Magazine article Screen International

Jaja Joins Streetkids Sequel

Magazine article Screen International

Jaja Joins Streetkids Sequel

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Amsterdam-based company joins F&ME and TV Zero for the sequel to Berlinale 2011 Generation selection Streetkids United.

Jamillah van der Hulst's Amsterdam-based production company JaJa Filmproductions is joining the UK's Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) and Rio de Janeiro's TV Zero to develop and produce Streetkids United II - Brazil 2014.

"Like F&ME and TV Zero," says F&ME's Mike Downey, "Jamillah is committed to making films that highlight social issues and Streetkids United II - Brazil 2014 is the perfect vehicle for her to hone her financing skills both in the Netherlands and internationally. We worked very well together on Lilet Never Happened and we want to repeat the experience."

The new film is a follow-up to Berlinale 2011 Generation selection Streetkids United; the filmmakers now plan a series.

JaJa has already brought Martien Witsenberg of Witsenburg Natural Products on board as an equity financier on the film. A sales company is expected to be announced soon.

"In 2014 Rio will play host to the second Street Child World Cup and look to build on the success of the inaugural tournament that took place in Durban prior to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa," explains Downey. …

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