Great Picture Show Announces Partnership with Dame Dash Studios
Great Picture Show, founded by actor and producer Columbus Short, today announced a long-term production and promotional partnership with Dame Dash Studios (DDS33), a multimedia studio and production house founded by producer and entrepreneur, Dame Dash.
Great Picture Show will work with Dame Dash Studios to develop, produce and promote groundbreaking programs and products designed to entertain and captivate audiences worldwide. The partnership marks a first for the production company that will produce film and TV projects, as well as animation.
Current projects include, The List, and A Shot For Justice, both slated for release in 2019, Black Dots, a story written by Columbus Short and the late Lee Thompson Young, documenting a group of high school outcasts who take their school hostage, currently in pre-production, and Ellis D, a biopic on Major League baseball player, Dock Ellis', set to produce with Max Gousse of Artistry Films, among an extensive slate to include both scripted and unscripted television series and films.
"We're excited to join forces and use our own content and platform to set new trends," says Dash. "Our partnership is backed by a mission to highlight new and honest stories that haven't yet been told."
Columbus Short, a film and television actor, producer and director, is best known for his role in ABC's Scandal (Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn), Stomp the Yard (Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Meagan Good), Cadillac Records (Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé), Armored (Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne), and The Losers (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba). Short most recently starred in and produced True To The Game, as well as Armed, a film by Mario Van Peebles. Producing credits also include, BET's original movie Mr. Right, and American Violence (Denise Richards). He just completed directing his first Indie feature, Scott Free, slated for release in 2020.
Dame Dash has been a staple in all aspects of entertainment since the early 90's. The Harlem-bred tycoon has had massive success in music, fashion, and film. Film directing credits include Kevin Hart's first two films, Paper Soldiers and Death of a DYNASTY (Rashida Jones). His producing credits include Paid in Full (Wood Harris), Shadowboxer (Helen Mirren, Cube Gooding Jr.), The Woodsman (Kevin bacon, Kyra Sedgwick), and Honor Up (Stacey Dash). Dash is the Executive Producer for WE tv's hottest show Growing Up Hip Hop, currently in its fourth season. He is also the owner of fashion house Rachel Roy. Dash will appear in BET's Next Big Thing, a talent competition show, to premiere in October.