Magazine article Screen International

Daniel Bort to Lead International at Fantawild

Magazine article Screen International

Daniel Bort to Lead International at Fantawild

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EXCLUSIVE: Chinese company to sell Fantastica in Cannes.

Veteran sales and development executive Daniel Bort has joined Chinese studio Fantawild to head its international department in the run-up to Cannes.

Bort is in Shenzhen organising sales efforts prior to flying to the Croisette with a slate led by Fantastica, Fantawild's retitled Entangled Worlds that earned $76m at the box office in China earlier this year.

The new arrival will oversee all sales and marketing for the company with a staff of eight. He reports to general manager Daisy Shang.

Fantawild is one of the largest entertainment and technology groups in China and owns more than 40 subsidiaries covering consumer products, live performances and animation. The company is also a leader in China's theme parks and effects house sectors.

"I've been following the amazing results the company has been obtaining in the Chinese local market, and I can't wait to be heralding the way towards worldwide exposure," Bort said. …

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