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2 items from 2015

Steven Paul Sets Good Times Film Venture With Thailand Property Mogul (Exclusive)

7 July 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood producer Steven Paul has teamed with Thai real estate mogul Pimol Srivikorn to launch movie production company Good Times Films.

The company will focus on film production in Thailand with annual output of 2 or 3 movies per year. All will be shot in English. Movies will be jointly financed by Paul and Srivikorn and be made with fully financed budgets of $3 million-$50 million. Some are likely to be structured as co-productions with Chinese companies, in which case Good Times would provide up to 20% of the budget.

Distribution, including in Thailand, will be effected through the multi-territory deal between Paul’s Sp International and Sony Pictures Releasing that was signed earlier this year.

First up will be the previously announced “Born to Be Ghosts,” which will shoot from early 2016 predominantly in China and partially in Thailand and be directed by Patrick Alessandrin (“District 13: Ultimatum”). “Born” is a $35 million thriller being »

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Cannes: New Chinese Thriller is ‘Born’ to Spi and China’s C2M

21 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sp International and China’s C2M Media Group have agreed to co-produce “Born to Be Ghosts,” a stylized thriller that will be directed by France’s Patrick Alessandrin.

The film, pitched as a “new twist on the ‘Magnificent Seven’ genre,” is budgeted at $35 million. It will shoot predominantly in China in the first quarter of 2016.

A mixed international and Chinese cast is anticipated, and Spi and C2M will jointly control casting. Production is by Spi head Steven Paul and C2M’s Paolo Lee.

C2M will handle Chinese and Asian rights and Spi the rest of the world. North American distribution rights will be handled through Spi’s deal with Sony Pictures. Release is set a year later, in the first quarter of 2017.

The agreement was completed in Cannes and is in addition to the earlier pact to

co-produce $50 million China-u.S. action film “High Speed.”

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