AMBI Pictures, the Rome-based film production and finance company, has formed a new international sales division.
Following a trial run at the EFM in Berlin ealier this month, AMBI will now handle worldwide sales on the films it produces, starting with the recently completed action thriller Sights of Death, which was financed and produced by AMBI and stars Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Madsen.
ABMI bosses Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino said: “We feel we are in a great position to grow the company, establish a significant footprint in the global film arena and ultimately build a strong brand as we bring high quality commercial feature films to the marketplace.”
The move will dovetail with its burgeoning production arm, which plans to produce eight feature films in 2014.
AMBI Pictures, which launched late last year, are currently working on the Barry Levinson-directed drama The Humbling, starring Al Pacino, Mandy Patinkin, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin and Dianne Wiest.
Iervolino and Bacardi are co-producers – producing alongside Al Pacino, Jason Sosnoff and Ged Dickersin. The Humbling is a story set on a farm in upstate New York that centers on the relationship between an aged, suicidal actor and a younger woman. Millennium Films has worldwide rights to the film.
Additional projects from AMBI are the dramedy Tre Tocchi, directed by Marco Risi, and the romantic comedy Devil May Care, directed by Gabriela Tagliavini.
AMBI Pictures is active in the distribution of various movie projects in Italy and throughout the world through its satellite company AI Entertainment, a company Iervolino founded in 2011. Iervolino still runs this operation as well as several production and distribution companies in Italy, Spain and Canada.