WHITE HORSE PICTURES AND STUDIOCANAL LAUNCH INTERNATIONAL SALES ON RON HOWARD’S BEATLES DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
White Horse Pictures and STUDIOCANAL will launch international sales on Academy Award winner Ron Howard’s authorized documentary about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career - the touring years.
The film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
Ron Howard’s film will explore The Beatles’ inner world - how they made decisions, how they related to each other, the way in which they built their careers - all the while showing off their extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable complementary personalities. The film focuses on The Beatles’ journey from the early days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last public concert in Candlestick Park, San Francisco, in 1966.
White Horse Pictures and STUDIOCANAL will present the film to buyers at the upcoming Cannes market.
STUDIOCANAL will distribute it directly in all its five territories.
ADAM PRICE’S (CREATOR OF BORGEN) NEW SERIES RIDES UPON THE STORM TO BE PRODUCED BY DR (DENMARK) AND CO-PRODUCED BY ARTE (FRANCE) AND SAM PRODUCTIONS
RIDES UPON THE STORM (working title), a new, one-hour drama series, created by BAFTA award-winning writer Adam Price (Borgen), will be produced by public broadcaster DR (Denmark), in co-production with ARTE (France), SAM Le Francais (France) and SAM Productions Aps (Denmark). Produced by Camilla Hammerich (Borgen), two seasons, each comprised of 10 episodes, will start shooting in the Spring of 2016 and will premiere in 2017. STUDIOCANAL handles worldwide distribution.
RAN BY AKIRA KUROSAWA WILL BE SCREENED AT CANNES CLASSICS IN 4K
30 years after its original release in France, STUDIOCANAL decided to restore the film in 4K in collaboration with the Japanese co-producer, Kadokawa. In 1985, the production of the original film was possible thanks to a French-Japanese collaboration and 30 years later, STUDIOCANAL and Kadokawa replicated this partnership to restore the film.
Considered as one of the greatest films directed by Akira Kurosawa, the film has been selected for the 2015 Cannes Classics.
The film has been restored based on a 4K scan by the French laboratory Éclair, under STUDIOCANAL’s supervision. Based on an original negative, the majority of the restoration work was done manually image by image, with the film’s DP, Mr. Ueda, approving the color-grading.
The film will be released theatrically in Japan in Fall 2015, followed by releases in the US and France. The UK will release the film in theaters in 2016 to celebrate the 400 years after Shakespeare’s death.
THE THIRD MAN HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR CANNES CLASSICS AND WILL BE SCREENED IN NEW RESTORED 4K VERSION
To celebrate Orson Welles’s 100th birthday in 2015, STUDIOCANAL restored in (or “into”) 4k the film that features his most renowned role. Starring Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, the restored version of Carol Reed’s masterpiece has been selected for Cannes Classics 2015.
STUDIOCANAL will release the film in theaters on June 26th in the UK and in the US, July 8th in France, and during the summer in Germany. New DVD and Blu-ray editions will also be released following the film’s theatrical run.
STUDIOCANAL’S BIGGEST EVER WORLDWIDE RELEASE AT THE BOX OFFICE