Canada’s The Wonderfilm Media Corp. announced it has set up a joint venture film, TV and sales and distribution business with UK indie 101 Films International.
A decline in shopper numbers, fewer major gaming and music releases and store closures for HMV meant the overall market declined by 17.4% year on year in the 12 weeks to 7 April, according to Kantar data for the 12 weeks to 7 April.
Powerhouse Films’ Sam Dunn and John Morrissey have teamed with Rook Films producer Andy Starke (Free Fire, Kill List), Jason Wood, Creative Director of Manchester’s HOME cinema and film publicist Zoe Flower to launch a new UK distribution outfit called Anti-Worlds.
In an ever-evolving industry where content can be shared and viewed at the touch of a button, the Festival De Cannes is still regarded by leading independent distributors as the one must-visit film festival and market of the year, writes Christopher Barrett.
After a very quiet Easter box office weekend, data expert Applaudience forecasts that Avengers: Endgame will match the astronomical financial expectations set by the previous films and is set to become the highest grossing film of 2019.