June 28, 2019
Wild Bunch reorganizes international film sales division
Wild Bunch SA launches Wild Bunch International –
Wild Bunch SA today announced the formation of Wild Bunch International (WBI), a subsidiary focused on international film sales. The new company establishes the existing Wild Bunch international sales department as a stand-alone company, enabling the newly-formed entity to expand its portfolio of film financing and sales activities, including working with third-party partners.
Vincent Maraval will continue to lead the international team, which remains unchanged, from its existing office location. Wild Bunch SA will handle WBI’s administrative functions.
“For our international sales department, this streamlined structure offers exciting growth prospects that will benefit the entire Wild Bunch family from both a creative and financial perspective,” said Vincent Grimond, CEO of Wild Bunch. “These limited changes create an opportunity for the Wild Bunch Group to spread its international sales costs on a broader portfolio of films, generating a positive impact on its overhead costs.”
“This reorganization will have nothing but a positive impact on our willingness and ability to attract new talents and to support and promote creative ambition” said Vincent Maraval. He adds, “This operation also comes from the desire of the international sales team to focus more on market changes and to diversify the services we want to offer talents and producers abroad”.
Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which has long represented the U.S. rights to Wild Bunch titles, will continue to collaborate with the company via WBI.
Recent Wild Bunch films include Ladj Ly’s Cannes Jury Prize-winner LES MISÉRABLES; Rebecca Zlotowski’s AN EASY GIRL, which received the Directors’ Fortnight SDAC Prize at Cannes; and YOUNG AHMED by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne who received best director award at Cannes.
About Wild Bunch (www.wildbunch.eu)
Wild Bunch is the renowned independent European film distribution and production services company, listed on the German market, active in the acquisition, co-production, direct distribution and international sales of movies and TV series. A major player in international sales, the company has developed a pan-European distribution network in France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Austria. Wild Bunch currently manages a library of more than 2200 titles. Furthermore, Wild Bunch has positioned itself on the market of direct electronic distribution via its VOD/SVOD service FilmoTV.
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