AMG Visuals Acquires International Rights To The Family Live-action/animated Off-broadway Property "Zephyr's Pond" From Zephyr, Ltd

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 15, 2017 - Toronto, Canada - AMG Visuals has acquired all international and U.S. rights inclusive of animation, written, theatrical, and merchandising to the animated family off-broadway play ZEPHYR'S POND. The deal was jointly announced today by Mark Berry, CEO of AMG and Frank Pisani, creator and musical director of Zephyr's Pond. AMG Visuals will plan for a release for 2018.

    ZEPHYR'S POND's is the creation of renowned musician Frank Pisani, written and composed by Pisani with lyrics by Pisani and Nina Murano, and produced by Berry and AMG EVP Duane Farley. AMG Films is handling international sales on the highly anticipated family adventure film at TIFF.

    ZEPHYR'S POND is a tale about Zephyr, a special dragonfly, and her musical friends of the pond. It is also a story of love between Zephyr and Zeek, a guitar-playing dragonfly from the wrong side of the pond. Each evening, just as the sun goes down, the creatures of the pond gather by the waters edge and the music begins with Zephyr conducting a glorious symphony. But Izzy, a blue heron, does not join the other members of the orchestra because he has fallen under the influence of Baracus, an evil eel. The next morning, Izzy invites Zephyr to take a ride with him and fly together, something Zephyr loves to do. Some unexpected bad weather kicks up a sudden gust of wind blows Zephyr away from Izzy. She loses her bearings and becomes lost. When Izzy flies back to the pond for help, Baracus delays him. Izzy soon realizes that Baracus has absolutely no intention of helping him find his lost friend. He then turns to the other members of the orchestra for help. The weather worsens and prevents them from searching for Zephyr. Desperate to bring the beloved Zephyr back home to their pond community, the friends develop a clever idea. What will they do? Will their plan work? The adventure begins!!!

    “We are thrilled to be in business with Frank Pisani and the creative team at Zephyr's Pond,” stated AMG's Berry. “Frank Pisani and his impressive track record developing and producing commercial and critical music and live theatre hits in this space speaks for itself. In addition to being a wholly original story filled with lovably funny and relatable characters that the entire family will enjoy. Zephyr's Pond is truly superb and the project is a welcome addition to our 2018 slate.”

    “Zephyr's Pond has been an amazing international collaboration from start to finish and we could not be more proud of the artistry, storytelling and the dazzling animation accomplished by the team at Original Force Animation. Everyone from China to Culver City is delivering a visually stunning and enchanting film that all audiences will fall in love with all over the world,” said Finkelman Cox and Rabins.

    The deal was negotiated on behalf of AMG by Mark Berry, Chairman and Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Production, Duane Farley. Paul Schindler from Greenberg Traurig negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.

    About Mark S. Berry & AMG:
    AMG is a leading Toronto-based entertainment & media company with an unparalleled client list of artists and content creators across film, television, music and digital media. Led by an experienced and innovative management team, AMG was formed in 1998 by international record producer, engineer & mixer Mark S. Berry and operates under his leadership as Chairman. Berry, whose extensive production, engineering & re-mixing talents has earned him 36 international gold & platinum records for such notable Grammy & Juno nominated musical icons as, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Yes, Boy George, Billy Idol, Kool & The Gang, Cameo, Carly Simon, Joan Jett & many, many more. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in NYC, LA, Hong Kong, Seoul & Beijing.

    Since its founding, AMG Visuals has executive produced, financed or distributed several movies, including Drake: Homecoming and the upcoming Jeff Healey Band documentary; and has almost an equal amount in development, under production, or completed but not yet released.

    Through its partner companies, including award-winning global creative music supervision agency AttackTrax, AMG also provides clients with unique music advertising, music brand integration and marketing opportunities across traditional, social media, mobile, film, television and gaming platforms. Already the owner of an extensive music publishing catalogue in affiliation with BMG Music, AMG's mission is to target potential acquisitions in the music, film & television industries ranging from independent record labels, artists, writers, DVD, feature length films, extreme sports content to purchases in the music publishing sector. AMG's focus is music distribution through its deal with Universal Music Group Distribution, the insertions of music into international feature film & television, as well as the development of reality based and documentary television programming.

    About AttackTrax:
    AttackTrax is one of the world's leading providers of 100% pre-cleared production music in all media. AttackTrax is committed to quality and offers 10,000+ tracks of music in all genres from world renowned music publishing catalogues. Previous AttackTrax insertions have included Making of The Matrix Reloaded, Coach Carter, Urban Legend, Harvard Man, Dawsons Creek, Roswell, MTV, Viacom, VH1 and many more including major sports programs internationally. The website has been designed as a state-of-the-art, automated, online customer experience and decision engine that functions on all platforms and complements an already world-class AttackTrax brand.

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