Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Press Release - JACKSON RATHBONE (“TWILIGHT”) TO STAR IN SECOND SEASON OF HIT ONLINE SERIES “AIM HIGH”
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JACKSON RATHBONE (“TWILIGHT”) TO STAR IN SECOND SEASON OF HIT ONLINE SERIES “AIM HIGH”
SHOOTING TO COMMENCE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA IN LATE MAY
SERIES WILL BE DIRECTED BY ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING SHORT FILM DIRECTOR ARI SANDEL (“WEST BANK STORY”)
BURBANK, CALIF., May 7, 2012 – Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Dolphin Digital Studios, Inc., and Wonderland Sound and Vision today announced a second season of the hit online series “Aim High” has been green lit and shooting will commence in the Los Angeles area later this month. Jackson Rathbone, best known for his role as “Jasper Hale” from the “Twilight” film series will return as government operative “Nick Green.” Additional casting information will be announced in the coming weeks.
Directing the second season of “Aim High” is Ari Sandel who won the Academy Award® for his live-action short film “West Bank Story.” Writer Daniel Mackey, having previously collaborated with Wonderland on other projects, penned the script.
“The first season of ‘Aim High’ was well received by online audiences and fans will be blown away by what we have planned for season two,” said McG, Producer of “Aim High.” “I am thrilled to be working with a filmmaker as talented as Ari Sandel. His proficiency in storytelling and ability to connect with a discriminate audience are second to none."
“I’m very excited to be working with McG and Warner Bros. on ‘Aim High’,” said Ari Sandel. “When I saw the production quality of the first season I was truly impressed. Warner Bros. is really taking digital storytelling to new levels and I think fans will love what we have planned for season two.”
“Aim High” is the story of a young man leading a double life - juggling his studies by day and serving as a government operative by night. Season one of the series chronicled the life of Nick Green and his junior year of High School while working as one of the country's 64 highly trained teenage operatives. Fans can view the entire first season on Aim High’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/aimhighseries.
Ari Sandel and McG are represented by WME. Jackson Rathbone is represented by Paradigm and Cutler Management, and Daniel Mackey by Brooklyn Weaver at Energy Entertainment.
About the Director
Ari Sandel is the director of the short film, “West Bank Story” which won the Academy Award in 2007 for Best Short Film (Live Action).
Sandel earned his Directing M.F.A. from the University of Southern California's school of Cinema-Television. Sandel also directed the documentary, “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland,” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was later released nationwide in 2008. He is currently attached to several film projects in development.
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About Warner Premiere
Warner Premiere specializes in the development and production of both features and digital content for home entertainment platforms. Past projects include “A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song,” “Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster” and “Batman: Year One,” as well as the digital series “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” and “Aim High.” Warner Premiere is at the creative forefront in the made-for-home entertainment marketplace, producing properties that exemplify the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.
About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) oversees the electronic distribution of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s content through Video-On-Demand, Pay-Per-View, Electronic Sell-Through and Subscription Video-On-Demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBDD also distributes content through third party digital retailers and licensees. A worldwide industry leader since its inception, WBDD also manages the Studio’s E-commerce sites that include WBShop.com and WarnerArchive.com. Twitter: @WBDigitalDist
About Dolphin Digital Studios, Inc.
Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. is dedicated to the production of high-quality digital content. With the launch of Dolphin Digital Studios, the Company is at the forefront of the growing digital entertainment sector. Dolphin Digital Studios is committed to consistently delivering premium, best-in-class entertainment and securing premiere distribution partners to maximize audience reach and commercial advertising potential.
Dolphin Digital Studios’ first two web series, co-financed through an agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, are the action-packed high school spy thriller Aim High from multi-talented Executive Producer and Director McG (Director of Charlie’s Angels and Terminator: Salvation and Executive Producer of television series Chuck and Supernatural) and the futuristic survival tale H+: The Digital Series from blockbuster Director / Producer Bryan Singer (Director of X-Men, Superman Returns and The Usual Suspects, and Executive Producer of hit television series House). Dolphin Digital Studios recently announced a new production with Anthony E. Zuiker, visionary creator of the CSI franchise and his production company Dare to Pass, and Yahoo! Inc, the premier digital media company, titled "Cybergeddon."
About Wonderland Sound and Vision
McG most recently directed THIS MEANS WAR starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. Wonderland Sound and Vision is currently developing DEAD SPY RUNNING at Warner Bros which was written by Stephen Gaghan, and TINK at Disney starring Elizabeth Banks. Additionally, Wonderland has two hit television shows on the air: NIKITA, and SUPERNATURAL.
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