Cannes: Séville Boards Sales On Penelope Cruz’s ‘Ma Ma’; eOne To Release In Spain

PenelopeCruzSéville International, the recently launched boutique sales arm of eOne Films International, will launch sales on Penélope Cruz-starrer Ma Ma at Cannes next month. The Spanish-language film will be distributed in Spain by … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Samantha Morton & Helen Hunt In ‘Decoding Annie Parker’

By | Wednesday April 9, 2014 @ 7:58pm PDT

The story of a determined woman with breast cancer and a pioneering geneticist comes to the big screen with a pretty impressive cast. Samantha Morton and Helen Hunt star as patient and doctor, respectively, in Decoding Annie Parker, which also features a long-haired Aaron Paul, Bradley … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: eOne Names Pair To Its Board; Cast Additions And Changes For BBC One Dramas; More

Allan Leighton, Linda Robinson Named To eOne Board
eOne-Logo__130905022349-275x315Canadian giant Entertainment One has appointed Allan Leighton to its board as Non-Executive Director and Chairman. He replaces James Corsellis as Chairman, though Corsellis will remain a Non-Exec Director. Leighton is a former board director of BSkyB in the U.K. and previously was Chairman of The Royal Mail, CEO of Asda Stores Limited and Walmart Europe, Deputy Chairman of Selfridges & Co and Chairman of LastMinute.com. Also joining the eOne board a little more than a year after its acquisition of Alliance Films is media attorney Linda Robinson as Non-Exec Director. Patrice Theroux, who leads eOne’s global film business, is stepping down from the board to focus on his exec responsibilities. Read More »

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EOne’s Indie Sales Arm Séville International To Launch April 1st Under Anick Poirier

By | Wednesday March 26, 2014 @ 4:48am PDT

eonePreviously announced for a start this year, Séville International has set an official launch date of April 1, just in time for Cannes. The indie sales division of Entertainment One Films International is led by Montréal-based Vice … Read More »

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Former EOne President Michael Rosenberg To Co-Run Film Movement

By | Monday March 24, 2014 @ 10:48am PDT

MichaelRosenbergFilm Movement said it Michael Rosenberg has taken an equity stake in the NY-based indie distributor and has been named co-president alongside Adley Gartenstein. Rosenberg lands here after departing Entertainment One U.S. in September after a combined 26 years at … Read More »

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Netflix Hooks Up New Seasons Of Canada’s ‘Trailer Park Boys’ For Global Streaming

By | Thursday March 6, 2014 @ 1:56am PST

Trailer Park BoysIn its first exclusive order of original Canadian content, Netflix has sealed a deal with Entertainment One to revive the popular comedy Trailer Park Boys. The series originally ran on Canada’s Showcase, with the seventh … Read More »

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Sundance Channel To Premiere ‘The Red Road’ Internationally On April 24

By | Tuesday February 25, 2014 @ 1:47am PST

sundance logoSundance Channel‘s second original scripted series The Red Road debuts Stateside on February 27. In a move that dovetails with the launch of the Sundance London film and music festival, and as Sundance ups its international … Read More »

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EOne Films International Launches $100M Acquisitions Fund

By | Tuesday January 7, 2014 @ 4:20am PST

eone__130730173326-200x229__130924193702In October, eOne announced it had hired former Studiocanal exec Harold van Lier as president of eOne Films International, and that it was putting in place a new financing and investment model. With van Lier … Read More »

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Toronto: Breaking Glass Buys ‘Unhung Hero’; Film Movement Acquires ‘Le Démantèlement’

By | Wednesday September 11, 2013 @ 3:51pm PDT

Breaking Glass Pictures has picked up North American rights at Toronto to the documentary Unhung Hero from Films Sales Company. The film, which premiered at SXSW in Read More »

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EOne, AMC Networks Ink Multi-Year International Output Deal For Scripted Series

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 1:17am PDT

The deal with eOne is AMC and Sundance Channel’s first exclusive international output partnership for scripted content. The parties already have a relationship with eOne the studio and international distributor behind AMC’s Hell On Wheels, and along with Fox International Channels, it’s the international distributor on The Walking Dead. The first series eOne will distribute internationally under the new pact are Halt & Catch Fire, a 1980s-set drama about the personal computing boom with Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy and Mackenzie Davis; Turn, a period drama based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington Spies and starring Jamie Bell; and The Red Road, about a local cop (Martin Henderson) struggling to keep his family together while policing two clashing communities. Click over for details: Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: eOne Revamps Canadian Unit; New Boxatricks Eyes Format Creation; More

By | Wednesday September 4, 2013 @ 10:00pm PDT

eOne Revamps Broadcast And Digital Unit In Canada
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is reorganizing its broadcast and digital division in Canada. SVP Television & Online Naveen Prasad is leaving the company under the restructuring, and Audrey Gardiner is being promoted to VP Licensing for eOne Films Canada and Dan Loewy becomes VP Transactional for eOne Films Canada. Together the former Alliance execs will oversee the Canadian film division’s broadcast and digital activities. Prasad had been overseeing the film group’s TV and digital activities after joining from Alliance following the takeover of that company by eOne. EOne says the reorganization will “support the group’s increasing activity in the digital sphere.” The Canadian team will work in tandem with digital leadership from across eOne’s international divisions.

New British Company Boxatricks To Focus On Creating Formats
British producers Colman Hutchinson and Steve Springford have joined with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire creators Michael Whitehill and David Briggs to launch Boxatricks. The UK company will focus on creating formats in the game and quiz show space as well as factual entertainment programs. Hutchinson was previously head of entertainment at Hat Trick Productions and Celador Productions. Springford is a former director of production at Celador. His credits include overseeing production of Millionaire, The National Lottery: Winning Lines and The Hypnotic World Of Paul McKenna. Whitehill co-created Millionaire in 1998 with Briggs and Steven Knight. Briggs previously collaborated with Hutchinson on the Brainiest format and with Springford on The National Lottery: Winning Lines. With Whitehill, he worked on The People Versus and Winning Lines. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘We Are What We Are’

By | Wednesday August 28, 2013 @ 6:30pm PDT

Jim Mickle’s We Are What We Are tells a twisted version of Jorge Michel Grau’s original Spanish-language Cannes chiller Somos Lo Que Hay: Here Ambyr Childers and Julia Garner play sisters forced to continue their family’s gruesome tradition following the death of their mother. … Read More »

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EOne & Sunrise Pictures To Develop Cable Dramas Under New Pact

By | Monday August 5, 2013 @ 3:50pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Sunrise Pictures and Entertainment One are going into the TV business together with a newly minted development deal. Under the Sunrise TV banner, the duo will co-finance and develop pilot scripts with an emphasis on hourlong dramas … Read More »

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EOne Reports 40% Hike In Revenues For First Quarter

By | Wednesday July 24, 2013 @ 3:30am PDT

Entertainment One completed its acquisition of Alliance Films in January, expanding its distribution network to include the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, Spain, South Africa and Benelux. The company today reports a 40% increase in revenues … Read More »

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‘Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones’ Gets Day-And-Date IMAX Release

By | Wednesday July 10, 2013 @ 8:02am PDT

LOS ANGELES – JULY 10, 2013 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), Sony Pictures, a division of Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), and eOne today announced that the adaption of part-one of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling fantasy-adventure novel series The Mortal Instruments

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Hot Trailer: Brian De Palma’s ‘Passion’

By | Tuesday July 2, 2013 @ 9:26am PDT

EOne acquired North American rights to Passion back in September after the erotic thriller starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace played in competition at Venice and appeared in Toronto. Brian De Palma wrote and directed the remake of the 2010 French film Love Crime (from … Read More »

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Hot Teaser Trailer: Naomi Watts In ‘Diana’

By | Wednesday June 12, 2013 @ 7:01am PDT

Entertainment One has released a UK teaser trailer for Diana, the Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed drama about a secret affair that Princess Diana had shortly before her tragic death. Naomi Watts stars in the pic with Naveen Andrews as Dr. Hasnat Khan, the Pakistani heart surgeon … Read More »

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Sally Caplan To Exit EOne Films International

By | Monday May 27, 2013 @ 6:30am PDT

Entertainment One Films International managing director Sally Caplan is stepping down from her post and will leave the company at the end of May. She’s moving on to focus on production. Caplan has been with eOne since … Read More »

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Cannes: EOne Announces Itself As Player In U.S. Distribution By Acquiring Naomi Watts-Starrer ‘Diana’

By | Thursday May 23, 2013 @ 10:34am PDT
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Diana Movie Naomi WattsEXCLUSIVE: Entertainment One has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Diana, the Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed drama about a secret love affair that Princess Diana had shortly before her tragic death. With Naomi Watts as the princess, this was one of the higher-profile pictures shopped at the Cannes Film Festival and eOne bought the rights from Embankment Films and Ecosse Films. eOne will also distribute with major releases in the UK, Canada and Spain with the U.S. film coming in Oscar season later this year.

Hirschbiegel helmed the Oscar-nominated Downfall, and screenwriter Stephen Jeffreys wrote The Libertine. Watts, coming off an Oscar nom for The Impossible, stars with Naveen Andrews (best known for ABC’s Lost and The English Patient) in this drama about Diana’s covert love affair with Dr. Hasnat Khan, a Pakistani heart surgeon. This happened in the last two years of her life, before she met Dodi Fayed, and the need for privacy led to her meeting her lover in disguises. This gave her a sense of living an anonymous life, but her incredible worldwide fame became an issue. The film is produced by Ecosse Films’ Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae. Read More »

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