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28/06/2007

Charles Shyer To Direct 'Eloise In Paris'

HandMade plc, the international rights and film company, has announced that critically acclaimed writer, director and producer Charles Shyer, will direct the first of the iconic 'Eloise' franchise feature films, ‘Eloise In Paris’ with production commencing in February 2008 for release in early 2009.
Locations for the film will include London, Paris and New York.
Casting has commenced to find a major international movie star for the lead of Eloise with negotiations for the role of the Nanny currently underway. The film will be produced by HandMade Films’ Patrick Meehan, Thomas D. Adelman and Ron Rotholz, and Executive Produced by Charles Shyer.
Commenting on this announcement, Patrick Meehan, Chairman of HandMade plc, said: "I am delighted that a filmmaker of Charles Shyer’s stature will be guiding the creative vision for one of HandMade’s most important franchises. His previous films have had enormous global box office success and critical acclaim. I’m confident that 'Eloise In Paris' and its follow up film, ‘Eloise Goes To Hollywood’ will generate great success for the company."
The deal bringing Shyer together with HandMade Films was brokered for HandMade by Gregg Homer from Entertainment Law Group Inc. and for Shyer, by Stan Coleman at Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin & Evall, LLP, and Jason Spitz at Endeavor. HandMade Films International will handle all worldwide sales on the project.
Development of the follow up film, ‘Eloise Goes To Hollywood’ has also begun.
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