NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Emmy and Tony award-winning producer Scott Sanders has announced the creation of Scott Sanders Productions, a feature film and live theater production company with a two-year first look motion picture deal with Walt Disney Studios. Theatre veteran Carol Fineman joins company as Vice President of the Theatre division.
Sanders is one of the entertainment industry’s most creative and prolific entrepreneurs with a proven track record of producing quality and commercial entertainment properties for a variety of media over his 30-year career. He is the lead producer of the 11 Tony Award-nominated hit Broadway musical The Color Purple and is widely credited with the historic turnaround of Radio City Music Hall.
"I'm excited to draw on my eclectic and far-reaching talent relationships within the film, television, music, theatre and publishing communities to create high-quality commercial properties for the stage and screen,” said Sanders in a statement. “Scott Sanders Productions will focus on developing and producing feature films and stage musicals based on popular, renowned literary works as well as classic stories from a variety of sources, then marketing those projects to a broad based audience. I also look forward to using my 15 years of producing experience at Radio City Music Hall to create original programming for Las Vegas and touring venues," he added.
Oren Aviv, president of production for the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, added, “I am very pleased to bring in Scott and his team to develop quality motion picture projects for the Disney and Touchstone banners. I have worked with Scott over the past 20 years, and witnessed him succeed across an impressive array of media. Scott innovates on every project he produces, has great taste, an uncanny connection with talent, and has reaped both critical and popular success. We are looking forward to a long, exciting and successful collaboration."
Sanders’ new offices, located in New York City’s Chelsea gallery district, will open in early spring. –by CeelbrityAccess Staff Writers