Pascal Breton’s Federation Studios has launched a world theatrical gross sales label, Ginger & Fed, teaming up with former TF1 Studio gross sales govt Sabine Chemaly’s Ginger Movies on the brand new division.
Chemaly will head up the brand new group, dealing with each movie acquisitions and worldwide gross sales, specializing in titles with theatrical potential in numerous worldwide territories. She’s going to work along with Federation’s gross sales workforce of Monica Levy, Guillaume Pommier, Sarah Zarka, Lucile Avezard and Jeromine Ader, in addition to the corporate’s enterprise affairs, servicing and advertising and marketing groups.
The primary challenge underneath the brand new label will probably be Survive, a post-apocalyptic thriller from Monkey Pack, the Federation Studios-owned producers of Coralie Fargeat’s 2017 motion horror hit Revenge. Frédéric Jardin is directing with Émilie Dequenne (Love Affair(s)) and Andreas Pietschmann (Darkish) starring as a pair celebrating their son’s birthday on their boat in the course of the ocean. However when a violent storm brings up hungry creatures from the depths, the household has to combat for his or her very survival.
Monkey Pack and M.E.S Productions will produce Survive with Ginger & Fed co-repping worldwide gross sales along with WTFilms, who will current the challenge to worldwide patrons on the American Movie Market in Santa Monica subsequent week. KMBO will launch Survive theatrically in France.
Ginger & Fed even have two French comedies on their slate: The cop comedy Rachel’s Sport from director Thierry Klifa starring Fanny Ardant and Mathieu Kassovitz; and Claude Zidi Jr.’s Oldies however Goodies that includes Kev Adams and Jean Reno.
Ginger & Fed’s will unveil its full inaugural gross sales slate at Unifrance‘s Rendez-Vous de Paris in January 2024.
The brand new label represents a present of confidence within the theatrical market. Chemaly mentioned she was “thrilled” to be becoming a member of forces with Federation “at a time when cinema worldwide is on the cusp of a brand new period and revival…Regardless of the challenges that our trade is dealing with, manufacturing and distribution companions have proven unimaginable resilience and our purpose with Ginger & Fed is to contribute by reinforcing the power of French and European cinema on the planet.”
Federation is already a pressure within the movie and TV manufacturing world, having snatched up a number of distinguished European manufacturing corporations, together with Cheyenne Federation (Notre-Dame) and Cottonwood Media (Discover Me In Paris), in France, Britain’s Vertigo Movies (Britannia) and Rome-based Fabula Photos (Netflix’s Child). The group now operates some 35 manufacturing corporations worldwide.
Lionel Uzan, director normal of Federation Studios mentioned the enlargement into worldwide movie gross sales was a pure development and that Chemaly, was “the right match” to spearhead the brand new division. In her 11 years with TF1 Studios, Chemaly constructed up the corporate’s worldwide movie and TV gross sales operation with such theatrical hits as Serial (Unhealthy) Weddings, and TV sequence together with Name My Agent!