UGC Images signed International Distribution Deal with TF1 Studio
Newen Connect-TF1 Studio, UGC Images Sign International
Distribution Deal (EXCLUSIVE)
By Elsa Keslassy
TF1 Studio, a label of Newen Connect, has signed an exclusive international distribution deal with UGC Images, a subsidiary of Europeâ€™s second-biggest cinema circuit.
Under the agreement, TF1 Studio, whose sales team is headed by Sabine Chemaly, handles international sales on new films from UGC Images and its large library of more than 100 titles, including â€śAmelie,â€ť the cult French movie celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
The pact, which kicked off Jan. 1, will also allow UGC Images to distribute in theaters between six and eight movies from TF1 Studios every year.
UGC Images previously had a similar deal with Orange Studio, but had previously worked with TF1 Studio. UGC Images and TF1 Studio also partnered up on the hit comedy â€śSerial (Bad) Weddings,â€ť which grossed $175 million worldwide.
â€śWe are eager to work with TF1 Studio again. Thanks to their skills and knowledge of the market, our own productions and acquisitions will be in very good hands to meet the audience worldwide,â€ť said Henri Ernst, head of distribution of UGC Distribution. Ernst also said UGC Imagesâ€™s team â€świll do their best to launch their movies properly.â€ť
Sabine Chemaly, executive VP of international distribution at TF1 Studio, said the company was â€śvery much looking forward to the future and (their) upcoming films together.â€ť
â€śUGC is a partner we have been working with for a very long time and with whom we are sharing the same DNA: entertainment, laughter and making the audience feel happy,â€ť said Chemaly.
The two outfits joined forces on a pair of upcoming mainstream French comedies: â€śWe Are Familyâ€ť and â€śWhoâ€™s That Granny?â€ť that are part of a franchise.
â€śWhen Granny Meets Grandpa,â€ť the third instalment in the franchise, is expected to be released in theaters this summer, and TF1 Studio will launch sales at the virtual EFM.
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