April 04, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter
Saccani takes Cider Mill Prods. to the Disney lot

Producer Damien Saccani has set up Cider Mill Prods., his own shingle at Walt Disney Pictures, signing a nonexclusive two-year deal with the studio. Saccani's first hire is Bridget Humphrey, who was a creative executive at Josephson Entertainment. Humphrey will be vp development and will oversee development of Cider Mill's slate. Cider Mill, named after a road in Vermont near where Saccani was raised, will be housed on the Disney lot and will concentrate on making movies for Disney's planned genre division as well as "make the kind of universally appealing and imaginative stories the studio built its name on," Saccani said. "I interned at Disney during college, so to return under these circumstances is a dream come true." (Borys Kit and Sheigh Crabtree)