Peter Jackson’s Wingnut Films Signs Multi-year Deal

February 12, 2009–Veteran interactive marketing and integrated promotions executive Gordon Paddison today announced the launch of his new global marketing firm Stradella Road, which will provide entertainment, and corporate clients a wide range of innovative marketing solutions targeting consumers and communities of influencers worldwide. 

Stradella Road has signed a multi-year pact with Peter Jackson's Wingnut Films for digital brand strategy on all Wingnut entertainment products.  Outreach on behalf of Wingnut titles will maximize the social dialogue while creating innovative new media opportunities to incubate licensing, merchandising and digital extensions from early awareness campaigns through ancillary windows.  The unique relationship was structured by Paddison with Jackson's manager Ken Kamins.


“This partnership is based on mutual respect,” states Jackson. “Gordon's stewardship of the online social dialogue and new media campaign for The Lord of the Rings trilogy was very impressive and contributed to the movie's eventual success. He has the utmost respect for our fans and I'm looking forward to continuing that relationship on our future projects.”


“It is an extraordinary honor for me to work with Wingnut Films and to support Peter Jackson’s creative vision,” says Paddison. “Social media has revolutionized the way consumers connect with each other20and include brands in their life and Stradella Road is the place for clients looking to leverage and evolve with the medium.”

In addition to the work with talent like Peter Jackson, the goal of Stradella Road is to work with entertainment and brand clients to pioneer unconventional media/message combinations to ensure marketing budgets generate the greatest impact.

As founder and principal, Paddison leverages his 14-year industry experience as head of New Media and Integrated Marketing at New Line Cinema where he created cross-divisional integrated campaigns for over two hundred theatrical titles, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Austin Powers and Blade series; to broad hits like Sex and the City and genre product including Snakes on a Plane. Awarded Variety’s “Integrated Marketer of the Year Award” in 2005, he has served on the Time Warner Research Council, as a member of the Board of Governors at the Producers Guild of America NMC and the interactive peer group of The American Television Academy of Arts and Sciences.


About Peter Jackson/Wingnut Films


Peter Jackson is one of the world's most successful filmmakers.  His monumental achievement co-writing, co-producing and directing The Lord of the Rings trilogy (with fellow Academy Award winners and frequent collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens) earned a total of 30 Academy Award nominations and 17 Academy Awards.  Jackson and Walsh received their first Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for their acclaimed film Heavenly Creatures.  Jackson, through his New Zealand-based Wingnut Films banner, also was responsible for the globally successful 2005 remake of King Kong which earned over $500 million worldwide and 3 Academy Awards.  Currently, Jackson is directing an adaptation of The Lovely Bones, from the acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold.  He is also developing a tr ilogy of films with Steven Spielberg based on Tintin, the world renowned comic book series by Herge.  The first film in the series, Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn started photography on January 26.


About Stradella Road

Founded by Gordon Paddison, Stradella Road delivers innovative marketing strategies and creative implementations that integrate traditional and new media to impact consumers and communities of influencers. We eliminate media-bias in communication plans and pioneer unconventional media/message combinations to ensure our clients’ marketing budgets generate the greatest impact.