Edward Noeltner has come on board to handle international sales excluding Latin America to the children’s fantasy, set to receive its US premiere in Sundance next week.
The Games Maker has already generated more than $5m at the box office in Latin America, where Disney controls rights.
Joseph Fiennes, David Mazouz and Ed Asner star in the 3D story of a young boy whose love of board games catapaults him into a quest to find his missing parents, save the city of Zyl and overthrow the evil inventor in charge of the mysterious “games maker” competition.
Juan Pablo Buscarini directed The Games Maker from the children’s novel by Pablo De Santis. The film shot in Argentina and completed post-production in Canada. Tom Cavanagh, Valentina Lodovini and Megan Charpentier also star.
The film screens in the Sundance Kids programme on January 25 and 31.
Buscarini produced via his company Pampa Films Argentina alongside Kim C Roberts and Tina Pehme of Sepia Films Canada, Nicola De Angeles of DAP Italy and Disney Latin America.
“The Games Maker is an exquisitely produced and directed feature that is compelling from start to finish,” said CMG president Noeltner. “We are excited to be bringing the feature to Sundance and then to Berlin, where children’s films have had a strong and successful presence over the years.”
“We are thrilled to have CMG on board for international,” said Roberts. “The Games Maker had tremendous success in reaching its target audience in Latin America because of its critical acclaim and Disney’s well-crafted theatrical release. We are confident that CMG’s track record in this genre will attract the kind of international buyers who are able to duplicate this success.”