Media 8 reaching far and wide

Company inks deals for worldwide distribution

It's been a busy American Film Market for Los Angeles-based production, finance and sales banner Media 8 Entertainment, which is generating deal memos with companies across Europe and beyond.

Media 8 president Stewart Hall said that his company has sealed a slew of deals on "Dali," a Simon West-helmed biopic of legendary Spanish artist Salvador Dali with Antonio Banderas in the title role.

Deals have been struck on West's movie with MGN/Paradis for Russia, Horizon in Turkey and Revolutionary Releasing for Eastern Europe.

Media 8 also has struck deals with Maywin in Russia, Bonton Films in the Czech Republic, Horizon in Turkey and Lusomundo in Portugal for "A Film With Me In It." A black comedy, the Ian FitzGibbon-directed movie stars Dylan Moran, Mark Doherty, Amy Huberman and Keith Allen.

Lusomundo also has taken Portuguese rights to "Everybody Wants to Be Italian" and "American Son," starring Nick Cannon and Melonie Diaz. "Italian" also traveled to Eastern Europe with Forum Film, to Turkey via Horizon and even further afield, with All Interactive picking up Australian rights. Written and directed by Jason Todd Ipson, "Italian" stars Jay Jablonski, Cerina Vincent and John Kapelos.

Elsewhere, RTL snapped up Hungarian rights and Grandview Castle grabbed Czech Republic rights to "One Night With the King," while "Noelle" sold to Film Investors for Benelux.
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