' genre label is forging a partnership with Ground Control
to open the Screen Gems' Horror Lab, an initiative that will focus on the development and production of horror genre proof-of-concepts. The program will collaborate with up-and-coming filmmakers to produce horror shorts with the primary goal of developing this new, original content into feature films. Scott Glassgold
's Ground Control will serve as producer on the proof-of-concepts and prospective feature adaptations. Scott Strauss
and Michael Bitar
will oversee for the studio.
"We envision the Horror Lab as another step in the evolution of our label as a leading genre supplier," said Screen Gems' Steve Bersch. "We pride ourselves on supporting next generation creatives and see this as another way to bring exciting new talent and ideas to global audiences."
Ground Control has had considerable prior success in setting up shorts to film adaptations and has already begun the