Stampede Ventures developing Dance Dance Revolution movie
Stampede, Greg Silverman’s recently launched entertainment media company, announced today that Cara Fano has been promoted to Director of Development across Film and Television. She previously worked under Silverman during his tenure at Warner Bros. and from the inception of Stampede, and will produce a movie adaptation of a certain popular game franchise.
In her new role, Fano will work closely with both Silverman and Stampede’s Head of Film Lisa Zambri to continue to build out the company’s production slate. She will be focusing on both acquired IP — including previously announced properties such as James Riley’s middle-grade fantasy Revenge of Magic and Glen Zipper and Elaine Mongeon’s YA sci-fi novel Devastation Class — as well as collaborations with writers on original ideas.
Under her supervision, the company is set to produce a film based on the wildly popular video game, Dance Dance Revolution. The project will explore a world on the brink of destruction where the only hope is to unite through the universal language of dance. Stampede will partner with producers J. Todd Harris and Marc Marcum of Branded Entertainment, and IP owner Konami, on the film.
“I am incredibly grateful to have Cara by my side as we launch Stampede. Not only is she one of the most voracious readers I’ve known in my career, she also has razor-sharp instincts when it comes to story and characters and is helping us identify the next generation of genre writers who can build franchises,” said Silverman.
Added Fano, “Greg Silverman is one of the most creative and driven people I have ever met. His vision for ushering in a new era of content as well as content creators is groundbreaking and exhilarating. I feel so privileged to have been a part of his new company from day one. It’s an honor and pleasure to work so closely with the team at Stampede.”
A graduate of Boston University, Fano formerly served as an assistant at Management 360 before joining the post-production team for the Matthew McConaughey-starrer Gold. Independently, she wrote and produced the five-episode comedic TV series, The Filth, currently in post-production.