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Seven-year-old Ceg has invested in “The King’s Speech,” “Drive,” “Looper” and “End of Watch” in exchange for music publishing rights. It handles scoring, clearances and music supervision in a film, then recoups from soundtrack and sheet-music sales; licensing and royalties from international ticket sales and TV deals; and rights in TV commercials.
Cross Creek’s future slate includes “Everest,” based on the tragic 1996 Mt. Everest climbing expedition; Brian Helgeland’s “Legend,” starring Tom Hardy; Scott Cooper’s “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp; and Burr Steers’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” Projects in development include Mel Gibson’s World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge” and Todd Field’s “Beautiful Ruins. »
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Air-Edel Associates, co-founded by legendary Beatles producer George Martin, has parted ways with its parent company, the Cutting Edge Group, in a buyout led by Air-Edel managing director Maggie Rodford and backed by an investor group led by Robert Cope.
Founded by Martin and Herman Edel in 1969, Air-Edel began by managing and representing composers for film, TV and commercials. In 1991, it bought its own studios, Air-Edel Recording Studios, growing into a music supervision, management and publishing company. It was bought in 2007 by Ceg, one of leading international music financier and services providers, working directly with film and TV studios, independent producers, and global brands.
Air-Edel provided music services to such recent films as Birdman, The Boxtrolls and the upcoming Paddington and represents film composers including Dario Marianelli (The Boxtrolls) and Patrick Doyle (Cinderella). Projects engineered or mixed at Air-Edel Recording Studios include Mr. Turner and Jack Ryan.
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Ceg, one of the leading international film music financier and services providers, bought composer and music supervision company Air-Edel in 2007.
Longstanding Air-Edel managing director Maggie Rodford (pictured, at left), backed by an investor group led by Robert Cope, will now return the company to its independent roots as it was when it was founded by Sir George Martin and Herman Edel.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Air-Edel was founded in 1969 with an initial focus on managing and representing composers writing music for commercials.
In the early 1980s, the company expanded its operations to film and TV and then into games and theatre. The company bought its own recording studios in 1991 and today represents composers on a worldwide basis as well as managing a strong publishing catalogue.
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