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Days after “Marco Polo,” produced by Electus and The Weinstein Co., bowed in France on Dec. 12, day and date with the U.S, Electus chairman-founder Ben Silverman was at the Cristal Festival, nearly 6,000 feet up in the French Alps In Courchevel, to deliver a keynote speech, “Creativity and Big Ideas” as part of Cristal’s Brand Entertainment & Content Summit.
France’s Cristal Fest was high-level in other ways. AOL’s digital guru David Shing spoke before Silverman (on “There Are Still Only 24 Hours in a Day”); Trigger Street Prods’ “House of Cards” producer Dana Brunetti was interviewed afterwards, before receiving an Outstanding Merit Award.
Silverman wasn’t in Courchevel for the skiing, such as its respected Grand Couloir black ski run. Via Electus, he is involved in at least three of the most talked-up business lines in entertainment: High-end series – for instance, Netflix’s “Marco Polo,” produced by Electus and »
- John Hopewell
Since The Lego Movie re-built popular media interest in the legendary construction toy earlier this year, the notoriously Hollywood-shy Danish toy manufacturer has become a little more open to the approaches of filmmakers. Apart from partnering with The Simpsons for their 550th episode, Variety reports that The Lego Group have officially backed a documentary – Beyond The Brick: A Lego Brickumentary – narrated by Jason Bateman.
The film is co-directed by Academy-Award winner Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and Academy-Award nominee Kief Davidson (Open Heart). It aims to take an in-depth look at the cultural impact of the Lego brick by exploring themes such as its use in art installations, its use in therapy, and the world of ‘AFOLs’ (Adult Fans Of Lego). There is certainly plenty of material for them to draw upon from around the world, as Lego recently announced that – since their launch in 1949 – over 560 billion Lego parts have been produced. »
- Sarah Myles
Trier to develop in-house projects and co-productions at the Munich-based company.
Kiri Trier, formerly a Creative Executive at Fox International Productions, has been appointed as Production Director at Munich’s Arri to expand production activities by the internationally known company and its sales arm Arri Worldsales in the national and international production markets.
Trier’s brief in her new position includes developing in-house projects as well as concentrating on national and international co-productions.
A graduate of Munich’s film school Hff, Trier worked after graduation as an intern at Silver Pictures in Burbank, was an assistant to Sarah Meyer, executive producer on Unknown Identity, and served as a junior producer on Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Mansome.
Meanwhile, Arri Film & TV Services was a co-producer on Frederik Steiner’s award-winning »
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