IAC Film partners Corsan
by Annika Pham
- UK and Belgian film companies sign multi-film co-production deal with two titles going into production in November
IAC Films, the London-based sales and financing company, has announced a multi-picture deal with Belgian production company, Corsan N.V.. According to the deal, Paul Breuls’ company, Corsan, will provide half of the financing for a number of films that will go into production over the coming year and Guy Collins’ IAC Films will match the amount through international sales and co-financing from the UK.
The first two titles to be made under this agreement are scheduled to go into production next month: 19 November will see filming begin on Waiting for Dublin, a Belgian/UK co-production directed by Roger Tucker and starring the rising US star, Andrew Keegan (10 things I Hate About You), and Sophya Miles. Set in 1944, it focuses on the adventures of a handsome young American pilot who crashes in a remote part of Ireland and is helped by a headstrong local girl.
Making Waves, directed by action-movie specialist Ian Sharp (Split Second), starts shooting on 25 November. Produced by Thomas Hedman (The Guilty) and Paul Breuls (Suite 16), it stars Richard E.Grant and Michael Gambon. Featuring a soundtrack of classic 60s music, it tells the story of a hopeless dreamer, Harvey Parkin, who starts a pirate radio in his home town of Bridlington (Northern England) in 1967, and turns it into a huge success.
IAC Films will start pre-selling the films at the next MIFED and start discussing three other titles that are part of the Corsan deal: Spoils, to be directed by PJ Pesce (Dusk Till Dawn 3), is a thriller written by Nicholas Meyer (Fatal Attraction ) and Ronald Roose, and starring Bruce Greenwood (Swept Away). The film will start shooting next December. Details of the two other titles, The Box Collector and Escape, will be announced at the American Film Market 2003.
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