Dream Ent., the producer of the upcoming feature-length, stop-motion animated action spoof, Disaster! The Movie, announced that chairman and CEO Ehud Bleiberg is leaving the Los Angeles-based company to launch Bleiberg Ent. The new shingle will serve as a vehicle to produce, acquire and handle sales of film and television programming.
Under terms of the departure, Dream co-founder Bleiberg is taking ownership of 40% of the company’s film titles, as well as the feature film projects Adam Resurrected, a drama based on Yoram Kaniuk’s acclaimed Holocaust novel, and the action-comedy spoof Kill Will. Bleiberg and Dream will share rights and jointly sell a number of projects including Disaster! and the popular Monster Man series.
Bleiberg comments, "I would like to turn my focus to different types of film and television projects and this new entity affords me the opportunity to pursue these. I know Dream Ent. will continue to thrive under the leadership of its president, Yitzhak Ginsberg."
"Ehud is one of the savviest entrepreneurs in the industry. We wish him the best of luck with his new venture," says Ginsberg.
Directed by Roy Wood, Disaster! The Movie features the voices and animated likeness of rock group Mötley Crüe in a zany story that pokes fun at such big-budget Hollywood movies as Armageddon, Twister and Deep Impact. As a giant planetoid hurdles toward Earth, vulcanoligist Harry Bottoms is enlisted by the government to assemble a team to go into space and eliminate the threat. Joined by his estranged daughter, Sandy Mellons, Bottoms must save the day with the help of specialists V.D. Johnson, Hanukah Jonze and Donkey Dixon. More information and animated clips from the film can be found at www.disasterthemovie.com.