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TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES START OF PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON ACTION/ADVENTURE MOVIE, TREASURE GUARDS, STARRING ANNA FRIEL and RAOUL BOVA DIRECTED BY IAIN B. MACDONALD
Munich, Germany (November 22, 2010) - Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated Tandem Communications (The Pillars of the Earth, The Lost Future, Ring of the Nibelungs) announces the start of principal photography on its newest movie, Treasure Guards. Budgeted at U.S. $6 million and shooting on location in South Africa, principal photography began on November 21, 2010. Network partners are Germany’s ProSiebenSat1 and Italy’s Mediaset.
The film is directed by Iain B. Macdonald (Mansfield Park, Survivor). Executive Producers are Jonas Bauer, Partner, TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS (The Lost Future), Rola Bauer, Partner/Managing Director, TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS (The Pillars of the Earth) and Tim Halkin, Partner/Managing Director, TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS (Lost City Raiders) with Supervising Producer Vlokkie Gordon (The Breed) and Co-Producer David Wicht (Scorpion King 2) from Film Afrika Worldwide and Producer Moritz Polter (The Lost Future) from TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS.
Treasure Guards is written by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle (The Lost Future, Primeval) and stars Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies), Raoul Bova (The Tourist, The Company), Volker Bruch (The Reader, The Red Baron) and Florentine Lahme (Impact, Defying Gravity). The lead casting director is Priscilla John (The Pillars of the Earth, Mamma Mia).
***CREDITS NOT CONTRACTUAL***
Treasure Guards finds Archaeologist Victoria Eckhart on a dig in Hebron where she discovers an ancient scroll that could very well lead her to Solomon’s Diamond Mines – and that would be the discovery of the millennium. When the scroll is stolen from her, she teams up with an agent from a covert Vatican organization known as the "Treasure Guards". Together, the odd couple embarks on a chase through Europe and North Africa to recover the invaluable relic.
“After many years of supplying the market with Event movies in the action/adventure genre, last year we created the Action Pack(ed) label for such productions,” says Jonas Bauer, Executive Producer. “Our clients worldwide continue to embrace action/adventure programs and we aim to fulfill this need. Treasure Guards is the second film produced for this label and we’re thrilled to have our first production venture with Mediaset and to partner again with ProSiebenSat1.”
TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS is located in Munich, Germany and was started in 1999 by Rola Bauer and Tim Halkin. In 2007 Jonas Bauer became a partner in the company and in 2009 Malisa Scott joined as partner and Chief Operating Officer. From the beginning, their strategy was to build a vertically-integrated media company whose core business is international production and worldwide distribution. From the groundbreaking series Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, to the Emmy® Award winner Frank Herbert’s Dune to the Emmy® nominated Dragons’ World to the Golden Globe® nominated The Company to the Nora Roberts Franchise, TANDEM continues to develop, produce and distribute high-quality projects.
TANDEM produced the DIVA Award-winning Ring of the Nibelungs that garnered excellent ratings on the SyFy Channel in the U.S., as well as internationally. Lost City Raiders, a TANDEM event movie, also aired in the U.S. on The SyFy Channel with excellent ratings in all territories. Impact premiered successfully in the U.S. on ABC Network. In 2009, TANDEM launched the new Patricia Cornwell movie franchise with At Risk and The Front, based on her worldwide bestselling crime novels.
In 2010, TANDEM produced The Lost Future starring Sean Bean and shot on location in South Africa. The movie aired in the U.S. on the SyFy Channel.
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