Magazine article Screen International

Scanbox Sets Company Record

Magazine article Screen International

Scanbox Sets Company Record

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EXCLUSIVE: Distributor picks up seven films in Cannes' official selection.

Scandinavian distributor Scanbox has set a company record by acquiring seven films in official selection.

They are Competition titles The Homesman, Saint Laurent, The Search, The Captive and opener Grace of Monaco; and from Un Certain Regard Lost River and Eleanor Rigby.

These acquisitions reflect a restructured and re-energised Scanbox. After the departure of former CEO Mikael Modig, the company's new management team includes Kim Beich as head of acquisitions and general operations; Henrik Rasmussen leading the home entertainment business: and Thor Sigurjonsson as head of production.

Scanbox has built up from a home entertainment-focused company that concentrated on genre fare to have a more diverse slate with top arthouse titles. Joni Sighvatsson, chairman of Scanbox for the past eight years, told Screen: "We have a much more diversified slate, but also we're not abandoning our roots in genre. …

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