Magazine article Screen International

Indomina, Pantelion Strike Pact

Magazine article Screen International

Indomina, Pantelion Strike Pact

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Indomina Media International and Pantelion Films have teamed up for the second time after 2012's Filly Brown to co-finance and distribute internationally a group of predominantly Spanish-language films.

The multi-title deal provides for the Dominican-based production branch of Indomina Media International to finance up to four films a year with wide commercial appeal and guaranteed international distribution.

Pantelion, which just launched an international sales division, will acquire worldwide distribution rights to all the films. Pantelion will distribute in the US and Videocine, Televisa's film arm, will handle Mexico. Pantelion is the joint venture between Lionsgate and Grupo Televisa.

Financing comes through Indomina's new fund designed to develop and produce Dominican films targeted at international audiences. The fund's advisory board includes Dominican director-producer Juan Basanta and WME Global's Alexis Garcia.

The first of two projects already in production is Cómplices, about a philanderer who takes his heartbroken nephew with him on a sexy beach vacation.

The second is the remake of Dominican rom-com Quién Manda? about a womaniser who meets his match. Zoe and Cicely Saldaña produce through their Cinestar Productions and Marco Films.

Indomina and Pantelion are also planning to develop a Spanish-language remake of Lionsgate comedy Employee Of The Month. …

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