STUDIOCANAL GETS 19 BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS

11/13/2012

BROKEN, directed by Rufus Norris, starring Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy, distributed by STUDIOCANAL in the UK gets no less than 9 nominations : Best Film, Best Director, Best Debut Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor Tim Roth, Best Supporting Actor Cillian Murphy, Best Supporting Actor Rory Kinnear, Most Promising Newcomer Eloise Laurence, Technical Achievement - EWB (Music).

Ben Wheatley’s...

ERNEST & CELESTINE AWARDED AT "MON PREMIER FESTIVAL"

11/07/2012

ERNEST & CELESTINE has just received the Audience Award at “Mon premier festival “ (My First Festival”) in Paris.

Aimed at young spectators (starting from 2 years old), "Mon premier festival" has been taking place in Paris for 8 years, to arise kids’ interest for cinema, with a playful and educational approach.

Based on Gabrielle Vincent’s comic books, ERNEST & CELESTINE is...

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.

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