Italy’s Eagle Pictures Seals Sony Deal; BBC Studios Australia Snags Dating Format The Matchmakers; Norway-UK Sign MoU To Boost Film & TV Collaboration; Nominees Unveiled For Arab Critics Awards For Euro Films – Global Briefs

Eagle Pictures Seals Italy Distribution & Production Deal With Sony

Tarak Ben Ammar’s Italian distribution and manufacturing home Eagle Pictures has sealed a distribution and manufacturing take care of Sony Pictures Entertainment which can take impact from 2023. “The deal with Sony represents an important step in consolidating the company as one of the biggest players in the sector alongside Disney, Universal and Warner Bros Italia,” mentioned Ben Ammar in a launch. Eagle Pictures was Italy’s top-performing distributor within the second quarter of 2022, thanks partially to its long-standing relationship with Paramount which noticed it deal with the Italian launch of Top Gun: Maverick. Under the deal, Eagle Pictures will deal with the Italian launch of SPE options and the companions may also produce 5 Italian and European movies collectively, which can then be distributed internationally by way of Sony’s worldwide distribution community. Ben Ammar is already collaborating with Sony on two worldwide productions,  Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, which is in cinemas, and The Equalizer 3, which is at present capturing in Italy.

BBC Studios Australia Snags Dating Format ‘The Matchmakers

BBC Studios Australia has landed a significant SBS courting format following matchmakers from Jewish, Muslim and Hindu cultures as they assist singles discover long-term companions. The Matchmakers comes from the producer-distributor’s Australia and New Zealand manufacturing arm and dives into the world of courting apps and social media from a spiritual viewpoint. The present gives a front-row seat into the negotiations important in bringing two households collectively in these disparate cultures. Airing subsequent yr, The Matchmakers might be exec produced by Anita Jorgensen. BBC Studios is distributing internationally. BBC Studios Australia General Manager Kylie Washington mentioned the present will discover “family expectations and life ambitions against a backdrop of cultural expectations.”

British Film Commission, Norwegian Film Commission Strengthen Ties

The British Film Commission and the Norwegian Film Commission have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to spice up collaboration between the UK and Norwegian display industries, in addition to facilitate movie and high-end TV manufacturing between the 2 territories.  The accord goals to construct on a monitor report of productions which have shot in each territories together with Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning (Paramount, 2023), No Time to Die (MGM/Universal/Eon, 2021), Black Widow (Marvel, 2021), Tenet(Warner Bros. 2020), The Postcard Killings (Good Films Collective, 2020), The Innocents (Netflix, 2018). The settlement was signed in Oslo on Wednesday in a ceremony presided over by the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre, the U.Ok’s ambassador to Norway, Richard Wood, CEO of Innovation Norway Håkon Haugli, and Director of the Norwegian Film Institute Kjersti Mo. 

Nominees Unveiled For Arab Critics’ Awards For European Films

The 23 nominees within the working for this yr’s Arab Critics’ Awards For European Films have been unveiled. They embrace A Ballad by Aida Begic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Beautiful Beings by Gu­mundur Arnar Gu­mundsson (Iceland), The Happiest Man In The World by Teona Strugar Mitevska, (North Macedonia) and EO by Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland). The awards, that are of their fourth yr, are a joint initiative between European Film Promotion (EFP) and the Arab Cinema Center (ACC). This yr, 76 Arab movie critics, hailing from 15 Arab-speaking nations, are taking part within the vote. The winners might be introduced through the Cairo International Film Festival in November. The earlier three winners had been God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya by Teona Strugar Mitevska (2019), Undine by Christian Petzold (2020) and 107 Mothers by Peter Kerekes (2021).

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