Magazine article Screen International

Bold Films Pacts with UK's Icon, Canada's Elevation

Magazine article Screen International

Bold Films Pacts with UK's Icon, Canada's Elevation

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LA-based production company Bold Films has secured multi-year output deals with Icon Film Distribution for the UK/Ireland and Elevation Pictures for Canada.

The two distributors have had previous success with productions from Bold Films, with Icon bringing Ryan Gosling crime drama to UK audiences in 2011 and Elevation taking Jake Gyllenhaal crime thriller Nightcrawler in 2014.

Sierra/Affinity, the sales agent for Bold Films, brokered the output deals as well as the deals for Drive and Nightcrawler.

Last year, Bold Films produced and financed Oscar-nominated Whiplash and recently announced it will finance Jake Gyllenhaal's Boston marathon bombing movie, Stronger.

Bold's latest release was international thriller No Escape, starring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, and Pierce Brosnan.

The output deals were negotiated by Jonathan Kier, Sierra/Affinity's president of sales and distribution, and Jen Gorton, Sierra/Affinity's VP of international sales along with Ian Dawson, CEO of Icon Film Distribution, and Laurie May, Elevation Pictures co-president. …

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