Globalgate Expands Its Worldwide Reach
SANTA MONICA, California, February 2, 2017
Globalgate Entertainment, the local-language film production and financing venture aligned with Lionsgate, has added Brazil’s Paris Filmes and Colombia’s Cine Colombia to its now 11-strong, worldwide consortium of production and distribution partners, the company announced today. The consortium already includes Televisa, Gaumont, Nordisk, Kadokawa, Lotte, Tobis, TME and Belga.
Paris Filmes, founded 57 years ago, is the number-one Brazilian distributor of local-language films with an 81% market share, and it is also a leading Brazilian distributor of English-language films including those of Lionsgate. In addition, the company is a strong home entertainment distributor of premium content in DVD, blu-ray and digital platforms. Paris Filmes’ recent Brazilian hits include Os Dez Mandamentos, Loucas pra Casar, Minha Mae e uma Peca and Meu Passado me Condena 1 & 2.
Cine Colombia is the number-one distributor in Colombia with a 46% market share, where it distributes major-studio, independent and local-language films. Joining Cine Colombia in its Globalgate partnership is Colombia’s top production company, Dynamo Productions, producers of Netflix’s super-hit Narcos, the audience-pleasing The Hidden Face, and Sundance award-winning Undertow.
Said Paris Filmes’ Partner Sandi Adamiu and CEO Marcio Fraccaroli, “Clifford has been active in Brazilian cinema production for many years, and this partnership with Globalgate and our strong positioning alongside Globalgate’s partners around the world is certain to enhance Paris Filmes’ dominance in Brazil.”
“Cine Colombia will further leverage our industry-leading position as both a distributor and exhibitor in Colombia, by joining Globalgate’s assembly of best-in-class production and distribution companies,” said Cine Colombia President and CEO Munir Falah. “Dynamo’s partnership with Globalgate complements our global strategies, and we look forward to working with Paul, William, Clifford, Lionsgate and all our other consortium partners,” said Dynamo CEO Andres Calderon.
Globalgate Co-Founders Paul Presburger, William Pfeiffer and Clifford Werber added, “Paris Filmes, Cine Colombia and Dynamo Productions are world-class film distribution and production companies and a perfect fit for Globalgate’s consortium. We’re delighted they’ve joined us and look forward to producing many great Brazilian and Colombian films together as well as augmenting Globalgate’s formidable inventory of commercial intellectual property emanating from our consortium partners’ vibrant territories.”