Creative Europe supports 30 international sales companies with €3 million
The 2015 results of the annual Creative Europe funding opportunity for Sales Agents have now been published, with 30 companies from six countries sharing €3 million.
The scheme rewards sales agents for their performance in selling non-national European films, i.e. films from another territory to that in which they are based. Every year, sales agents report on which films they sold to which distributors, and any box office successes can expect sizeable grants that can then be put towards selling more non-national European films.
In this round of results, three UK-based sales companies share €140,000 between them: Hanway, WestEnd Films and Bankside. However, the European sales powerhouse remains in Paris, with StudioCanal securing the largest subsidy of all at €670,000. Wild Bunch and Pathe receive €240,000 each, followed by Gaumont with just under €200,000. In Denmark, Trust Nordisk is granted €362,000 and Portobello €178,000. Amongst six Germans sales agents, only Beta Cinema crosses the 100,000 mark, with €142,000. Yellow Affair from Finland and Autlook Filmsales from Austria also secured funding.
The full list of results are available on the EACEA website.
Image:Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti), by Matteo Garrone received support through the Sales Agents scheme in 2014. Image courtesy of Curzon Film World.
11 Mar 2016