Entertainment One scoops up key titles at Cannes

27 May, 2011 by IF

Press release from Entertainment One

Leading international independent distributor Entertainment One (eOne) is pleased to announce that they have secured the rights to a broad selection of premium titles at this year’s annual Festival de Cannes in France. From comedies and dramas to action-flicks and thrillers, eOne scored films for each of its core markets and inked a number of multi-territory deals.

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Entertainment One secured multi-territory rights for, among others:
• POMPEII, directed by Paul WS Anderson, from Summit Entertainment for UK, Canada & Benelux
• PARKER, directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Jason Statham, from Sierra Films/Affinity for UK, Canada, Australia & Benelux
• THE BIG WEDDING, starring Katherine Heigl, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton Amanda Seyfried, from NuImage for Canada & Benelux
• 7 PSYCHOPATHS, starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke & Christopher Walken, from Hanway for Australia & Benelux
• ANGEL’S SHARE, directed by Ken Loach, from Wild Bunch for UK & Canada

Other acquisition highlights from across eOne territories include:
UK
• TARZAN 3D, directed Reinhard Klooss, from Summit Entertainment
• LAY THE FAVORITE, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall & Catherine Zeta-Jones, from Wild Bunch

Canada
• RUM DIARY, starring Johnny Depp, Amber Heard & Aaron Eckhart, from GK Films
• LONDON BOULEVARD, starring Colin Farrell & Keira Knightley, from GK Films
• I, ALEX CROSS, starring Tyler Perry, Jean Reno & Matthew Fox, from QED
• ASTÉRIX AND OBÉLIX: GOD SAVE BRITANNIA, starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu, from Wild Bunch
• ENCHANTED KINGDOM 3D, directed by Patrick Morris and Neil Nightingale, from IM Global
• THE HOST, directed by Andrew Niccol and based on the Stephanie Meyer novel, from Inferno

Australia
• MAVERICKS, starring Gerard Butler, from Lakeshore Entertainment
• MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, directed by Woody Allen and starring Owen Wilson & Rachel McAdams, from Imagina
• WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, starring Tilda Swinton & John C. Reilly, from Independent
• THE HYPNOTIST, directed by Lasse Hallestrom, from Svensk

Benelux
• LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME, starring Sam Worthington, from IM Global
• ENDER’S GAME, directed by Gavin Hood, from Sierra Pictures
• GREAT HOPE SPRINGS, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones & Steve Carrell, from Lionsgate

North America
• DEVIL’S ROCK, starring Craig Hall and Matthew Sunderland, from NZ Film
• ARN, TV series starring Arn Magnusson, from Svensk

International Home Video
• RETREAT, starring Thandie Newton & Cillian Murphy, from SC Films for France and Scandinavia
• UNIVERSAL SOLDIER 4, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme & Dolph Lundgren from Foresight for France.

eOne had a very successful market – acquiring rights to over 50 great films for its major territories. Entertainment One operates in the UK, the US, Canada, Benelux, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Scandinavia, and South Africa.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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