Magazine article Variety

News Briefs

Magazine article Variety

News Briefs

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President, CFO Reup at Saban Films

Saban Films has renewed the contracts of president Bill Bromiley and chief financial officer Shanan Becker for a further four years, it announced Thursday. Bromiley and Becker will remain with the U.S. distributor through at least 2020.

"Bill and Shanan have exhibited the financial discipline necessary to guide the company to its second year of profitability in its short history. This extension shows our confidence in what they have built and their ability to guide the company into its next stage of growth," said Haim Saban, chairman and CEO of Saban Capital Group.

The company has 16 films set for release through 2018 including Colm McCarthy's "The Girl With All the Gifts," and Walter Hill's "The Assignment."

- Robert Mitchell

Filmax Intl. Joins Spain's 'Tunnel Gang'

Filmax Intl., the sales arm of Barcelona's Filmax Group, has picked up worldwide rights outside Spain to Pepon Montero's black comedy "The Tunnel Gang," toplining and produced by popular Spanish TV showman Arturo Valls. Iván Díaz, Filmax Intl.'s head of sales, is introducing the film to buyers during the Berlin Film Festival. …

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