Magazine article Screen International

Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Scores First Sales

Magazine article Screen International

Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Scores First Sales

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Screen has learned that SND M6 Group will release The Hateful Eight in France, while eOne Benelux BV will handle in Benelux and PVR Pictures will distribute in India. All releases will take place in early 2016.

TWC did not return calls to confirm the deals. It is understood the individual distributors will announce in the coming days and the remaining as-yet-unnamed licensees will do so in due course.

International buyers got their first official bite of the cherry at the AFM last November during a launch that backfired somewhat.

Distributors in Santa Monica baulked at what were said to be high asking prices and the requirement to read the screenplay in a single sitting.

However irritation turned to anger when they learned they would have to revise their all-rights offers after TWC brass tried to bring on their upcoming pay-TV partner Netflix as sole international SVOD distributor. …

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