Live action and animationgenre production house New Arc Entertainment launches at AFM with a slate ofpictures including an anthology of 13 one-hour titles from horror veteransincluding John Carpenter and George Romero.

John W Hyde is named chiefexecutive officer of New Arc. Hyde is also chief operating officer of IDTEntertainment, which will handle worldwide sales on the slate.

Titles include Kevin VanHook's supernatural thriller The Fallen Ones starring Robert Wagner, which has just completedprincipal photography and involves evil angels who wreak havoc on Earth, andthe New Arc-Mindfire Entertainment co-production All Soul's Day: Dia De LosMuertos starring Laura Elena Haring.

Other titles include DemonHunter and It Waits, the first two in a series of projects co-produced byNew Arc and Stephen J Cannell, which are being directed by Scott Ziehl andSteven Monroe respectively.

The Masters Of Horror series also features work by John Landis and JoeDante.

New Arc will release severalprojects currently in production through IDT's DPS Film Roman Studios,including Rob Zombie's El Superbeasto,Todd McFarlane's Spawn and thesix-title series Stan Lee Presents.

"We are extremely pleased tounveil our slate of films at AFM," Hyde said in a statement. "We areparticularly delighted to join in collaboration with many of the mostcelebrated creative talents in entertainment."

Anchor Bay, IDTEntertainment's home video subsidiary, will distribute New Arc titles in theUS, Canada and the UK.