Sierra/Affinity Sells 'Everly,' 'Heat' and 'WER' Around the World

Kate Hudson LACMA Film Gala - H 2012
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Kate Hudson LACMA Film Gala - H 2012

The sales and financing company enjoyed its best ever European Film Market, where it also struck a number of territory deals for 2012 Sundance title "Celeste and Jesse Forever."

Sierra/Affinity has announced a raft of territory deals closed at the recent European Film Market in Berlin, where the company presented four new titles, including Kate Hudson action pic Everly.

"This year's EFM proved a strong market for Sierra/Affinity as well as the industry as a whole," Sierra CEO Nick Meyer said. "Buyers have raised their level of expectations on the quality and types of films they want and we, as well as other sales entities, were fortunate enough to bring productions with the quality talent that allowed us to meet those expectations."

Everly sold to Alliance in Canada and the U.K., Splendid in Germany, Switzerland and Benelux, Transmission in Australia, Tanweer in India, Swen in Latin America and Korea Screen in South Korea, among other territory deals.

WER, from The Devil Inside filmmaking duo William Brent Bell and Matthew Peterman, also generated good business. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions bought up rights in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandivnavia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, while Entertainment One bought U.K. and Canda rights. The film scored deals in a number of other territories as well.

The Jason Statham-led Heat, directed by Brian De Palma, scored distribution deals with Universum in Germany, SPI in Eastern Europe, Sun Distribution in Latin America, Tanweer in India, Cathay-Keris in Singapore and Studio Solutions Group in Taiwan, among others.

Sundance Film Festival entry Celeste and Jesse Forever, starring Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood and Emma Roberts, secured distribution deals with DCM in Germany, Tanweer in India, Pioneer in Philippines and Cathay-Keris, among others.