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The Works International Scores Raft of Sales on Erik Van Looy’s Thriller ‘The Prime Minister’

8 December 2016 6:48 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Erik Van Looy’s anticipated action-packed thriller “The Prime Minister” has been sold by The Works International across a raft of territories.

Shot in English and Flemish-language feature film, the movie was picked up by Trade Media for France, DDDream for China, Aya Pro for Japan, Discovery for Former Yugoslavia and Viswas Films for India. The Works International is in negotiations with buyers from Turkey, Middle East and Italy, with deals soon to be announced.

The company previously inked deals with Square One for Germany, Flins Y Piniculas for Spain, Kinepolis Film Distribution (Kfd) for Belgium and Dutch Film Works for Holland.

Since being theatrically released by Kinepolis Film Distribution across Belgium five weeks ago, “The Prime Minister” has grossed a healthy 2.6 million Euros at the local B.O.

The Brussels-set film follows the story of the Belgium Prime Minister who gets kidnapped while on his way to a summit »

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Flanders NeXT: Family film 'Cloudboy' wins Works In Progress award

11 October 2016 7:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New Europe Film Sales is representing the Bel-Swe-Nor-nl co-production.

Cloudboy has won the Works In Progress award - which comes with an $11,000 (€10,000) prize - at Flanders Image’s inaugural NeXT event. The story is about a Belgian boy who connects to his Swedish mother’s Sami roots during a summer trip to Lapland.

An international industry jury said, “We really want to see the special world that director Meikeminne Clinckspoor has created. We thought producer Katleen Goossens was very well prepared with her presentation, and both she and Meikeminne also told us about the heart of the story not just the plot. The story is both original and universal and we think it will appeal to wide audiences.”

Flanders Image had invited invited 13 projects in post-production – all backed by the Flanders Audiovisual fund — to pitch to the international industry in attendance.

The 13 projects in detail:

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Spain deal for kidnapping thriller 'The Prime Minister'

14 June 2016 2:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Works has inked a Spanish deal on Erik Van Looy thriller.

The Works International has secured a Spanish distribution deal on English and Flemish-language action-thriller The Prime Minister with Flins Y Piniculas.

Director Erik Van Looy’s (Loft) film, currently in post-production, stars Koen de Bouw (Loft), Dirk Roofthooft (Loft,), Saskia Reeves (Wolf Hall) and Adam Godley (The Bfg).

In The Prime Minister the car of the Belgian Prime Minister is hijacked, his driver killed and the Prime Minister kidnapped by terrorists.

Soon, he learns that his wife and children are also being held hostage and that they »

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Matthias Schoenaerts, Erik Van Looy thrillers to press on with Brussels shoots

24 March 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Belgian thriller The Prime Minister, about a terrorist plot to kidnap the Us president, is currently filming in and around Brussels.

Belgian terrorist-themed thriller The Prime Minister, which started shoot this week, is to continue production in spite of the bomb attacks in Brussels on Tuesday.

The film, directed by Erik Van Looy (The Loft), is about a plot to assassinate the Us President, played by Saskia Reeves. Koen De Bouw plays the kidnapped Belgian prime minister, whom terrorists try to force into committing the murder.

Producer Hilde De Laere confirmed to Screen that filming is still underway. The early scenes have been shot outside Brussels but the production is due to move to the city next week.

“Until now, we haven’t received any indication that things are no longer possible,” De Laere commented of the situation in Brussels. “For the moment, the spirit is that life has to go on.”

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