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

international sales

The International Sales department handles All Rights sales for new feature productions. Under the direction of Harold van Lier, the International Sales team is comprised of 3 Sales Executives who amongst them share key accounts covering the World. The department brings to the international marketplace approximately 15 films per year for which STUDIOCANAL holds international rights and in most cases acts as direct distributor in France, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. 

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

international marketing

This department supervises international marketing operations for STUDIOCANAL feature-length films distributed in cinema theatres by STUDIOCANAL in its territories (France, the UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand) and for the films on which the studio manages international sales.
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.

musical edition

The Music Edition department has a patrimonial, financial and artistic role, since it aims at developing and managing the music rights of the CANAL+ Group’s catalogue both in France and abroad. Its scope of action is large, as STUDIOCANAL edits the sound identity of the Group’s channels, the original soundtracks of the feature films it produces and also the CANAL+ series. On a regular basis, the teams are led into investing in the creation and following the recordings, as well as negotiating with producers and composers. The teams oversee the rights throughout all territories where the films are distributed, as well as the operating of the music worldwide (sound recording, advertising synchronisations and films, video games, mobile phones, etc.)
Department under the responsability of Catherine Serre
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