Magazine article Screen International

Sierra/Affinity to Handle Key Sales on Robert Zemeckis' Flight

Magazine article Screen International

Sierra/Affinity to Handle Key Sales on Robert Zemeckis' Flight

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Nick Meyer is understood to have cut a deal with Paramount to pre-sell a handful of major territories on the live-action film starring Denzel Washington, in a development that further underscores the ability of the independent market to support prestigious commercial fare.

With one month to go before the AFM, buyers report that Meyer is on board to license the high-stakes drama in France, Germany, Spain, Russia and Eastern Europe. Neither Meyer nor Paramount had returned calls or emails at time of writing.

As the former president of Paramount Vantage Meyer maintains close ties with Paramount. Indeed the arrangement echoes a deal at the 2008 EFM when the executive banked high MGs from buyers in Germany, Italy, Spain and the CIS for Shutter Island.

As with Martin Scorsese's film, Paramount owns most of the world on Flight and will distribute in North America and release throughout the rest of the world via PPI. …

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