Global Screen, the joint venture of Telepool and Bavaria Media, did brisk business with its wide-ranging lineup at its first market in the new incarnation during the Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM).
“We were successful in a variety of genres,” Sonia Mehandjiyska, Head Of Theatrical and TV Sales, reported, “such as the psychological thriller I, Anna, as well as our family entertainment films including Niko 2, Legends of Valhalla – Thor, The 7th Dwarf and Hanni & Nanni.”
Dutch filmmaker Maarten Treurniet’s based-on-a-true-story thriller The Heineken Kidnapping [pictured] was sold by Global Screen to MPI Media for the US, while Turkish distributor Medyavizyon picked up four titles: Magma Films’ 3D animation Oops! Noah Is Gone, Christian Zübert’s comedy Three Quarter Moon, the stereo 3D animation film The 7th Dwarf, and Marcus O. Rosenmüller’s drama about three musical prodigies Wunderkinder, which has just won the Audience Award at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
Meanwhile, Barnaby Southcombe’s feature debut I, Anna, which had its world premiere in the Berlinale Special section last month, was sold to Australia (Transmission Films) and Sweden (TriArt), while the two Hanni & Nanni films, based on Enid Blyton’s children’s classics, and the family film Yoko all went to Iran (Visual Media).
In addition, Viva Stars acquired Middle Eastern rights for Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble and Oops! Noah Is Gone.
Other sales concluded by Global Screen, which now holds distribution rights to one of the largest film libraries in Europe, included deals with Turkey’s Tiglon for Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble and Mexico’s Cien Films for Rainer Matsutani’s horror film 205, Room Of Fear.
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