international productions and acquisitions
The International production and acquisitions team is the starting point for STUDIOCANAL international film development and financing. Our international film production operation began in 2009 and has not stopped growing since. Today, STUDIOCANAL is aiming to distribute approximately 10 international films a year.
International films financed by STUDIOCANAL:
-CHLOE, directed by Atom Egoyan, produced by Montecito, featuring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried
-LAST EXORCISM, produced by Eli Roth and Strike (#1 in cinemas in the US and UK, over US$80m in box-office revenue worldwide)
-UNKNOWN, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, produced bay Joel Silver, featuring Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger
-TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, based on the eponymous novel by John le Carré, directed by Tomas Alfredson, produced by Working Title, featuring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy
-I GIVE IT A YEAR, written and directed by Dan Mazer, produced by Working Title, featuring Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Rafe Spall and Simon Baker
-INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, written and directed by the Coen brothers, produced by Scott Rudin, featuring Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman
Productions in the pipeline include:
-TWO FACES OF JANUARY directed by Hossein Amini and produced by Working Title featuring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac
-SERENA, directed by Susanne Bier, produced by 2929 featuring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence,
-NON STOP directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, produced by Joel Silver, featuring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Michelle Dockery.
-GUNMAN, directed by Pierre Morel, produced by Joel Silver, featuring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Idris Elba.
-MACBETH, directed by Just Kurzel, produced by Seesaw (THE KING'S SPEECH), featuring Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman
-PADDINGTON, directed by Paul King, produced by David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), featuring Hugh Bonneville
-SHAUN THE SHEEP, produced by Aardman studios
This team also manages international purchases (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, PLACE BEYOND THE PINES and RUSH in 2013) in one or more regions, and remake rights on more than 500 titles in its catalogue (supervising remake production and financing).
Department under the direction of Ron Halpern
Recent successes for the department have been LLEWYN DAVIS, THE GUNMAN et SHAUN THE SHEEP.
The sales team is present at all major professional Film Markets and events: EFM, AFM, MIP TV, Cannes, MIP COM, Toronto and all other major international Film Festivals.
The International Sales department also handles the rights of the STUDIOCANAL catalogue on all media (TV, digital, video), directly or via framework agreements with multi-territory platforms (Apple, Microsoft, Sony) or international distributors (Universal TV, UPIE, Lions Gate).
Department under the direction of Anna Marsh
This team is a key link in the chain. It interconnects communication strategies, organises talent promotional tours and junkets, and provides distributors worldwide with everything they need to run successful film releases on international markets.
This team supports films every step of the way, from production to cinema screens, pooling its skills and expertise with distributors from over 100 countries.
digital marketing and licensing
The digital marketing department starts bringing films to life on all new media and social networks well before their cinema release. The Facebook pages, film websites, apps and all other channels enabling audiences to find out more about and interact with films come through here!
Concurrently, in 2012, STUDIOCANAL decided to enlarge its operation by creating its Licences and Partnerships department. This department is growing fast, and handles beautiful property rights including ROBOCAR POLI, PADDINGTON, SAMMY and SHAUN THE SHEEP, as well as the X GAMES and all CANAL + and D8/D17 brands.
Department under the direction of Françoise Guyonnet
Department under the responsability of Catherine Serre