The French huge has bought a the vast majority stake in the Dutch manufacturing and distribution outfit operating in the Benelux location
Studiocanal CEO Anna Marsh and Dutch FilmWorks CEO Willem Pruijssers
Earlier this 7 days, Studiocanal obtained a the vast majority stake in Dutch FilmWorks, one particular of the main movie and distribution outfits, primarily based in Utrecht and functioning in the Benelux area.
The acquisition of the Dutch firm is part of Studiocanal’s approach to consolidate its pipeline of top quality European written content with international opportunity. The announcement was initial described by Variety.
Dutch FilmWorks will advantage from “Studiocanal’s worldwide community, distribution capacities and wealth of content”, with its administration staff and operational framework remaining unchanged.
Commenting on the acquisition, CEO of Studiocanal Anna Marsh stated: “I am happy to welcome Dutch FilmWorks to Studiocanal. Our values align throughout manufacturing, acquisitions and distribution, as perfectly as by a shared creative eyesight. Alongside one another, we will realise our ambition to make initial-class European information out of Benelux, which will captivate audiences worldwide.”
Dutch FilmWorks’ CEO, Willem Pruijssers, additional: “Dutch FilmWorks and Studiocanal are a perfect match to reinforce every single other in business enterprise and creativeness. We each operate with the exact eyesight in the area of generation, acquisition and distribution of movies and series, and really importantly, we function with the same values. Following 25 years performing as an unbiased outfit, it is an thrilling move but with numerous chances for advancement, including far more choices to carry Dutch and Flemish written content to an global viewers. […] Studiocanal will give us the sources we require to maintain making community information with significant generation values and budgets, and to be in a robust situation to deal with streamers.”
The latest area titles taken care of by the Utrecht-centered agency incorporate Ben Sombogaart’s drama My Most effective Buddy Anne Frank, Pim van Hoeve’s relatives flick Pirates Down the Road [+see also:
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According to the strategies, Dutch FilmWorks will retain its target on functions, but will also create its slate of other scripted material. Presently, the organization is collaborating with the German division of Studiocanal on the film adaptation of Anna Ruhe’s bestseller The Magical Pharmacy.