Media distribution company Hannover House Inc. is in the process of relocating its corporate office from Springdale to Fayetteville, CEO Eric Parkinson said.
The move to the Today’s Bank building at 300 N. College St. comes after the company secured high-profile actors Samuel L. Jackson and Shirley MacLaine to star in “Mother Goose: Journey to Utopia,” which is expected to start filming in Northwest Arkansas in January.
“We’re stepping up our game,” Parkinson said.
Parkinson expects the move from 1428 Chester St. in Springdale to be completed by mid-October.
“Mother Goose: Journey to Utopia,” will cost $5.5 million to produce, Parkinson said.
Hannover House acquired rights to the script five years ago, and the movie has been in the works ever since.
The company attracted the interest of MacLaine and Jackson because “the material was strong, and both actors are represented by the same agent,” Parkinson said.
After MacLaine became interested in the movie, MacLaine’s agent, ICM Partners, who also represents Jackson, recommended him for a part in the movie.
“It’s a high-profile film as far as stars,” Parkinson said. It’s also “low risk” in that it will be produced in Arkansas, he said.
“Everything here is more affordable.”