Studiocanal Buys Majority Stake in ‘My Best Friend Anne Frank’ Producer Dutch FilmWorks


Studiocanal has acquired a majority stake in Dutch FilmWorks, a number one impartial producer/distributor in the Benelux area, for an undisclosed sum.

The producer of local-language titles, together with My Best Friend Anne Frank and vacation household franchise The Claus Family, Dutch FilmWorks can be the main indie distributor in the Benelux area, having launched such movies as The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Midway and The Wolf of Wall Street. The firm boasts a movie catalog of greater than 900 Dutch and worldwide titles.

StudioCanal will add Dutch FilmWorks to its rising slate of European manufacturing labels. The firm, which is owned by Vivendi-backed Canal+ Group, already controls Tandem Production and Lailaps Films in Germany, RED Production, Urban Myth Films and SunnyMarchTV in the U.Ok., Spain’s Bambu Producciones and SAM Productions in Scandinavia.

“I’m proud to welcome Dutch FilmWorks to Studiocanal. Our values align throughout manufacturing, acquisitions and distribution, in addition to by means of a shared artistic imaginative and prescient,” mentioned Studiocanal CEO Anna Marsh in unveiling the deal on Monday.

Dutch FilmWorks’ bosses, together with CEO Willem Pruijssers, co-CEO Marcel De Block and COO René van Turnhout will stay on board following the deal.

“After 25 years working as an impartial, it’s an thrilling step however with many alternatives for development, together with extra potentialities to convey Dutch and Flemish content material to a global viewers,” Pruijssers mentioned.



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