*1997, 1998 – Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical, “Suddenly Susan” (1996)
About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and computer graphics. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets (the rights to which are now owned by The Walt Disney Company), Henson is the recipient of over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Credits include the Saturn Award-winning "Farscape" and the features "MirrorMask," "Five Children and It", "Good Boy!" and the recently released direct to DVD feature "Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare". With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson's Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry's top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state of the art and vintage equipment. The Company is currently completing production of 40 episodes of "Sid the Science Kid," a new science readiness animated series for preschoolers that debuted on PBS Kids? in September 2008, and recently launched "Puppet Up! - Uncensored," a live puppet improvisational show that has played to sold out crowds around the world and premiered as a special on TBS. The Company has also announced the creation of Jim Henson Designs, a merchandise collection inspired by Jim Henson's earliest sketches. www.henson.com
About Flame Ventures
Flame Ventures, LLC is a multi-faceted entertainment production company. Prolific in prime time network television (most recently MTV’s return to scripted series with KAYA and the critically acclaimed NASCAR Drivers: 360 for FX and later ESPN), Flame will, in 2008 produce 13 films initially intended for DTV release alone, across a number of genres with a number of major studio partners. Among these is “Raw Feed,” a psychological/horror/thriller label of six films for Warner Bros. Next is “Unstable Fables,” a series of three CG animated films for The Weinstein Company in association with the Jim Henson Company, “Qi,” a label of three martial arts movies for The Weinstein Company to be shot in Asia, and 2 labels of four films for MTV Enterprises in the comedy and dance genres. Krantz, last year and this year has directed 2 of the Raw Feed films, “Sublime” and “Otis,” the latter in post production. He is set to direct “American Voodoo”, his first theatrical, in 2008.
About Prana Studios
Prana Holdings / Studios Inc. (Prana) produces award winning content, animation and visual effects for the film, television, and themed entertainment industries. Major credits include “Tinkerbell” (Walt Disney Studios), “The Chubb-Chubbs Save Christmas” (Sony Pictures Imageworks/Sony Pictures Animation), “Hoodwinked” (The Weinstein Co.) “Newseum Interactive Museum” (Cortina Productions), “Kutchi Kutchi Hota Hai”, (Dharma Productions), “Jurrassic Tour Ride” (Hitachi), and visual effects for “Drona,” “Dilli 6,” among others. Prana Studios, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles with an additional location in Mumbai, India, and employs over 600 talented CG artists and production staff. Prana is independently owned and controlled by the founding partners, Kristin Dornig, Arish Fyzee, and Pankaj Gunsagar, and is backed by an outstanding group of investors who include Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries), Anand Mahindra (Mahindra and Mahindra), Nexus Capital, and Ram Shriram (Sherpalo, Google). www.pranastudios.com
About Genius Products
Genius Products, Inc. (OTCBB:GNPI), along with The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC, together owns Genius Products, LLC, a leading independent home-entertainment distribution company that produces, licenses and distributes a valuable library of motion pictures, television programming, family, lifestyle and trend entertainment on DVD and other emerging platforms through its expansive network of retailers throughout the U.S. Genius handles the distribution, marketing and sales for such brands as Animal Planet, Asia Extreme(TM), Discovery Kids(TM), Dragon Dynasty(TM), Dimension Films(TM), Entertainment Rights group companies (Entertainment Rights, Classic Media and Big Idea), ESPN®, IFC®, RHI Entertainment(TM), Sesame Workshop®, TLC, The Weinstein Company® and WWE®. Genius Products, Inc. is the managing member of Genius Products, LLC, in which it holds a 30% equity interest.
About The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corp. in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under TWC banner. The Weinsteins are actively working on the production, development and acquisition of projects for TWC.