SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK GETS THE PEOPLE CHOICE’S AWARD AT THE TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL

09/17/2012

The «People Choice’s Award» awarded at the Toronto Film Festival yesterday went to SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, directed by David O.Russell.

At the screening a few days earlier this film, starring a very prestigious cast, Bradley Cooper (THE HANGOVER, LIMITLESS…), Jennifer Lawrence (THE HUNGER GAMES), Robert De Niro, Jacky Weaver and Chris Tucker, had received excellent reviews from the...

RIALTO PICTURES ACQUIRES U.S. THEATRICAL RIGHTS TO VAST STUDIOCANAL LIBRARY.

08/30/2012

RIALTO PICTURES will distribute international classics from the 2,000+ film catalogue of media giant STUDIOCANAL.

RIALTO PICTURES, the New York-based pioneer in classic film re-releases, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, has signed a 3 year agreement with STUDIOCANAL to handle the U.S. theatrical distribution of over 2,000 international classics owned by the French media giant. The...

STUDIOCANAL SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE HOYTS DISTRIBUTION, A LEADING INDEPENDENT FILM DISTRIBUTOR IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.

07/17/2012

CANAL+ Group today announced an agreement between Hoyts Group and STUDIOCANAL to acquire100 % of Hoyts distribution, their film distribution division operating in Australia and New Zealand.

Hoyts Distribution has been operating a successful film distribution business in Australia and New Zealand for over 10 years, becoming one of Australia’s leading independent film distribution companies. Hoyts Distribution boasts a film library that contains over 120 titles, including four films from the highly successful SAW series and all of the films from the enormously popular Twilight franchise, including the final instalment, The Twilight Saga: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2, which opens in cinemas November 15.

The Hoyts Distribution acquisition will allow STUDIOCANAL to have new opportunities for its international productions such as Paddington, produced by David Heyman.

STUDIOCANAL will look at new opportunities for its international productions in Australia with its great talent and favorable tax incentives.

STUDIOCANAL will also strengthen the exploitation of its catalogue in this market.

Olivier Courson, Chairman and CEO of STUDIOCANAL said: “We are very happy to develop direct operations in Australia, one of the most dynamic markets in the world, with the very experienced and talented team of Hoyts, led by Robert Slaviero. We believe there are strong opportunities in this territory for our films.”

CEO Robert Slaviero said of the acquisition, “This is great for the business and we are so pleased about the exciting times ahead. STUDIOCANAL is a strong distribution business that produces its own content and acquires product. We’re extremely proud to be part of its growing success.”

“Hoyts Distribution is a successful and well established business in Australia and New Zealand and we are delighted they are joining a powerful global player in STUDIOCANAL. We look forward to continuing to work with one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest independent distributors,” said David Kirk, Chairman, The Hoyts Group.

Berenson & Company LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to The Hoyts Corporation in the transaction.

STUDIOCANAL AND LES FILMS DE MON ONCLE HAVE SIGNED A DEAL REGARDING JACQUES TATI’S FILMS.

07/12/2012

From now on, STUDIOCANAL will handle world distribution rights to all Jacques Tati features, except theatrical in France and festivals, which will be handled directly by Les films de mon Oncle.

Preserving masterpieces is a very important part of STUDIOCANAL’s activities, and all of Jacques’s Tati’s 6 long and 6 short movies will be restored.

STUDIOCANAL HAS ACQUIRED RIGHTS TO ROBOCOP

07/11/2012

STUDIOCANAL will release in 2013 the remake of ROBOCOP in the UK, France and Germany, theatrically and across platforms including video, VOD and television. Director José Padilha reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman as the title character, Gary Oldman as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson as media mogul Pat Novak.

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