AAA Entertainment Launching South African Content to Global Market at Cannes 2016
AAA Entertainment are gearing up for their 3rd annual presence at the Cannes International Film Festival’s Marche du Film market. AAA Entertainment and Koan Inc will be co-hosting a stand in the Riviera (E6) this year and are looking at working together on a slate of projects as executive producers and sales agents.
One of the projects AAA Entertainment and Koan Inc will be collaborating on, is Sjambok, an international feature film produced by Susan Douglas of Double D Productions and Nigel Wooll, producer of major blockbusters including GI Jane, Patriot Games and Miss Potter.
AAA Entertainment will be co-producing and seeking additional financing in Cannes for this feature, that is written and directed by South African Rudolf Buitendach. US based Koan Inc will be handling all international sales and distribution. The film will have a top international cast, through the film’s casting partners and executive producers Brillstein Entertainment, alongside established South African veteran actors, and is set to start production in 2017.
AAA Entertainment will also be hosting an exclusive VIP cocktail event along the croisette, on Saturday the 14th, with partners Finnish tech company, Striim, as well as the Joburg Film Festival, which will be taking place from the 28th of October to the 5th of November 2016, scheduled to coincide with partner event, DISCOP Africa, Africa’s largest TV cotent market. Surprise announcements are expected to be made on the night and guests can expect to taste South African flavours of music and culture.
AAA Entertainment is very optimistic about finding deals at this year’s Cannes Festival as head of sales Pascal Schmitz explains, “This year we are taking some of South Africa’s best films of 2016 to the market, including the wildly successful Happiness is a Four Letter Word, for which we have great expectations of securing lucrative distribution deals for several global territories. We are also excited to be working so closely with our new international partners and bring the world’s attention to South Africa as a shooting destination and the stories we have to tell.”
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