Wide Management has created a specialty arm, Wide House, devoted to production and sales of feature documentaries; Wide also announces slew of film sales.
Wide Management has created a specialty arm devoted to production and sales of feature documentaries. Wide House boasts a considerable TV catalogue and will look to continue to develop relationships with key producers as well as continuing Wide’s strong track-record in the documentary arena.
Wide Management recently completed numerous deals on feature doc Two In The Wave, a portrait of Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut by Emmanuel Laurent. Among the territories taking the film are the UK (New Wave Films), the US (Kino Lorber International), Canada(FunFilm Distribution), Japan (Cetera International), Germany (Mouna) and Italy (Cinecitta Luce).
Currently in development at Wide House is The Emperor’s Lost Harbour which looks at the archeological digs in the port of Constantinople. Wide House will launch at next week’s MIPTV market and will continue to be present on all major documentary TV and film markets.
In other sales news, Wide Management has concluded deals on several of its feature dramatic titles including Laurence Charpentier’s anticipated Gigola which has now pre-sold to South Korea’s World Cinema and Taiwan’s Cineplex. Mika Kaurismaki’s The House Of Branching Love has been sold in Brazil (Imovision), Canada (Union Pictures), Spain (Aquelarre) and Germany (Epix Media) among others.
Aluisio Abranches’ From Beginning To End has sold to TLA Releasing for the US and the UK, Joint Entertainment International (Taiwan), Optimale (France), Vagrant Films Releasing (Canada) and Pro-Fun Media for German-speaking territories.
Among other titles to have firmed up sales deals recently is Enrique Buchichio’s Leo’s Room which went to Optimale for France and Joint Entertainment in Taiwan while also going to Bildkraft in Germany.