Steven Silver, most recently SVP of factual programming for Entertainment One (eOne), has left the company to establish a new production shingle, Blue Ice Films and is concentrating on his film and TV directing career.
Silver, a former president of Barna-Alper Productions until its acquisition by eOne in 2007, is an award-winning writer, producer and director of films and documentaries, and with longtime partner Neil Tabatznik, will finance, develop and produce projects under the Blue Ice banner. The new company has also entered into a multi-year first-look deal with eOne that will give Silver’s former employer a first look at Blue Ice’s feature films as well as scripted and non-scripted television productions.
Silver’s latest feature as a director, The Bang Bang Club, will be making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, as will Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, which Silver exec produced. ‘Being part of eOne’s amazing rise over the past three-plus years has been a fantastic experience.’ said Silver in a statement. ‘I am very excited by this new venture as well as the opportunity to keep working with the eOne family.’
‘We’re thrilled to have reached this new agreement with Blue Ice Films as it allows us to maintain a close relationship with Steven and to add premium film and television content to our expanding catalogue,’ said Laszlo Barna, president of eOne Television.