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18.09.2012
DreamWorks Studios ja Nordisk Film solmivat yhteistyösopimuksen

LEHDISTÖTIEDOTE 18.9.2012 NORDISK FILM

DreamWorks Studios julkistaa äskettäin solmitun yhteistyön myötä Mister Smith Entertainmentin kanssa, että DreamWorks on tehnyt ensimmäiset uudet yhteistyösopimukset seuraavien independent-levittäjien kanssa: Entertainment One (eOne), Constantin Film, Nordisk Film ja Italian Film. Sopimukset ovat seurausta DreamWorksin kansainvälisen strategian muutoksesta ja ovat ensimmäinen vaihe luoda yhteistyöverkko ympäri Eurooppaa, Afrikkaa ja Lähi-itää parhaiden levittäjien kanssa. Strategia antaa DreamWorksille taloudellista joustavuutta, ottamalla huomioon myös kehittyvän maailmanlaajuisen markkina-alueen.

Steven Spielbergin ja Stacey Sniderin puolesta, olemme innostuneita tekemään yhteistyötä kansainvälisten yhteistyökumppaneidemme kanssa, jotka ovat alansa parhaimmistoa ja täydelliset kumppanit elokuvillemme. Tiedämme että elokuviemme levitys hoidetaan äärimmäisellä taidolla ja luovuudella Entertainment One (eOne), Constantin Film, Nordisk Film ja Italian Film -yhtiöiden levitystiimeissä”, kertoo Jeff Small, DreamWorksin COO.

DreamWorks on ryhtynyt monivuotisiin uusiin levityssopimuksiin levittääkseen elokuviaan kaikissa ko. maiden medioissa; eOne Iso-Britanniassa ja Benelux-maissa, Italian Film Lähi-idässä, Nordisk Film Pohjoismaissa ja Constantin Film Saksassa, Itävallassa ja Sveitsissä. Muut yhteistyökumppanit ilmoitetaan lähiviikkoina. DreamWorksin kotimainen levittäjä USA:ssa, The Walt Disney Company, jatkaa Pohjois-Amerikan, Latinalaisen-Amerikan, Aasian, Venäjän ja Australian levityksen hoitoa. Reliance jatkaa DreamWorksin elokuvien rahoittamista ja omistaa Intian levitysoikeudet.

Nordisk Filmin Senior Vice President, Kenneth Wiberg, kertoo: ”Olemme äärettömän innoissamme saadessamme tehdä yhteistyötä Steven Spielbergin, Stacey Sniderin ja Jeff Smallin johtaman legendaarisen DreamWorks studion kanssa. Tämä on ainutlaatuinen tilaisuus työskennellä Hollywoodin luovimpien ja dynaamisimpien elokuva tekijöiden kanssa ja samalla päästä laajentamaan nykyistä asemaamme korkealaatuisten ja kaupallisten elokuvien levittäjänä.

Ensimmäinen elokuva, joka menee tuotantoon ja levitykseen uuden sopimuksen myötä, on uudelleen filmatisointi ranskalais-kanadalaisesta elokuvasta ”Starbuck”, jonka pääosassa nähdään Vince Vaughn. Kuvaukset alkavat lokakuussa 2012 ja ensi-ilta on vuonna 2013.

LISÄTIETOJA:
Katarina Nyman
Elokuvalevityksen johtaja, Nordisk Film
09 476 44667
katarina.nyman@nordiskfilm.com


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About DreamWorks
DreamWorks Studios is a motion picture company formed in 2009 and led by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The company's recent releases include "Real Steel," starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy, Steven Spielberg's "War Horse," based on Michael Morpurgo's award-winning book and was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, and "The Help," which resonated with audiences around the country and earned over $200 million at the box office and received four Academy Award nominations with Octavia Spencer winning one for Best Supporting Actress. Its upcoming releases include Spielberg's "Lincoln" starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
DreamWorks Studios can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DreamWorksStudios and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dw_studios

About Mister Smith Entertainment
Led by CEO David Garrett, Mister Smith Entertainment is involved in the financing, co-financing and licensing of high-quality mainstream feature films and filmmaker driven movies for the global market. The company is a joint venture between Garrett and Constantin Film. Mister Smith Entertainment's current film slate includes Constantin Film's THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, the first film in the highly anticipated action fantasy franchise based on Cassandra Clare's #1 best-selling book series, currently shooting in Toronto, and scheduled for release in August 2013 through Screen Gems; and the compelling true story 3,096 DAYS based on the autobiography of Natascha Kampusch, the Austrian girl who was held captive for over 8 years and whose escape made headlines around the world. The film is due for release in early 2013.

About Constantin Film

Constantin Film has been synonymous with quality and success for over 30 years. It has played a crucial role in establishing German cinema both nationally and internationally. Between 1977, when Bernd Eichinger established the company, and 2009, when it was integrated into media conglomerate Constantin Medien AG, Constantin Film emerged as the most successful independent production and distribution company in the German media industry. Constantin Film’s operations include German and English language motion picture theatrical production, theatrical distribution, home entertainment distribution, licensing and television production.
Constantin Film’s diverse slate includes box office hits and award-winning films alike, ranging from comic book to literary adaptations, historical dramas, action and genre, among them THE NEVERENDING STORY, THE FANTASTIC FOUR film franchise, THE NAME OF THE ROSE, WICKIE THE MIGHTY VIKING, NOWHERE IN AFRICA, DOWNFALL, THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, PERFUME - THE STORY OF A MURDERER, THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS, and the RESIDENT EVIL film franchise. Upcoming films include 3,096 DAYS about real-life kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch and the highly anticipated film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s #1 New York Times Bestseller THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES.

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 24,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

About Nordisk Film

Nordisk Film was founded in 1906 and is one of the oldest still operating film companies in the world. Nordisk Film is part of the Egmont Group and the leading Nordic developer, producer and distributor of creative content in films and games. In addition to the output deal with DreamWorks, Nordisk Film has output deals with Lionsgate/ Summit, Relativity Media and Lava Bear. Nordisk Film works closely together with several of the leading production companies in the Nordic region, either as distributor/co-producer or co-owner. In recent years Nordisk Film has launched The Twilight Franchise, The Hunger Games and local blockbusters like the Millennium Trilogy, Easy Money, The Headhunters, A Royal Affair, Kon-Tiki and the recent Susanne Bier film Love is All you Need. Nordisk Film produces or co-produces more than 15 films annually. Nordisk Film and Zentropa own the international sales arm TrustNordisk, which is handling sales on 7 films included in this year’s Official TIFF Program. The titles that participated were Love is All you Need, A Royal Affair, Purge, Blondie, A Hijacking, Call Girl, and The Hunt.
Nordisk Film owns the number one cinema chain in Denmark and holds the Nordic distribution rights to Sony PlayStation. Nordisk Film also supplies production and post-production facilities to a number of Nordic film companies. In 2011, Nordisk Film generated a total revenue of EUR 334 million. The company has app. 1.000 employees in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

About Italia Film:

ITALIA FILM, a privately owned company, is the largest USA/European Independent films Buyer/Distributor for the Middle East in addition to being the Walt Disney Pictures exclusive distributor in the region since 1993. Italia Film has distributed, over the last 4 decades, the biggest Independent movies ever with a an average of 55-60 theatrical releases/year. Its CEO/major Partner: Joseph Vincenti, a pioneer and pillar of the movie industry in the region, has started the company in 1954 for the distribution of Italian films, at that time very popular, and then its activities were extended for the distribution of French and U.S. films. In 1993, Italia Film was appointed as Disney Pictures exclusive sub-distributors in the Middle East. Italia Film, is the only company in the Middle East, releasing the films distributed on a percentage basis with branch offices in each of: Dubai (United Arab Emirates): to supervise the distribution of our films in the Gulf States; Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Omam; Cairo (Egypt): to supervise the distribution of our films in Egypt; Amman (Jordan): to supervise the distribution of our films in Jordan; and Beirut (Lebanon): to supervise the distribution of our films in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan.
Italia Film Masters the distribution & marketing of children, family & Adults oriented movies due to very efficient ATL as well as BTL plans that involve tie-in partnerships, targeted Database & PR activities with schools and various organizations. Italia Film has over the last years been numerously been praised and awarded for its marketing activities by the Independent Companies it distributes as well as by Disney who has also for several years in row named I.F. as: Most Profitable& Biggest Contributor Sub-Distributor Market (Middle East).








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