Cinema Republic acquires theatrical, TV, and home video rights to ‘Maya the Bee’ films and ‘Princess Emmy – The Movie’ for the South Korean market.
MUNICH -- International film sales company Studio 100 Filmhas signed an agreement with South Korea’s Cinema Republic for the rights to the second and third Maya the Bee CGI feature films and also to Princess Emmy – The Movie. Cinema Republic has acquired the theatrical, TV and home video rights to all three movies for South Korea. Maya the Bee 2 – The Honey Games will be completed by end of 2017; the third Maya movie is planned for end of 2019 and Princess Emmy – The Movie is set for delivery in May 2018.
“We are excited about this first collaboration with Cinema Republic that allows three of our movies to travel to South Korea. We all look forward to the new movies and hope that Maya’s brand-new adventures and Emmy’s captivating story will entertain children and families in South Korea,” said Thorsten Wegener, Director Business Operations of Studio 100 Film.
Maya the Bee 2 – The Honey Games is produced by Studio 100 Media, in co-production with Australian animation company Studio B Animation and in association with Flying Bark Productions. Munich-based Studio 100 Film is the worldwide sales agent. When an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive. Fortunately, her best friend Willy, the loveable but clumsy ants Arnie and Barney and her trustworthy advisor, Flip the grasshopper will be by her side.
Studio 100 Media is also producing Princess Emmy – The Movie together with its parent company Studio 100 NV (Belgium) and Red Kite Animation as co-producer. Munich-based Studio 100 Film acts as sales agent for the worldwide rights to Emmy. The movie directed by Piet de Rycker (Laura’s Star, Little Polar Bear) tells the story of a young princess who is severely put to the test and risks everything in order to win the right to possess a truly remarkable gift.
Running November 29 through December 1 in Brisbane, AAS 2017 to showcase new projects from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
TORONTO -- Kidscreen has announced that the sixth-annual Asian Animation Summit will once again take place in Brisbane, Australia this year, running November 29 through December 1.
An initiative of KOCCA (Korea), MDeC (Malaysia) and SIPA/DITP (Thailand), AAS 2017 is owned and produced by Kidscreen, generously hosted by Screen Queensland and Brisbane Marketing, and supported by AINAKI (Animation & Content Industry Association of Indonesia). Its organizers are anticipating that 200 to 250 attendees will take part in this year’s event, which is designed to attract producers of animation who are interested in co-producing projects with partners in Asia-Pacific, as well as broadcasters, distributors and investors from the region and beyond.
Over the course of the three-day event, more than 20 projects from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific that are brand-new to the market and looking for financing and partners will be presented. And each day will begin with an informative panel discussion or presentation that explores new market trends, business models or creative techniques that are highly relevant to Asian-Pacific producers.
“Speaking on behalf of all of our AAS partners, we are very proud to provide this platform for supporting and promoting the impressive animation talent pool in Asia-Pacific,” said Kidscreen VP and Publisher Jocelyn Christie. “To know that so many projects have made the financing connections and partnerships needed to get off the ground at the Asian Animation Summit is incredibly gratifying.”
Screen Queenland CEO Tracey Vieira welcomes the AAS animation producers, distributors and broadcasters to Brisbane for a second year. “Following last year’s successful event, Screen Queensland looks forward to the AAS returning in 2017,” she said. “Screen Queensland is perfectly positioned to play a role in partnering with Asian-region animation projects for television, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) and the internet.”