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Lena Headey to star in Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales

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Via press release

Zenescope Entertainment has announced that actress Lena Headey, star of the immensely popular HBO television series Game of Thrones, will be joining the Grimm Fairy Tales animated series to voice the lead character, Sela Mathers. Lena’s extensive resume includes her role as Queen Gorgo in 300 and as Sarah Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. This announcement comes on the heels of another talented actress, Briana Evigan (Step Up 2, Sorority Girls, The Devil’s Carnival), having joined onto the project last week.
The Grimm Fairy Tales animated series will be based on Zenescope Entertainment’s popular comic book series of the same name. What makes this situation unique is that Zenescope has teamed with Titmouse Animation Studio and director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros.) to bypass the traditional film studio system by seeking funding for the animated series through popular website Kickstarter.com (http://kck.st/wjSM8D ). The project is live on Kickstarter now until May 1st, 2012 and has a pledge goal of $175,000.

“We set the goal of the animated series at $175,000 because we wanted to give our fans and those supporting the Kickstarter a high-quality product,” explains Zenescope Marketing Manager Stephen Haberman “We’re partnering with Titmouse, one of the premiere animation studios in the world, to handle the animation. We have Jon Schnepp directing and now with Lena and Briana joining the project, we’re able to take it to another level.”

“Crowd-funding can be a powerful tool. We’ve seen some really exciting projects find funding through Kickstarter and it’s a game changer.” Said Zenescope’s Editor-in-Chief, Ralph Tedesco “It gives us a chance to make this series the way our fans want to see it be made. We’re about a third of the way there with funding and hopefully now with the all of the talent we’ve brought on board fans will see that this can be an amazing project to back.”

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