Renny Harlin To Direct Action Pic ‘Fallen Cross’

By | Monday March 31, 2014 @ 9:28am PDT

RennyHarlinRenny Harlin, who most recently helmed Summit’s The Legend Of Hercules starring Kellen Lutz, has boarded Fallen Cross, a Chicago-set actioner from Umedia that is set to go into production this winter. The pic, scripted by David Christopher … Read More »

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Cannes: Belgium-Based uMedia Unveils 40% VFX Financing Deal

By | Wednesday May 15, 2013 @ 7:25pm PDT

The VFX industry has seen recent mass migrations to tax-friendly locales overseas. Until now Belgium hasn’t been one of those major runaway destinations. But European film company uMedia has unveiled a new financing deal through its … Read More »

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Cannes: Celluloid Dreams And UConnect To Partner On Official & Market Titles

European film group uMedia and veteran French sales company Celluloid Dreams partnered during the EFM in Berlin this year and are now embellishing that collaboration. The pair will join forces for the Cannes market on … Read More »

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Belgium’s uMedia Expands In Los Angeles, London & Paris

By | Friday April 26, 2013 @ 3:33am PDT

International film production, finance and distribution group uMedia has appointed Karl Richards and Peter Bevan to expand the company’s London office and set up shop in Los Angeles, respectively. Lauraine Heftler has also been named head of the new … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: UMedia, ‘We Are Monsters’ Casting, Remstar, ‘Danni Lowinski’, Film Critics Circle Awards

By | Tuesday March 19, 2013 @ 9:00pm PDT

uMedia To Remake Johnnie To’s ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’
Brussels-based uMedia has secured the remake rights to Johnnie To’s Don’t Go Breaking My Heart for an English-language redo. The 2011 romantic comedy is a Hong Kong-set love triangle. UMedia, whose finance and production division, uFilm, has been involved with such pictures as The Artist and A Monster In Paris, is also currently working on Nicole Kidman-starrer Grace Of Monaco and animation feature Mariah Mundi And The Midas Box. They’re at this week’s Hong Kong Filmart eyeing deals on English-language remakes of commercial South East Asian titles to convert into films budgeted at $15M-$60M. The company also says it will soon be opening offices in Paris and LA. It launched a new sales arm last year under exec Peter Rogers who’s repped Italian hit The Best Offer at the EFM. Under development at uMedia are the adaptation of sci-fi graphic novel Universal War One, thrillers Maelstrom and The Scent Of Adam and actioner Fallen Cross. Read More »

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