Electric Entertainment is an independent film and television production and distribution company headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. The company is in post-production on the Warner Bros. film “Geostorm,” Devlin’s feature directorial debut, which he is producing with Skydance Pictures’ David Ellison and Dana Goldberg along with Roskin and Olschan. “Geostorm” is scheduled for a January 2017 release. Electric recently finished production on the second season of the highly-rated TNT series “The Librarians,” which is based on the TV movie “The Librarian,” starring Noah Wyle (the highest rated TV movie on cable in 2004), its sequel, “The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines” and the third installment of the franchise, “The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice.” The show, which has been renewed for a third season on TNT, airs on NBC-Universal in most major international territories.
Devlin’s sales and distribution division, headed by Sonia Mehandjiyska, is currently selling international rights to a slate of offerings, including Brad Silberling’s thriller “An Ordinary Man,” which stars Ben Kingsley and just completed shooting in Serbia. They are also selling international rights to “Mercy Street,” a PBS drama series which premieres in 2016 and is executive produced by Ridley Scott.
Additionally, Electric co-financed and produced the film “Go With Me” starring Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta and Julia Stiles, which premiered as an official selection of the 2015 Venice Film Festival. Electric is also selling the Tribeca Film Festival favorite “The Wannabe,” is executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Devlin and Traction Media and stars Academy Award® winner Patricia Arquette, Vincent Piazza and Michael Imperioli. The film premiered on December 4, 2015.
Along with Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry production company, Electric produced SyFy Channel’s “The Triangle” (2005) which won an Emmy for its Visual Effects and was the highest-rated miniseries on the cable channel that year.
Electric’s previous film projects include MGM’s “Flyboys” (2006) and Sony Picture Classics’ politically-charged documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” (2006), which was nominated for a number of awards including Best Documentary Feature for the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
Electric also launched Electric Visual Effects (EFX), its in-house effects arm, allowing the filmmakers they work with to stretch their dollars way beyond traditional effects budget boundaries. The EFX crew has been assembled from industry veterans Devlin had previously collaborated with on his global box-office hits including “Independence Day,” “Godzilla,” and “The Patriot.” EFX is headed by veteran visual effects producer Mark Franco whose career spans over twenty-five years and includes productions such as “Independence Day,” “Batman & Robin,” “Armageddon” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”