Globalgate, the local-language venture aligned with Lionsgate, has added French TF1 Group’s film label TF1 Studio to its consortium of 13 production and distribution partners.
Existing partners include Televisa (Mexico), Nordisk (Scandinavia), Tobis (Germany), Rai (Italy), Lotte (Korea), Kadokawa (Japan), TME (Turkey), Paris Filmes (Brazil), CineColombia/Dynamo (Colombia), Belga (Benelux), and Viva (Philippines).
The pipeline of more than 40 films and series includes remakes of Pantelion / Televisa’s Instructions Not Included in India and South Korea, and Ya Veremos in Italy; Gaumont’s Rolling To You in China and India; Lotte’s Terror Live in Japan and India, Midnight Runners in China, and Man On High Heels in the US; and No Kids in Germany, South Korea and Mexico; as well as local adaptations of original Hollywood screenplays in Mexico and France.
“We’re delighted to take our relationship with Globalgate partners Clifford Werber, William Pfeiffer and Paul Presburger [pictured] and Globalgate executive Meg Thomson to the next level,” said TF1 Studio deputy CEO Nathalie Toulza Madar. “Globalgate has successfully harnessed the fast-growing local content market and their growing roster of blue-chip production and distribution partners is both very compatible with TF1 Studio and will advance our footing in France and globally.”
“We look forward to working with Nathalie Toulza Madar, Sabine Chemaly and the entire TF1 Studio team to broaden our pipeline in France and create exciting new opportunities for TF1 Studio’s properties around the world,” said the Globalgate team. “The growth of our TF1 Studio relationship is a natural evolution of our expanding focus on television and digital content, as well as the theatrical films we’re already working on together including remakes of Nordisk’s hit franchise Reunion and Televisa’s Ya Veremos.
“We remain grateful for our relationship with Gaumont with whom we continue to collaborate on existing projects and complementary opportunities.”