Magazine article Screen International

ZDF Takes Mr Twister Film Franchise

Magazine article Screen International

ZDF Takes Mr Twister Film Franchise

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EXCLUSIVE: Dutch Features Global Entertainment sells German-speaking rights and secures additional French deal.

At the start of Berlin's EFM (Feb 5-13), Dutch Features Global Entertainment has concluded a deal with ZDF for its Mr Twister film franchise.

ZDF is to take German-speaking European rights to a package of three Mr Twister films. The deal was confirmed by Dutch Features CEO Pim van Collem.

Mr Twister, based on a successful series of kids' books, has been a box office hit in Benelux. Each film has sold 600,000 tickets at the box office.

The series has now also been sold to Family Films in France. Both deals were finalized at the market.

In Berlin, Dutch Features is also beginning to roll out Dummie the Mummy. This film series is a co-production with Nickelodeon. The first Dummie the Mummy has been licensed to Beta Film Europe for a total of six territories. …

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