Game of Thrones Monopoly | i09 via Vulture

Here’s to buying up ‘Kings Landing’ after a successful go with George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade, currently in development by Mike the Pike Productions and Spoke Lane Entertainment


Game of Thrones Monopoly | i09 via Vulture

Here’s to buying up ‘Kings Landing’ after a successful go with George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade, currently in development by Mike the Pike Productions and Spoke Lane Entertainment

MTP PRODS launches multi-million dollar sci-fi thriller

Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. Launches Pre-Production on Multi-Million Dollar Sci-Fi Thriller `White Space`; on Location in Los Angeles Through July for Production


Wed May 11, 2011 12:23pm EDT

Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. Launches Pre-Production on Multi-Million Dollar Sci-Fi Thriller ‘White Space’; on Location in Los Angeles Through July for Production

Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MIKP) (www.mtpprods.com) and Ryan Colucci’s’ Spoke Lane Entertainment proudly announce that the partners have launched pre-production on their high-concept sci-fi thriller, ‘White Space’. MIKP CEO/Producer, Mark B. Newbauer has relocated to Los Angeles for the shoot, where he, Colucci and other project principles are working diligently toward principle photography, which is slated for June 6, 2011 at premier studios and soundstages which will be announced in line with locations as pre-production moves forward.

Colucci notes, “We’re keeping a lot under wraps in line with announcement strategy, but the project is set in deep space, the year 2150; visually stunning, while at the same time, conveying a desolate landscape in line with the frightening themes at the core of the feature’s storyline.”

“The project has quite a bit on the table for Mike the Pike Productions and its shareholders as it marks the first feature film the company will engage in this year as part of its plans to produce no less than 5 feature films in the next 24 months,” states Newbauer. “We’ve had tremendous success with receptive financiers on projects such as ‘White Space’ and others, with initial funding already in place.

The deal includes MTP receiving 33% in all forms of backend revenue as shared by producers (theatrical, DVD, VOD, merchandising and ancillary) with a Company credit on the feature. Currently secured crew and assets for ‘White Space’ include Director of Photography, Unit Production Manager, Production Designer, Visual Effects, Cast and Locations, which will be announced in line with the companies’ industry strategies through pre-pro, principle photography and post-production with a fully finished feature in Q3.

“I think we have tremendous opportunity with the team on ‘White Space’ toward an exponential return on sales and long-term revenues,” states Newbauer. “As items are released in line with additional strategies for the project, I am confident we will attract long-term shareholders with solid potential for long-term growth; this, alongside the company’s goals to uplist in the near future,” states Newbauer. “We’ve yet to have an ideal opportunity to offer shareholders a dividend with weight. Since the restructure and, now, the momentum in our feature film division, it is our commitment to dividend shareholders from the company’s revenue share in each project so they may reap the benefits of their investment in direct proportion to our projects’ successes.”


MTP Producers Ryan Colucci, Beth Newbauer and Mark B. Newbauer present: Game of Thrones author, George R.R. Martin’s, THE SKIN TRADE: From the best-selling author behind HBO’s Game of Thrones comes this white knuckle chiller with a string of unsolved murders immersed deep in lycan lore : When a series of grotesque killings strikes her small hometown, private detective Randi Wade becomes suspicious. The grisly murders remind her all too much of her own father’s death nearly 20 years ago. Now there is a killer in town who not only slays his victims, but also takes their skin. Undaunted, Randi takes the case head-on as the murders continue, each more brutal than the last. When a close friend suddenly becomes a target, he is forced to reveal a startling secret about himself and Randi is quickly pulled into a dark world within her own town where monsters do exist and even they have something to fear…

Mike The Pike Prods + SpokeLane Entertainment = SPOKEFISH ENTERTAINMENT

A concept-to-finish Graphic Novel publishing banner developing high-quality, compelling stories with the world’s top writers, artists & more! Stay tuned for information on the SpokeFish slate including: Chasing Rabbits, R.E.M. and Bulderlyns…


MOTION PICTURES, GRAPHIC NOVELS, LITERARY ACQUISITIONS & more : Want to know what MTP Prods is all about? Check out www.mtpprods.com

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It's out there…

I arrived in Los Angeles yesterday to jump feet first into pre-production on a feature film we’ve been developing since early 2011, ‘White Space’. As many who follow our news are aware, we were set to launch production on a feature called ‘Horse’ (which has been in development for some time due to cast availability) to be shot on location in Fort Wayne, Indiana- solid story, strong characters and something I’m very excited about— then I had a conversation with producing partner, Ryan Colucci- He showed me a script called White Space based on a story of his and written by a Screenwriter currently on contract with a major entertainment banner—-

I can’t say much at this time regarding premise/plot, but I can say that reading it took me back— it takes place in the future- deep space, and that usually takes me back to the 70’s and 80’s where classics like ‘Alien’ and John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ became staples in their genre— much of the fear and paranoia generated from solitude, paranoia and claustrophobia against backdrops like space and the ocean, which are concrete reminders of just how infinitesimal we, and our worries, truly are, have gone missing in recent years….until I entered ‘White Space’.  

It was a done deal- on a Saturday at the supermarket I was in Fort Wayne; Ryan in New York and we agreed to move forward with a strong director on board who brings a unique asset to the shoot as a whole.

Shortly thereafter, with an impressive Pitch Deck outlining the project’s strengths, we secured initial funds to launch.  Here we are into a 13 hour day at the studio and I was excited to share the progress thus far with shareholders, friends and family with a few pics (below) snapshotting a few moments/images from today.  

We’ll have much to share via press release (see our press page) through May/June/July in terms of accomplishments on the project toward a finished film aimed for theatrical release, with easy potential for multi-million dollar returns and solid positioning for successive projects we have in development such as George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Skin Trade’, which has only been helped immensely by the massive reception of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ which has catapulted the author’s impact and mass relevance. 


Quentin Tarantino’s next will be called Django Unchained

Not a great deal is known about Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, but it now has a title.

His forthcoming spaghetti western, set to star Christoph Waltz, will be called Django Unchained.

The title was first announced when a mysterious photo of the first page of the script was posted on Twitter, and it was later verified by Tarantino’s agency via IndieWire (all helpfully compiled via Slashfilm).

The film is said to homage 1966 spag-west Django (in which a gunslinger is caught in a feud between the Ku Klux Klan and Mexican bandits), as well as Takashi Miike’s Sukiyaki Western Django.

Slashfilm also reproduced a mildly spoilerific synopsis from a source who claims to have read the script:

“Django is a freed slave, who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (played by Christoph Waltz) becomes a bad-ass bounty hunter himself.

“After assisting Waltz in taking down some bad guys for profit, is helped by Waltz in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner.


Amy Poehler: I like the blondie!
George R. R. Martin: She’s straight out of drama school.
Amy Poehler: You can tell. I think she left all her shirts and bras at drama school.

Amy Poehler talking to George R.R. Martin about her love of the Game of Thrones HBO series, especially the Daenerys Targaryen character, while at the Time 100 Gala.