UK production outfit Bacon & Eggs Productions is co-producing its first feature - a comic horror film called Coyote - with Chickflicks, the US production company founded by Sara Risher and being bankrolled by New Line Cinema, where Bacon & Eggs enjoys a first-look deal.
Bacon & Eggs and Chickflicks will co-produce the film - about a pack of coyotes taking revenge against some schlocky Hollywood film-makers in Los Angeles - with Steven Wolfe's production and management company Sneak Preview Entertainment.
Wolfe represents the film's director Dorothy Lyman, who has principally been working in theatre until now, in addition to helming three seasons of the CBS sitcom The Nanny. The screenplay was written by Nancy Fasules and Tracy Tyson.
Wolfe's credits as a producer include Tollbooth, Twin Falls Idaho, Fast Sofa and Circuit. He, Risher and Tobin Bacon will act as producers on the film which is set to start shooting in April 2001.
Chickflicks was created in Sept 1999 to develop films appealing to women and allied earlier this year with London-based Bacon & Eggs run by former senior vice president at Columbia TriStar Television Tobin Bacon, who essentially acts as Chickflicks' European partner.