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Contents

A24
ADDA
Amazon Studios
Bankside Films
BBC Films
Bell Media - The Harold Greenberg Fund
British Film Institute
Bord Scannn na hireann / the Irish Film Board
Carnaby International
Catalyst Global Media
Content Media
Creative Scotland
Deutscher Filmforderfonds
Digital Cinema United
Dogwoof
EastWest Filmdistribution GmbH
Element Pictures Distribution
Entertainment One UK
FilmBuff
Film4
Film Fund Luxembourg
Free Association
GFM Films LLP
Goalpost Films
GSP Studios
Guerilla Films Limited
ICM Partners
Killer Films
Latido Films
Magnolia Pictures
Mazars
Moviehouse Entertainment
Moxon Media Consultants
Northern Ireland Screen
Pandora Film
Picture Tree International GmbH
Prescience Film Finance
Primeridian Entertainment
Protagonist Pictures
SmithDehn LLP
Soda Pictures
Starline Entertainment
Telegael
TG4
The Finnish Film Foundation
The Works Film Group
TV3 Television Network
Umedia Entertainment Ltd
UTV Ireland
Visit Films
Wavelength Pictures
Wide
Wildcard Distribution
XYZ Films

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A24
Company

A24

Address

31 West 27th st, 11th floor,


NY, NY 10001

Tel

+1-646-568-6015

Email

Jeanie@a24films.com

Website

www.a24films.com

Representative

Jeanie Igoe

Personal Biography
After Graduating from DIT, Jeanie spent time working in the RT Newsroom
as well as Screentime Shinawil as a production assistant. Four years ago, she
immigrated to New York where she joined A24 at its conception, working on
each of the companys releases, a few titles include: SPRING BREAKERS, THE
BLING RING, LOCKE, OBVIOUS CHILD, ROOM, THE LOBSTER, EX MACHINA,
AMY. Jeanie now works in Development, Production and Acquisitions in the
company, with a focus in production.

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A24
Company Biography
A24 is a media company that finances, produces and distributes distinctive,
high-quality film, television, and digital content. Founded in 2012 by a group
of entrepreneurs passionate about both the advancements in technologies
and the value of traditional filmmaking, A24 delivers filmmaker-driven
content to mainstream audiences through a mix of traditional and emerging
distribution and marketing strategies. Named after Italys scenic A24 highway,
which runs from the picturesque Adriatic Coast to the bustling, ancient
metropolis of Rome, the company also connects two worlds: on the one hand,
the enduring pillars of the entertainment industrycompelling stories told by
extraordinary artists with the resources required to bring them to the screen
and on the other, the latest innovations in technology, finance, and culture.
While well-capitalized through strong facilities and success, A24 favours a lean
start-up culture that combines bold creative choices with rigorous financial
analysis. Reflecting the youth of its New York and Los Angeles-based staff,
A24s content primarily targets audiences in the 18-40 demographic

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution*
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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ADDA
Company

ADDA

Address

279 Camden High Street


London NW1 7BX

Tel

07906 130 394

Email

hello@adda.biz

Website

www.adda.biz

Representative

Beatrice Neumann

Personal Biography
Beatrice Neumann is one of two founders of ADDA, a new company created in
2015 in partnership with Jenny Walker, dedicated to creating audiences and
new revenue streams through digital and real world add-ons.
After a successful career in film acquisitions for The Works and Content Media
before that, Beatrice went freelance in January 2014. Her clients since then
include amongst others Edinburgh International Film Festival, IFFR Cinemart,
Creative England, Film London and individual filmmakers.
She teaches at Sheffield Hallam University as a visiting lecturer and speaks
regularly on international panels and advises and participates as a trainer on
international training programmes including NFTS, Metro Film School, ACE,
EAVE, Transatlantic Partners, Get It Seen, Rotterdam Lab and the EIFF Talent Lab.
Other projects include Distribution Rewired, a 2-day event on emerging
distribution models and methods in collaboration with the Edinburgh
International Film Festival. And the direct distribution event release of BATTLE
MOUNTAIN: Graeme Obrees Story in over 60 screens in the UK.

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ADDA
Company Biography
ADDA stands for Audience Directors for the Digital Age headed by Jenny
Walker and Beatrice Neumann. It is a service for producers to create a bespoke
strategy for digital extensions (games, apps), real world extensions (books,
graphic novels, exhibitions, etc), sophisticated social media campaigns and
brand involvement with the aim to build audiences early on and create
additional revenue streams for the main project, the film. ADDA finance and
deliver these elements and start engaging audiences while the film is still in
production.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution*
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investmen*
Other*

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other*

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Amazon Studios
Company

Amazon Studios

Address

1620 26th Street, Suite 4000, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Tel

310-573-2588

Email

rebecca.mccarthy@amazonstudios.com

Representative

Ted Hope, Head of Motion Picture Production,


Amazon Studios

Personal Biography
Expanding on a career producing many of this eras landmark independent
films, Ted Hope launched Amazons foray into feature film production in
January of last year. Ted has produced over seventy films. He co-founded
and ran the 90's production & sales powerhouse Good Machine and went
on to co-found This is that, which over its eight years produced eighteen
features and received numerous awards, including four Academy Award Best
Screenplay nominations. Subsequently, he founded Double Hope Films with
his wife, filmmaker Vanessa Hope. Hope has a unique eye for directorial
talent, having launched the feature film careers of Ang Lee, Hal Hartley,
Michel Gondry, Nicole Holofcener and many others. Hopes films have received
some of the industry's most prestigious honors: THE SAVAGES (2007) earned
two Academy Award nominations; 21 GRAMS (2003), two Academy Award
nominations and five BAFTA nominations; and IN THE BEDROOM (2001), five
Academy Award nominations. Ted holds a record at Sundance: three of his
twenty-three Sundance entries (AMERICAN SPLENDOR (2003), THE BROTHERS
MCMULLEN (1995), and WHAT HAPPENED WAS . . . (1994)) have won the Grand
Jury Prize, more than any other producer. Hopes book HOPE FOR FILM, a film
memoir/handbook citing the lessons Ted learned on his productions, was
published in Fall 2014 to great reviews, and is now in its second printing.

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Amazon Studios
Company Biography
Amazon Studios launched in 2010 as a new way to develop feature films and
episodic seriesone thats open to great ideas from creators and audiences
around the world. Anyone can upload a script online for Amazon Studios to
review, and those who choose to make their projects public can also receive
feedback from the Amazon Studios community.
Amazon Studios is known for bringing Prime members the multi-Golden
Globe, BAFTA and Emmy-winning series Transparent and the multi-Golden
Globe winning series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, along with original hits like
THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, RED OAKS, HAND OF GOD, BOSCH and
CATASTROPHE. Prime members also have access to a collection of Amazon
Original Series for kids such as ANNEDROIDS, Gortimer Gibbons LIFE ON
NORMAL STREET, WISHENPOOF, and the Annecy, multi-Annie and multiEmmy Award-winning TUMBLE LEAF. Coming this Autumn will be new series
such as GOLIATH from David E. Kelley starring Billy Bob Thornton, GOOD
GIRLS REVOLT starring Anna Camp, the second season of the criticallyacclaimed THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, the third season of TRANSPARENT,
and the premiere of the Tig Notaro half hour series One Mississippi, as well as
kids series THE KICKS and STINKY & DIRTY.
First announced in January 2015, Amazon Original Movies is an initiative by
Amazon Studios to produce and acquire original movies for theatrical release
and early window distribution exclusively for Prime members. Like Amazon
Original Series, Amazon Original Movies focuses on unique stories, voices,
and characters from top and up-and-coming creators. In 2015 Amazon Studios
released its first film, CHI-RAQ from critically acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee.
CHI-RAQ is now available for Prime members to stream exclusively. Next up,
Amazon Studios will release, in theaters, Nicholas Winding Refns THE NEON
DEMON on June 24th and and Woody Allens CAF SOCIETY on July 15th.

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Amazon Studios
Company Profile
Activity (ies):

Financing*
Distribution*
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment
Other*

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights:

Theatrical*
Cable
VOD*

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Bankside Films
Company

Bankside Films

Address

Ashley House, 12 Great Portland Street,


W1W 8QN, London

Tel

020 7636 6085

Email

films@bankside-films.com

Website

www.bankside-films.com

Representatives

Stephen Kelliher
Yana Georgieva

Personal Biographies
Stephen Kelliher Director and Head of Sales & Marketing
Stephen Kelliher is a director and Head of Sales & Marketing at Bankside Films,
an international sales, production and financing company he co- founded in
January 2007. Since its inception, Bankside Films has been a major investor in
independent cinema and has established a reputation for indentifying exciting
new talent as well as working with established filmmakers and directors.
His role in the company focuses on the successful international distribution of
Bankside titles. He is also closely involved in creative work with filmmakers
especially at script stage and during the edit/post production period to ensure
that every film has the best possible chance of success in the international
marketplace.
Stephens credits include BELLE by Amma Asante (Executive Producer)
and HECTOR & THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS by Peter Chelsom (Associate
Producer), FREEHELD by Peter Sollett (Executive Producer), WAR ON EVERYONE
by John Michael McDonagh (Executive Producer) and DETOUR by Chris Smith
(Executive Producer).
Kelliher has over 20 years experience in international sales and marketing
at companies including Beyond Films and Vine International Pictures where
is career began in 1994. He has worked on a wide range of internationally
successful films, those most notable include:
THE PILLOW BOOK, Peter Greenaway
PERDITA DURANGO, Alex De La Iglesia
TWO HANDS, Gregor Jordan
LANTANA, Ray Lawrence
CHOPPER, Andrew Dominik
A GOOD WOMAN, Mike Barker
GHOSTS, Nick Broomfield

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Bankside Films
IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS, Alex Holdridge
TRISHNA, Michael Winterbottom
THE DOOR, Istvan Szabo
ILL MANORS, Ben Drew
WASTELAND, Rowan Athale
EVERYDAY, Michael Winterbottom
BELLE, Amma Asante
HECTOR & THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS, Peter Chelsom
X+Y, Morgan Matthews
Stephen is a former Chair of Film Export UK, the trade association which
represents the interests of UK based sales companies and is a full voting
member of BAFTA. He also regularly offers his time to speak regularly at
industry events
Yana Georgieva Sales Executive
Since graduating from the University of Kingston MA in Filmmaking Yana has
worked on various television programmes in production and film distribution
as well as producing and directing multiple short films. SLEEPING DOGS is the
first feature film Yana produced, which received nominations from the British
Independent Film Awards and was selected for several international film
festivals including the Raindance Film Festival.

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Bankside Films
Company Biography
Based in London, Bankside is a leading international sales and film finance
company for independent films. Founded in January 2007, the company offers
a bespoke sales and executive producer service to production companies.
Banksides principals have built up strong relationships with international
distributors and offer a consistent approach to the market with a wide range
of genres and budgets. Since its inception, Bankside cash-flows pre-sales/tax
credits and finances films using its own equity as well as utilising its extensive
relationships with international financiers and distributors. Recent films financed
and distributed by Bankside Films include BELLE by Amma Asante, FREEHELD by
Peter Sollet, X+Y by Morgan Matthews, HECTOR & THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
by Peter Chelsom and WAR ON EVERYONE by John Michael McDonagh.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution
Development
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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BBC Films
Company

BBC Films

Address

New Broadcasting House,


Portland Place, London W1A 1AA

Tel

020 3614 4445

Email

rowan.woods@bbc.co.uk

Website

www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms

Representative

Rowan Woods Development Editor

Personal Biography
Rowan began her career working as a publicist on the London Film Festival.
She then spent some time working in distribution before moving to the BBC,
where she spent five years working as a researcher and producer on film
programmes including Film 2010/11 and the Kermode & Mayo Film Review.
She joined the development team at BBC Films in 2014.

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BBC Films
Company Biography
BBC Films is the feature film-making arm of the BBC. It is firmly established
at the forefront of British independent film-making and co-produces
approximately ten films a year. Working in partnership with major
international and UK distributors, BBC Films aims to make strong British
films with range and ambition. We are committed to finding and developing
new talent, as well as collaborating with some of the foremost writers and
directors in the industry. Recent productions include ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS
THE MOVIE; VERSES THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH; FLORENCE FOSTER
JENKINS; THE ONES BELOW; THE LADY IN THE VAN and BROOKLYN.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment*
Other

Production
Broadcasting*
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary* (ocassionally)
Other

Genre

Comedy*
Musical*
Thriller*
Documentary*

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical*
All

Adventure*
Drama*
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV*
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Bell Media
The Harold Greenberg Fund
Company

Bell Media The Harold Greenberg Fund

Address

299 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada

Tel

1 647 285-1653 (cell)

Email

john.galway@bellmedia.ca

Website

http://www.bellmedia.ca/harold-greenberg-fund/

Representative

John Galway

Personal Biography
John Galway (President of Bell Medias The Harold Greenberg Fund): a MBA
graduate with twenty-five years of experience in film and television, Johns
career ranges from film festivals, to production and financing working at
organizations such as TIFF, as a development officer at Independent Pictures,
the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the Canadian Media Fund and
Telefilm Canada.
In 2005, he joined The Harold Greenberg Fund as President and Board Member.
At the Fund, he has overseen investments of more than $30 Million and has
helped develop over 1000 feature film and television projects. In addition to the
main feature film development and production programs, John has overseen
partnerships and funding support for film festivals, script writing labs, film
promotion initiatives and awards, documentaries and short film projects.
He is also the co-founder of the Toronto Irish Film Festival (TIRFF). Now in its
sixth year, TIRFF celebrates the very best of Irish cinema and promotes the work
of Irish filmmakers to the Toronto Irish community and film loving public.
Twitter: @greycountymedia

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Bell Media
The Harold Greenberg Fund
Company Biography
Bell Medias The Harold Greenberg Fund is a national funding organization that
supports the development of Canadian dramatic feature films. Since 1986, we
have invested almost $84 million in the Canadian film and television industry
and supported over 4000 projects.
Funding support is available for Official Treaty Co-productions involving a
Canadian Producer including Story Optioning, Script Development, Packaging
and Production support.
Recent Canadian Irish co-productions supported include: THE BREADWINNER,
MAUDIE and STAY.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment*
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All *

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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British Film Institute


Company

British Film Institute

Address

21 Stephen Street, London W1T 1LN

Tel

0207 957 4748

Email

Kristin.irving@bfi.org.uk

Website

www.bfi.org.uk

Representative

Kristin Irving

Personal Biography
Kristin Irving is a Development Executive at the BFI Film Fund. Prior to joining
the BFI she worked in development for Academy-Award winning production
company Portobello Pictures and the film development financier Cascade
Pictures, and as a freelance script consultant and assessor.

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British Film Institute


Company Biography
The BFI was founded in 1933. It is a charity governed by a Royal Charter
combining cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI
National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and
education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. The BFI
award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience
development and market intelligence and research. Film Forever <http://www.
bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/policy-strategy/film-forever> is the five year strategic plan
for 2012-2017 to support UK film.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other*

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Bord Scannn na hireann /


the Irish Film Board
Company

Bord Scannn na hireann / the Irish Film Board

Address

Queensgate, 23 Dock Road, Galway

Tel

091 561 398

Email

info@irishfilmboard.ie

Website

www.irishfilmboard.ie

Representative

Rory Gilmartin, Project Manager


Keith Potter, Project Manager

Personal Biography
Rory Gilmartin
Prior to taking up his position at the IFB, Rory headed up production and
development activities for UK based Brilliant Films, a film development and
production company that works closely with the UKs leading talent agency,
Independent Talent. With an emphasis on commercial director-driven
material aimed at the US/international market, Brilliants development slate
includes projects from directors Martin Campbell (CASINO ROYALE), Mike
Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Jonathan Glazer (SEXY BEAST)
and Neil LaBute (DEATH AT A FUNERAL), as well as films from newer talent
such as award-winning music video director Corin Hardy. Rory also works
as a consultant for New Legacy Film and in that capacity served as the UK
co-producer on Summit/Constantin Film's THE THREE MUSKETEERS in 2011.
Previously, Rory who is originally from Dublin, was Head of Development at
Impact Pictures where he oversaw the development of the first three films in
the hugely successful RESIDENT EVIL franchise, amongst other titles. Rory
also previously headed up development for UK production-company Harbour
Pictures (producers of CALENDAR GIRLS and KINKY BOOTS).
Keith Potter
Prior to taking up his position at the IFB, Keith was the Head of Production at
the Film Agency for Wales, where he is responsible for a slate of over 50 active
feature film projects. Recent productions which he oversaw from development
through to production and exploitation include KELIY AND VICTOR,
RESISTANCE, THE GOSPEL OF US, WE WENT TO WAR, HUNKY DORY and
ANOTHER ME. From 2007-2010, Keith was the Head of Talent at the Film Agency
for Wales. Films the agency invested in during this period include SUBMARINE,
MUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN, PATAGONIA and I AM SLAVE. Prior to
working at the Film Agency for Wales, Keith was Head of Development at Dan
Films, responsible for a slate of projects intended for cinema release including
Christopher Smith's TRIANGLE as well as working with acclaimed novelists Tom
Rob Smith and Jeff Noon on feature projects.

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Bord Scannn na hireann /


the Irish Film Board
Company Biography
Bord Scannn na hireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) is the Irish national
development agency for the Irish film industry investing in talent, creativity
and enterprise. The agency supports and promotes the Irish film industry and
the use of Ireland as a location for international production. The IFB provide
investment for the development, production and release of Irish feature films,
co-productions, television, animation, documentaries and short films.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution*
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment*
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All *

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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Carnaby International
Sales and Distribution
Company

Carnaby International Sales and Distribution

Address

Suite 412, Gilmoora House


57-61 Mortimer St.
London, W1W 8HS

Tel

+44 207 434 0185

Email

Lorianne@Carnabyinternational.com

Website

http://www.carnabysales.com/

Representative

Lorianne Hall
Senior Manager of Sales & Acquisitions

Personal Biography
Lorianne Hall
Carnaby International
Senior Manager, Sales and Acquisitions

Miss Hall is a prominent international acquisitions and development executive


with over 20-years experience in the global film and television industry. She
has most recently served as Head of Acquisitions for Middle Eastern, Warner
Brothers distributor Shooting Stars Distribution and renowned Scandinavian
distributor Scanbox Entertainment where she has been responsible for
acquiring THE LITTLE PRINCE, BELLE, PHILOMENA, THE RAID, IT FOLLOWS,
INCENDIES, ANIMAL KINGDOM, THE ARTIST, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
and the TAKEN franchise to name a few.
A veteran of the Hollywood entertainment industry, she has worked with and
developed projects for New Line Cinema, Sony Pictures Entertainment and
Warner Brothers. She frequently serves as an industry expert and consultant
for government film and film finance agencies and has consulted for the
European Ministry of Culture MEDIA programme, The Malta Film Commission,
Screen Training Ireland, The Irish Film Board, The Doha Film Institute and The
British Council in both the UK and Nigeria.

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Carnaby International
Sales and Distribution
Company Biography
Carnaby International Sales and Distribution is a UK film company specialising
in worldwide sales, production, co-productions and UK distribution with a
catalogue of award-winning feature films and documentaries. We have built
up a fast growing and recognisable brand at all major motion picture and
television festivals and markets worldwide, including Cannes, AFM, EFM,
Berlinale, The Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival,
LUFF, MIPCOM and MIPTV. Carnaby International Sales and Distribution
focuses on international sales of film, television and film libraries. The
company is based in the heart of Soho, London.
Current line-up includes DAMASCUS COVER, KIDS IN LOVE, SALTY,
INTERLUDE IN PRAGUE, STICKY NOTES, WINTER.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution*
Development*
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other

Genre:

Comedy*
Musical
Thriller*
Documentary*

Action*
Sci-Fi*
Historical
All**

Adventure*
Drama*
Horror*

Rights:

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All**

Pay TV
DVD

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Catalyst Global Media


Company

Catalyst Global Media

Address

20 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8HA

Tel

020 7009 9640

Email

gb@catalystglobalmedia.com

Website

www.catalystglobalmedia.com

Representative

Graham Begg, Group Sales & Investments

Personal Biography
Prior to Catalyst Global Media, Mr. Begg ran his own media & entertainment
consultancy firm and prior to that served as Head of Film Finance at Content
Media Corporation. Prior to Content, Mr. Begg served as Vice President, Finance
& Business Affairs at boutique film finance company/international film sales
company Cobalt Pictures and before then spent ten years at bankers Coutts
working within the groups media banking division where he was responsible
for managing the banks $250m film/television loan book and loan portfolio of
International Film Finance Corporation, a joint venture with US insurers Aon
and CNA.

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Catalyst Global Media


Company Biography
Officially launched in 2015 with funding in place to develop, produce and finance
world class entertainment for the global marketplace, Catalyst creates and
finances original content across the mediums of film, television and music.
Catalyst operates with a mandate to serve as a top-tier supplier of
commercially viable projects for the studios, networks, digital platforms
and major independent distributors worldwide. Catalyst develops/finances/
produces four to six projects a year across feature films and digital/television
series. Budget ranges will vary depending on the size and scope of the
individual projects.
Catalyst takes an active interest in third party projects, and advises a number
of EIS companies engaged in film and television sales. Catalyst can facilitate
a sales advance to a production that is part collateralised against a basket of
rights, typically including tax credits and approved pre-sales as well as unsold
territories in the form of so-called gap.
Projects supported to date include 2015 Boxing Day TV special PETER &
WENDY for ITV Studios, HUSH (in production) being produced by Sigma Films
(UNDER THE SKIN) and sold internationally by Embankment Films and Ghost
Stories (in pre-production) being produced by Warp Films (71, THE LAST
PANTHERS) and sold internationally by Altitude Films Sales.

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Catalyst Global Media


Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment*
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series*
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Content Media
Company

Content Media

Address

19 Heddon Street,
London, W1B 4BG, UK

Tel

+44 20 7851 6500

Email

Greg.Phillips@contentmediacorp.com

Website

www.contentmediacorp.com

Representative

Greg Phillips

Personal Biography
Charged with heading up Content Television and Digital, Greg is responsible
for managing all strategic business matters whilst driving the growth of the
company in the international market. Overseeing all programme acquisitions,
sales, and marketing strategies across all media and genres, Greg directs the
distribution of more than 5,200 hours of diverse programming.
Prior to joining Content Media Corporation in 1999, Greg headed up Worldwide
TV Distribution for Southern Star, Australias leading producer and distributor
of television programming. With more than 30 years experience in the
industry, Greg has also held senior positions including President, Worldwide
Distribution at MTM International; Managing Director, Europe at CBS Broadcast
International; and Director of International Theatrical Sales at Goldcrest Film
and TV.

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Content Media
Company Biography
With offices in London, Los Angeles, and Toronto, Content Television and
Digital distributes a wealth of hit programming including primetime BBC
dramas THE SECRET AGENT starring Toby Jones (SHERLOCK); LINE OF DUTY,
written by Jed Mercurio (BODIES) and starring Martin Compston, Lennie
James, Keeley Hawes and Vicky McClure; THE SYNDICATE, written by Kay
Mellor (FAT FRIENDS); THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY, written by Chris Chibnall
(BROADCHURCH); U.S. thriller SLASHER, written and created by Aaron Martin
(KILLJOYS, BEING ERICA) and starring Katie McGrath (JURASSIC WORLD,
DRACULA, MERLIN); and Alex Gibneys Primetime Emmy award-winning
special GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution*
Development*
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment*
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film*
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other*

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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Creative Scotland
Company

Creative Scotland

Address

The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

Tel

+44 330 333 2000


+44 141 302 1763 (Direct)
+44 7970 082 634 (Mobile)

Fax

+44 141 302 1711

Email

leslie.finlay@creativescotland.com

Website

www.creativescotland.com

Representative

Leslie Finlay

Personal Biography
Leslie Finlay
Development and Production Executive, Creative Scotland
Leslie Finlay is currently Development and Production Executive on CS's
film fund. Leslie began his career in theatre and has worked for network
TV and film for over 15 years. Recent films credits are: LOST IN FRANCE,
71, SUNSET SONG, THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES, THE LEGEND OF
BARNEY THOMPSON, BATTLE MOUNTAIN, I AM BELFAST, and SEVEN
SONGS FOR A LONG LIFE.

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Creative Scotland
Company Biography
Creative Scotland is the national screen agency for Scotland. It invests and
nurtures Scottish filmmaking talent from the new to the established through a
wide range of support from development to production to produce films that will
benefit the Scottish filmmaking industry and audiences at home and abroad.

Company Profile
Activity (ies):

Financing*
Distribution*
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment*
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Deutscher Filmforderfonds /
German Federal Film Fund
Company

Deutscher Filmforderfonds /
German Federal Film Fund

Address

Grosse Praesidentenstrasse 9, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Tel

+49 30 275 77 522

Email

Hammelmann@ffa.de

Website

www.dfff-ffa.de

Representative

Cornelia Hammelman

Personal Biography
Since February 1st, 2012, Cornelia Hammelmann is the Project Director of the
German Federal Film Fund (DFFF).
From July 2000 to January 2012, she has been the Managing Director of MEDIA
Desk Germany, the main German information office to the MEDIA Programme
of the European Union.
After her professional education as a trilingual European Secretary and Foreign
language correspondent, she started her career in 1987 as a film and TV
production assistant, worked freelance for several TV and cinema productions
in Germany and abroad, and for five years for a German-American film rights
acquisition and sales company in Hamburg.
Since 2015 she is on the advisory board oft he European Film Commissions
Network (EuFCN).

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Deutscher Filmforderfonds /
German Federal Film Fund
Company Biography
The DFFF is a film-funding scheme, established in 2007 on the initiative of
the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM)
with an annual budget of 50 million Euros. The fund aims at improving the
frame conditions for the film industry, at preserving as well as enhancing
the international competitiveness of film industry related companies, and at
providing sustainable impulses for the film production location Germany as
well as achieving other economic effects. All film producers with a business
location or place of residence in Germany can apply if they provide an equity
ratio of at least 5 percent of the total production costs. Funding will be granted
if the German production costs amount to at least 25 percent of the total
production costs. Up to 20 percent of the approved production costs spent in
Germany can be funded. For international co-productions, the applicant must
provide an equity ratio of at least 20 percent of the production costs.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other:* Grant

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary*
Other:* Animation

Genre

Comedy*
Musical
Thriller*
Documentary*

Action*
Sci-Fi*
Historical*
All

Adventure*
Drama*
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Digital Cinema United


Company

Digital Cinema United

Address

Digital Cinema United, 1648 Amsterdam Ave.,


New York, NY 10031

Tel

+1 646 244 5597

Email

tcrice@hotmail.com

Website

http://www.digitalcinemaunited.com

Representative

TC Rice, Sales Representative

Personal Biography
TC Rice brings a broad range of experience to DCU with 35+ years of working
in almost every aspect of the film industry from selling popcorn in cinemas
to selling film to cinemas. His primary focus has been on the North American
theatrical sale of motion pictures. As an independent consultant he has
both created business plans and budgets for distribution and implemented
those plans for both American and international filmmakers. His talents and
experience came through his association with such companies as Hemdale,
The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Stratosphere Entertainment, etc., but his
primary focus is currently on working with producers who wish to self
distribute their productions and cut out the middle men. The cross pollination
of experience and knowledge combines well with DCU as Rice understands the
needs of everyone from producers, distributors, sales agents through to the
cinemas and other media.

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Digital Cinema United


Company Biography
Digital Cinema United (DCU") is a global service partner providing all digital
assets required by producers, sales agents and distributors right through to
cinemas, broadcasters and digital platforms. With a global network of facilities
around the world, DCU intelligently connects the digital content supply chain
for extracting content to central locations, or delivering industry standard
materials to distributors around the world at very competitive pricing.
DCU prides itself on being able to deliver high quality product wherever and
whenever required in an expedient, efficient, and affordable manner not
matched by its competition.
DCUs clients include producers, international sales agents, major studios,
mini majors, local independent distributors and exhibitors. For more
information on what DCU can do for you please visit our website at:
www.digitalcinemaunited.com

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution*
Development
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other: Digital Services

Production*
Broadcasting*
Co-Production
Exhibition*

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film*
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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Dogwoof
Company

Dogwoof

Address

Ground Floor, Overseas House,


19-23 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QN

Tel

020 7253 6244

Email

info@dogwoof.com

Website

www.dogwoof.com

Representative

Oli Harbottle (Head of Distribution)

Personal Biography
Oli has been at Dogwoof since 2006, and was part of the original team who
made the decision to specialise in documentaries after the release of BLACK
GOLD the following year. As Head of Distribution, he is responsible for
acquisitions and overseeing all film releases, which include highly successful
and innovative campaigns such as THE AGE OF STUPID, RESTREPO, DREAMS
OF A LIFE, THE SPIRIT OF 45, THE ACT OF KILLING, BLACKFISH, DIOR AND I,
THE LOOK OF SILENCE, CARTEL LAND, and WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. He was
named one of Screen Internationals Leaders of Tomorrow in 2014.

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Dogwoof
Company Biography
Dogwoof has established a first-rate reputation as the go-to company for global
distribution of cinema documentaries. Our content ranges from social issue
films to broader themes like fashion and music. Dogwoofs film campaigns are
renowned for having significant social impact, as well as commercial success.
Besides its UK theatrical and international sales operations, Dogwoof
is progressively increasing its number of executive productions, and
co-productions, steering the company towards vertical integration.
Dogwoof has recently closed a film investment fund, which will focus on the
development and production of feature docs, remake rights, and series.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution*
Development*
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary*

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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EastWest Filmdistribution GmbH


Company

EastWest Filmdistribution GmbH

Address

Lerchengasse 24/25
A-1080 Vienna, Austria

Tel

+43 1 8908376

Email

sasha@eastwest-distribution.com

Website

www. eastwest-distribution.com

Representative

Sasha Wieser

Personal Biography
Before working as a film director and editor for commercials Sasha Wieser
completed his degree in economics and studied drama theory in Vienna. In
1989, he founded the company SYNCHRO FILM, VIDEO & AUDIO I Vienna,
which became Austrian largest postproduction house. As from 1995, he was
the head of development for the animation programme of Cine Cartoon. Later,
he worked among other things as a scriptwriter, editor, co-developer and
director for several animation series.
Sasha Wieser was one of the founders of EastWest Filmdistribution and
has been its general manager since late autumn 2004. Within this feature
film sales company, which specialises in the promotion and sale of quality
independent feature films, Sasha Wiener is especially responsible for acquiring
new European films for the world wide sales catalogue.

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EastWest Filmdistribution GmbH


Company Biography
EastWest Filmdistribution GmbH is a feature film sales company which
specialises in the promotion and sale of quality European and Independent
feature films. EastWest was founded in November 2004 by Sasha Wieser and
Steve Walsh who each have over thirty years experience across all aspects of
international film production and distribution. We start to work on our films
from all stages (developing, financing, production or finished film). With a
strong global network of experienced film professionals EastWest has a passion
for world cinema and a firm belief that the films we represent deserve and will
find a worldwide audience.
Our recently acquired films are eg: HEAVYSAURS (FI, Family), THIS IS HEL (PL,
Thriller), THE ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSENZOMBIES (AUT, Horror)

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development*
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee*


Loan*
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film*
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
Multimedia

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
Video

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Element Pictures Distribution


Company

Element Pictures Distribution

Address

21 Mepsil Road, Dublin 4

Tel

(01) 618 5032

Email

audrey@elementpictures.ie

Website

www.elementpictures.ie

Representative

Audrey Sheils (Head Of Distribution)

Personal Biography
Head of Distribution for Element Pictures Distribution and responsible for
acquisitions and developing release strategies for all their films, both acquired
and produced.
Prior to her role in EPD, she was Account Director for Empire Design working
with Sony and Universal on titles such as CASINO ROYAL, THE DA VINCI
CODE and SPIDERMAN. Prior to that she was Marketing Director in Metrodome
responsible for the success of cult title DONNIE DARKO, SPELLBOUND and
Oscar Winning MONSTER.
Since setting up the distribution arm of Element Pictures she has released
titles such as GARAGE, HIS & HERS, THE GUARD, PILGRIM HILL, JIMMYS
HALL , FRANK, OLDER THAN IRELAND, THE LOBSTER and ROOM and recent
acqusitons include MOM & ME and VIVA.
EPD also handles the theatrical marketing and PR for StudioCanal in Ireland
and will be releasing titles such as OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, FREE STATE OF
JONES, FREEFIRE, SILENCE and THE FOUNDER in coming months.

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Element Pictures Distribution


Company Biography
Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe run Irelands leading independent film
distribution company Element Pictures Distribution, handling StudioCanals
slate, the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season in Ireland as well as direct
acquisitions. Recent releases include Lenny Abrahamsons Golden Globe
and Oscar winning ROOM and Yorgos Lanthimos Cannes winning THE
LOBSTER. Other recent releases include Jerzy Skolimowskis 11 MINUTES and
Alex Fegans award winning documentary OLDER THAN IRELAND. Other EPD
titles include Sundance Winner HIS & HERS, Lenny Abrahamsons WHAT
RICHARD DID and Gerard Barretts PILGRIM HILL. In 2011, EPD released THE
GUARD (John Michael McDonagh), which became one of the highest grossing
independent Irish films of all time, with a cumulative box office of 4m+. Other
notable releases include the award-winning GARAGE, Jerzy Skolimowskis
ESSENTIAL KILLING, Paolo Sorrentinos THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, FRANK,
starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal and
Ken Loachs JIMMYS HALL. Element Pictures also operates an online video on
demand platform, Volta.ie which focuses on the best of Irish and international
films. Additionally, Element runs and operates the Light House Cinema, one of
Dublins premiere art house cinemas.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution*
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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Entertainment One UK
Company

Entertainment One UK

Address

45 Warren Street, London, W1T 6AG, UK

Tel

020 3691 8500

Email

amcintosh@entonegroup.com

Website

www.entertainmentone.co.uk

Representative

Ashanti McIntosh

Personal Biography
I work within the acquisitions team for Global Film Group, which is tasked
with finding content across the eOne distribution footprint of UK & Ireland,
Canada, the U.S., Benelux, Spain and Australia. Each territory has a
commitment to supporting home grown content and our UK slate is very
much a reflection of this, in the diversity of our UK produced titles like Angels
Share, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, MR. TURNER, CALVARY, EYE IN THE SKY and OUR
NATIVITY! family franchise. As the company continues to grow and expand on
a global scale, we remain focussed on finding exciting new content that can be
commercially successful in the changing theatrical marketplace.

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Entertainment One UK
Company Biography
Entertainment One UK is a leading independent distributor in UK and Ireland.
Our expertise lies the acquisition, production and distribution of film and
television content. The companys comprehensive international distribution
network extends around the globe including the UK & Ireland, Canada, the
U.S., Benelux, Spain and Australia. Through established Film and Television
divisions, eOne UK provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television
production & sales, family programming, merchandising & licensing, and
digital content.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution*
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical*
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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FilmBuff
Company

FilmBuff

Address

25 West 31st St., 3rd Floor


New York, NY 10001
USA

Tel

+1-212-463-6403

Email

christinaj@filmbuff.com

Website

www.filmbuff.com

Representative

Christina Jang

Personal Biography
Christina works on the Sales team at FilmBuff, a New York-based distributor
of digital entertainment that draws upon its deep relationships within the
film industry to curate content that consistently informs, entertains and
inspires. Prior to joining the company, Christina was an Associate Producer in
commercial production and worked on campaigns for Samsung, Honda, and
Budweiser, among others.

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FilmBuff
Company Biography
FilmBuff is an award-winning full-service global sales and distribution
company, with a focus on delivering high quality, compelling film and video
to targeted audiences. Founded in 2007, FilmBuff consistently introduces
audiences to the best in independent film, including Oscar-nominated EXIT
THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, Sundance Audience Award winner SENNA,
Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, Jared Letos
ARTIFACT, Adam Carollas ROAD HARD, THE INTERNETS OWN BOY, BURTS
BUZZ, SPRING, and many others. Offering a comprehensive array of services
and solutions for todays evolving media landscape, FilmBuff partners with
creative filmmakers, publishers and brand marketers to reach, engage and
inspire viewers around the world.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution*
Development
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other*

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary*

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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Film4
Company

Film4

Address

Channel 4 Television,
124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2TX

Tel

020 7306 5515

Email

film4submissions@channel4.co.uk

Website

http://www.film4.com/film4-productions

Representative

Ben Coren

Personal Biography
Ben is a Development Executive at Film4, having spent two years as
Development Coordinator. Prior to Film4, Ben worked in development for
Portobello Pictures and in production on projects including HYDE PARK ON
HUDSON, HOW I LIVE NOW, TOP BOY and THE RIOT CLUB.

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Film4
Company Biography
Film4 is Channel 4 Televisions feature film division. Film4 develops and
co-finances films and is known for working with the most distinctive and
innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established.
Film4 looks for range across our subject matter and budgets, though we
prioritise stories with contemporary relevance, based around British led talent
or content. While we are not prescriptive about the kind of material we are
looking for, we are particularly interested in distinctive voices and work that
aims to push the boundaries, within any given film genre.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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Film Fund Luxembourg


(Fonds National de Soutien la Production Audiovisuelle)

Company

Film Fund Luxembourg


(Fonds National de Soutien
la Production Audiovisuelle)

Address

Maison de Cassal, 5, rue Large, L-1917 Luxembourg,


Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

Tel

+352 247 82162


+352 621 235 301

Email

guy.daleiden@filmfund.etat.lu

Fax

+352 22 09 63

Representative

Guy Daleiden, Managing Director

Personal Biography
Guy Daleiden, born in 1963, graduated in History and German linguistics
and literature at the University of Freiburg i.Br. (Germany). He started his
professional career as a civil servant in 1990, when he joined the Prime
Ministers office.
Guy Daleiden is in charge of promoting the audiovisual production policy
of the Luxembourg government. In this respect, he is Luxembourgs
representative in several international organisations.
Guy has been the managing director of Film Fund Luxembourg since 1999. Film
Fund Luxembourg is the official body in charge of promoting and encouraging
the development of the audiovisual sector in the Grand Duchy, under the
supervision of the ministers responsible for audiovisual affairs and culture.
Its tasks include the management of the film-making incentive and support
schemes, as well as assisting the government in the shaping of public policy
and drafting of regulation for the audiovisual production sector.
Guy is Vice-President of the EFAD (European Film Agency Directors
Association).
He is administrator of the Luxembourg Film Academy and of EAVE (European
Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), as well as member of the board of directors of the
Luxembourg public radio station honnert,7

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Film Fund Luxembourg


(Fonds National de Soutien la Production Audiovisuelle)

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Free Association
Company

Free Association

Address

10202 W. Washington
Culver City, CA, 90232, USA

Tel

(310) 244-1245

Email

peter@freeassociation.la
caileigh@freeassociation.la

Representative

Peter Kiernan

Personal Biography
Peter Kiernan partnered with Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin in summer
2014 to found their new production company, Free Association. Peter is
a former partner at Management 360, a prominent talent management/
production firm. He now oversees day-to-day operations of Free Association,
helping to extend the companys entrepreneurial roots in the realm of film,
television, and digital.

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Free Association
Company Biography
Free Association is an American production company founded by Channing
Tatum, Reid Carolin, and Peter Kiernan in 2014 in order to extend their
entrepreneurial roots in the realms of film, television, digital and live content.
Free Association focuses on creating original, character-based stories that both
entertain and engage the audience in a unique way.
Credits for the company include the recent Magic Mike and 21/22 Jump Street
franchises. The company is currently in active development on a number
of projects, including an adaptation of the Matthew Quick novel, "Forgive
Me, Leonard Peacock," as well as the live entertainment shows MAGIC MIKE
BROADWAY and MAGIC MIKE VEGAS.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvemen:

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type:

Feature Film*
TV* Film*
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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GFM Films LLP


Company

GFM Films LLP

Address

10 Coda Studios,
189 Munster Road,
London, SW6 6AW

Tel

020 7186 6300

Email

michael@gfmfilms.co.uk

Website

www.gfmfilms.co.uk

Representative

Michael Ryan

Personal Biography
Michael started his career working in the TV industry for Sir Lew Grades UK
company, ITC. In 1978 Ryan and a business colleague left ITC to form J&M
Entertainment, a distribution sales agent for Independent films. Early on
Collins IAC and Ryans J&M liaised on certain new productions whereby IAC
secured production financing and J&M handled film sales.
J&M grew and became a leader in international film sales activity and
developed their business model to also take responsibility for financing new
films and providing production finance through advances secured against
world or international sales rights.
In 1980 Ryan and J&M were founder members of the American Film Marketing
Association (AFMA) later to be renamed Independent Film and Television
Alliance (IFTA) which was formed to provide an annual Los Angeles based
Film Market in competition to Cannes, Milan and Berlin. AFMA also acted
as an industry association to promote the activities of sales distribution
companies around the world and to negotiate on their behalf on a range of
legal, tax and other industry matters, acting in a similar capacity as the MPAA
does for the US film studios. As Chairman of IFTA from 2004 2007, Michael
oversaw the change in date of the American Film Market which subsequently
proved the demise of MIFED the international film market held in Milan in
October. Michael currently holds the position of Chairman of IFTA and AFM.
Collins and Ryan have extensive experience of the film industry through
their combined careers, which jointly since 1999 and individually before
embraces over 200 feature films and TV series. In 2006 HandMade acquired
their company, IAC/Sequence. Over the next 3 years they built up HandMade
Films International Ltd (HFI) into a successful and profitable division of the
HandMade Group. 2009 culminated with the worldwide theatrical release
of Planet 51, a UK/Spanish co-production budgeted at a total funding cost of
$110m including production costs and US P&A expenditure. Planet 51 was
ranked in the Top 20 EU produced films in the European box office in 2010.

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GFM Films LLP


Company Biography
GFM Films is a London based film company whose principal aim is to develop,
produce, finance and sell independent movies and television films & series.
Founded in March 2011 by Guy Collins, Fred Hedman and Michael Ryan,
the company takes film & television projects from development through to
completion and delivery to distributors.
The three partners broadly divide their activities as follows: Fred Hedman
distribution sales & licensing; Michael Ryan new project development &
creative control; and Guy Collins financing and management. In addition, a
fourth corporate member, Hencohbla Ltd, joined the partnership in 2011. They
are supported by an expanding team, including Amanda Kerridge (Marketing
Director) and Eamon Sullivan (Finance Director).
Collins and Ryan have between them financed, sold and produced over 200
films, including THE WILD GEESE, THE ENGLISH PATIENT, THE GENERAL,
WHATS EATING GILBERT GRAPE, THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND, the HIGHLANDER
series, PLANET 51 and more recently, with Hedman, Toei Animations HARLOCK,
ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING starring Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale, plus the
voices of the Monty Python team and Robin Williams. Current slate titles
include family animations BLAZING SAMURAI, HUGO and STONERUNNER and
Simon West directed STRATTON which recently wrapped principal photography
and features an exciting cast line up including Dominic Cooper, Gemma Chan
and Austin Stowell.

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GFM Films LLP


Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution*
Development*
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share * Minimum Guarantee


Loan*
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment*
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production *
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series *
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy*
Musical
Thriller *
Documentary

Action*
Sci-Fi*
Historical
All

Adventure*
Drama*
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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Goalpost Film
Company

Goalpost Film

Address

54 Lynette Ave
London SW4 9HD

Tel

+44 7771 966 190

Email

tristan@goalpostfilm.com

Website

goalpostfilm.com

Representative:

Jessie Mangum

Personal Biography
Jessie Mangum is the Production Executive at Goalpost Film. Formally a
producer at Goalpost Pictures in Australia, her credits included Associate
Producer on Cherie Nowlans 2007 Sundance hit CLUBLAND starring Brenda
Blethyn, Co-producer of Julien Temples film opera THE ETERNITY MAN
(Locarno 2008), and Producer of Deborah Mailmans RALPH, (Oberhausen
2010), which won the 2009 Australian IF Award for best short film. At Goalpost
Film Jessie works across development and financing through to the sales
and marketing strategies for all of the companys projects. She is developing
a number of projects to produce for Goalpost Film, and is also producing
LOOTED, which has recently been commissioned through Film Londons low
budget feature film scheme Microwave.

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Goalpost Film
Company Biography
Goalpost Film is a worldwide sales, financing and production company that
enables independent feature films. Titles being presented by Goalpost Film
include Michael Winterbottoms THE TRIP TO SPAIN starring Steve Coogan
and Rob Brydon, the follow up to their successful journeys with THE TRIP
and THE TRIP TO ITALY; HOLDING THE MAN directed by Neil Armfield; and
SIX MILE MANOR written by Keith Thompson. Goalpost Film also represents
musical drama THE SAPPHIRES directed by Wayne Blair and starring
Chris ODowd; the acclaimed feature documentary THREE MILES NORTH
OF MOLKOM by Robert Cannan and Corinna Villari-McFarlane; Henrique
Goldmans JEAN CHARLES starring Selton Mello; THE ESCAPIST starring
Brian Cox and Joseph Fiennes; CLUBLAND starring Brenda Blethyn; CLOSED
FOR WINTER starring Natalie Imbruglia; WHIRLYGIRL directed by Jim
Wilson; HEAD ABOVE WATER starring Cameron Diaz; and multi Oscar classic
DANCES WITH WOLVES starring Kevin Costner.

Company Profile: (Please asterisk where relevant)


Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type:

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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GSP Studios
Company

GSP Studios

Address

Highfield Grange, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 6DP UK

Tel

+44 1757 289333

Email

keith@gspstudios.co.uk

Website

www.gspstudios.co.uk

Representative

Alan Latham

Personal Biography
Alan Latham qualified as a chartered accountant and joined the film industry
in 1989 as Financial Director of Cori Film Distributors. After negotiating the
acquisition of Ealing Studios from the BBC as Commercial Director of BBRK
Group Ltd, he produced his first feature film, The Brylcreem Boys in 1996.
Over the past 20 years, Alan has produced, co-produced or executive-produced
over 50 films including: I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN (Michelle Pfeiffer,
Paul Rudd) directed by Amy Heckerling and DEAD MAN RUNNING (Danny
Dyer, Tamer Hassan, and Curtis 50 Cent Jackson).
In 2008, Alan founded, and is currently Managing Director of, GSP Studios
a production company in York with studio and post-production facilities.
Most recently they have produced the comedy THE COMEDIAN'S GUIDE TO
SURVIVAL (James Buckley), the 60s set biopic MAD TO BE NORMAL (David
Tennant, Michael Gambon, Elizabeth Moss) and THAT GOOD NIGHT (John
Hurt, Charles Dance) based on the stageplay by NJ Crisp.

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GSP Studios
Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Guerilla Films Limited


Company

Guerilla Films Limited

Address

35, Thornbury Road, Isleworth,


Middlesex TW7 4LQ UK

Tel

00 44 20 8758 1716

Email

info@guerilla-films.com

Website

www.guerilla-films.com

Representative

David Nicholas Wilkinson

Personal Biography
David Nicholas Wilkinson, founder and current owner of Guerilla Films
is probably unique in the UK entertainment industry in that he has been
involved in so many different areas since he entered the industry in 1969. He
was an award winning actor.
He has produced and/or distributed around 100 feature films in the cinema,
on DVD, TV and online. He has also hosted and organised over 400 Q&A's/ PA's
events in the UK and Ireland.
He has participated on almost one hundred film panels chairing over a dozen
of them at BAFTA, Screen Yorkshire, Screen South, Bradford Film Festival etc.
Since 1999 he has run and chaired Meet the Experts at the Edinburgh
Film Festival and London Film Festival with senior financiers, producers,
commission editors, sales agents etc. giving help and advice to new emerging
filmmakers. He now hosts this event at the London Screenwriters Festival.
Wilkinson has appeared on a great many film competition juries in the UK,
Germany, France, Lithuania, Turkey and Ireland.
He has also written numerous magazine / newspaper articles and books on the
many aspects of the film industry. He has also appeared on BBC TV, BBC Radio
Four's "Today" programme, Radio 5 Live, Channel 4 News, ZDF, SKY News, CNN
News, NBC News etc, and been interviewed for countless newspapers articles
such as The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph etc talking about film production
and distribution.

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Guerilla Films Limited


Company Biography
Since 1998 the company has only released British & Irish films in British and
Irish cinemas, on DVD, online and to television.
The company has released over 200 feature films and has occasionally
co-produced some of these and raised money for others.

Company Profile
Activity (ies):

Financing*
Distribution*
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment*
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film*
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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ICM Partners
Company

ICM Partners

Address

730 5th ave


Third Floor
New York, NY 10019

Tel

212-556-5704

Email

cbazdekis@icmpartners.com

Representative

Christina Bazdekis

Personal Biography
Christina Bazdekis is an agent at ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency
representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, publishing,
music, theatre, branded entertainment and digital media. ICM Partners is
one of the predominant agencies in the United states and Europe, with its
principal offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.Bazdekis is active in
talent and literary representation, film financing and film sales. Prior to joining
the agency in 2012, Bazdekis was a manager at Cinetic Media, specializing
in the representation of writers and directors and the financing and sales of
independent films.During her career, Bazdekis has been closely associated
with such films as PRECIOUS: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire; THE
DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY; TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY; Lee Daniels
THE BUTLER; and LOST IN TRANSLATION. Bazdekis grew up in Great Neck,
New York and graduated from NYU.

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ICM Partners
Company Biography
ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with
offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative
and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music,
live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. ICM was formed in
1975 through the merger of Creative Management Associates and International
Famous Agency. In 2005, the company raised equity financing from Rizvi
Traverse and institutional investors to fund strategic growth, and in 2006, ICM
acquired the literary agency Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann. In 2012, the
agency completed a management buyout and formed a partnership with the
new name, ICM Partners.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Killer Films
Company

Killer Films

Address

156 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013, USA

Tel

+1 646 374 0792

Email

lennycrooks@me.com

Representative

Lenny Crooks Consultant

Personal Biography
Former Head of UK Film Councils New Cinema Fund where Lennys
investments included James Marshs MAN ON WIRE, Andrea Arnolds
FISHTANK, Lynne Ramsays WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, Paddy
Considines TYRANNOSAUR and Ben Wheatleys KILL LIST. Lenny works
with New Yorks Killer Films on its development slate and advises European
filmmakers on transatlantic co-production opportunities. He is a Faculty
member of Stony Brook Universitys Graduate School in Digital Filmmaking.

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Killer Films
Company Biography
Killer Films is in its busiest ever production cycle. Todd Haynes WONDERSTRUCK
is in production and three titles are in pre release: Andrew Neels GOAT,
Elizabeth Woods WHITE GIRL and Tom Kalins WEINER DOG are currently
in pre release. Todd Haynes CAROL stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara
were nominated at the 2016 Oscars. Carol was a co-production with the UKs
No. 9 Films and The Weinstein Company. Killer has successfully adapted to a
changing landscape and remains committed to new ideas as the basis of an
eclectic slate.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Latido Films
Company

Latido Films

Address

C/ Veneras 9 3
28013 Madrid
Spain

Tel

+34 915488877

Email

latido@latidofilms.com

Website

www.latidofilms.com

Representative

Oscar Alonso

Personal Biography
Oscar Alonso earned a Degree in Business Administration at the Universidad
Autonoma de Madrid (UAM), a Master's degree in Cinema and Television
Production at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and coursed the
USC/Universal Studios Producing and Directing Programme at the University
of Southern California (USC).
Since 2007 he is appointed Festival Manager, with films selected in Cannes,
Berlin (Generation Best Film Award to Rara, International Confederation of
Art Cinemas Award to Ander), Venice, Locarno, Tribeca (Best Film Award to
Blessed by Fire), Toronto, Montreal (Best Ibero-American Film Award to The
Thin Yellow Line), San Sebastian (Special Mention of the Jury to I Promise
you Anarchy), Rome (Best Film and Audience Award to Chinese Take-Away),
Karlovy Vary, Moscow, Busan and Tokyo Film Festivals amongst others.
He designed the festival strategy for THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (Academy
Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film).
He has been selected as a member of the Jury at the Cairo International
Film Festival for Children (Egypt) and at the Comedy Cluj Film Festival
(Romania). He was also a member of the Selection Committee of the Moscow
Contemporary Science Film Festival (Russia).
He is an Invited Professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain),
teaching "International Film Festivals and Markets and the role of the Sales
Agent at the Master in Management of the Film Industry.

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Latido Films
Company Biography
LATIDO is a sales agency founded to commercialize all-film rights of titles from
all over the world with a focus in Spain and Latin-America, handling a lineup
of a maximum of 15 titles per year. We collaborate with prestigious filmmakers
such as Juan Jos Campanella, Carlos Saura, Andrs Wood and Arturo Ripstein
but also rise up new talent such as Sebastian Borensztein, Ernesto Daranas,
Julio Hernndez Cordn or Celso Garca. Multi-audience animations and groundbreaking documentaries are also a must in our catalogue.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution
Development
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy*
Musical
Thriller*
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All

Adventure
Drama*
Horror*

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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Magnolia Pictures
Company

Magnolia Pictures

Address

49 W 27TH ST, 7TH FLOOR


NY, NY 10001
USA

Tel

212-379-9703

Email

mcowal@magpictures.com

Website

www.magpictures.com

Representative

Matt Cowal, SVP Marketing & Publicity

Personal Biography
Matt Cowal is SVP of Marketing and Publicity at Magnolia Pictures, with more
than ten years of experience in the world of independent film distribution.
He has been with Magnolia since 2007, and has been SVP since 2011. As SVP
of Marketing and Publicity, he oversees and strategizes many aspects of the
distribution process, including the creation of marketing materials, national
and regional publicity campaigns, corporate PR, awards campaigns and more.
Magnolia has been a pioneer in alternative distribution strategies, and in
addition to his experience with traditional theatrical releasing, Cowal has
played a key role from the beginning in executing marketing and publicity
campaigns in what were then brand new releasing paradigms, including
Ultra pre-theatrical and day-and-date releases. At Magnolia (as well as
the genre label Magnet Releasing), he gained prolific experience in the
distribution of a broad range of genres, including independent dramas and
comedies, horror and sci-fi, foreign films and documentaries. He has run
Oscar campaigns for Best Foreign and Documentary Film, Best Actress and
Best Costume Design, resulting in one Oscar win and five nominations, and
his key art and trailer campaigns have been awarded more than ten Golden
Trailer and Key Art awards. Prior to Magnolia, he worked for IDP, overseeing
regional publicity for Samuel Goldwyn Films and Roadside Attractions, and at
Landmark Theaters, overseeing publicity for their East Coast Theaters.

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Magnolia Pictures
Company Biography
Magnolia Pictures is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution
arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically-integrated group of media
properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the
Landmark Theatres chain and AXS TV. Recent releases include Danish Oscar
selection and Academy Award nominee A WAR, Buckley vs. Vidal doc BEST OF
ENEMIES from Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon, Sundance Grand Jury Prize
winner THE WOLFPACK, Sean Baker's TANGERINE, Arnaud Desplechins MY
GOLDEN DAYS and Terence Davies SUNSET SONG. Upcoming releases include
the touching documentary PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW, Alex Gibneys ZERO
DAYS, Ira Sachs LITTLE MEN and the latest from Werner Herzog LO AND
BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution*
Development
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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Mazars
Company

Mazars

Address

Harcourt Road Dublin 2 Ireland


Mazars Place Salthill, Galway Ireland
Tower Bridge House, St Katharines Way, London

Tel

+ 353 91570100 (Galway office)


+44 20 7063 4000 (London office)

Email

pmee@mazars.ie
David.Prestwich@mazars.co.uk
Ben.Adams@mazars.co.uk

Website

www.mazars.ie and www.mazars.co.uk

Representatives

Paul Mee/David Prestwich/Ben Adams

Personal Biography
Paul Mee, David Prestwich and Ben Adams are experts in the area of Irish and
UK film tax credits. They advise producers on how to avail of both countries tax
credits on the same project to get tax credits on 100% of the production budget.

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Mazars
Company Biography
Mazars brings the skills of passionate, rigorous and principled professionals to
our clients in 73 countries around the world. Our international partnership is a
15,000 strong team including 730 partners.
The Mazars Group has a global turnover in excess of 1,000 million and we are
currently engaged as auditor/advisors to over 15% of top European companies
together with a large number of publicly funded and semi-state organisations.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other*

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film*
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Moviehouse Entertainment
Company

Moviehouse Entertainment

Address

Black Hangar Studios, Lasham Airfield,


Alton, Hampshire, GU34 5SG, UK

Tel

+44 (0)7973 627 494

Email

gary.phillips@moviehouseent.com

Website

www.moviehouseent.com

Representative

Gary Phillips

Personal Biography
Gary Phillips is joint managing director of London based sales company
Moviehouse Entertainment, formed in 2001. Prior to launching Moviehouse
with Mark Vennis, a colleague at sales and financing company J&M
Entertainment, Phillips was head of sales at J&M for six years from 1995 to
2000. He also headed sales at Majestic Films in 1994 and 1995 and worked in
sales capacities prior to that at The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Weintraub
Entertainment and Warner Bros.

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Moviehouse Entertainment
Company Biography
Moviehouse handles a variety of drama, documentary and other genre features
including, for 2016, comedy SCOTTISH MUSSEL starring Martin Compston
and Talulah Riley and ID2: SHADWELL ARMY which Universal will release in
Ireland and the UK. It has also moved into the production arena itself with a
slate of projects. In addition it has worked on several Irish movies including
ADAM & PAUL from Director Lenny Abrahamson, STUDS from Director Paul
Mercier and TROUBLE WITH SEX from Director Fintan Connolly.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution
Development
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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Moxon Media Consultants


Company

Moxon Media Consultants

Address

PO Box 362,
Sunbury-on-Thames,
TW16 6BF, UK

Tel

44.7887 620 429

Email

richard @moxonmediaconsultants.com

Website

www.moxonmediaconsultants.com

Representative

Richard Moxon

Personal Biography
Richard's career in media law began at Denton Hall & Burgin, where he was
made a partner in 1982. There, he helped secure funding for many films,
including FLASH GORDON (1980), CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981) and WHO DARES
WINS (1982), as well as a number of Ken Russell films. Between 1985 and 1987,
Richard worked in house on sale-and-leaseback deals at Lorimar Pictures.
Following that, and for the next 25 years, Richard was a partner at two wellknown media law firms: Marriot Harrison and Davenport Lyons. During this
time, he worked in many areas of media law, particular film and television
production and financing. Richard left private practice in 2013, to pursue a
second career as an independent consultant. As well as being the principal
of Moxon Media Consultants, he is also a consultant to Irish MacLeod, South
Africas leading specialist entertainment law firm.

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Moxon Media Consultants


Company Biography
The company is the vehicle for the services of Richard Moxon, a non-practising
solicitor. He has been involved in the legal aspects of the UK film and
television business for many years. There has been substantial involvement
in the sale and leaseback of films, tax based financings on film and television
programmes, production and distribution aspects of films and television
programmes particularly geared towards childrens programmes/animation. In
the past work has been undertaken for Close Brothers and Baker Street on their
funding activities in film and television programmes. The freelance business
consultancy involves drafting documents and providing business advice for
the film and television industries. There is a involvement with structuring of
talent shows and the programmes capable of being formatted. Advice is given
to Creative England on their film investments. It also has a commercial interest
in the insurance backed financing of film which is currently unique. Recent
films have included A QUIET PASSION, THE CALL UP and ADULT LIFE SKILLS.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution*
Development*
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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Northern Ireland Screen


Company

Northern Ireland Screen

Address

3rd Floor Alfred House,


21 Alfred Street, Belfast, BT2 8ED

Tel

+44 28 90 232444

Email

info@northernirelandscreen.co.uk

Website

www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk

Representatives

Ursula Devine, Development Executive


Nicola Lyons, Production Manager

Personal Biography
Ursula Devine, Development Executive
Ursula joined Northern Ireland Screen in January 2010 and is responsible
for the Northern Ireland Screen Development slate of TV and film projects,
overseeing the projects from application until they complete the development
process. Ursula is also responsible for maintaining and facilitating relations
with commissioning and other development bodies and producers. Previous to
joining Northern Ireland Screen Ursula worked in film production for six years,
producing two feature films in the US and also worked for an international film
distribution company based in Los Angeles.
Nicola Lyons, Production Manager
Nicola Lyons joined Northern Ireland Screen in October 2012 as Production
Executive and was appointed Production Manager in June 2014. She is the first
point of contact for production funding enquiries and she oversees physical
production including locations, crews and facilities. Prior to joining Northern
Ireland Screen Nicola worked in the film industry for over 20 years in London,
spending 10 years with United International Pictures, the international
distribution arm of Paramount, Universal and MGM, and 11 years with Film
Entertainment consultancy Hy Smith & Associates.

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Northern Ireland Screen


Company Biography
Northern Ireland Screen is the government-backed lead agency in Northern
Ireland for the film, television and digital content industry.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment*
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film*
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other*

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventur
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

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Pandora Film
Company

Pandora Film

Address

Balthasarstrae 79-81
D-50670 Kln

Tel

+49 (0) 221 97 33 20

Email

info@pandorafilm.com

Website

www.pandorafilm.com

Representative

Nina Frese

Personal Biography
In 2014, Nina Frese joined Pandora Film as Creative Producer, a newly created
position to carry projects during development and oversee the German side of
international co-productions, of all projects produced by company owner and
co-founder Reinhard Brundig. Nina joined Pandora Film after over a decade
experience in film production. An alumna of Media Business Schools Master in
European Audiovisual Management, she worked in Germany, UK, France and
Spain. From 2008 to 2013, she ran Flux Film in Spain. She was a participant at
EAVEs 2010 European Producers Workshop.

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Pandora Film
Company Biography
In 1982, Frankfurt based cinema operators Karl Baumgartner and Reinhard
Brundig established Pandora Film Distribution. Before long, close working
relationships formed between Pandora and directors such as Aki Kaurismki
and Jim Jarmusch. Soon co-productions began to emerge out of what had
originally been a license and distribution company. With Emir Kusturica's film
UNDERGROUND, the transition to production was fulfilled. Today, Pandora
Film is an independent Production and Distribution Company, looking back at
over 30 years of art house films.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

75

Picture Tree International GmbH


Company

Picture Tree International GmbH

Address

Zur Brse 12
10247 Berlin
Germany

Tel

+49 (0)30 420 824 80

Email

pti@picturetree-international.com

Website

picturetree-international.com

Representative

Rickard Olsson

Personal Biography
Rickard has occupied various roles and positions within the film industry for
the last twenty years - for companies and institutions such as regional fund
Film i Vst, Swedish Film Institute, the MEDIA Programme of the EU, and more
recently as dep. director/Head of Studies for Maia Workshops, a European
programme for emerging producers. He holds a master degree in audiovisual
management and regularly lectures at training initiatives besides consultancy
assignments in the cinema sector. He joined the Berlin-based world sales
company Picture Tree International as Acquisitions Consultant in 2014.

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Picture Tree International GmbH


Company Biography
Picture Tree International GmbH was launched in 2013 as an integrated world
sales & production company with headquarters in Berlin.
The core business of Picture Tree International is the worldwide licensing of
film rights and the co-production of international feature films in an integrated
business model.
The company handles an overall international sales line-up of up to ten films
per year including two co-production projects.
Next to in-house co-productions and projects from its strategic partners,
Picture Tree International secures its film portfolio by 3rd party acquisitions
from independent production companies worldwide.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution
Development
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

77

Prescience Film Finance


Company

Prescience Film Finance

Address

1/1A Bakery Court, London End,


Beconsfield HP9 2FN Buckinghamshire

Tel

+44 1494 980 199

Email

paulb@presciencefilm.com

Website

www.presciencefilm.com

Representative

Paul Brett

Personal Biography
Director of Prescience/ Executive Producer/ Non-Exec Board Director for Flix
Innovations
Paul is a co-founder and director of Prescience, an integrated media company
that focuses on film and television production and financing. Launched in
2004, it has provided over 300m of film finance for more than 50 independent
UK and US productions, including multiple Oscar winner THE KINGS SPEECH
and 2014s highest grossing Independent film, CHEF. Recent Prescience TV
projects include WOLF HALL, starring Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance and
THE DRESSER starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen.
Paul has worked in the media industry since leaving university 32 years
ago. He has worked at Video Arts, (the worlds first audio/visual training
company), Catalyst (the worlds first audio-visual publishing company backed
by Goldcrest), TEN The Movie Channel (Britains first PAY TV company),
Video Collection International, (the worlds first sell through label), Paramount
Pictures, Universal Studios and Pathe/Guild.
Paul developed and implemented the UK exhibition and distribution strategy
over a three-year period at the British Film Institute/UK Film Council, leaving
to found Prescience with Tim Smith. At the BFI/UKFC, Paul was responsible
for the BFIs relationships with exhibitors throughout the UK and Northern
Ireland, including both arthouse and commercial cinemas. Prior to this,
he opened the Miramax International office in London as Vice President of
European Marketing.
Pauls film credits number more than two dozen including, in addition to the above,
HARRY BROWN, 360, EASY VIRTUE, DORIAN GRAY, SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL,
SONG FOR MARION, MADAME BOVARY and in 2015, THE HALLOW.
Paul lives in London with his wife Meredith, children Polly and Felix as well as
a menagerie of domesticated animals.

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Prescience Film Finance


Company Biography
Prescience is an integrated media company that focuses on film and television
production and financing.
Launched in 2004, it has provided over $500m of film finance for independent
UK and US productions, including multiple Oscar winner THE KINGS SPEECH,
cult classic THE GUARD and one of last years highest grossing Independent
films, Chef.
Recent Prescience TV projects include eight times Emmy nominated WOLF
HALL, starring Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance, THE DRESSER starring Sir
Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen and SyFy hit DARK MATTER.
With offices in Beaconsfield and West Hollywood, Prescience also has part
ownership of sales agent Metro International, and Bridgeworks Media Capital,
its specialist film bridge and tactical lending subsidiary.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution*
Development*
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type:

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

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Primeridian Entertainment
Company

Primeridian Entertainment

Address

301 N. Canon Drive, Suite 223; Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Tel

+1 (310) 858-3003

Email

info@pmellc.com

Website

www.pmellc.com

Representative

Tim OHair

Personal Biography
As the President of Production and COO of the Primeridian Entertainment
companies, Tim OHair oversees film production and film finance opportunities.
He served as a producer on A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING starring Tom Hanks
and directed by Tom Tykwer, released worldwide in early 2016. Prior to joining
Primeridian, OHair was a senior agent at Paradigm, where he worked on
independent film packaging, international co-productions, structured finance,
and film sales. He is also the producer of indie films including the 2008 IFC
release HOW TO ROB A BANK and Phase 4 Films 2010 release BROTHERHOOD.
Previously, OHair was a Vice President of Production at Universal Pictures,
where he oversaw numerous projects through development and production,
including BRING IT ON, BRIDGET JONESS DIARY, 8 MILE, THE FAMILY MAN,
HOW HIGH, U-571, and HULK. OHair began his career in New York as a financial
and sales executive at Orion Pictures International, and holds degrees from
Dartmouth College and Columbia University.

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Primeridian Entertainment
Company Biography
Based primarily in Beverly Hills, California, Primeridian Entertainment is
in the business of developing, producing, and financing high quality filmed
entertainment. The company focuses on both director-driven films intended for
worldwide theatrical release, as well as high profile dramatic television series.
The companys latest production, A HOLOGRAM FOF THE KING, was released in
2016; other projects are in various stages of development and pre-produciton.
Primeridian is run by producers Arcadiy Golubovich and Tim OHair.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan*
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment*
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier/Distributor/Broadcaster:
Type

Feature Film*
TV Film*
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other* Digital, Animation

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
*All

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

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Protagonist Pictures
Company

Protagonist Pictures

Address

42-48 great Portland street, W1W 7NB.

Tel

+44(0)20 77349000

Email

emily@protagonistpictures.com

Representative

Emily Gotto

Personal Biography
Emily Gotto began her career in native Dublin specializing in both
independent production and distribution for Dublin based companies
Fastnet Films (STRANGERLAND, THE F-WORD), Blinder Films (LOVE
& FRIENDSHIP, THE PERVERTS GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY) and Treasure
Entertainment (GOOD VIBRATIONS).
A graduate of the Media Business School Mega Plus European Masters in
Audio Visual Management, Emily has worked in international co-production
strategy for LA based production company Occupant Entertainment (THE
HALLOWS, THE WACKNESS, MADAME BOVARY).
Moving back to London in 2012 and joining international sales company
Protagonist Pictures as Acquisitions Executive she has been involved in a slate
of projects across multiple genres and budget levels.

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Protagonist Pictures
Company Biography
Commercially minded and creatively spirited, Protagonist Pictures is an
international finance, production and sales company committed to strong
relationships with filmmakers, financiers and distributors. Launched in
London in 2008 by shareholders including Film4, Vertigo Films and Ingenious
Media, the company quickly created a strong brand as a home for bold stories
and exciting new directing voices. It has now expanded from its UK origins to
handle titles from around the world.
Protagonists slate includes Yorgos Lanthimoss Cannes Jury Prize winner
ThE LOBSTER featuring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, John C
Reilly and Lea Seydoux; Rebecca Millers romantic comedy MAGGIES PLAN
with Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore; Whit Stillmans LOVE &
FRIENDSHIP with Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny; Brady Corbets feature
debut THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER, starring Berenice Bejo and Robert
Pattinson; Ben Wheatleys FREE FIRE starring Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy,
Brie Larson and Jack Reynor; Rob Zombies horror film 31, Andrea Arnolds
first US project AMERICAN HONEY starring Shia Labeouf and NZ comedy
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE from director Taika Waititi, starring Sam
Neill and Julian Dennison.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

83

SmithDehn LLP
Company

SmithDehn LLP

Address

90 Park Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10016


and
The Innovation Centre, NI Science Park, Bay Road,
Derry BT48 7TG

Tel

+ 44 7878 422915

Email

pmacbride@smithdehn.com

Website

smithdehn.com

Representative

Patricia MacBride

Personal Biography
Admitted to practice law in the United States (New York State in particular),
Patricia Sweeney MacBride has over a two decades of US legal experience
in advising, counseling and representing corporate and individual clients,
including a specialty in the area of film and television. In addition to her
experience as a US lawyer, Patricia trained as a solicitor at one of the most
prestigious law firms in Ireland and the UK.
Patricia expertly handles transactional, compliance, and litigation matters
for film, television, and other media clients. These have included All3Media,
Sacha Baron Cohen, Passion Pictures, Lightbox, Raw TV, Blast! Films, By the
Beach Productions, Conde Nast Entertainment, The Roush-Wagner Company,
Endgame Entertainment, One Potato Productions, and Out of Orbit, on projects
for Netflix, Discovery, Bravo, A&E, Participant Media, and other networks and
studios. Patricia is known as a problem solver and trusted business adviser.
Patricia also has a stellar academic background. She holds law and/or
economics degrees from Fordham University, Pace University School of Law,
Queens University Belfast, and the University of Ulster, where as part of her
Masters Degree Program in Commercial Law, she completed our intensive US/
UK media law course taught by the Chief Counsel of HBO, two Senior VicePresidents of 20th Century Fox, the General Counsel of Channel 4, the former
head of legal at Discovery, and leading members of SmithDehn LLP.
In her years of law practice in New York, Patricia served as an associate at
Jones, Jones, Larkin & O'Connell, the leading defense firm for the insurance
industry, with clients including Disney, Apple, Xerox, Zurich Insurance, and
countless others. While at Jones Jones, Patricia obtained extensive experience
in legal research, litigation, and negotiation of agreements. In Belfast,
Patricia's experience at A & L Goodbody ("Irish Law Firm of the Year" - The
Lawyer magazine; "Ireland's Most Innovative Law Firm" - Financial Times),
gave her further skills preparing regulatory documents for a media company,
drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements for corporate
clients, handling complex commercial litigation matters, and assisting in the
presentation of seminars on the subject of data protection.

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SmithDehn LLP
Company Biography
SmithDehn LLP is an international entertainment and media law firm. Our
clients have included over 300 film and television production companies, as
well as Paramount Pictures, HBO, 20th Century Fox, Channel 4, Sony Pictures,
and ITV. We have been counsel for projects as diverse as CITIZENFOUR,
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, BORAT, VIRUNGA, DIRTY WARS, MUSCLE
SHOALS, and THE IMPOSTER.
We launched our Ireland office in Derry, where we handle film/TV business
affairs, content/compliance review and all legal work required for film or
television projects in the UK, the US, and Ireland. With some of our wellknown clients supplying visiting professors, we teach an annual media law
course for producers and law graduates at Ulster University.
Our film financing and production joint venture, Convergent Media, also
launched in Derry, is producing BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB - ADIOS, directed
by two-time Oscar-nominee Lucy Walker. In addition, we are exec producing
THE SECRET PEACEMAKER, a feature drama about Alec Reid and the thrilling
secret negotiations that led to the Good Friday Agreement for peace in
Northern Ireland, and also GUANTNAMO DIARY, the feature film version of
the NYT Best Seller by current Guantnamo prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi,
together with Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME), Michael Bronner
(CAPTAIN PHILLIPS), Michael and Christine Holder of Zero Gravity (BEASTS OF
NO NATION), and Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93).

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SmithDehn LLP
Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution
Development*
Sales

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

*Legal & Business Affairs


Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance*
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other*

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

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Soda Pictures
Company

Soda Pictures

Addres

17 Blossom St, London , E16PL

Tel

+44 207 377 1407

Email

dave@sodapictures.com

Website

www.sodapictures.com

Representative

David Woodward,
Theatrical Sales Manager

Personal Biography
Dave Woodward has long standing experience in Theatrical Sales and
Alternative Content cinema sales, having worked for both studios and key
independent distributors in the sector.

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Soda Pictures
Company Biography
Soda Pictures is an Anglo-Canadian film distributor of art house, independent
and world cinema. Established in London in 2002 by Eve Gabereau and Edward
Fletcher, the company releases 25+ films a year and has a library of over 300
films from all corners of the world. In September 2014, it was announced that
Soda Pictures was acquired by the Canadian production company Thunderbird
Films in order to join a greater media group, build a theatrical film division
in Canada and expand their existing business in the UK and Ireland. They
launched the new venture at the Toronto International Film Festival with the
World Premiere of the film The Riot Club. Upcoming releases include Icelands
RAMS, Alice Winocours DISORDER starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane
Kruger and LOUDER THAN BOMBS starring Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert and
Jesse Eisenberg.
See more at: http://www.sodapictures.com/about-us/#sthash.wfs11tPy.dpuf

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution*
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment
Other*

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary
Other

Genre:

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

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Starline Entertainment
Company

Starline Entertainment

Address

The Old Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, London NW5


4QP, UK

Tel

+44 (0) 207 998 6270

Email

info@starlineentertainment.co.uk

Website

www.starlinecontent.com

Representative

Piers Nightingale

Personal Biography
Piers Nightingale is Partner and Director of Acquisitons at Starline Entertainment.
Having headed Acquisitions at High Point from 2001 to 2014, Piers procured
a number of commercially successful titles in film and television, including
BBC1s SHAKESPEARE RETOLD, with James McAvoy, Damien Lewis, Imelda
Staunton and Rufus Sewell, and acclaimed documentaries, such as AIM HIGH
IN CREATION. Piers was responsible for the acquisition of many genre feature
films, including cult horror, MUM AND DAD. In addition, he has helped to
secure funding on a number of higher budget films, like THE FRONT LINE,
along with family feature, THE RACE and Irish Toronto hit, KINGS, both
starring Colm Meaney.
Piers has forged close ties with key programmers across all A-list and industry
respected festivals.
More recently, titles Piers has procured for Starline Entertainment include the
highly acclaimed debut feature of Tom Browne, RADIATOR, starring Richard
Johnson, Gemma Jones and executive produced by Rachel Weisz and Barbara
Broccoli, as well as Jake Chapmans THE MARRIAGE OF REASON AND SQUALOR,
starring Rhys Ifans, Sophie Kennedy Clark and produced by Colin Vaines.
Piers is called upon as an expert by some of the world's leading Film Schools,
Universities and Festivals, including the UK's NFTS, LFS, EICTV Cuba, the
Media Business School in and Met Film School. He was also a 2014 Creative
Advisor for ScripTeast in Poland. He participates in such global events as The
Edinburgh Film Festival, MIFF and the Holland Film Meeting.

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Starline Entertainment
Company Biography
Owned and run by its Management Team, STARLINE ENTERTAINMENT is
an independent, London based company that specialises in the global sales,
production, financing and marketing of commercially driven feature film,
TV and digital content. As well as engaging in direct distribution and event
cinema, STARLINE enjoys firm ties with broadcasters and distributors across
all platforms, worldwide, allowing a unique flexibility to divide rights and
maximise revenue in the longer term.
Recent titles include Arts Alliances global cinematic release, JONAS
KAUFMANN: AN EVENING WITH PUCCINI and Tom Brownes bitter sweet,
award winning debut feature, RADIATOR, starring Richard Johnson and
Gemma Jones and nominated for the London Evening Standard Critics Award
and highlighted by Indiewire as one of the top ten films of 2015. Starline is also
on board HENRY, the next project by Harry Brown writer, Gary Young, which
was presented at the Galway Film Market in 2015.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other*

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film*
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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Telegael
Company

Telegael

Address

ras Telegael,
An Spidal, Galway,
IRELAND

Tel

+353 91 558600

Email

paul@telegael.com

Website

www.telegael.com

Representative

Mr. Paul Cummins, CEO

Personal Biography
Paul is a founder, major shareholder and CEO of Telegael, one of Irelands
largest animation and television studios. Established in 1988, the Telegael
group today employs over 100 people fulltime and many others on a part-time
or contract basis. To date the Telegael group has invested in excess of $12m in
a comprehensive range of studios and production facilities.
Paul is chairman of Beochan which is a dedicated stop motion animation
studio located near Galway in Ireland. The studio carries out work in model
design and construction, set design and construction, lighting, photography,
CGI graphics, compositing and post production.
Paul is also chairman of the Stiideo Telegael film and television studios based
in Galway and chairman of iRadio group which is Irelands leading regional
radio station targeting the 1534 audience. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants in Ireland, Paul has served on the Film Finance Committee of
the Irish Audiovisual Federation and he is also a member of the Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences and the Irish Film and Television Academy.
A seven-time EMMY nominee, Paul won two EMMY awards, 2004 and 2007
while his productions have won 5 IFTA Awards.

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Telegael
Company Biography
Telegael is one of Irelands leading production studios producing animated and
live action content for television and for theatrical release.
Established in 1988, Telegael group employs in excess of 100 people and has
invested more than 12m in studios and facilities. Telegael has established a
strong reputation internationally as a developer, co-financier and co-producer
of content for the global market. Telegael has coproduced animated, features
and live action series with studios in France, UK, US, Italy, Netherlands, India,
China, Korea, Canada, Australia, Mexico.
Telegael has co-produced in excess of 750 hours of television programming
and its projects have been distributed to over 150 countries and translated into
more than 40 languages.
Broadcasters include Disney, BBC, ITV, Discovery, Cartoon Network,
Nickelodeon, ZDF, KiKa, France3, SuperRTL, HBO, Sprout, ABC (Aus).
Telegaels productions have won 2 EMMY Awards , received 7 Emmy
nominations and won 5 IFTA Awards. The studio has forged strong links with
international distributors, production companies and broadcasters.
In 2013 Telegael established, Beochan, Irelands only bespoke stop motion
animation studio to produce animated television series and feature films.
In 2014 the studio completed production of the childrens television series
Igam Ogam 2 which was a co-production with Calon of UK. Igam Ogam has
been broadcast in UK, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Ireland, Australia and
other territories. The studio is currently in preproduction on the feature film
MORTEN which is a coproduction with NukuFilm of Estonia.
In addition to its television productions, in recent years Telegael has become
a major producer of feature films and has recently acquired the former Roger
Corman film studios in Galway.
Telegael is a coproducer of the following slate of feature films:
Blood Punch
Blood Punch is a 2013 horror thriller film and the directorial debut of Madellaine
Paxson. The film had its world premiere on 26 October 2013 at the Austin Film Festival,
where it won the Dark Matters Audience Award.
Broer /Brother
Broer is a live action contemporary feature film, the 7th film from Belgian Director
Geoffrey Enthoven. Starring Udo Kier, Alison Doody and Elva Trill. Broer is shot on
location in Ireland and Belgium. Currently in the final stage of post production. Broer
will premiere early 2016.

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92

Telegael
Pursuit
Pursuit is a contemporary road-movie and love story; a 21st century re-imagining of
the Irish romantic legend, THE PURSUIT OF DIARMUID AND GRINNE. Directed
and written by Paul Mercier and shot on location in the West of Ireland and Spain. Cast
includes Brendan Gleeson, Barry Ward, Liam Cunningham and Ruth Bradley.
Norm Of The North
Norm of the North is a feature length CGI animation and was released in the US
early 2016. The feature is a co-production between Telegael (Ireland) and Splash
Entertainment (USA) and will be distributed internationally by Lionsgate and Good
Universe. Cast includes Bill Nighy, Rob Schneider, Colm Meaney, Loretta Devine, Michael
McElhatton, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong and Gabriel Iglesias
Blinky Bill
Blinky Bill is a feature length CGI animation which is due for release in September
2015. The film is a co-production between Telegael (Ireland) Flying Bark Productions
(Australia) and Studio 100 (Germany) and is distributed internationally by Studio
Canal. Cast include Toni Collette, Barry Humphries, Ryan Kwanten, Deborah Mailman,
David Wenham, Richard Roxburgh
Morten
Morten is a co-production between Telegael (Ireland) and Nukufilm (Estonia) and will
be the first feature-length stop-motion film produced in Ireland. Morten is an adventure
feature film for the whole family. Due for completion in 2016.
Jack Taylor-Cross, Stone & Purgatory
Jack Taylor is an Irish television drama based on the Ken Bruen novel series. Set in
Galway, the series features Iain Glen in the role of Jack Taylor, a former police who
becomes a private investigator after leaving the service. Produced for ZDF (Germany)
and TV3 (Ireland) episodes 7-9 were shot on location in Galway in Spring 2016 with
release due August 2016. Content Media Corp distributes the series internationally.

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93

Telegael
Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment*
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film*
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

94

TG4
Company

TG4

Address:

Baile na hAbhann, Co na Gaillimhe, ire.

Tel

+353 91 505050

Email

darach.macconiomaire@tg4.ie
laura.ni.cheallaigh@tg4.ie

Website

www.tg4.ie

Representatives

Darach Mac Con Iomaire


Laura N Cheallaigh

Personal Biography
Darach Mac Con Iomaire
Eagarthir Coimisinaithe TG4
Currently on the commissioning team with TG4, writer and director, Darach
Mac Con Iomaire wrote, developed and directed the award winning TV series
CORP + ANAM during his two-year tenure as Development Executive with
Magamedia. CORP + ANAM received an IFTA award in 2012 and Best Drama
and Spirit of the Festival awards at the Celtic Media Festival in Derry in 2012.
The second series of CORP + ANAM also received an IFTA award and 'Best
TV Series 2015' at the recent "Oireachtas National Media Awards". It was also
nominated for the prestigious Prix Europa awards in Berlin last October.
Darach has also developed and written OLAGN an Irish/Spanish feature
film that was awarded development funding by The Irish Film Board and the
European development funding scheme MEDIA.
Darach has extensive theatre experience and his tenure as Artistic Director
of Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe - The National Irish Language Theatre was
acclaimed for its ambition, energy and creative flair.
During this time his work was nominated for numerous awards, including
two Irish Times Theatre Awards. He was presented with the BBC/Stuart Parker
Award for new writing in 2005. Darach was also nominated for IFTAs in the
Best Writer and Best TV Drama categories 2012.

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TG4
Personal Biography
Laura N Cheallaigh
Eagarthir Coimisinaithe TG4
Laura is Commissioning Editor with TG4, the Irish language public service
broadcaster where she commissions a slate of programming across the
schedule.
She is an experienced and award-winning television producer and director
having worked in the industry for over 15 years across a number of genres
including documentary, drama, arts, entertainment and music.
In addition to her broadcast work, Laura has lectured and mentored
media students and worked as communications and media consultant for
organisations in the arts, media & Irish language spheres.

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Tg4
Company Biography
TG4 is the National Irish language Public Service Broadcaster, bringing Irish
language programming content to audiences in Ireland on all platforms and
worldwide on our player.
TG4 is a free-to-air channel, available across all the viewing platforms, with
a strong viewer base throughout the island of Ireland. An average of 650,000
viewers a day watch TG4 in the Republic of Ireland. This daily figure exceeds 1
million people on major viewing days like Christmas Day and St. Patricks Day.
TG4 invests over 20m annually in original Irish programming from the
independent production sector in Ireland. This investment supports 350 posts
in small private sector companies throughout the island.
The channels schedule and its news service in particular ensures a space
for the non-centrist perspective and for emerging talent.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting*
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film
TV Film
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other*

Genre

Comedy*
Musical
Thriller*
Documentary*

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical*
All

Adventure
Drama*
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV*
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

97

The Finnish Film Foundation


Company

The Finnish Film Foundation

Address

Kanavakatu 12
FIN-00160 Helsinki, Finland

Tel

+358 50 593 2068

Email

jaana.puskala@ses.fi

Website

www.ses.fi

Representative

Jaana Puskala

Personal Biography
Jaana Puskaa is Head of International Department since December 2015,
working at FFF since 1990 in International Promotion. Jaana is responsible for
promoting Finnish feature films abroad as well as building and reinforcing
contacts between the Finnish film industry and international festivals, sales
companies and distribution companies around the world.

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98

The Finnish Film Foundation


Company Biography
The Finnish Film Foundation supports and promotes the Finnish film industry
by allocating public funding for professional film production, exhibition and
distribution. The Foundation is also responsible for the festival distribution
and international promotion of Finnish films. Production support is available
for feature, documentary, short and animation films as well as television
series. The Foundation also funds international co-productions with a Finnish
co-production partner and some creative/technical input from Finland.
The Finnish Film Foundation was set up in 1969 as an independent foundation
and it operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Culture.
The Foundation receives its funds through the Ministry from lottery and pools
funds allocated for promoting cinema. In 2016 the Foundations support budget
is around 25 million euros.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development*
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type:

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series*, little bit of interest
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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99

The Works Film Group


Company

The Works Film Group

Address

The Works Film Group Ltd,


Fairgate House, 78 New Oxford Street,
London, WC1A 1HB,
UK

Tel

+44 (0)20 7612 0090

Email

Laurence.gornall@theworksfilmgroup.com

Website

www.theworksfilmgroup.com

Representative

Laurence Gornall

Personal Biography
Laurence is CEO at The Works Film Group. Prior to joining The Works, Laurence
was Director of Marketing at ContentFilm Plc. In 2004 ContentFilm merged
with Winchester Entertainment Plc where Laurence was Marketing Director.
Previously Laurence was Managing Director of Feature Film Company Ltd
where he worked from 1995 until it was acquired by Winchester Entertainment
in 2001. Laurence started his career in 1990 at Working Title Films and
between 1991 and 1995 worked at Manifesto Film Sales, Advanced Video,
Oasis Cinemas and Polygram Filmed Entertainment. A graduate in Film and
Communications from Goldsmiths College London, Laurence also holds a
postgraduate degree in Law from University of Westminster.

Galway Film Fair 2016

100

The Works Film Group


Company Biography
The Works Film Group is a leading all rights distribution, international sales
and production company with a proud history of quality, excellence and
reliability. For 30 years we have provided the market with award-winning,
critically acclaimed product, worked with leading actors and filmmakers,
developed powerful partnerships and delivered innovative campaigns. We
have a passion for film and remain committed as a company to compete,
create and collaborate in order to achieve the best possible results.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution*
Development*
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee*


Loan*
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite

Pay TV
DVD
All*

Galway Film Fair 2016

101

TV3 Television Network


Company

TV3 Television Network

Address

Westgate, Ballymount, Dublin 24

Email

andrew.byrne@tv3.ie

Website

www.tv3.ie

Representative

Andrew Byrne

Personal Biography
Lead commissioning and production communications for TV3 Group, working
closely with acquisition and scheduling teams across the channel.
Executive contact for all production and content industry clients.
Executive role across Redrock and variety of TV3's pillar programming
commissions including GREAT IRISH BAKE OFF, THE RESTAURANT, TRIAL OF
THE CENTURY (BAI), PURSUIT (BAI), DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE, CONOR POPE'S
DODGY DEALERS and a variety of live event and campaign programmes.
As a further part of my development role, I lead focused programme strategies
in formats, features & entertainment. I have a broad contact base across the
industry in the UK, Europe and beyond.
I have established creative development partnerships with some of the biggest
gloablly recognised production companies ( NBCU, RDF, STV, MTG Group, ZIG
ZAG, ENDEMOL) and have established a network of industry partners and
creators, utilising TV3 broadcast and facilities as a production hub.
TV3's creative hub and business model has also allowed the group to work
and connect with some of biggest distribution partners also, in terms of the
the development of new IP and entertainment formats, including DRG, RED
ARROW, ALL3 MEDIA, NBCU, ZODIAK, EONE & FREEMANTLE

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102

TV3 Television Network


Company Biography
www.tv3.ie
Owned by Liberty Global.
Operates a variety of broadcast channels as part of the group including TV3,
TV3+1, 3e and 3player

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting*
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film
TV Film
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary*

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All

Adventure
Drama*
Horror

Rights:

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

103

Umedia Entertainment Ltd


Company

Umedia Entertainment Ltd

Address

2nd floor, 83-84 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9NG

Tel

0203 4753232

Email

nessa.mcgill@umedia.eu
and
bastien.sirodot@umedia.eu

Website

www.umedia.eu

Representatives

Nessa McGill and Bastien Sirodo

Personal Biography
Bastien Sirodot is Associate Producer at Umedia
Bastien joined Umedia back in 2010 avec graduating from EDHEC business
school and having done internship at companies like StudioCanal and MK2.
While at Umedia, Bastien has overseen the coproduction and financing of films
such as THE EXPATRIATE (2011), GRACE OF MONACO (2012), KIDNAPPING FREDDY
HEINEKEN (2013), THE KAISERS LAST KISS (2015), UN CONTE INDIEN (2016).
Nessa McGill is Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Umedia.
She has worked as a lawyer specialising in film and television since 2002
and previously worked for a top 20 international law firm as head of their
film and television group based in the City of London. While her speciality is
in all aspects of film and television production, financing and distribution,
Nessa also has considerable experience in other areas of content production
including advertising, advertiser funded programming, sponsorship and
product placement.
Her previous clients include major studios, financial institutions, government
agencies and leading production companies in the UK, the US and Europe.
Nessa is qualified as a solicitor in both England and Ireland and is a member
of Women in Film and Television. She has been ranked in the law directories
Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leader in her field for the past
number of years.

Galway Film Fair 2016

104

Umedia Entertainment Ltd


Company Biography
Umedia is a vertically integrated film group with 100 staff based in London,
Brussels, Paris and Los Angeles. The company is one of Europes leading
production groups, combining the activities of development, production,
financing, and visual effects. Since its inception in 2004, Umedia has invested
over $500 million via its tax shelter, equity, and development funds, and been
involved in 300 films, including multi-Academy Award-winning THE ARTIST,
GRACE OF MONACO, JOHN WICK and YVES SAINT LAURENT.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development*
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment*
Other*

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film*
TV Series*
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy*
Musical*
Thriller*
Documentary

Action*
Sci-Fi*
Historical*
All

Adventure*
Drama*
Horror*

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

105

UTV Ireland
Company

UTV Ireland

Address

Macken House, Mayor Street Upper, Dublin 1

Tel

+ 44 (0) 7831 117 667

Email

rowan.osullivan@btinternet.com

Website

www.utvireland.ie

Representative

Rowan OSullivan, Head of Programme Acquisitions

Personal Biography
Has over 37 years experience in the media industry and was previously Chief
Executive of Channel Television prior to its acquisition by ITV plc. He has held
various senior roles in business development and compliance at leading UK
broadcasters including Granada, LWT, and Yorkshire Television, as well as RT
where he worked in programme acquisition and planning.

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106

UTV Ireland
Company Biography
UTV Ireland launched in January 2015. It provides news and programming
relevant to a modern Ireland and the best entertainment from around the world.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment
Other*

Production
Broadcasting*
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film*
TV Series*
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable*
VOD*

Free TV*
Satellite*
All

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

107

Visit Films
Company

Visit Films

Address

173 Richardson Street


Brooklyn, 11222
New York

Tel

+1 323 360 7277

Email

at@Visitfilms.com

Website

www.visitfilms.com

Representative

Ania Trzebiatowska

Personal Biography
Ania Trzebiatowska heads acquisitions at Visit Films - a worldwide film sales
company based in NYC, representing some of the best in independent US and
world cinema. Visits most recent titles include: KRISHA, IT FOLLOWS, PEOPLE
PLACES THINGS, MORRIS FROM AMERICA and SUNTAN. Ania has worked in
the film industry for over a decade. For the last eight years she has been the
Artistic Director of Off Camera IFF (Krakow, Poland). She trained in production
and post-production at the BBC and the British Museum. She produced THE
UNSPEAKABLE ACT by Dan Sallitt. She travels extensively to international
festivals and markets, speaking on panels and serving on festival juries around
the world (including Sundance, Outfest, Rome and Seattle IFF).

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108

Visit Films
Company Biography
Based in New York City, Visit Films represents the best in American and world
cinema for distribution. Traveling to over 20 markets and festivals each year
including Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, Cannes, Toronto, MIP,
and AFM we scour the globe for both buyers and new films. Acting as a sales
agent for films in pre-production, post-production and completed stages,
Visit licenses to theatrical distributors, DVD/digital outlets and broadcasters.
Additionally, Visit works with over 500 festivals and non-theatrical screening
venues each year to program our slate of titles. Recent titles have included
IT FOLLOWS, 10.000 KM, SHES LOST CONTROL, CHARLIES COUNTRY, WAR
STORY and FOOD CHAINS.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution*
Development*
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy*
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition*

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film *
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary *
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

109

Wavelength Pictures
Company

Wavelength Pictures

Address:

24 Alexandra Grove, London N4 2LF

Tel

+ 44 7968 772792

Email

john.flahive@wavelengthpictures.co.uk

Website

www.wavelengthpictures.co.uk

Representative

John Flahive

Personal Biography
John Flahive has worked in the film industry for over 20 years and is managing
director of his own sales and production company Wavelength Pictures,
which he set up in 2007. He began his film career at the British Film Institute
where he progressed through a number of roles, eventually heading up their
international sales dept working on sales of films by directors such as Peter
Greenaway, Terence Davies and Derek Jarman.
With Wavelength Pictures he has worked on international sales of a variety of
significant feature films and documentaries including the debuts of exciting
new talents such as Clio Barnard (THE ARBOR) and Bavo Defurne (NORTH
SEA TEXAS), established talents such as Andrzej Wajda (KORCZAK) along
with documentary profiles of artist Francis Bacon, filmmaker Robert Flaherty,
author Guenter Grass and architects Oscar Niemeyer and Rem Koolhaas.
As a producer he is now in production with his companys first documentary
production, KEVIN ROCHE: THE QUIET ARCHITECT (dir Mark Noonan)
which has received support from the Irish Film Board, Ford Foundation and
Graham Foundation. Hes also co-produced Lithuanian filmmaker Romas
Zabarauskass second feature, YOU CANT ESCAPE LITHUANIA which was
completed in March 2016.

Galway Film Fair 2016

110

Wavelength Pictures
Company Biography
Wavelength Pictures is a London based production company formed in 2007.
In the international sales arena it works principally with arthouse feature
films and arts & cultural documentaries and has sold titles such as NORTH
SEA TEXAS and THE ARBOR, along with profiles of artist Francis Bacon, writer
Guenter Grass, filmmaker Robert Flaherty and architects Oscar Niemeyer and
Rem Koolhaas.
Wavelength has expanded into film production, with its first project KEVIN
ROCHE: THE QUIET ARCHITECT (dir Mark Noonan) receiving development
and production support from the Irish Film Board. In Galway we are looking
for new production projects in which to participate and completed titles to
represent for sales.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development*
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share* Minimum Guarantee*


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musica
Thriller
Documentary*

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical*
All

Adventure
Drama*
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All *

Pay TV
DVD

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111

Wide
Company

Wide

Address

9 rue bleue
75009 Paris
FRANCE

Tel

+33 1 53 95 04 64

Email

infos@widemanagement.com

Website

www.widemanagement.com

Representative

Sahra Zaouia,
Eye to Eye Project Co-ordinator

Personal Biography
Sahra Zaouia is the Eye to Eye project coordinator, a Wide Management label.
She develops the promotion of European independent films to young audiences
in collaboration with festivals and VOD platforms. Before joining Wide, she
worked in Nice European short film festival as coordination manager and
administrator and worked as producer assistant for production companies.

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112

Wide
Company Biography
Founded by Loic Magneron, WIDE is a leading independent sales company
currently representing more than 20 new feature films a year and a library of
more than 500 fiction titles and 300 documentaries represented by the branch
WIDE HOUSE. In 2011, Eye On Films (EOF) was created, which is a label focused
on promoting first feature films and highlights emerging authors through its
unique global network of film professionals.
Our catalogue contains a variety of movies from internationally acclaimed
directors (restored classics by Max Ophuls LOLA MONTES, J-L Godard VIVRE SA
VIE among others) but also a selection of genre/horror and edgy dramas from
around the world.
In 2015, WIDE launched its Distribution departement, with the release of
BONTE DIVINE, a film by Vinko Bresan, which was a box-office success in
Croatia and internationally distributed in more than 32 countries.
In less than a year, already four films released in France.
WIDE Distributions next release is STARLIGHT directed by Sophie Blondy,
scheduled for September 2016.
EYE ON FILMS (EOF) is a support platform for the diffusion of first and
second feature films which gathers numerous film professionals (festivals,
distributors, exhibitors, media, institutions, VoD platforms) and which
guarantees the circulation and exploitation of the films enrolled in the EoF
label.
Developed since January 2011 by Wide with the support of the European
Commissions program Creative Europe, Eye on Films gathers now more
than 120 international partners including 52 festivals and 50 distributors in
more than 40 countries with a catalogue of more than 70 films. We develop
actions aiming at extending the visibility of independent cinema, notably
by experimenting the Internet possibilities through partnerships with VoD
platforms and thanks to our own online channel Eyeflick.net.
For all inquiries info@eyeonfilms.org / www.eyeonfilms.org
EYE 2 EYE is a pan-European initiative dedicated to young audiences aiming
at facilitating the circulation of European independent films on various
distribution platforms.
The project is based on a strong network of partners, including European film
festivals, cinemas, distributors and VoD platforms, gathered around the will to
experiment innovative ways of promotion and distribution.
Local partners work together on the implementation of specific actions
and marketing campaigns with the objective to improve the visibility and
accessibility of European independent films to young audiences while
participating in their knowledge about this cinema.
For all inquiries info@eyetoeye.eu / www.eyetoeye.eu

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Wide
Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution*
Development
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other*

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film*
TV Series
Documentary*
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All*

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

Galway Film Fair 2016

114

Wildcard Distribution
Company

Wildcard Distribution

Address

20 Herbert Place, Dublin 2

Tel

+353 (0)1 661 9006

Email

patrick@wildcarddistribution.com

Website

www.wildcarddistribution.com

Representative

Patrick ONeill

Personal Biography
Patrick ONeill is Founder and Managing Director of Wildcard Distribution,
with over fifteen years experience in the film industry. Prior to Wildcard,
Patrick worked for seven years at the Irish Film Board where he managed
the film distribution fund, and previously worked in international sales and
film production.

Galway Film Fair 2016

115

Wildcard Distribution
Company Biography
Wildcard Distribution is an Irish film distributor established in 2013
specialising in new and fresh approaches to film distribution in the Irish and
International marketplace.
We acquire and release feature films in Irish and UK cinemas as well as
on Video on Demand and DVD. Our goal is to bring the best in Irish and
international film to audiences, using the latest innovative technologies in
delivery and marketing. We believe in distribution strategies across multiple
platforms and in multiple territories.
Wildcard regularly works with various international partners as a subdistributor on the release of feature films in the Irish territory. These
companies include Altitude Film Distribution, Curzon / Artificial Eye,
Kaleidoscope, Metrodome, and others.
In addition to distribution, Wildcard also offers a consultancy service advising
on sales and marketing films at different stages from script to screen, and are
employed by state agency the Irish Film Board to manage promotion of the
Irish Film Board short film schemes.
2016 releases include GREEN ROOM, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, SUBURRA,
MAMMAL, BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS, THE YOUNG OFFENDERS, LAND OF THE
ENLIGHTENED, and CARDBOARD GANGSTERS.

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Wildcard Distribution
Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing
Distribution*
Development
Sales

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production
Broadcasting
Co-Production
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster


Type

Feature Film *
TV Film
TV Series
Documentary *
Other

Genre

Comedy
Musical
Thriller
Documentary

Action
Sci-Fi
Historical
All *

Adventure
Drama
Horror

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All*

Pay TV
DVD

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XYZ Films
Company

XYZ Films

Address

3103-B South La Cienega Blvd


Los Angeles, CA 90016
USA

Tel

310-956-1550

Email

info@xyzfilms.com

Website

xyzfilms.com

Representative

Mette-Marie Katz

Personal Biography
Mette-Marie Katz is the Director of Feature & TV Development at XYZ Films.
Katz initially joined the company as a sales executive and served as Director
of Sales until February of 2016. Born and raised in Denmark, Katz moved to Los
Angeles in 2010, where she currently resides with her husband.

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XYZ Films
Company Biography
XYZ Films was founded in 2008 by Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, and Aram Tertzakian
as an integrated content company whose mission is to empower visionary
storytellers from every corner of the planet. As an independent production
company and worldwide sales agency, the company is uniquely suited to identify
talented filmmakers and bring their stories to life. Notable films include THE
RAID, THE INVITATION, UNDER THE SHADOW and PILGRIMAGE.

Company Profile
Activity (ies)

Financing*
Distribution
Development*
Sales*

Types of Involvement

Co-Producer Share Minimum Guarantee


Loan
Insurance
Pre-Buy
Equity Investment
Other

Production*
Broadcasting
Co-Production*
Exhibition

Interest as a Financier / Distributor / Broadcaster / Producer


Type

Feature Film*
TV Film
TV Series*
Documentary
Other

Genre

Comedy*
Musical
Thriller*
Documentary*

Action*
Sci-Fi*
Historical
All

Adventure*
Drama*
Horror*

Rights

Theatrical
Cable
VOD

Free TV
Satellite
All

Pay TV
DVD

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