FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Picks Up Multi Territories For "ThÉrÈse"
Toronto, Canada (September 8th, 2013) - Alex Walton, President of International Sales and Distribution at Exclusive Media, announced today that the company has closed an all rights multi-territory deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions ("SPWA") for the provocative romantic thriller THÉRÈSE.
Territories sold include:
The deal was negotiated by Walton on behalf of Exclusive Media with Michael Helfand, EVP Business Affairs, Chan Phung, VP of Acquisitions, and Jon Freedberg, VP of Business Development on behalf of SPWA.
Directed and written by Charlie Stratton
THÉRÈSE, is based on Émile Zola's novel, THÉRÈSE RAQUIN.
Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaacs, Tom Felton and Jessica Lange
Supporting cast are Shirley Henderson, John Kavanagh, Mackenzie Crook and Matt Lucas
Produced by Mickey Liddell CEO of LD Entertainment, and William Horberg of Wonderful Films.
Michael Zelman and Richard Sharkey serve as the film's executive producers.
Roadside Attractions is releasing the film theatrically in the US.
Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Thérèse Raquin (Elizabeth Olsen of "Martha Marcy May Marlene"), a sexually repressed and beautiful young woman, is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Tom Felton of the "Harry Potter" franchise), by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (two-time Oscar, SAG, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jessica Lange). Thérèse spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband's alluring friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaacs of "Drive"), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONS
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 159 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypicturesworldwideacquisitions.com.
ABOUT EXCLUSIVE MEDIA
Exclusive Media is a vertically integrated global filmed entertainment company, founded in May 2008 with the backing of the strategic investment group Dasym Investment Strategies B.V. (formerly Cyrte Investments). Exclusive Media develops, finances, produces, markets and distributes prestige and talent driven commercial and documentary feature films on a global basis.
Exclusive Media is run by a four member Executive Board with Nigel Sinclair as Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Guy East as Co-Chairman, Simon Oakes as Vice Chairman and President of Hammer and Marc Schipper as Chief Operating Officer. Supporting the Executive Board in both the operational management and strategic expansion of the business is a strong team of highly skilled professionals who have a broad range of complementary experience.
Exclusive Media's development and production activities operate through three specialist labels: UK based Hammer for genre titles, Spitfire Pictures for documentary features and the flagship label Exclusive Media for all other feature film production. Exclusive Media also enjoys a co-development and co-production deal with Cross Creek Pictures.
Exclusive Media's international sales & distribution division maintains a strong marketing presence and represents the group's in-house productions plus its growing library of almost 900 titles including the recently acquired library from Icon Entertainment International. The company also actively acquires third party feature films to further strengthen its international distribution slate.
The company launched a US distribution company, Exclusive Releasing and holds a minority stake in Millennium Entertainment.
For further information about the company, our slate of films, library and our experienced team please visit www.exclusivemedia.com.
For more information please contact:
Cell 310 404 1746