For Immediate Release – July 03, 2013
Lansing, Michigan – Collective Development Inc., a multi-genre production company, was created in 1996 in Michigan’s capital city of Lansing by DJ Perry & Jeff Kennedy. The company has been producing a steady stream of feature films and releasing to the world market. The company has produced material in almost every genre and has recently formed CDI Distribution, a division of the parent company whose mission is to direct license CDI and CDI associated content.
The company has recently licensed two of its film properties to Parables Network, a U.S. family/faith network. One property “Figure in the Forest,” is a drama about a couple trying to put their life together after the tragic loss of their son. The film was directed by Jeff Kennedy and stars Dean Teaster, Mary Jo Cuppone and DJ Perry. The other film is a Civil War drama “Wicked Spring,” directed by Kevin R. Hershberger and stars Brian Merrick and DJ Perry.
Additionally the new CDI Distribution has made their 1st international licensing deal on three films to the MIG Film Group based in Germany. They will distribute to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The first film licensed is the above-mentioned Civil War film “Wicked Spring”. Additionally licensed was the “found footage” supernatural horror film “Darkest Night”. This CDI associated film was produced with Gothic Pictures International. It was directed by Noel Tan and stars DJ Perry & French/Philippine actress Anne Gauthier. “Darkest Night” releases domestically in USA/Canada this July. The third licensed property is a tense thriller “Locked in a Room” produced with At Risk Entertainment. Larry Simmons directs and the film stars Robert Miano, DJ Perry and Lindsey Sullivan. The German based MIG Film Group had previously distributed the horror hit “The 8th Plague,” starring DJ Perry. MIG Film Group has signed a pre-distribution deal to also release the prequel “Soul Eater” slated to shoot this winter in Michigan.
Collective Development Inc. has a strong branding as a production company and is highly sought after to associate and assist filmmakers moving from the festival circuit into the mainstream distribution.
“We choose our associated partnerships carefully. They must have their own funding and the ability to communicate effectively in a professional collaborative setting.”
– DJ Perry, CEO Collective Development Inc.
Other CDI/CDI Associated projects coming to market soon include the power drama “Ashes of Eden,” the thriller “Donors” and the reality show “Supermodel Showdown, the Costa Rican Adventure”.
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