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NBC UNIVERSAL SETS UP SYFY FILMS

December 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Taking a cue from other media conglomerates that have encouraged their cable networks to move into the movie business, NBC Universal is setting up SyFy Films, with authority to produce low budget ($5-25 million) sci-fi, fantasy, and horror movies. In an interview with Broadcasting and Cable magazine, SyFy President Dave Howe said that while Battlestar Galactica was a hit on the channel from 2004 to 2009, the planned movie version, with Bryan Singer on board to direct, will remain at Universal. The sort of films SyFy films will make, said Howe, will be more like District 9, Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity. “That’s a level and quality of production values that is very achievable with what we’re working with,” he told the trade publication.