Blacksmiths Entertainment provided Post-production consulting services for the Spanish animation studio GUARDIáN DE DRAGONES AIE for the 3D animated feature film DragonKeeper.

2022-03-04

Happy Chinese New Year of The Tiger!
Wish everyone has a wonderful beginning!


2022-02-08

Animation Producer,Directr&&Wrinter Nelson Bottler Jr. joins Blacksmikths Entertainment Talent Agency


2021-10-05

Film Director/Writer/Producer Richard Finney
joins Blacksmikths Entertainment Talent Agency


2021-04-14

 

 

2022-03-04

Blacksmiths Entertainment provided Post-production

Consulting services for the Spanish animation studio

GUARDIáN DE DRAGONES AIE for the 3D animated feature film 

Dragon Keeper

 


2022-02-08

Happy Chinese New Year of The Tiger

Wish everyone has a wonderful beginning!


2021-04-14

 

Film Director/Writer/Producer

Richard Finney joins Blacksmiths Entertainment Talent Agency

The Spielberg's “Alien Zoo” developer, award-winning film producer, screenwriter (member of the WGA) and director Richard Finney has signed with Blacksmiths Entertainment.

Award-winning film producer, screenwriter (member of the WGA) and director Richard Finney has signed with Blacksmiths Entertainment.

Blacksmiths Entertainment will be representing with exclusive rights for China and Europe the filmmaker who has worked with some of the top talent in the industry including Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Melissa Leo, Katherine Heigl, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Giovanni Ribisi.

His most recent project is Latest Work“ALIEN ZOO - The VR Experience," produced by Steven Spielberg and Walter Parkes. “ALIEN ZOO – The VR Experience”is based on the screenplay “Alien Zoo” that Finney created and developed with Spielberg and Parkes at DreamWorks Entertainment.

Finney has produced twelve films TV movies to date, including the award winning feature film,“100 Girls,” with Golden Globe winner, Katherine Heigl; and “Lullaby” starring Oscar winner Melissa Leo and directed by the acclaimed director Darrell Roodt (“Cry, the Beloved Country;” “Sarafina” and the Oscar nominated “Yesterday”).

Finney’s career as a screenwriter first began at Walt Disney Pictures working on the project that became the film “Robert Heinlein’s The Puppet Masters.” He teamed up with Daniel Petrie Jr. (“Beverly Hills Cop”) on the production rewrite for the Columbia Pictures release “Maximum Risk,” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and directed by the legendary Hong Kong director, Ringo Lam. His next work as a screenwriter included developing his movie pitch sale to Cinema Line Entertainment, the production company behind the hit film, “Anaconda. Finney worked with Mel Gibson on a project that began with his pitch sale to Icon Productions.

Around this time, Finney broadened his scope and became a producer. His first production was an adaptation of the best-selling book by Andrew Neiderman (“The Devil’s Advocate”), “Perfect Little Angels” for ABC television. This was followed by the Lion’s Gate release, “100 Girls, starring Jonathan Tucker (“The Ruins”) Katherine Heigel (“Grey’s Anatomy”), and Jaime Pressley (“My Name is Earl”). “100 Girls” won the Best Picture award at the - Video Premiere Awards.

Finney’s biggest pitch sale was for“Alien Zoo," the project he created and personally sold to Steven Spielberg (after a bidding war involving three studios). For the next two years Finney worked with Spielberg and Walter Parkes to develop the project as a live action feature film. The project was later transferred to DreamWorks animation, where it was developed as an animation feature. Eventually the project ended up as the first Virtual Reality project created by the startup entertainment company, Dreamscape. Spielberg and Parkes launched “ALIEN ZOO - The VR Experience” in 2018 to critical acclaim and sold out shows.

Other projects produced by Finney include – “According to Spencer,” a romantic comedy (also released by Lion’s Gate) starring Jessie Bradford, Mia Kirshner (“The L word”), David Krumholtz (CBS series “Numbers”), Adam Goldberg (“Saving Private Ryan”) and Giovanni Ribisi (“Lost In Translation”); “All’s Faire in Love,” a comedy starring Christina Ricci (“The Opposite of Sex”) and Matthew Lillard (“Scooby Doo”;

“The Pact,” starring Megan Mullally (“Will and Grace”), based on the book by bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Finney has won other producing awards for two cult horror movies - “Carver” and “The 8th Plague,” both directed by Franklin Guerrero Jr.

Finney is the latest name Blacksmiths Entertainment has signed in the agency. Among recent signings are Jayson Thiessen “My Little Pony: The Movie” (2017) from Hasbro, Eric Summer “Leap!” (2016), Michael Donovan “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016), Thierry Malet “Hacksaw Ridge” (2016), Khurram H. Alavi “Bilal: A New Breed of Hero” (2016).

 

 

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2021-03-22

 

Spanish Animation Studio KEYTOON Signs With

BLACKSMITHS ENTERTAINMENT 盟匠(上海)文化传播有限公司


Spanish animation studio KEYTOON has signed with BLACKSMITHS ENTERTAINMENT.

The Valencia-based cartoon producer has signed with Blacksmiths Entertainment to help on the representation of the studio global family entertainment content properties and to represent the studio production services with worldwide exclusive rights.

The cartoon studio was founded on 2014, with over 17 years of experience the studio raised a reputation as a high quality production vendor cartoon studio working for clients around the world including Disney, NDR, Sesame Workshop, Wild Brain, Disney Channel, Jetix, Nickelodeon, Axis, BRB International,Big Idea between many others and produced as well advertising for agencies with clients such as PepsiCo, Mac Donalds, Volvo, Phillips, Coca-Cola Company, McCann, Erickson, Bassat Ogilvy, Saatchi&Saatchi, Curious Pictures, Goody Silverstein & Partners, Tribal DDB Amsterdam, JWT Amsterdam, TLC, Tivo, Comcast, HotDonut, Motion Pictures, etc.

After 17 years Keytoon became a high-end animation studio, as original content creators the studio has co-produced with the Germany's Public Broadcaster NDR NORDDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK the TV animated series "Socks" whose representation recently was signed with Blacksmiths Entertainment.

The series was produced for "Sesame Street" program Jim Henson Company ( A Disney company ) where Keytoon holds the majority of the IP property rights. The 26 x 4’15” 3D animation Sitcom preschool series show has been aired to several territories including Spain, Korea, Singapore, Germany and having Disney for Japan. The series are available on Spanish and English languages and are directed by Jonathan Cuevas one of the founder members of Keytoon and based on a concept written by himself. Blacksmiths Entertainment represents the IP property on exclusivity on all over the world territories.

 

Keytoon has provided animation services for the following animation series:

Client: Tigerhead

Super Cute Little Babies

Format: 13x4’

 

Client: Movistar

Title: Jappy Road

Format: webseries

 

Company: BRB International (Spain)

Title: Berni

Format: 14x3'

 

Company: Truca Films (Spain)

Title: Bugwatch

Format: 26x13'

 

Company: Motion Pictures (Spain)

Title: Glumpers

Format: 30x1,3'

 


Companies: Keytoon Animation Studio (Spain)

and Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Germany)

Title: Socks

Format: 26x3.30

 

Companies: Turanga Films, Tandem Films, Filmax

& Pampa Films

Title: La granja de Turu

Format: 52×11

 

Shorts:

Client: Big Idea (USA)

Title: God made you special

Runtime: 15'

 

Producer: Keytoon Animation Studio (Spain)

Title: The Grandfather of soul

Runtime: 2'

 

Producer: Keytoon Animation Studio (Spain)

Title: Alma

Runtime: 5:30"

 

Feature films:

-"Turu: The Wacky Hen" aka "La Gallina Turuleca"

 

-"Los Lunnis Y El Libro Magico"

 

-"Quackerz"

 

-"El Raton Perez 2"

 

-"31 minutes: The Movie"

 

-"Carnivaland"

 

-"Steam Island"

 

In 2006 Keytoon managers traveled to San Francisco to meet at Pixar animation studios with Spanish animators working there. Rodrigo Blaas whose most recent works includes as Producer “Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia” and “3Below: Tales of Arcadia”(both by Guillermo del Toro) spoke with Keytoon of a short animated film entitled "Alma" he wanted to do for a long time and he thought that Keytoon had the quality to produce it.

The film has won numerous awards and was nominated for best animated short film at the Spanish film academy awards Goya. Since then the project has been on hands of Dreamworks for the realization of a long feature film intended to be produced by Guillermo del Toro. The short film produced by Keytoon included art designs produced by Carlos Grangel from the high-profile Barcelona-based Grangel Studio, Carlos won an Annie Award for his character designs for Spirit at Dreamworks Animation, and he has worked on several Oscar and Annie Award nominated projects--including Hotel Transylvania, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. The animated short film includes as well designs from Sergio Pablos owner at The SPA Studios and producer, writer and director for the acclaimed animated film “Klaus” .

 

Keytoon's works has gained multiple accolades internationally, Keytoon's work Comcastic won a Golden Cyber Lion at Cannes 2006, where Keytoon created all characters.

TLC (Owner of Discovery Channel) won a gold Promax Life Lessons for work and gold Effie, where Keytoon created 3D figurines, and integrated the models on real images.

 

Disney Channel also won first prize at the Festival of Advertising and Communication “The Pacifier” thanks to Keytoon's work with “Incredible Christmas”. Three spots to announce the movie “The Incredibles” at Christmas 2006.

 

The short film Alma, nominated for the Goya 2010 awards for Best Animated Short Film and Best Animation Los Angeles Shorts Festival (July 2009). Best Opera Prima at I Castelli Animati (Nov. 2009) Animazing Sportlight Best of Festival (Nov.2009) Grand Prix Bradford (Nov.2009) Special Mention at the Fantastic Film Festival (Sept. 2009) and the special jury award at Siggraph 2009. The FWA Awards with the work, Give Holland a Break with the agency JWT Amsterdam.

 

Most recently the film "Turu: The Wacky Hen" aka "La Gallina Turuleca" won the Goya award for the Best Animated Feature Film, where Keytoon animated all the film characters, also created all characters and all necessary props.

 

With this agreement Keytoon will be seeking gaining a major presence on Chinese animation market and other international territories –Stated David Lacruz Keytoon Animation CEO.

Blacksmiths Entertainment holds in exclusivity all international representation rights.

 

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2021-03-02

 

BLACKSMITHS ENTERTAINMENT Co. Ltd. 盟匠(上海)文化传播有限公司
has acquired exclusive world wide representation rights for
the kids animated original IP “Socks” aka “Calcetines”


Blacksmiths Entertainment has signed a overall deal with the Spain-based animation studio Keytoon Animation.

The IP already has an animated TV series co-produced between Keytoon and the Germany’s Public Broadcaster NDR NORDDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK where Keytoon holds the majority of the IP property rights. The 26 x 4’15” 3D animation Sitcom preschool series show has been aired to several territories including Spain, Korea, Singapur, Germany and having Disney for Japan. The series are available on Spanish and English languages and are directed by Jonathan Cuevas and based on a concept written by himself as well and with scripts from Silvia Campos.

“The main idea of this series is to give life to 3-D characters with sock look, remembering when we were children and our parents used to put the socks on their hands to make a sock puppet and then made us live lots of adventures by just opening and closing their hands.

The series is conceived to be enjoyed with the family with fun and dynamic stories.

Although this series is aimed at children, it will not leave adults indifferent, since in each of the episodes we will find very touching and human messages.

Hence in the different episodes, there are stories which will answer those questions that the smallest ones frequently ask and sometimes adults do not really know how to answer. All this is possible thanks to the combination of the emotional and didactic learning which the series offers. Based on previous studies which have been supervised by professionals specialized in early childhood education” –Said Jonathan Cuevas director for the series and Keytoon partner in a statement.

“The stories take place in a house, with homely and cozy environments, where the spectator will be able to get the warmth and comfort which every room shows. The kitchen is very important in the series since Tom spends a lot of time in it, and many times they all gather in it. Nico and Marie’s bedrooms are very important too and they show their personality included in the small details of the decoration.

The house has a wide and illuminated lighted living/dining room where we will see the characters at ease. Outside the house, we find a beautiful and flowered garden. There we can find anything: a circuit to train firefighters, a tent in the middle of the night or even strange animals...

Without a doubt, a colorful and happy place.” – Keytoon CEO and producer for the series David Lacruz said in a recent statement.

With Socks property Blacksmiths Entertainment will be seeking for business opportunities around the world and very specially at China. This is not the first time Blacksmiths collaborated with Keytoon as both companies hold a successful relationship for several years and where our co-founder Agustin Chapa has hold a key role on that relationship. Socks is our first IP deal for 2021 and we couldn't imagine a better way to starting the year and as far as I can say we will be talking about Socks and Keytoon very soon again. –Blacksmiths Entertainment CEO Rose Huang said in her own statement.

Blacksmiths Entertainment co-founder Agustin Chapa with Keytoon managers

 

Title: Socks - Calcetines
Genre: Kids all-family 3D Animation Series
Format: 26 x 4’15” 3D animation Sitcom preschool series
Status: In Distribution
Director: Jonathan Cuevas
Screenplay: Silvia Campos
Original Idea writing: Jonathan Cuevas
Keytoon Animation Producer: David Lacruz for Keytoon Animation
NDR Producers:
Holger Hermesmeyer & Birgit Ponten
Socks© A Keytoon Co-production with NDR NORDDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK

BLACKSMITHS ENTERTAINMENT Co. Ltd. 盟匠(上海)文化传播有限公司 holds the world wide IP property representation rights in exclusivity to Socks.

For more information contact us at: info@blacksmiths-ent.com

 

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2021-02-25

 

News from the long feature film THE BURNING COLD

 

José Pozo, represented in exclusivity in China by BLACKSMITHS ENTERTAINMENT Co. Ltd. 盟匠(上海)文化传播有限公司 ends the filming of the long feature film THE BURNING COLD.

"After a year due Covid-19 pandemic we finally finished the filming of the long feature film The Burning Cold directed by Santi Trullenque. It has been a tough and very intensive shooting, but we trully believe the quality of the film well deserved all our efforts" -José Pozo states on a brief.

THE BURNING COLD Courtesy of José Pozo


THE BURNING COLD Courtesy of José Pozo

 

THE BURNING COLD Courtesy of José Pozo

 

THE BURNING COLD Courtesy of José Pozo

 

THE BURNING COLD Courtesy of José Pozo

 

THE BURNING COLD Courtesy of José Pozo

 

THE BURNING COLD Courtesy of José Pozo

 

Title: THE BURNING COLD
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language(s): Catalan
Status: In Post-production
Year: 2021
Director(s): Santi Trullenque
Screenplay: Agusti Franch
Producer(s): Sandra Forn, José Pozo
Cast: Greta Fernandez, Roger Casamajor, Daniel Horvath, Ksawery Szlenkier

THE BURNING COLD
Produced by
Sandra Forn as executive producer
David Ortiz as executive producer
José Pozo as production director
Miquel Romans as line producer
Alfons Teruel as executive producer

 

Synopsis
Winter of 1943. Andorra, a small country in the Pyrenees.

In the tense calm of a borderland, where echoes of a nearby war reach the ears of the local inhabitants, Antonio and Sara, a young, married couple, are expecting their first child. No one knows exactly what is going on, nor what is being fought over, the priority is just to survive another day.

When a family of Jews fleeing Nazi persecution arrives in the valley, the locals will find their lives disrupted and filled with a sense of fear and unease. Sara will have to face her own contradictions and decide whether to follow her head... or her conscience.

The past, along with all the secrets that have remained buried under the snow for so many years, are about to surface. The burning cold has reached the mountains.

 

International sales:
Barcelona-based Filmax holds the international rights to THE BURNING COLD
More information for international sales:
https://filmaxinternationalsales.com/film/the-burning-cold

For more information regarding José Pozo:
http://www.blacksmiths-ent.com/talent_josepozo.html


For booking José Pozo contact us at:
talent@blacksmiths-ent.com

 

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2021-02-23

 

Please , join us congratulating film director Jayson Thiessen

for his remarkable achievements in China .

Jayson's works accounts collectively
on Chinese streaming platform

Tencent Video (the Chinese Netflix)
for more than 840 millions plays

record with Hasbro Franchise My Little Pony !

 

Jayson Thiessen is represented in exclusivity for China & Europe by

BLACKSMITHS ENTERTAINMENT Co. Ltd.

盟匠(上海)文化传播有限公司

 

For learning more about Jayson Thiessen:

http://www.blacksmiths-ent.com/talent_Jayson_Thiessen.html

 


For booking Jayson Thiessen contact us at:
talent@blacksmiths-ent.com

Jayson Thiessen's demos and showreels are available under request.

 

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2021-02-21

Blacksmiths Entertainment introduces Jayson Thiessen's last work

"Enchantimals: Spring Into Harvest Hills" (2020)

Enchantimals: Spring Into Harvest Hills (2020) :

 

Jayson Thiessen is represented in exclusivity for China & Europe by

BLACKSMITHS ENTERTAINMENT Co. Ltd.

盟匠(上海)文化传播有限公司

 

For learning more about Jayson Thiessen:

http://www.blacksmiths-ent.com/talent_Jayson_Thiessen.html

 


For booking Jayson Thiessen contact us at:
talent@blacksmiths-ent.com

Jayson Thiessen's demos and showreels are available under request.

 

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2020-12-13

 

Please join us congratulating our represented film Director & Writer

Eric Summer

The Animated Film "Ballerina" aka "Leap!"

has accumulated more than 100 Million plays

on Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video ( the Chinese Netflix )

 

The movie "Leap!" aka "Ballerina" directed by Eric Summer
( in co-direction with Eric Warin).

The movie is produced by Quad (France) and Caramel Films (Quebec). It Released in December 2016 in France, the movie gathers 2 million spectators.In the same time,it starts a very successful international career, be it in Spain, China, Russia, Mexico, Australia, Japan or England,...

The movie has been released through The Weinstein Company in the USA, on August 25, 2017.

The final gross of the movie is US$130M and it has accumulated more than 100 millions plays on Chinese steaming platform Tencent Video ( the Chinese Netfix ).

It's between the TOP 10 NETFLIX animated Features.

 

 

Eric Summer is represented in exclusivity for China & Europe by

BLACKSMITHS ENTERTAINMENT Co. Ltd.

盟匠(上海)文化传播有限公司


For learning more about Eric Summer:

http://www.blacksmiths-ent.com/talent_Eric_Summer.html


For booking Eric summer contact us at:
talent@blacksmiths-ent.com

Eric Summer's demos and showreels are available under request.

 

 

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2020-11-26

 

Voice Director, Casting Director & Voice Actor Michael Donovan's last work

for Blizzard Entertainment® most awaited Warcraft® expansion

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands®

 

After a delay for some extra polish, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands® has been released, This is the first World of Warcraft® expansion since 2018 somewhat controversial World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and the hype online has been palpable with players tweeting their excitement and stories about gearing up for the new release.

 

Michael Donovan performed voice acting roles on World of Warcraft: Shadowlands® as Xavius + Strongman (+ Corrupted version) .

 

Michael Donovan is best know for his work on animation and games industry as Voice Director/Casting Director/Actor with worldwide popular franchises such as LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Star Wars, Superman, Batman, Captain America , Spider-Man, Disney – Pixar: Cars 2 (The Game), Action Man, Care Bears, Conan, Dragon Ball, G.I. Joe, Hot Wheels, Dungeons & Dragons, Masters of the Universe, Iron Man, X-Men, Hulk, Justice League, My Little Pony, Felix the Cat, Care Bears, SpongeBob Squarepants, Peter Pan, Star Wars, The Sylvester & Tweety, Superbook and Tom & Jerry between others… Michael Donovan list of clients includes Columbria Tristar Home Entertainment, Marvel, DreamWorks Television, Disney, LEGO, Warner Bros, Mattel, Hasbro, LucasFilm Ltd, DC, Fox, Hasbro, Nickelodeon, Disney Junior, Sony, WIL FILM, Jetix, Fisher Price, Blizzard Entertainment, EA Electronic Arts, Sega and many more.

 

 

Michael Donovan is represented in exclusivity for China & Spain by

BLACKSMITHS ENTERTAINMENT Co. Ltd.  盟匠(上海)文化传播有限公司


For learning more about Michael Donovan:
http://www.blacksmiths-ent.com/talent_Michael_Donovan.html


For booking Michael Donovan contact us at:
talent@blacksmiths-ent.com

Michael Donovan demos and showreels are available under request.

 

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2020-11-25

 

THE BURNING COLD

Produced by José Pozo & Sandra Forn

 

José Pozo, represented in exclusivity in China by BLACKSMITHS ENTERTAINMENT Co. Ltd.  盟匠(上海)文化传播有限公司 introduces and presents the first images from his last feature film THE BURNING COLD.

 

THE BURNING COLD Courtesy of Filmax

 

THE BURNING COLD Courtesy of Filmax

 

Title: THE BURNING COLD
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language(s): Catalan
Status: In Post-production
Year: 2021
Director(s): Santi Trullenque
Screenplay: Agusti Franch
Producer(s): Sandra Forn, José Pozo
Cast: Greta Fernandez, Roger Casamajor, Daniel Horvath, Ksawery Szlenkier

 

Synopsis
Winter of 1943. Andorra, a small country in the Pyrenees.

In the tense calm of a borderland, where echoes of a nearby war reach the ears of the local inhabitants, Antonio and Sara, a young, married couple, are expecting their first child. No one knows exactly what is going on, nor what is being fought over, the priority is just to survive another day.

When a family of Jews fleeing Nazi persecution arrives in the valley, the locals will find their lives disrupted and filled with a sense of fear and unease. Sara will have to face her own contradictions and decide whether to follow her head... or her conscience. 

The past, along with all the secrets that have remained buried under the snow for so many years, are about to surface. The burning cold has reached the mountains.

 

International sales:
Barcelona-based Filmax holds the international rights to THE BURNING COLD
More information for international sales:
https://filmaxinternationalsales.com/film/the-burning-cold

For more information regarding José Pozo:
http://www.blacksmiths-ent.com/talent_josepozo.html


For booking José Pozo contact us at:
talent@blacksmiths-ent.com

 

 

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2020-10-24

Blacksmiths Entertainment attended to the 2020 China Licensing Expo

 

Blacksmiths Entertainment attended to the 2020 Shanghai China Licensing Expo where we have been available to experiencing some of the most iconic international entertainment IP licenses such as "My Little Pony", "Pucca", "Hot Wheels", "Star Wars", "Transformers", many of these having involved our represented talent as Directors, Writers, Producers, Voice Over Directors, Casting Directors and Actors (Voice).

China recently became the biggest world film market and national brand IPs' are booming at local market. It never has been a better moment for seeking collaboration with China.

 

(Picuture from China Licensing Expo)

 

(Picuture from China Licensing Expo)

 

(Picuture from China Licensing Expo)

 

(Picuture from China Licensing Expo)

 

(Blacksmiths Entertainment Executive Director Mr. Agustin Chapa)

 

(Blacksmiths Entertainmen GM Rose Huang )

 

 


 

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2020-09-12

Film Director & Writer

Eric Summer

signed for Blacksmiths Entertainment

 

We are thrilled to welcoming Film Director & Script Writer Eric Summer to Blacksmiths Entertainment. Eric Summer signed a multi-year agreement with Blacksmiths Entertainment for his world wide talent representation.




Blacksmiths Entertainment will represent Eric Summer with exclusive rights for China & Europe and non exclusive for the rest of the world.

Eric Summer starts his career in Brittany, France, directing shorts, advertising spots and corporate videos. He produces and directs « Phenomena », a four season series of documentaries. The series, filmed in the USA, have been sold in over 50 countries.

In 1998, he starts directing international TV series (« The New Adventures of Robin Hood », « 25 South », « Dark Realm »...) To this day, Eric has directed 19 TV movies and more than 150 episodes of numerous series, altering genres from thriller to comedy through fantasy and action.

He moves to Montreal, Canada, in 2001 and focuses on screenwriting. He writes his first English speaking script, « Angeline », a feminist thriller with a touch of humor. A French comic books publisher offers him to adapt the story as a graphic novel. « Angeline » becomes a series of four books published from 2004 to 2007. It wins the award for "best comics series" at a main comics Festival in France in December 2006. In 2008, he is called to direct a new TV series for French channel TF1, « Profilage » (« Profiling »). His artistic choices for cast and visual style make this show one of the most innovative for the audience and the press.

After meeting graphic designer Eric Warin in Montreal, Eric Summer writes the story of « Ballerina » (« Leap ! »), an animated movie that he co-directs. The movie is produced by Quad (France) and Caramel Films (Quebec). Released in December 2016 in France, the movie gathers 2 million spectators. In the same time, it starts a very successful international career, be it in Spain, China, Russia, Mexico, Australia, Japan or England,... The movie has been released through The Weinstein Company in the USA, on August 25, 2017.

Settling down in Nashville, TN in 2014, Eric Summer now spares his time between directing and writing. He is developing an new animation movie set in Ireland and just finished the post-production of « Crystal Inferno », an action TV movie starring Claire Forlani & Jamie Bamber...

 

Eric Summer:

 

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2020-09-04

Animation Voice Director, Casting Director & Actor

Michael Donovan

signed for Blacksmiths Entertainment

Please join us welcoming Animation Film Director, Voice Over Director, Casting Director & Actor Michael Donovan to Blacksmiths Entertainment. Michael Donovan signed a multi-year agreement with Blacksmiths Entertainment for his world wide talent representation.

Blacksmiths Entertainment will represent Michael Donovan with exclusive rights for China & Spain and non exclusive for the rest of the world.

Michael Donovan is best know for his work on animation industry with worldwide popular franchises such as Superman, Batman, Captain America , Spiderman, Action Man, Care Bears, Conan, Dragon Ball, G.I. Joe, Hot Wheels, Dungeons & Dragons, Masters of the Universe, Ironman, X-Men, Hulk, Justice League, My Little Pony, Felix the Cat, Care Bears, Lego Ninjago, Lego Star Wars, SpongeBob, Star Wars, The Sylvester & Tweety, Superbook and Tom & Jerry between others.

Michael Donovan along his carrier worked with top industry animation studios and toys companies such as Dream Works Television, Marvel, Disney, Lego, Columbia Tristar, Hasbro, Warner Bros, Lucas Film, DC Comics, Mattel, Disney Junior, Fox, Sony, Nickelodeon, WilFilm, Jetix, Blizzard Entertainment, EA Electronic Arts, Sega and many more.

Michael was awarded in 2015 with the Behind the Voice Actors Awards to the Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Specia/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short for JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014) where Michael was starring as ( Bizarro ) produced by DC Comics & Warner Bros.

Michal was also nominee in 2006 to a Daytime Emmy Awards to Outstanding Special Class Animated Program for “Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island! (2005) where Michael was Voice Director & Casting Director and starring as Principal for ( Mr. Greenrind, and others ) produced by Warner Bros.

He is known for his work on JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).

We are glad to partnering with you, Michael!


Michael Donovan:

 

 

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2020-08-26

Animation Film Producer, Director & Writer

Jayson Thiessen

signed for Blacksmiths Entertainment

 

We are proud to welcome Animation Producer, Film Director & Writer Jayson Thiessen to Blacksmiths Entertainment. Jayson Thiessen who recently signed a multi-year agreement with Blacksmiths Entertainment for his world wide talent representation.

Blacksmiths Entertainment will represent Jayson Thiessen with exclusive rights for China & Europe and non exclusive for the rest of the world.

Jayson Thiessen is best know as the supervising director and co-executive producer for the 52 episodes of the TV Series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010-2015) where also performed as writer for four episodes, and its spin-off films My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2013) and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks (2014). My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Friendship Games (TV Series Short ) (2015), My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) and most recently Cleopatra in Space (TV Series “4 episodes”) (2020).

We are thrilled to partnering with you, Jayson!

 

Jayson Thiessen :

 

 

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2020-08-26

Blacksmiths Entertainment Co. Ltd.

盟匠(上海)文化传播有限公司

attended to the CCTV ANIMATION GROUP ceremony


Last night in Shanghai Blacksmiths Entertainment Co. Ltd. 盟匠(上海)文化传播有限公司 attended to the CCTV ANIMATION GROUP ceremony, where we have had the opportunity to introducing our represented talent and content. Thank you for inviting us.

Below picture Blacksmiths Entertainment Co. Ltd. 盟匠(上海)文化传播有限公司 managers Agustin Chapa (Talent Agent & Co-Founder ) & Rose Huang ( Deputy General Manager ) with Vicky Zeng, ( Deputy General Manager at CCTV ANIMATION GROUP )

 

©CCTV ANIMATION GROUP

 

On the ceremony,CCTV ANIMATION GROUP premiered the animated short film "BUTTERFLY" .

 

 

 

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2020-08-06

Blacksmiths Entertainment's

Film Director & Producer & Script Writer

Jose Pozo

was interviewed by UTOON


Jose Pozo , the Spanish award-winning director, producer and screenwriter being represented by talent agency Blacksmiths Entertainment, recently has been interviewed in China by UTOON , an information platform for Chinese animation industry.

 

 

In the interview, Jose Pozo, talks about his professional trajectory in animation industry as director and producer for animated feature films.

Click the following picture to view the full interview link:

 

 

 

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"Tijuana Bible" a film composed by Thierry Malet

 


Thierry Malet, represented by Blacksmiths Entertainment, introduces his lastest work for the feature film Tijuana Bible,by Jean-Charles Hue.

Thierry Malet composed original music for the film French/Mexican drama Tijuana Bible and performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

The soundtrack was released digitally on July 24 . Tijuana Bible is directed by Jean-Charles Hue and stars Paul Anderson, Adriana Paz, Noé Hernandez, Giancarlo Ruiz, Jose Leonardo Carrera, Alfredo Alvarado, Yolanda Mez Garcia and Anthony A. Lobue.


Tijuana Bible is the name of a night club located on the Mexican border in the city of Tijuana. It is a place of perdition in particular for American soldiers.
This is the story of Nick, an American veteran injured in Iraq, lives in Zona Norte, Tijuana's red light district. Then he meets Ana, a young Mexican girl looking for her brother who has been missing for a few weeks. Together, they will dive into the slums of this city in the hands of drug traffickers.
In fact, this film is inspired by a true story, of a former veteran who converted and decided to help the poor who take refuge around an evacuation canal whose rainwater causes several deaths every year. A small community has formed around him and it is moreover his bus that we see in one of the scenes of this film. But beyond appearances, hides the meaning of life and of all these soldiers who are branded for life with a hot iron, psychologically destroyed because they took part in a war they did not understand. But in this place of perdition hides a spark of hope that will ultimately exceed all expectations in a huge fire.

That's what touched me in this film. The music is constantly shifting, it starts from rubbed timbres to turn it into poetry to sublimate reality and give it back all its beauty.

I started with violin strings played very close to the bridge to produce a rapy sound and almost abrupt symphonic textures. Voices and special effects were then added to place the listener in a new, almost unreal world, where forgiveness and remission are hidden but become possible.

-Thierry Malet

 

Director: Jean-Charles Hue

Music and Orchestration by: Thierry Malet with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

More infomation, please check IMDB:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6393296/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

Thierry Malet Blacksmiths Entertainment Link:

http://www.blacksmiths-ent.com/talent_Thierry_Malet.html

 

Thierry Malet IMDB:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1057304/

 

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra IMDB:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2293380/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr35

 

Tijuana Bible IMDB:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6393296/?ref_=nm_knf_i1

 

For booking Thierry Malet contact us at:

talent@blacksmiths-ent.com

 

 

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The award winner & Top Ten French music composer

Thierry Malet joins Blacksmiths Entertainment

 

Blacksmiths Entertainment is delighted to announce the signature on a multi-year agreement for the award winner and Top Ten French music composer Thierry Malet in exclusivity for china.

On the multi-year agreement, Thierry Malet has Chosen Blacksmith Entertainment as his world wide talent representation agency.

 

 

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The American award winner film music composer

Arthur B. Kress joins Blacksmiths Entertainment

 

Blacksmiths Entertainment is delighted to announce the signature on a multi-year agreement for the American award winner film music composer Arthur B. Kress with worldwide exclusivity representation rights except for Spain (non exclusivity).

On the multi-year agreement, Arthur B. Kress has Chosen Blacksmiths Entertainment as his world wide talent representation agency.

 

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Animation Film Director

Khurram H. Alavi joins Blacksmiths Entertainment

 

Blacksmiths Entertainment is delighted to announce the signature on a multi-year agreement for the Pakistani animation feature film director and writer Khurram H. Alavi in exclusivity for China & Europe and non exclusive for the rest of the world..


On a multi-year agreement, Khurram H. Alavi has chosen Blacksmiths Entertainment as his world wide talent representation agency.

 

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Blacksmiths Entertainment
is delighted to officially present the trailer of MR. HAND SOLO,
a documentary produced by José Pozo and directed by Héctor Romance.

 

MR. HAND SOLO is the story of David Aguilar Amphoux aka"HandSolo",
a young man who was born with Poland Syndrome and who,
at the age of 9, built his own prosthesis with pieces from the the LEGO Group.

 

Mr. Hand Solo Trailer

 

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Blacksmiths Entertainment on behalf of Award Winner
Animation & Drama Film Producer & Director & Writer
José Pozo
anounces the completion of the documentary Mr. Hand Solo
Blacksmiths Entertainment bring you the first images of the documentary
Mr. Hand Solo

 

 

Documentary Mr. Hand Solo is the story of David Aguilar Amphoux aka "HandSolo"
a young man born with Poland Syndrome that affffected the development of his right arm.
His story of overcoming begins when at the age of 9 built his first prosthesis using Lego pieces.
After being delayed by the Covid-19 José Pozo finally finished his work for the documentary
Mr. Hand Solo.


 

Jose Pozo is a prolific creator with ample experience both in animation and fiction.
As a Director, he won the Goya Award for best animated feature for EL CID,
THE LEGEND (2004) and as Creative Producer for NOCTURNA (2008).
He also directed DONKEY XOTE (2007) and participated in various features
and animated series for Filmax as Executive Producer.

In 2013 he wrote and directed the feature fictional film NICK (2013),
a project shot in English that won 11 international awards.

His fourth feature as a director and screenwriter is 73 MINUTES (2018)
featuring the outstanding performances of Alain Hernández, Elisabet Terri and Pep Munné.
Simultaneously, he Executive Produced the Original Netflix feature SOLO (2018) by Hugo Stuven
and has just produced THE CARIBBEAN, ALL INCLUSIVE (2020), the directorial debut of Miguel García de la Calera
and the documentary film MR. HAND SOLO (2020) directed by Hector Romance.

José Pozo is being represented for all China by Blacksmiths
Entertainment through his solely agent Mr. Agustin Chapa.

 

You can learn more about José Pozo on

 

 


You can learn more about MR. HAND SOLO (2020) on :


 
     
 

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The Hollywood Reporter talks about Blacksmiths Entertainment

 

 

 

Please click the link to see more details:

 

 

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The Hollywood Reporter talks about Blacksmiths Entertainment

& our represented talent Film Director Jose Pozo

 

 

 

Please click the link to see more details:

 

 

 

 

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Award Winner Film Director Jose Pozo joins Blacksmiths Entertainment

 

Learn more about Jose Pozo :

 

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Future film - Shanghai Story

 

Blacksmiths Entertainment provided Editorial sevices and Post-Production Consulting services for the feature film Shanghai Story .

A failed writer and a mysterious stranger cross paths in Shanghai
and with the help of a hand-drawn map they embark on an unforgettable adventure across the city.

Director: Andrej Iliev
Writer: Andrej Iliev
Stars: Emilie Ohana,Drago Lazetich, Ian Slade
Post-Production Consultant Services: Agustin Chapa -Blacksmiths Entertainment
Editorial Services: Blacksmiths Entertainment

Status: In Post-Production




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Shanghai Story film director Andrej Iliev and lead actress Emilie Ohana at Blacksmiths Entertainment facilities




 

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Animation TV series

Leny&Beny

After four months of hard work, a team of more than 35 Western and Chinese professionals, 2 actors, 2 Voice Over actors, more than 70?extras and 12 basketball players, plus 2 digital characters. Our entertainment's new?project is ready. To everybody thank you for all the supporting! Leny & Beny are coming soon!

The Spanish Film Producer&Director MR.Agustin Chapa (who actually also wrote the script and VFX Supervised the project) toke the responsability of the full production and ended it with qualities only available on feature films projects,a huge challenge against all expectations with the huge budget restrictions.

More information of the project will coming soon!

     

 

 
 
 

 

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