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Scream Reboot Honors Wes Craven While Bringing in a New Audience


Scream 5 Has Completely Finished Production, Ready To Go For January '22


Marianne Maddalena
producer / world traveler / Photographer / real estate fanatic






Colcoa French Film Festival

Los Angeles, California

An American Film and Television Producer, Marianne Maddalena’s career has taken her from the back lots of Los Angeles to the stages of Carnegie Hall, from the deserts of Morocco to the far-flung reaches of Haiti and South Africa.


Collaborating with horror legend Wes Craven on films such as the SCREAM franchise, RED-EYE and THE HILLS HAVE EYES with grosses over $1 billion worldwide, Marianne’s films have been at the center of the pop culture conversation for nearly three decades.

On DEADLY FRIEND she was the assistant to director Wes Craven. Their relationship would prove to be a fortuitous one.  On THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW Marianne traveled with Craven to Haiti. This famously harrowing production's unique demands forged a professional bond between the two that would last for more than twenty years.

They produced two films for Universal Pictures, SHOCKER and THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS. Their common goal was to depict women with authenticity while resisting using female sexuality as the thing that separated victims and heroines. Marianne then produced NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 7: WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARENEW NIGHTMARE gave the series a fresh 90's spin, that garnered Marianne an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Picture of 1994. Their next project would redefine the horror genre for years to come, 1990s: SCREAMMarianne directly discovered the iconic mask whilst on a location scout in preproduction for the film. The film was an international blockbuster that would soon spawn three ground-breaking sequels directed by Wes and produced by Marianne. Among many awards, Marianne won best picture a the "Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films" for SCREAM.

In 1999, Marianne and Wes created Craven­-Maddalena Films. Their first project was MUSIC OF THE HEARTIn 2005, Marianne produced, with Craven directing, the thriller RED EYE. In 2006's they produced THE HILLS HAVE EYES and its 2007 sequel, THE HILLS HAVE EYES IIIn 2009, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT2019, Marianne finished the third season of SCREAM: THE TV SERIES on MTV/Netflix.


Currently, Marianne is Producing SCREAM 5 for Spyglass Entertainment and Paramount Pictures with the original cast, including Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette. She has several films and television shows slated for production in 2021. Marianne is developing the TV series HOW TO BE A MAN IN THE 21st CENTURY for the FX NETWORK. It is being written and directed by Dan Mazer, who is a 2021 Academy Award nominee for Best Writing (adapted screenplay) for BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM. Dan is also directing the reboot of HOME ALONE.

Marianne is a sponsor of the COLCOA French Film Festival, a festival created and presented by the Franco-­American Cultural Fund designed to showcase the diversity of French film, now in its twenty-fifth year. Marianne is twenty-year member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and a member of the Producers Guild of America.

Marianne is a patron of many charities including THE ZOE EDUCATION TRUST in Cape Town, South Africa, who's aim is to give children living in poverty a chance of a brighter future through education, The ALS Association, PETAPlanned Parenthood, Act for Equal, New Rainn, Futures Without Violence, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, CAMFED which is a pan-African movement revolutionizing how girl's education is delivered and  MY FRIEND’S PLACE in Los Angeles helping youth experiencing homelessness move toward wellness, stability, and self-sufficiency, and the Foster Children Resource Center that provides personal goods for foster children in the San Fernando Valley.

Marianne is on the Director's Forum for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and is part of the Directors Circle for the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Marianne is an avid photographer and also shares the passion for real estate as her Grandfather did, and has real estate investments around the country.

“Marianne and I have been working in a partnership for almost ten years, and she has been my Guardian Angel of getting us through all the shoals of production and also an inspiration for many of the creative ideas that come through in the making of my Horror pictures.” - Wes Craven on the commentary track for Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

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