Seven Arts finds new Prodigy

Film production and distribution company Seven Arts Entertainment has formed a joint venture with Canada’s Prodigy Pictures to produce and sell television series and miniseries.

Announcing the joint venture, Seven Arts (formerly known as Seven Arts Pictures) and Prodigy also unveiled a slate of new series they are developing.

Johnny Mnemonic is a futuristic television series based on the movie starring Keanu Reeves, adapted from a short story by science-fiction author William Gibson.

Romeo Spy is an event miniseries based on the true story of John Symonds, a British police officer who was recruited by the KGB as part of its Romeo Spy programme after been wrongfully convicted of fraud charges.

Period drama Storyville is also based on the real events surrounding the first legalised prostitution in the United States in New Orleans between 1887 and 1917, a time which also saw the birth of jazz. It was created by Sherri Strain.

Prodigy is best known for dramas including Syfy’s Lost Girl and XIII, a coproduction with Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp that airs in the US on NBC and ReelzChannel.

Source: Seven Arts Entertainment / PR Newswire