Phoenix-based production outfit Fortitude Entertainment Group(FEG) has teamed up with Indian animation house Maya Entertainment to formFortitude Maya.

The partners anticipate their first release sometime in 2006.'This partnership with Maya Entertainment is reflective of a furtherrefinement of our long term international business objectives,' FEG'sco-founder Lisa Marie Butkiewicz said.

'Maya Entertainment brings to the table a greatinfrastructure with Indian cost efficiency, while Fortitude will manage theprojects utilising the skills and expertise of the greatest professionals inHollywood."

FEGwas founded in spring 2004 and is adapting GP Taylor's fantasy novel Shadowmancer for Universal Pictures. Maya was launched in 1996 byproducer-director Ketan Mehta and actress Deepa Sahi.