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
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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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
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.”
The film will
Other acquisitions include dance film “High Strung,” post-apocalyptic sci-fi film “She Who Brings Gifts,” and Erik Van Looy’s thriller “De Premier.”
“We are delighted to have acquired such a strong group of films from this year’s Cannes Market,” said CEO Al Munteanu. “A comedy, a thriller, a sci-fi and a dance movie — our selection could not be more diverse.”
“50 Shades of Black,” which is a spoof of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” was acquired from Im Global. The film, which is in pre-production, stars Wayans (“The Heat”), and is directed by Michael Tiddes (“A Haunted House”). Producers are Stuart Ford, Wayans and Rick Alvarez. It was penned by Alvarez and Wayans.
“She Who Brings Gifts,” which stars Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace”), and
The Toronto-based sales agent heads into Berlin with a robust slate led by the StudioVault roster of Side By Side, The Red Robin, The Moment and Heartland.
Jane Weinstock’s thriller The Moment [pictured] from producer Allan Jones stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Meat Loaf and screens today (Feb 6), as does Fred Holmes comedy Heartland starring Frank Ahearn and Prem Chopra and produced by Sunny Virmani.
Michael Z Wechsler’s psychological thriller The Red Robin starring Judd Hirsch and produced by Shawn Singh screens in the market tomorrow (Feb 7).
Buyers can watch family adventure Side By Side from first-timer Arthur Landon and starring Bel Powley and Alfie Field on Feb 9. Sarah Giles produced.
Director of acquisitions Michael Da Silva and managing director John Dunstan negotiated the deals with the producers of each film.
Cinemavault’s World division has acquired the culinary comedy Brasserie Romantique
Amounts per project vary between € 50,000 ($68,760) and € 400,000 ($550,080).
Among the projects are films from Wolfgang Becker, writer-director of Good Bye Lenin, and Kathrine Windfeld, director of Hamilton: In the Interests of a Nation and TV series including The Bridge, The Killing and Wallander.
Becker’s drama Me and Kamiski, starring Daniel Bruhl, Denis Lavant, Jesper Christensen, Karlo Marcovics, Geraldine Chaplin and Amira Casar, is currently in post-production.
Lars Mikkelsen stars alongside Flemish actors Veerle Baetens, Koen De Bouw, Filip Peeters and Hilde Van Mieghem in Windfeld’s new European police series The Team.
The 10 projects to receive Screen Flanders support are:
• Another Day of Life
Dir: Raul de la Fuente & Damian Nenow; Main prod: Platige Images (Pl); Belgian co-prod: Walking The Dog; documentary
Dir: Sofie Benoot & Gilles Coton; Main/Belgian prod: Off World; documentary
• Deadline 25/5
Dir: Maarten Moerkerke; Main/Belgian prod: Menuet; fiction
Luc Segers (Koen De Bouw, also headlining at Montreal in comedy “Brasserie Romantique”) is a success by any standard; he’s being groomed as successor to the CEO of the company he’s worked for since college, and he has a nice home, a nicer wife, Ella (Joke Devynck), and a happy young daughter (Nell Cattrysse). But all this is shattered when
Well, Van Looy has never really left the world of The Alzheimer Case behind, working ever since on a script for a sequel
The follow-up to the very successful Belgian film The Alzheimer Case, the new entry in the franchise Dossier K re-unites Koen De Bouw as Eric Vincke and Werner De Smedt as Freddy Verstuyft, detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time around the dynamic duo are dealing with an Albanian mobster as well as some drama within the police department (I’m guessing dirty cops).
The Alzheimer Case director Erik Van Looy has taken up writing duties on the project leaving the space behind the camera to be filled by Jan Verheyen and if this trailer is any indication, that was a good move. The poster may be lame (talk about a return to
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