EXCLUSIVE: Gabriel Vasquez and Roman White, nation music biz mainstays and the chief producer and director, respectively, of the upcoming faith-based Netflix musical movie A Week Away, have signed with UTA and launched their new banner Rove Productions. They will probably be primarily based in Nashville.
A Week Away, which bows on March 26, stars Kevin Quinn and Bailee Madison within the story of a troubled teen (Quinn) who after a run-in with the legislation should select between juvenile detention and a Christian summer time camp. He chooses the later and falls for a camp common (Madison) who helps him discover a sense of belonging within the final place he anticipated.
Vasquez, the founding father of Vazquez Entertainment who has labored with musical artists together with Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Building 429, Newsboys and Jaci Velasquez, is the co-creator and producer of the faith-based musical.
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White, who has helmed music movies for the the likes of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban and Maren Morris amongst others, produces and directs the pic. With Rove Productions, they plan to give attention to movies, musicals, Broadway stage productions, animated options, worldwide excursions, and TV and literary properties.
Both have film business credit already, with White writing and directing 2015’s coming-of-age music pic Summer Forever and Vasquez co-executive producing the 2015 thriller Wildflower.
White wrote and directed his first movie, “Summer Forever” (Relativity and Disney) and has been efficiently directing commercials and movies ever since.
“We are thrilled to be able to join forces and combine our 20+plus years of experiences and talents under one umbrella,” stated Vasquez. “A Week Away is just the beginning of the type of films we see the Rove umbrella creating, combining our love of music and story in compelling new ways.”
Added White: “We bring years of both creating and curating artists, music, music videos, games, SFX, and live events to the table. Film is now the next natural progression for both of us. We are excited to be based in Nashville and thrilled to be represented by Heartland and the extraordinary UTA team. We have multiple new projects in several stages of development and pre-preproduction and look forward to this next season for Rove.”