EXCLUSIVE: Ariane Fraser’s Highland Film Group and Delphine Perrier’s production and sales company Stonebrook International have joined forces as Highland Film Group and arrive at the AFM with a bumper sales slate led by teen assassin thriller Barely Lethal from producer Brett Ratner.
Fraser is CEO and Perrier becomes head of international. Highland’s sales slate includes horror The Plantation from Saw producer Mark Burg, horror-thriller Sanitarium starring Malcolm McDowell, which screens here tomorrow [Nov 2], and dance title Hypnotize 3D.
Highland is also selling Inappropriate Comedy and The Baytown Outlaws with Eva Longoria and Billy Bob Thornton as well as drama Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You with Marcia Gay Harden and Lucy Liu. Revenge For Jolly! from Atlas Independent with Kristen Wiig and Elijah Wood screens at the market.
Perrier launched Stonebrook International in 2010 and set up Twilight satire Breaking Wind, among others. Her career credits include Paramount Vantage, Odd Lot International and Mandate Pictures.
Fraser previously served as vp of sales at Arsenal Pictures and began her career in sales at First Look International where she served as director of international sales and distribution.
“Delphine was the missing piece we needed to take Highland Film Group to the next level,” said Fraser. “She brings with her a vast experience and expertise in selling theatrical and commercial films that is unparalleled. I feel blessed to have her on our team. My vision for Highland was to focus on acquiring well produced and commercial films with an emphasis on working with a strong network of prolific filmmakers to reverse engineer content with the consumer in mind, all the while staying true to the artistry of the film making process.”
“I am looking forward to work with Arianne Fraser,” said Perrier. “Her strong entrepreneurial leadership qualities and my experience are the perfect bases of the world class sales operation we are building together.”