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AFM News / Updates Nov 8th and 9th Lowe’s Santa Monica

Written By: Marcelle - Nov• 10•13

AFM News / Updates Nov. 8th and 9th Lowe’s Santa Monica

AFM Finance Conference-2

AFM Screenings UPDATE

Added Screenings
Film: Divination
Time: 3:00pm
Theatre: Loews 1
Company: Worldwide Film Entertainment
Film: The Vineyard
Time: 7:00pm
Theatre: Loews 1
Company: Galloping Films
Cancelled Screenings
Film: Shock Attack
Time: 3:00pm
Theatre: Loews 1
Company: Worldwide Film Entertainment



Los Angeles, November 9th, 2013: Exclusive Media, the global film production and distribution company has expanded its relationship with Da Vinci Media Ventures, led by UK-based entrepreneur and technology guru Toby Moores and Hollywood veteran Wendy Rutland, and today announced a multi picture development and financing deal with the Untitled Keith Moon biopic identified as the first film to be developed under the new slate. New York based Da Vinci Media Ventures is the management company to the Da Vinci funds.

The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Exclusive Media’s Chairman and CEO Nigel Sinclair have been long time collaborators on the project, and under the Exclusive Media banner will fire up the Keith Moon feature film with Da Vinci Media Ventures. Da Vinci’s Wendy Rutland will also serve as an executive producer.

Keith Moon is the legendary and rebellious drummer of the rock band The Who and fueled the band’s success before he died in 1978. A writer is currently being commissioned to kick start the development of the revitalized passion project, and it is anticipated that this will be a European based co-production.

During Cannes 2013 Exclusive Media, Moores and Rutland announced a rolling 4-picture equity deal. Under that arrangement, the investment by Moores/Da Vinci will see them take an equity position in some of Exclusive Media’s upcoming slate of films. At the time of that announcement it was highlighted that the structure of the deal was designed as the foundation of a long-term partnership, and it was the goal of the partners to expand the relationship beyond the initial transaction.

Da Vinci’s Rutland said: “I am a massive WHO fan and consider Keith Moon to be the greatest rock drummer of all time. I could feel Roger’s passion and detailed perspective for this unique story after our first phone call. We are excited to be topping up our deal with Exclusive, and look forward to growing the relationship.”

Roger Daltrey continued: “The Keith Moon project is one close to my heart so I am excited to reinvigorate it and grateful to Wendy, Toby and Da Vinci for their enthusiastic support.”

Exclusive Media is a vertically integrated global filmed entertainment company, founded in May 2008 with the backing of the strategic investment group Dasym Investment Strategies B.V. (formerly Cyrte Investments). Exclusive Media develops, finances, produces, markets and distributes prestige and talent driven commercial and documentary feature films on a global basis.

Exclusive Media is run by a five member Executive Board with Nigel Sinclair as Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Guy East as Co-Chairman, Simon Oakes as Vice Chairman and President of Hammer, Marc Schipper as Chief Operating Officer, and Ron Hohauser as Chief Financial Officer. Supporting the Executive Board in both the operational management and strategic expansion of the business is a strong team of highly skilled professionals who have a broad range of complementary experience.

Exclusive Media’s development and production activities operate through three specialist labels: UK based Hammer for genre titles, Spitfire Pictures for documentary features and the flagship label Exclusive Media for all other feature film production. Exclusive Media also enjoys a co-development and co-production deal with Cross Creek Pictures.

Exclusive Media’s international sales & distribution division maintains a strong marketing presence and represents the group’s in-house productions plus its growing library of almost 900 titles including the recently acquired library from Icon Entertainment International. The company also actively acquires third party feature films to further strengthen its international distribution slate.

The company launched a US distribution company, Exclusive Releasing and holds a minority stake in Millennium Entertainment.

For further information about the company, our slate of films, library and our experienced team please visit

For more information please contact:
Louise Heseltine at Maxine Leonard PR
Office: 323 930 2345

ScreenLaunch spices things up at American Film Market!
Sydney, Australia, 9 November 2013 – Australian innovative film sales and distribution company, ScreenLaunch, today announced it is working with award-winning American indie filmmaker Christina Beck on financing a new US film Dig Me, a sex comedy and representing Beck’s first completed feature Perfection, a love story about society’s plastic surgery addiction.
The LA-set film Dig Me, in pre-production, is a retro-vibed modern-day romp about a woman and her younger magician husband who go to see a hillbilly sex therapist. The film plays with retro ideas about sex but in modern day, looking at people’s fascination with sexual experimentation – providing comedy about both the usual and the unusual antics. The film is written and directed by Christina Beck and will be produced by LA-based Australian Producer Diana Ward.
Beck also wrote and stars in Perfection, which has had recent success at film festivals in the US and further afield. It is a dark romantic comedy, an unlikely love story, about the absurd notion that people can only be loved if they are perfect. The film explores plastic surgery and self-injury along with the media’s idea of what beauty is – but with light humour. The short film version, SLICE was developed in Fox Searchlight’s New Director’s program and the script was nominated for the Best Screenplay by Independent Filmmakers Project (IFP). The short was also selected for IFP’s rough-cut lab and chosen to be IFP’s “Spotlight Screening”.Beck said she is thrilled to be working with ScreenLaunch with the company’s fresh approach to selling and financing. “It’s great to have the opportunity to work with an innovative team from Down Under,” she said. “ScreenLaunch really impressed us with their open and honest feedback and their new take on things. Not only are they going to be selling Perfection but they also offer financing support and are going to help us develop and pre-sell Dig Me.”
“Though two different worlds, both films offer funny and uplifting stories, which we hope will bring in strong audiences – and attention at AFM.”
ScreenLaunch CEO Ross Howden said he is expecting interest in the two films, which both should attract niche audiences.
“At ScreenLaunch we are attracted to films with universal niche audiences,” he said. “Dig Me plays to adults who appreciate the sexual humour and Perfection taps into the markets of addiction, surgery and self-harm – it’s a hopeful story which provides insight, along with comic relief, into what could otherwise be dark and untold stories.”
“It is clear from the AFM so far that we at ScreenLaunch will be building more relationships in the USA with filmmakers and the financiers. We are really excited that this has happened organically,” he added.
Also amongst ScreenLaunch’s line-up for the AFM is Skin Deep – a drama about two young women discovering life in urban Sydney Australia, Safe Water – a new 3D surfing horror set in an Aussie coastal town, Survival Tactics – a hip hop urban drama which was recently selected for the 2013 Beijing International Film Festival, Johnny Ghost – a thriller about a musician whose attempt to suppress her wild past comes back to haunt her and The Tunnel – which is still selling internationally despite being given away on the internet.
For more information on ScreenLaunch and the slate of films for the AFM visit





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