Unique: In an exciting worldwide tie-up, United kingdom revenue agency Protagonist Pictures and Germany’s 7500 and Stowaway producer Augenschein are teaming up to co-characterize worldwide legal rights on select English-language movies.
Protagonist will serve as govt producers on the movies in the new partnership and do the job with Augenschein to resource finance for the jobs. The organizations will commit a part of the cash produced by the revenue into the co-progress of pick out assignments, with the intention of constructing a co-generation slate.
The strategic alliance is not totally distinctive and will not reduce both corporation from continuing to operate with some others.
This is a good shift to bolster prominence in a current market in which the streamers are significantly dominant. We have listened to for a whilst about the possible for sellers and distributors teaming up to improve their pulling electric power and distribution footprints.
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The to start with challenge below the new deal will be elevated survival thriller The Dive which will star Sophie Lowe (The Slap) and Louisa Krause (Billions). Augenschein, which not too long ago launched an in-household product sales division, will co-rep globe rights (including U.S.) with Protagonist and both will start off conversations with prospective buyers at this month’s Cannes virtual marketplace.
The film, which is centered on Swedish movie Breaking Surface area, charts the story of two sisters with a near but intricate bond who go diving at a wonderful, remote locale. All through their dive, a single of the sisters is struck by a rock from a landslide above the water, leaving her trapped on the seabed 28 meters underneath. With dangerously reduced amounts of oxygen and chilly temperatures, it is up to her sister to combat for her existence, which in flip puts her own everyday living in jeopardy.
Principal photography is owing to get started in mid-August on site in Malta and Germany.
The film is written and directed by mounting German filmmaker Maximilian Erlenwein, recognised for criminal offense-thriller Stereo, which debuted at Berlin and was picked up by Netflix. Producers are Augenschein’s Maximilian Leo and Jonas Katzenstein. Government producers are Augenschein’s Jonathan Saubach and Philipp Stendebach, along with Protagonist’s Dave Bishop, Luane Gauer, George Hamilton and Janina Vilsmaier.
Output is getting financed by Augenschein with the support of Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and MFG Movie Fund. Wild Bunch will release the film domestically in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. German cost-free Television set is accredited by ZDF.
DoP is Frank Griebe (Cloud Atlas) who will be supported by underwater cinematographer Jan Hinrich Hoffmann (Darkest Hour). Special outcomes will be handled by VFX studio LAVAlabs, who also delivered the specific consequences for Augenschein’s Amazon acquisition 7500.
Augenschein has experienced eye-catching achievements with their style photos 7500 and Stowaway (both of those sold to streamers in valuable bargains) and will be hoping for equivalent need from this package deal.
Sophie Lowe most not long ago starred in Amazon’s Blow The Male Down, which debuted at the 2019 Tribeca Movie Pageant. She starred reverse Emilia Clarke, Jack Huston and Thora Birch in Phillip Noyce’s Previously mentioned Suspicion, and co-starred with Charlotte Rampling and Willie Nelson in Lian Lunson’s Waiting around for the Wonder to Occur.
Krause’s aspect credits incorporate the Sundance and Berlinale animated motion picture Cryptozoo with Lake Bell and Michael Cera, Berlin entry Pores and skin, and Todd Haynes’ Dim Waters with Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway. Her Television credits involve Ray Donovan, The Girlfriend Practical experience and Showtime’s Billions.
Augenschein CEO and producer, Maximilian Leo, commented on the new offer: “We are totally thrilled to collaborate with the great team at Protagonist and pool our assets and knowledge to generate a very best-in-class slate of films for the international marketplace. It’s the best of each worlds as we enrich the global landscape with the signature types and voices of today’s brightest filmmakers.”
Protagonist Pictures Head of Profits, George Hamilton, added: “The super talented Augenschein team exemplifies the resourceful and business solution to successful and present-day filmmaking. We are thrilled to be capable to mix our collective strengths to launch first tales and voices into the world wide marketplace but also to collaborate in building them.”
Protagonist’s Cannes virtual marketplace slate incorporates starry rom-com deal She Came To Me, with Anne Hathaway, Tahar Rahim, Marisa Tomei, Joanna Kulig and Matthew Broderick.