Magazine article Screen International

uMedia Expands Celluloid Dreams Partnership

Magazine article Screen International

uMedia Expands Celluloid Dreams Partnership

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Slate includes Takashi Miike's Cannes competition film Shield of Straw and Katrin Gebbe's Un Certain Regard title Tore's Pogo.

European film group uMedia is to expand its partnership with Hengameh Panahi's sales company Celluloid Dreams.

After partnering at Berlin's EFM in February, the two companies have agreed to join forces for their international acquisitions and sales operations and will present together in shared offices at Cannes next month.

Titles include Takashi Miike's Shield of Straw, which is selected for Competition, and Katrin Gebbe's Tore's Pogo, which is screening in Un Certain Regard.

Peter Rogers, who heads up uMedia sales division uConnect, will share acquisitions and sales duties with Hengameh Panahi on both mainstream and specialised fare along with Celluloid Nightmares' genre slate as part of the package.

"This long-term collaboration is of huge benefit to us," said Rogers. "Hengameh is a highly valued industry figure and someone whose expertise and renown we are eager to bring into the fold here at uMedia. …

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