SCREEN DAILY – by Jeremy Kay August 27, 2013
CEO Darius A Kamali has announced the formation of Gnosis Moving Pictures, a global studio with a focus on uplifting feature content to promote communal understanding.
The company has one to two projects set to go into production each year in the animated and live action genres and plans to makes aggressive moves into social and mobile gaming with partner company IPFranchise.
Gnosis is producing its first animated feature, The Quest, in creative partnership with Portland, Oregon-based Vinton Entertainment.
Will Vinton will direct from a script he co-wrote with Andrew Weise and Peter Crabbe. The film is an absurdist look at outer space aimed at all ages in the vein of Monty Python and will feature the voice talent of John Cleese.
Through its alliance with IPFranchise in San Francisco, Gnosis will develop original IPs, branded studio titles and digital extensions of its film slate.
IPFranchise, headed by Kandice Cota, is currently developing a social / mobile gaming platform for The Pink Panther franchise in partnership with MGM Studios.
“It’s an exciting time to be working with world renowned content creators,” said Kamali. “With a multitude of platforms available to help distribute and promote projects for a global audience, we’re very excited to be launching the company with collaborators such as the legendary Will Vinton and the innovators at IPFranchise.”