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Adult Swim President Michael Ouweleen Pushes International Expansion (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Monaco - Poland
variety.com
15.06.2024 / 11:43

Adult Swim President Michael Ouweleen Pushes International Expansion (EXCLUSIVE)

Michael Ouweleen, president of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim, a major force behind the rise of adult animation, has signalled at Annecy the company’s intention to ramp up its presence in Europe and international markets at large. “We very much want to see Adult Swim originals coming from anywhere in the world,” Ouweleen told Variety at the French festival. The stars are aligning for the overseas drive.

Annecy: Thailand-China Animation ‘Out of the Nest’ Picked Up by All Rights Entertainment - variety.com - Los Angeles - China - Thailand - city Hong Kong
variety.com
14.06.2024 / 13:53

Annecy: Thailand-China Animation ‘Out of the Nest’ Picked Up by All Rights Entertainment

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief All Rights Entertainment, the Paris, Hong Kong and Los Angeles-based international film agency has picked up international sales duties on animated children and family feature “Out of the Nest.” The film had its world premiere this week at the Annecy International Animation Festival. In the Kingdom of Castilia, days from the coronation of the new Emperor and Empress, their seven royal fledglings are taken and it’s up to one hero to return them safely; a teenage delivery boy, Arthur the Goat. His dreams of becoming a world-class barber are put on hold when he becomes the unwitting guardian of the royal heirs.

Films Boutique Closes Further Deals for Berlin Award-Winner ‘All Shall Be Well’ as Hong Kong Box Office Builds (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - USA - Germany - Japan - Switzerland - Indiana - Indonesia - Greece - Czech Republic - Berlin - Hong Kong - Bulgaria - Israel - Slovakia - Taiwan - city Hong Kong - Macau
variety.com
14.06.2024 / 13:53

Films Boutique Closes Further Deals for Berlin Award-Winner ‘All Shall Be Well’ as Hong Kong Box Office Builds (EXCLUSIVE)

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor Berlin-based sales agency Films Boutique has closed further deals for Ray Yeung’s “All Shall Be Well,”following the North American deal with Strand Releasing and the first international sales previously announced by Variety.The film has been acquired by Nour Films in France, One From the Heart in Greece, Mezipatra in Czech Republic and Slovakia, HBO Europe in Eastern Europe, Beta Film in Bulgaria and Falcon in Indonesia, in addition to the already announced deals with Vedette in the Benelux, Karma in Spain, Trigon in Switzerland and Lev in Israel.Films Boutique is in negotiations with potential buyers in the U.K., Latin America, Germany and Japan.Additionally, New Voice Film Productions Ltd. secured distribution deals with Golden Scene for Hong Kong and Macau and Flash Forward Entertainment in Taiwan.“All Shall Be Well” is written and directed by Yeung and was produced by Yeung’s frequent collaborator Michael J.

Crunchyroll Exec Talks “Huge” Growth Potential For Global Anime Market As Platform Gears Up For ‘Blue Lock The Movie’ Release – Annecy - deadline.com - France - China - Japan
deadline.com
13.06.2024 / 08:17

Crunchyroll Exec Talks “Huge” Growth Potential For Global Anime Market As Platform Gears Up For ‘Blue Lock The Movie’ Release – Annecy

Crunchyroll Senior Vice President of Global Commerce Mitchel Berger was in ebullient mood as he gave a talk on the growing global reach of anime at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival this week.

Kinology Boards Buzzy Animated Musical ‘Ogresse’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA - Belgium - city Kabul
variety.com
13.06.2024 / 07:39

Kinology Boards Buzzy Animated Musical ‘Ogresse’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Ben Croll Paris-based Kinology will handle international sales for “Ogresse,” a musical directed by Grammy-winner Cecile McLorin Salvant and acclaimed animator Lia Bertels. Spearheaded by Miyu Productions and adapted from a stage show that Salvant has toured since 2019, the animated fable mixes digital 2D and stop-motion alongside a wealth of musical styles ranging from ballads to jazz waltzes to baroque lamentos, setting to song the plight of a misunderstood outsider living alone in the woods and the heartache of young knight sent to fatally win her heart. After claiming two prizes out of the Annecy Animation Festival’s Mifa pitch session last year, the international co-production has emerged as an industry buzz title, winning support from the likes of Claude Barras, who will co-produce and provide stop-motion assistance through his Lausanne-based Helium Films banner.

Folivari Backs Sherlock Holmes Spinoff ‘The Baker Street Four’ Amidst Wider International Expansion (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - Brazil - USA - Chile
variety.com
13.06.2024 / 07:39

Folivari Backs Sherlock Holmes Spinoff ‘The Baker Street Four’ Amidst Wider International Expansion (EXCLUSIVE)

Ben Croll In a sign of Folivari’s widening ambitions, the French animation powerhouse will handle world sales of the Sherlock Holmes spinoff “The Baker Street Four” through its newly launched distribution branch Folivari International. Adapted from a local comic book series that pairs Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective with four streetwise urchins, the title was developed in-house, with Folivari and Blue Spirit (“Blue Eye Samurai”) tackling creative duties and Canal+ set as commissioning broadcaster.

‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Studio Blue Spirit Launches In-House Development Label, Plans North American Expansion (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Paris - USA - city Ottawa
variety.com
12.06.2024 / 12:27

‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Studio Blue Spirit Launches In-House Development Label, Plans North American Expansion (EXCLUSIVE)

Ben Croll French animation outfit Blue Spirit (the studio behind Netflix sensation “Blue Eye Samurai”) will introduced an in-house digital creation and development label under the moniker Blue Spirit Creative. Offering full-service creative and graphic development for features, series, ads and games, the creative label will be run by the Paris-based team behind Digital Banana, which Blue Spirit acquired last year. “We can now offer a one-stop-shop,” says Blue Spirit CEO Olivier Lelardoux.

Mediawan Kids & Family President Reveals Hunt For Next ‘Miraculous’ As Division Gives Update On Animation Slate At Annecy - deadline.com - France
deadline.com
11.06.2024 / 14:17

Mediawan Kids & Family President Reveals Hunt For Next ‘Miraculous’ As Division Gives Update On Animation Slate At Annecy

It has been a high-profile 12 months for Mediawan Kids & Family thanks to subsidiary Method Animation’s involvement in the Ladybug & Cat Noir franchise, which has been enjoying box office success worldwide with a first feature film adaptation.

French Animation Distributor Eurozoom Inks Strategic Alliance with Special Touch Studios, takes Four Titles to Annecy Animation Festival (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Canada - Belgium - Japan - Luxembourg
variety.com
11.06.2024 / 07:29

French Animation Distributor Eurozoom Inks Strategic Alliance with Special Touch Studios, takes Four Titles to Annecy Animation Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

Anna Marie de la Fuente Eurozoom, a leading French distributor for Japanese animation, has forged a strategic partnership with major French animation producer Special Touch Studios, led by founder and CEO Sebastien Onomo. “We both share the same passion for animation and want to tell bold stories with a particular attention to professional diversity,” said Eurozoom’s CEO-Founder Amel Lacombe, who added that they were jointly working on a six-animation feature lineup. Leading the pack is “Melvile,” directed by Romain Renard and Fursy Teyssier.

Banijay Kids & Family Unveils Deals on Cartoons on the Bay Winner ‘Froggie’ with Spain, France (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France
variety.com
11.06.2024 / 07:29

Banijay Kids & Family Unveils Deals on Cartoons on the Bay Winner ‘Froggie’ with Spain, France (EXCLUSIVE)

John Hopewell Chief International Correspondent ANNECY, France — Banijay Kids & Family, behind hit “Totally Spies!” and “Mr Bean: The Animated Series,” has unveiled first deals on “Froggie,” crowned best TV pilot at early June’s Cartoons on the Bay Pulcinella Awards. In deals which suggest one way much Annecy-announced business will go, Spanish pubcaster RTVE and top French kids channel Gulli, have acquired rights to Spain and France respectively. Both are among the biggest and most established players in Western Europe’s children’s entertainment.

Former Netflix EMEA Exec Alexi Wheeler Launches Wheel In Motion With France’s Superprod Group – Annecy - deadline.com - Britain - France
deadline.com
10.06.2024 / 09:11

Former Netflix EMEA Exec Alexi Wheeler Launches Wheel In Motion With France’s Superprod Group – Annecy

EXCLUSIVE: Former Netflix EMEA Head of Animated Series Alexi Wheeler is launching UK-based production company Wheel In Motion under the auspices of burgeoning French content conglomerate Superprod Group.

Warner Bros. Discovery Snares U.S. Rights to French Open (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France
variety.com
07.06.2024 / 19:09

Warner Bros. Discovery Snares U.S. Rights to French Open (EXCLUSIVE)

Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor The Warner Bros. Discovery sports portfolio has long been grounded in offerings from the major U.S. leagues.

Women in Animation Unveils 2024 International Diversity Initiative Teams - variety.com - Brazil - USA - South Africa - Argentina - Indonesia
variety.com
07.06.2024 / 15:35

Women in Animation Unveils 2024 International Diversity Initiative Teams

Naman Ramachandran Women in Animation (WIA) has revealed the five teams chosen for the 2024 Stories x Women program, sponsored by The Walt Disney Company and UNESCO. The initiative aims to amplify diverse voices in animation, offering international opportunities for women animators from emerging markets in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

‘Sandokan’: First-Look Images Unveiled Of Series Based On Emilio Salgari’s Epic - deadline.com - Britain - Spain - Italy - Turkey
deadline.com
06.06.2024 / 14:13

‘Sandokan’: First-Look Images Unveiled Of Series Based On Emilio Salgari’s Epic

Take a first peek at Sandokan, a new international adaptation of Emilio Salgari’s historic saga about the adventures of a titular pirate who, with his motley crew, fights against colonial powers in Southeast Asia. Scroll down for more.

Federation Kids & Family Sells K-Pop Tween Series ‘Gangnam Project’ to Key Markets - variety.com - Australia - Britain - France - Canada - South Korea - county Gem - North Korea - Finland
variety.com
06.06.2024 / 09:48

Federation Kids & Family Sells K-Pop Tween Series ‘Gangnam Project’ to Key Markets

John Hopewell Chief International Correspondent It’s not just Netflix which is cashing in on the K phenomenon. Federation Kids & Family has clinched a brace of first-wave deals with major international broadcasters on “Gangnam Project,” its new K-pop-inspired tween live-action series.

AI Film Competition Unveiled at Bucheon Fantasy Festival - variety.com - France - South Korea - Dubai - Japan - Singapore
variety.com
05.06.2024 / 06:41

AI Film Competition Unveiled at Bucheon Fantasy Festival

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Going all-in on its exploration of the role of artificial intelligence in filmmaking, South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) has unveiled a 15-title AI Film competition. The films will compete for jury-selected and audience awards and cash prizes of up to KRW1.5 million ($11,000).

18th Century Vampire Thriller ‘The Vourdalak’ Acquired by Oscilloscope for U.S. Distribution; Trailer and Poster Revealed (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - USA
variety.com
03.06.2024 / 14:41

18th Century Vampire Thriller ‘The Vourdalak’ Acquired by Oscilloscope for U.S. Distribution; Trailer and Poster Revealed (EXCLUSIVE)

William Earl administrator Period vampire thriller “The Vourdalak” is set to stalk American audiences. Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired the U.S.

‘Midas Man,’ Drama About Beatles Manager Brian Epstein, Sells to Briarcliff Entertainment, Studio POW and American Entertainment Investors (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA
variety.com
03.06.2024 / 14:41

‘Midas Man,’ Drama About Beatles Manager Brian Epstein, Sells to Briarcliff Entertainment, Studio POW and American Entertainment Investors (EXCLUSIVE)

Brent Lang Executive Editor “Midas Man,” an upcoming drama about Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who helped turn the Beatles into the biggest thing in pop culture, has sold North American distribution rights to Briarcliff Entertainment. The company will distribute the movie in collaboration with Studio POW and American Entertainment Investors. It stars Jacob Fortune-Lloyd of “The Queen’s Gambit” as Epstein.

‘Gomorrah’ Prequel Sets Production for 2025 as Sky Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Italy’s Top TV Export — Watch Clip (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Italy
variety.com
03.06.2024 / 10:47

‘Gomorrah’ Prequel Sets Production for 2025 as Sky Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Italy’s Top TV Export — Watch Clip (EXCLUSIVE)

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent Plans for a “Gomorrah” series prequel are moving forward, with shooting now scheduled to start in winter 2025 on the hit crime drama’s previously announced origin story. News that the “Gomorrah” prequel show is firmly on track surfaced as Sky Italia celebrated the 10th anniversary of the country’s top TV export, with a special aired on Sunday – of which Variety has been given an exclusive clip – in which key cast traded anecdotes about how their onscreen roles wound up seeping into their real lives.

Get to Know 'I'm Okay' Superstar AleXa With These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive) - www.justjared.com - USA
justjared.com
31.05.2024 / 21:41

Get to Know 'I'm Okay' Superstar AleXa With These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

AleXa is one of the big stars in the K-pop and international music scene, and we want our readers to get to know her even better.

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