True Colours sells Perfect Strangers, Un bacio and Monolith
by Camillo De Marco
- CANNES 2016: The company founded by Lucky Red and Indigo Film has closed deals for various territories, while TVCO is negotiating agreements for the US remake of The Medicine Seller
True Colours, the international sales agent founded last October by Lucky Red and Indigo Film, has closed sales deals for Perfect Strangers [+see also:
film profile] by Paolo Genovese for Spain (Telecinco), Greece (Odeon), Taiwan (Swallow Wings), and Australia and New Zealand (Palace Films) at the Cannes Film Market, and is apparently also about to sign agreements with Germany and France. Negotiations are also under way with the United States, Latin America, Israel, Turkey, Japan and the Middle East for the comedy, which has raked in €17 million at the Italian box office.
Over the last few days, True Colours has also been selling Un bacio [+see also:
film profile] by Ivan Cotroneo. It has gone to TLA Releasing for the USA, Great Britain and France, Pro-Fun for Germany and Austria, Arti Film for Benelux, and Palace for Australia and New Zealand.
The firm headed by Catia Rossi ended its fruitful time at the Film Market with the sales of Ivan Silvestrini’s 4K thriller Monolith. The English-language movie is an Italian production by Sky Italia, Lock & Valentine and Sergio Bonelli Editore, and stars Katrina Bowden (Piranha 3D, Scary Movie 5). It will be distributed in Japan (Zazie), South Korea (Entermode), Turkey (Bir Film), the Middle East (IFD), Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines (Suraya). Negotiations are ongoing with the United States, Canada, China and Spain.
We should also point out that TVCO has been negotiating with New York-based Maven Pictures and has given it the rights to the remake of The Medicine Seller [+see also:
film profile] by Antonio Morabito, starring Claudio Santamaria (They Call Me Jeeg [+see also:
interview: Gabriele Mainetti
film profile]), and produced by Amedeo Pagani. Maven will develop an American version of the film revolving around the lack of transparency in pharmaceutical industry practices.
(Translated from Italian)