Lots of New Stuff on the Way from William Butler and Film Roman

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Lots of New Stuff on the Way from William Butler and Film RomanAround these parts we’ve been fans of William Butler ever since his roles in Night of the Living Dead (1990) and Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III so any time we hear that he’s involved in something new, we take notice. Case in point…

From the Press Release
Producer-director-writer William Butler’s Transition Entertainment has been inked to a first-look deal by Starz Animation’s Film Roman.

Butler and his Transition team, which includes three-time Emmy Award® winner John Vulich, will work with Film Roman’s General Manager, Head of Production Dana Booton to assist in the development and creation of animated and live-action content for all platforms.

“Film Roman has long established itself as one of the premier companies for creators to thrive. The Transition Entertainment team is extremely proud to contribute to their exciting slate of projects,” said William Butler, President, Transition Entertainment. “Our partnership with Film Roman comes at a perfect time as the digital platform continues to rapidly grow and the demand for new entertainment increases.”

Butler has recently completed producing and writing duties on the half-hour comedy pilot “Waffle Hut” (Transition Entertainment) and is currently producing/directing the fourth season of Disney’s “Game On.” Butler previously wrote and directed the horror-thriller Madhouse (Lionsgate/Lakeshore) and thriller Furnace (Melee Entertainment/Genius).

Transition Entertainment has also written and produced several live theater shows in Los Angeles, including the improv comedy “The Chuck Rivers Show,” a satirical send-up of a 1970’s style talk show featuring a rotating cast of comedy veterans including Laird Macintosh (The Groundlings Theatre & School), Frank Caeti (“MADtv”), Ryan Gaul (“House of Lies”), Sam Pancake (“Lovespring International”), Jordan Black (“Community”), Julie Brown (“Melissa and Joey”), and Maile Flanagan (“Lab Rats”). “The Chuck Rivers Show” was recently selected to The Groundlings 40th Anniversary Show lineup in May 2014.

It’s uncertain if any of the above will lead to quality horror projects, but knowing Bill, we wouldn’t doubt it at all. Stay tuned.

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