George R.R. Martin's 'Skin Trade' in the Works at Cinemax

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Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. Announces Principle Cast on Sci-Fi Thriller, ‘White Space’

LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MIKP) (www.mtpprods.com) proudly announces Holt McCallany (‘Alien 3,’ ‘Fight Club’) in the lead role of its sci-fi thriller, ‘White Space.’ ‘White Space’ is a thriller with a strong ensemble cast including Zulay Henao (‘Fighting,’ ‘Takers’), Jimmy Devoti, Dave Sheridan, Kodi Kitchen, Mike Genovese, Tiffany Brouwer, Jocko Sims and Max Charles, who plays young Peter Parker in the upcoming ‘The Amazing Spiderman,’ among others.

As recently announced in Variety“McCallany plays the captain of a deep space fishing vessel that goes on the hunt for a mythic creature in an unexplored region of the galaxy.” McCallany was recently added to the cast of ‘The Gangster Squad,’ alongside Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Josh Brolin.

‘White Space’ was written by Clay McLeod Chapman, directed by Ken Locsmandi with Ryan Colucci, Jim Devoti and Mark B. Newbauer producing. The film is currently in post-production with full-service post and visual effects provided bywww.filmworksfx.com. It is the first on a slate of MIKP films including ‘The SkinTrade,’ based on award winning author George R.R. Martin’s novella by the same name. Martin is the author/creator behind HBO’s Emmy Nominated ‘Game of Thrones.’

More ‘White Space’ news to come as well as developments in Spokefish, MIKP’s Graphic Novel division in partnership with Spoke Lane Entertainment.

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Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. Announces Principle Cast on Sci-Fi Thriller, ‘White Space’

LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MIKP) (www.mtpprods.com) proudly announces Holt McCallany (‘Alien 3,’ ‘Fight Club’) in the lead role of its sci-fi thriller, ‘White Space.’ ‘White Space’ is a thriller with a strong ensemble cast including Zulay Henao (‘Fighting,’ ‘Takers’), Jimmy Devoti, Dave Sheridan, Kodi Kitchen, Mike Genovese, Tiffany Brouwer, Jocko Sims and Max Charles, who plays young Peter Parker in the upcoming ‘The Amazing Spiderman,’ among others.

As recently announced in Variety“McCallany plays the captain of a deep space fishing vessel that goes on the hunt for a mythic creature in an unexplored region of the galaxy.” McCallany was recently added to the cast of ‘The Gangster Squad,’ alongside Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Josh Brolin.

‘White Space’ was written by Clay McLeod Chapman, directed by Ken Locsmandi with Ryan Colucci, Jim Devoti and Mark B. Newbauer producing. The film is currently in post-production with full-service post and visual effects provided bywww.filmworksfx.com. It is the first on a slate of MIKP films including ‘The SkinTrade,’ based on award winning author George R.R. Martin’s novella by the same name. Martin is the author/creator behind HBO’s Emmy Nominated ‘Game of Thrones.’

More ‘White Space’ news to come as well as developments in Spokefish, MIKP’s Graphic Novel division in partnership with Spoke Lane Entertainment.

Check out IPOdesktop’s Mike the Pike Productions Analyst Reporthttp://www.gaskinsco.com/linkto-mikp.shtml

Want more than just press releases? Check out our blog!http://blog.mtpprods.com

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Mike The Pike Productions, Inc. Signs LOI with Executive Producers for $60-80 Million Feature Adaptation of George R.R. Martin's ‘The Skin Trade’

GRRM's The Skin Trade

LOS ANGELES, CA –August 10, 2011- Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. (OTC: MIKP) (www.mtpprods.com) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent with a team of Executive Producers (EPs) to Package and Finance Mike The Pike Productions’ ‘The Skin Trade’ by George R.R. Martin, the author/creator behind HBO’s smash success, ‘Game of Thrones’.  

The Agreement will entail the EP group to secure A-list attachments (writer, director, cast) and a minimum agreed upon budget to satisfy production value of approximately $60-80M and at least 25% of the budget raised in cash. Pre-Sales and Tax Incentives will be harvested to mitigate overall risk.

“George is one of the hottest names in Hollywood right now and the supernatural is trending with no end in sight,” stated MIKP CEO, Mark B. Newbauer. “So we’ve got a pretty good combo on hands, well equipped to hit the major agencies and financiers toward a win-win,” said Newbauer.

‘GRRM’s ‘The Skin Trade’ is a werewolf novella with a macabre backdrop in the vein of films like ‘’Underworld’, ‘The Howling’ and even ‘Silence of the Lambs’ which was recently optioned by MTP for a feature film adaptation. Producers are confident the piece will have both critical and commercial appeal with a box-office scenario that could well outperform its (even recent) Lycan counterparts. Trends in the industry, set by Films like ‘Twilight’ and Original Series such as ‘True Blood’ suggest strong potential for anything to do with werewolves or vampires

MTP and its partners recently wrapped principle photography on sci-fi thriller ‘White Sapce’ written by Spoke Lane Entertainment’s ‘Ryan Colucci’ and Directed by Ken Locsmandi, owner/founder of visual effects/post-house mecca www.filmworksfx.com . The film is currently in post-production in Los Angeles. 

George R.R. Martin, coined ‘The American Tolkein’ and recently named by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 Most Influential People is the author/creator behind HBO’s  successful epic series, Game of Thrones, which is nominated for 13 Emmys, including Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Writing.

Mike The Pike Productions expects to sign an Agreement with Executive Producers in the coming days. 

Currently, Avatar Press (http://www.avatarpress.com/) is developing the Graphic Novel version of ‘The Skin Trade’.  

More news to come on ‘White Space’, ‘The Skin Trade’ and another exciting property yet to be announced!   

IN DEVELOPMENT: 

MTP Producers Ryan Colucci, Beth Newbauer and Mark B. Newbauer present: 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…

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HBO Exec: ‘Game of Thrones’ Will Go on as Long as George R.R. Martin Keeps Writing 8:20 PM 7/28/2011 by Marisa Guthrie BEVERLY HILLS – HBO executives stressed their commitment to making Game of Thrones authentic to George R.R. Martin’s books and to keeping the show going as long as Martin keeps writing — which is a considerable commitment given Martin’s prolific nature. Addressing critics at the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tour,Richard Plepler, co-president of HBO, said Martin is happy with the networks adaptation of his work. “The truth is when you see how thrilled he is with the production, we know we’ve succeeded partially by his satisfaction,” said Plepler. “We told George we’d go as long as he kept writing.” Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, admitted that he has not read Martin’s books. But he noted that Thrones writers/producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss are among Martin’s “biggest fans.” But while HBO has had much success with dramas post-Sopranos, the same cannot be said for half-hour series. With Entourage closing in on its final episode and still no true heir apparent — from a ratings perspective — to the long-wrapped Sex and the City, HBO executives acknowledge that the half hour genre has been a challenge.  “I feel like in the hour area we have some strength,” said Lombardo. “In the half hour area we’d like to see some of those shows pop out a little bit more.” Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm is having its most-watched season in several years, but its audience is still less than three million per episode. And few of the network’s other half-hour shows — Bored to Death, Eastbound and Down — have truly broken out. Plepler and Lombardo expressed disappointment in the combining of the made-for-TV-movie and miniseries categories beginning with this year’s Emmy Awards. The premium cable network has dominated both categories, especially miniseries as fewer networks devote resources to the big-budget projects. “They are two distinct genres,” said Lombardo. “They have separate categories for different kinds of reality shows and yet there is a combined [category] for movies and miniseries. But we weren’t involved in those conversations. There’s nothing we can do about it.” HBO has three projects nominated in the category this year: the movies Too Big to Fail andCinema Verite and the miniseries Mildred Pierce. “It’s disappointing to us because it prevents some of the writers and producers and directors from being recognized,” added Plepler. “But there’s nothing we can do about it. We just have to live with it.” They also used part of their time here to talk up HBO Go. The network’s authenticated streaming service is available via most major cable providers – but not Time Warner Cable, the nation’s second-largest provider behind Comcast. “We wish we had the leverage and the power to move Time Warner Cable, but as you know we have nothing to do with them,” said Plepler. Time Warner, which owns HBO, spun off Time Warner Cable in early 2009. Plepler added that the company is in active negotiations with TWC. “We’re negotiating the deal and I don’t think there’s any question that consumers are unhappy that they can’t get HBO Go,” he added. “We’re working as fast as we can to close the deal.” The TV Everywhere initiative is a lynchpin in HBO’s programming model, which does not rely on advertising. And Plelper acknowledged that major service providers and ad-supported networks are navigating the digital universe with a different set of priorities. “They’re selling eyeballs to advertisers and we’re selling a brand,” he said. About half of HBO’s audience comes from on-demand platforms and mobile-broadband, according to Plepler. “We’re not determining success on the basis of numbers,” said Plepler. “If a show like Tremedraws a smaller number as part of the canvas we’re painting on that’s okay.” Asked why the network touts its live premiere ratings much like broadcast and ad-supported networks, Lombardo told reporters gathered here: “Only because you write about it.”

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White Space—— get one last glimpse of the war-room before principle photography next week!  Shoot starts Monday, June 6 and this is just a little treat for those that follow closely——— As I mention in the video— I’m tired and have a little bit of a cold even— Just running out to meet the team for dinner, but decided to do a quick blog post beforehand to get you through the weekend 🙂   So if you’re looking for dynamic narration, you won’t find it in this video- but you will get a small peek at one of the rooms in which we’re making magic. We’ve been working our a**es off the last few weeks, some of us away from our lovely families for a little more than 2 months—- Lots of blood, sweat, tears and sacrifices, and we’re all very blessed to be where we are now— thankful to be working on White Space, which, from a creative perspective, I’m confident will be entertaining and top-notch quality— from a business perspective, we couldn’t have picked a project with higher margins than this—- It’s hard to convey until later, and many details are under wraps in regards to announcements and sales strategies, but most will find, this was a rare opportunity and one I’m very glad we’re a part of toward the long-term.  Upward and onward—-  more to come!~