Cannes: Union Entertainment Group Expands Into Ireland

Stefano Baroni
'Arctic,' which was produced by UEG president of production Noah C. Haeussner

The company has also partnered with two Dublin-based production companies on upcoming projects.

Union Entertainment Group has expanded its European operations with the launch of UEG Global, announcing plans to launch a Dublin-based entity to help create a pathway for North American film and TV projects to shoot in Ireland.

The film production and financing company, which partnered on films such as Janis: Little Girl Blue and whose president of production, Noah C. Haeussner, produced the Cannes-bowed Mads Mikkelsen-starring Arctic, has also partnered with Dublin production companies on two upcoming projects.

UEG will co-produce Kaitlin McLaughlin’s sophomore feature The Murphyswith Zanzibar Films (Sanctuary, A Cambodian Spring) and will co-produce an untitled coming-of-age feature with Five Knight Films.

“Through continuing our expansion into Europe, we look forward to both discovering new voices and working with seasoned filmmakers in Ireland and around Europe to tell unique stories,” said Haeussner.

Zanzibar CEO Edwina Forkin, as well as Irish producers Conor Barry and Richard Bolger, will serve as consultants for UEG Global.