CAA has entered into a non-exclusive strategic partnership with Singapore and Indonesia-based content producer-financier and distributor United Media Asia (UMA).
Under the deal CAA will arrange financing for and represent local-language film and TV content in Indonesia and southeast Asia and advise on UMA’s entertainment strategy.
The partnership builds on an existing relationship. CAA brokered a first-look deal between Michy Gustavia’s UMA and Asian media conglomerate Kompas Gramedi that grants UMA access to more than 100,000 individual intellectual properties through publishing houses, print, online and broadcast media, and retail stores.
UMA is backed by a $20m investment fund and focused on local-language content. Its film slate includes upcoming releases The Villa and The Betrayal.
CAA has been active in China for more than 14 years and has directed Chinese capital worth hundreds of millions of dollars into English-language content and represented Chinese distribution rights to many feature projects from its packaging division.
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