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Adding even more firepower to its international sales slate ahead of Cannes, Content Media announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to “Pistorius” – a documentary feature about the inspiring, Olympic hero turned convicted murderer, Oscar Pistorius.
At the 2012 Olympics, South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius (aka ‘The Blade Runner’) made history by becoming the first double-amputee sprinter to compete in the Olympics. He was one of the world’s most successful sportsmen, and an inspiration to millions.
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La-based firm closes deals on genre titles and brings slate to Hong Kong Filmart.
Content Media has closed a series of deals throughout Asia for a hat-trick of titles.
Sci-fi Higher Power, from Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, has been sold to China (Hgc Entertainment), Japan (Ccc / Culture Entertainment), Korea (Entermode). Pan Regional Ptv (Fox International), India (PVR), Malaysia (Vsg), Philippines (Pioneer), Singapore (Shaw), Thailand (Sahamongkol) and Vietnam (Vsg).
Directed by Matthew Santoro, the film centres on an ordinary man who risks his life to save his daughter, and ends up with superpowers. Cast includes Ron Eldard, Colm Feore, Jordan Hinson, Austin Stowell and Jade Tailor.
Supernatural horror film Don’t Knock Twice, starring Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackoff and directed by Caradog James (The Machine) has been sold to India (PVR), Indonesia (Rapi Films), Malaysia (Rain Film), Philippines (Pioneer), Taiwan (Cmc Content), Thailand (M Pictures), Vietnam (Rain Film) and Pan Regional Ptv (Fox International).
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Starz Digital is planning a June theatrical and VOD release, followed by an exclusive TV premiere on Starz later this year. Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (“Aquamarine”) directed from a script by Chris Frisina.
Set in a wealthy vacation community, “Careful” stars Jonas as a young man who is about to leave for college and begins an affair with the wife (Lucas) of a powerful investment banker, played by Mulroney. Complications arise when suspicious death embroils the young lovers in scandal.
Hyde Park-ImageNation and Troika Pictures financed the film with Amasia Entertainment and Roberi Media, in association with Merced Media Partners and Myriad Pictures. The producers are Ashok Amritraj, Michael A. Helfant, Robert L. Stein, Bradley Gallo and Kirk D’Amico.
- Dave McNary
As the back half of Quantico‘s freshman season progresses, it looks like another one of Alex’s colleagues is preparing to pull away from her classmates — possibly for good.
“I will tell you right now, only one of the twins is in the future storyline,” he says.
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There was a palpable distance between the Amin sisters in the drama’s midseason premiere, »
When ABC launches a new episode of “Quantico” this Sunday, it will also test its expertise in a relatively new task for media companies: making real money out of virtual reality.
ABC and other TV networks routinely allow certain advertisers to weave their smartphones and cola cans into scripted comedies and dramas as part of a longstanding practice known as “product placement.” This Sunday, instead of just putting a Lexus into the next episode of its popular freshman series about FBI recruits, the Disney-owned broadcast outlet created a special virtual-reality segment of the program in which the automaker plays a major role.
It’s a maneuver that could bolster use of an emerging media environment. “There’s tremendous opportunity for storytelling in this space, and I think it offers unique opportunities,” said Jeffrey Weinstock, vice president and creative director at ABC Integrated Marketing, in an interview. Viewers “are going to »
- Brian Steinberg
5 items from 2016
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