Moon River Studios Announces Head of Film Production and Packaging
Staff Report From Savannah CEO
Friday, November 20th, 2015
FONU2, Inc. and Mass Hysteria Entertainment Company, Inc. jointly announced today that Daniel Grodnik, Mass Hysteria's CEO, has taken on the additional responsibility as the Head of Film Production for Moon River Studios through Grodnik / Aloe Productions. Mary Aloe has been appointed as Moon River's Head of Film Packaging. Ms. Aloe has emerged as one of the industry's top and most prolific independent producers, and will be utilizing her relationships and talents to bring genre specific film projects to be produced by Moon River in Coastal Georgia.
"Moon River's Chairman Jake Shapiro has assembled a high level team of film executives that includes Graham Bradstreet a founder of Working Title and Alice Neuhauser from Relativity Media. Mary and I are excited to add our specific areas of expertise to help build Moon River into a top independent studio," said Dan Grodnik.
"We will bring high level projects to Savannah," stated Mary Aloe. "We have been looking for the right studio to bring all of our projects to. My partner Dan Grodnik and I, have between us, produced and financed over 60 movies. Moon River will not only act as production services provider, but will be an equity participant and owner for many of the productions. We will be bringing our relationships with top tier talent agencies, management firms, production companies, foreign and domestic sales companies, studios and distributors to Moon River."
Aloe and Grodnik have been working together for the past year and between them have four movies that have been or will be in theatrical release in 2015/2016: Already out: Ten Thousand Saints, starring Ethan Hawke, Emile Hirsch and Hailee Steinfeld; Heist, starring Robert DeNiro and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. 2016 will see the theatrical release of Wild Oats, starring Shirley Maclaine, Jessica Lange and Demi Moore and Daughter of God, starring Keanu Reeves. Upcoming for Aloe and Grodnik: Tiger, starring Mickey Rourke, (currently in production) Mothers Day starring Susan Sarandon and Sharon Stone, 55 Steps with Sony, Replicas starring Keanu Reeves and American Brawler.