Greetings, Cinelease Family!
We are proud to announce that Cinelease’s Mare Island Studios in San Francisco, CA is now up and running. Cinelease is currently lighting up the set of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why.” The show is being produced by singer/actress Selena Gomez and is based on the novel by Jay Asher.
The story will follow a boy named Clay through an emotional night when he receives a shoe box of cassette tapes from his late classmate and crush Hannah, after she recently committed suicide. On the tapes, which are mailed with instructions to pass along from one student to another, Hannah explains to twelve peers how they each played a role in her death, by giving thirteen reasons explaining why she took her life.
The project hails from Anonymous Content and Paramount TV with a pilot penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Brian Yorkey.
“’13 Reasons Why’ marks Gomez’s first major exec producing credit, though she did serve as an EP on Disney Channel’s ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ TV movie, ‘The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex’ in 2013. Gomez got her start on ‘Barney & Friends’ and rose to fame on Disney’s ‘Wizards of Waverly Place,’ on which she starred for its four-season run.
Stay tuned for more news on Cinelease’s Mare Island Studios!