Big Stage Partners With A-Team Producer

Pasadena-based Big Stage Entertainment, whcih provides technology to create 3D avatars, said today that it has partnered with Stephen J. Cannell Productions, the firm behind "The A-Team" and "The Greatest American Hero." According to the firms, Stephen J. Cannell productions will offer a collection of short clips from classic TV shows on's site. BigStage's technology will be used to insert users into video clips and photos. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BigStage uses three digital photos to create a virtual version of any person, which can be used in virtual worlds, video games, inserted into videos and photos, or elsewhere. Big Stage is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Selby Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels; the firm's technology is based on research developed at the University of Southern California and for the CIA.