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Finecut seals further AFM deals for Leafie and others
Nov 23, 2011
Seoul-based film sales company Finecut has announced a raft of further deals from the recently wrapped American Film Market (AFM) including more for <Leafie>, the watershed hit animation in Korea. The film sold to Ascot Elite for German-speaking territories and Conquest Filmes for Brazil.
Produced by leading Korean production house Myung Films and the animation studio Odoltogi, <Leafie> is about a hen who runs away from a farm to eventually raise an adopted duckling. The animation previously sold to ex-USSR excluding Baltic States (CP Digital), Portugal (Lanterna De Pedra Filmes), Turkey (Horizon), Middle East (TDH), and Indonesia (Pratama).
Finecut says that most of the film’s overseas distributors are planning theatrical releases aimed at family audiences early next year.
The company also sold director AHN Sang-hoon’s hit thriller <Blind> to King Records for Japan and to Hwa Yea Multimedia for Malaysia and Brunei. The film starring KIM Ha-neul and YOO Seung-ho had also done sales to German-speaking territories(MFA+), Taiwan(Eagle International Communication), and Thailand(STG).
Director BYUN Seung-wook’s horror film <The Cat> also sold to Magnetar for Japan and Mercury for French-speaking territories. This was further to earlier sales deals for Singapore, Malaysia (Scorpio East), Taiwan(Eagle International), and Indonesia (DCU Home Entertainment).
The <Iris> TV series spin-off<Athena: Goddess Of The War>sold to New View TV & Media for China, Tiberius Films for German-speaking territories, and Funimation for North America.The film has now sold to more than 12 territories.
The new comedy film <Unstoppable Family> went to JoyNContents for Japan, International for Taiwan and CJ CGV for US distribution.
Japan’s JoyNContents also picked up <Heartbeat>, starring Yunjin KIM from the US TV series <Lost> and hit films such as <Shiri>, along with three other Finecut library titles.
Nov. 23, 2011