deaf boy comes across a wounded man in a snowdrift, he moves him to a nearby barn and helps nurse him back to health. Before long, it becomes clear how dangerous this man is, and the unlikely friendship that develops between the two may have grave consequences. Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad,” Need for Speed) will star, and Mark Johnson will produce this dramatic thriller.
“I’m extremely happy to be part of The H Collective family from the beginning,” said Sid Ganis. “The company has a great understanding of motion picture investment and an eye for quality productions, and I’m certain we will have a successful relationship.”
Added Joe Roth, “In today’s Hollywood, it requires strong partners to produce and finance such big-budget movies as the xXx series, and The H Collective is a welcome and exciting new company that we look forward to working with.”
“The H Collective has proposed a very clever and original model for making films of all sizes and shapes, and at all price levels,” said Mark Johnson. “We are excited with the challenge of making diverse and arresting films for today’s global audience.”
In addition to financing and producing films, The H Collective will acquire distribution rights to select content. The company has an exclusive partnership with Beijing Culture, an entertainment conglomerate in China, and has secured North and South American rights to three films for which it will handle distribution and marketing. The films include Wolf Warrior 2, the sequel to 2015’s hit film Wolf Warrior, which grossed $80 million in China and is one of the most highly anticipated releases this summer, as well as Hanson and the Beast and A Better Tomorrow 4.