Magazine article Screen International

Top Brazilian Filmmakers Launch New Distribution Company

Magazine article Screen International

Top Brazilian Filmmakers Launch New Distribution Company

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Jose Padilha, Fernando Meirelles are among filmmakers seeking greater control of their box-office revenues.

Jose Padilha [pictured], Fernando Meirelles, Daniel Filho, Andrucha Waddington and other Brazilian filmmakers and producers have launched a new distribution company seeking to increase their films' revenues in the country.

Called Nossa Distribuidora, the company offers an alternative business model, where the producers will be able to distribute their own films, retaining the copyright and having a greater control over the box office sales.

"Producers' revenues are expected to increase five times on average," said Jose Padilha, who announced the launch of Nossa during the current Rio International Film Festival.

The new company was created inspired by Padilha's successful independent distribution experience with his last film in Brazil. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within was distributed by his own film production, the Zazen Producoes. …

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