Machinima has today announced a partnership with Ridley Scott and his commercial production company Ridley Scott and Associates that will focus on building original science fiction content for distribution through the online platform. Initial plans call for the creation of 12 sci-fi short films.
"Partnering with Ridley Scott to work with his talented directors shows Machinima's dedication to going above and beyond in delivering quality original content for our audience to embrace," said Allen DeBevoise, Chairman, Co-founder and CEO at Machinima, Inc. "By combining this unique incubation model together with our powerful partnership of established creative talent and scaled distribution to millions on Machinima, we believe new sci-fi franchises will be born.”
"RSA has always been at the forefront of creating innovative work. With new media transforming the way audiences connect with films and filmmakers, Machinima is a great partner for us as we embark on this new model of delivering original content to fans. It's a tremendous opportunity for pushing the creative boundaries for both our filmmakers and the audience," said Ridley Scott.
Scott will serve as executive producer with RSA president Jules Daly, and with Machinima, will select filmmakers from Ridley Scott and Associates to direct the short films.