Artisan Pictures has signed a first look production deal with Dana Reid, a former vice president of production at Artisan, and his new company Flash Entertainment. The arrangement covers theatrical and direct-to-video productions.

Reid joined Artisan in 1997 from ICM where he worked alongside agent Ken Kamins. While at Artisan he worked on seven pictures including Black Mask, Belly and Foolish, while also developing and producing a number of direct-to-video releases.

Projects already in development at Flash include sequels to Artisan movies Belly and Stir Of Echoes, urban fantasy thriller Manifestant, sci-fi thriller Omniscience which is being produced by Dark Horse Comics, Wu-Tang Vs Shaolin which will star Wu-Tang Clan's RZA and real life Shaolin monk Shi Yan-Ming and urban comedy Ladies Night.