The SC Group of Companies is made up of SC Global Media, Showcase Entertainment, and Showcase For Kids and is helmed by David Jackson and Shauna Shapiro Jackson. The SC Group produces and distributes film and television series, attends the major film and television markets each year, has an excellent line up of product and maintains exceptionally strong, ongoing relationships with the leading distributors worldwide.
Over the last thirty years, the SC Group has successfully marketed and licensed over three hundred feature films throughout the world in all media. Its product line has included such names as Ben Affleck, Sean Penn, Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire, Kathy Bates, Meghan Markle, John Malkovich, Edward Burns, Debra Messing, Harvey Keitel, Kiefer Sutherland, Rebecca DeMornay, Benicio Del Toro, Christopher Walken, Colin Firth, John Favreau, Jason Alexander, Billy Bob Thornton, Stanley Tucci, Matt LeBlanc, Rob Schneider, Jeff Daniels and many more.
In addition to film, the SC Group has had success with television series in the family space. Showcase produced the hit tween show “Flight 29 Down" for NBC and Discovery Kids/The Hub, and sold the series to major broadcasters throughout the world. Cartoon Network launched their Boomerang Channel in Latin America with Flight 29 Down. Showcase For Kid's' live action show “The Wannabes” premiered on Starz Family in the US and was HBO Family Latin America’s number one show. The group also produced several animated series, including “Ape Escape” based on the Sony Playstation Game for NickToons with Frederator Studios (“Fairly Odd Parents”) and the recently completed “Guardians of the Power Masks.”
Worldwide licensees of the SC Group have included Sony Entertainment (and the former Columbia Tristar), Disney/Buena Vista, MGM, New Line, Lionsgate, HBO, Showtime, Sony Pictures Television, Lifetime, Oxygen, the Sy Fy Channel, Village Roadshow, Endemol, Nordisk, 20th Century Fox, BBC, British Sky Broadcasting, TF1, Canal+, RTL, ZDF, Pro Sieben, Antena 3, Mediaset, Miko/NHK, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, HBO Ole and Cartoon Network, to name a few.
Company heads David Jackson and Shauna Shapiro Jackson were previously the co-founders of the worldwide distribution company, Curb/Esquire Films (currently Curb Communications) with then partner Mike Curb (of Curb Records), where they also served as President and Executive Vice President, respectively. Further, they served as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Production and Acquisitions, respectively, of Curb/Musifilm whose partners included Universal Pictures. Amongst other things, Curb/Musifilm developed and co-produced "sex, lies and videotape," which won the Cannes Film Festival for Best Picture (the Palme D’Or).
Jackson and Shapiro Jackson have also been involved in production for the past thirty years. They initially produced several films for RCA/Columbia (ultimately Sony Entertainment) with Morgan Mason ("sex, lies and videotape"), John Hardy (Ocean’s Eleven, Erin Brockovich, Stuart Little) and Jason Clark ("Ted," "Stuart Little"). More recently, among the many features they produced are "You May Not Kiss The Bride" (starring Katherine McPhee, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider, Dave Annable, Vinnie Jones and Mena Suvari) and "Gamebox 1.0" (Lionsgate). For television, they Executive Produced "Flight 29 Down" for NBC with Discovery Kids, the live action children’s series T"he Wannabes" which premiered on Starz Family, and "Ape Escape" for NickToons, Further, both Jackson and Shapiro Jackson started out as attorneys specializing in the area of Entertainment.
Prior to establishing and building Curb/Esquire Films, Jackson served as an attorney at Capitol Recordsand was then recruited by MCA Recordswhere he served as the Vice President of Business Affairs. Thereafter, Jackson went into the private practice of law where he represented recording artists, record and film producers and film distribution companies. Shapiro Jackson began her career as an in-house attorney for a production/distribution company where she dealt in all aspects of film production and distribution, and where she first established her strong relationships in the international film community.
Accordingly, the SC Group team is helmed by seasoned executives with excellent reputations and relationships and who are astute at negotiating deals on the producer’s behalf. Further, the acquisitions team includes Cara Goldstein, a Canadian native with a distinctive eye for quality, yet commercial, films who has been with the company virtually since its inception and has been responsible for acquiring many of the company’s top selling features. Gayle Sherman Hooker comes from the world of production and development having worked with such producers as Sherry Lansing and Academy Award winning director William Friedkin. Lori Doherty Bee comes from the production world as well (“Sex and the City,” “Entourage,” “Shameless”). Linda Paolucci is Sales Administration and Market Coordinator and coordinates all matters relating to each film and television market. Industry veteran Paula Marshall heads the finance and worldwide collections department. Music industry veterans Barbara Gingrich Spiegel and Katie Stephenson Dodson head Showcase’s Reality/Factual Entertainment division. Knowing the market and what the buyers are looking for are key elements in producing and distributing successful programming with worldwide appeal. The SC Group attributes its success in attracting quality product to strong international relationships, aggressive salesmanship and creative marketing abilities.
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