Should Endeavor clients film in Russia, Central Partnership has right of first refusal to become a partner in these projects. The agreement also states that Endeavor will act as representative in the West for Russian directors that work with Central Partnership. The Russian film company will also receive right of first refusal to co-produce new projects by these directors, and to distribute the films in Russia.
Endeavor has signed its first such contract with Anna Melikian, whose film The Mermaid received the award for best director at the Sundance Film Festival, and will open the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival.
Central Partnership Group was founded in 1996 and consists of the Central Partnership television and film production company, and the independent distributor Central Partnership Sales House, along with the Internet portal video24.ru. The Group owns one of the largest archives of distribution rights in Russia, including over 1,400 feature length films and 3000 hours of serials.
The Endeavor agency is one of the top five talent agencies in North America.
The agency's clients include Matt Damon, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen,
the directors Guillermo Del Toro, Martin Scorsese, Robert Rodriguez and many others.