Monthly Archives: September 2012
LOS ANGELES: With MIPCOM just around the corner, BoPaul Media Worldwide (BMW) has squeezed in three agreements involving titles such as Hellraiser,Jaguar Lives and Mrs Caldicot‘s Cabbage War.
Japan’s Fine Films has agreed to Hellraiser IV: Bloodline, the final installment of the film franchise led by Doug Bradley.
In Malaysia, Pyramid Entertainment acquired the pay-TV rights to Jaguar Lives, about a pair of secret agents portrayed by Christopher Lee and Donald Pleasance.
Additionally, Channel 5 in the U.K. has signed up for Arrow Films’ Mrs Caldicot‘s Cabbage War, starring Pauline Collins.
Los Angeles – Topped by an early Sharon Stone-starring romantic action film and a long-uncirculated classic horror feature from the Paul Naschy archives, the 200-film library produced and assembled by Jose Frade Productions of Madrid, Spain, has been acquired by BoPaul Media Worldwide (BMW).
BMW will exploit all media rights to the Spanish films around the globe, excluding Spain, beginning this month and to be highlighted during the company’s debut at MIPCOM (Oct. 8-11, Cannes, France).
Sharon Stone stars as a rich American socialite who falls in love with a tortured matador in “Blood and Sand”. The 1989 film, directed by Javier Elorrieta and produced by Jose Frade, also stars American actor Chris Rydell and Spanish star Ana Torrent. It was based on the novel Blood and Sand and is a passionate, twisted tale of lust, deceit, and obsession among a man, his wife, and his lover (played by Stone). The film was released worldwide prior to Stone’s celebrated appearance in “Basic Instinct”.
Rita Hayworth starred in the same Sharon Stone role in an earlier (1941) version of the film.
Naschy, considered by most critics as one of the most influential actors/directors in the horror/thriller genre, stars in and directs “Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo” (“Dr. Jekyll and the Manwolf”), also produced by Frade in Spain.
Both films are available in English and original Spanish versions. The balance of the Jose Frade Productions library includes such notable Spanish titles as “La Chica Del Molino Rojo” with Marisol and Mel Ferrer; “Tormento” with Ana Belen and Francisco Rabal (prize winner at San Sebastian Festival); “Las Largas Vacaciones Del 36” with Angela Molina, Fernando Fernan Gomez (Jury prize at Berlin Film Festival); “La Guerra De Papa” with Veronica Forque, Teresa Gimpera; “No Desearas Al Vecino Del Quinto” with Jean Sorel, Ira de Fustemberg, Alfredo Landa.
JOSE FRADE PRODUCCIONES CINEMATOGRAFICAS, based in Madrid, Spain, has been in the media business for more than 40 years, with 115 feature film productions and more than 500 pictures acquired for distribution in Spain and more than 200 for the world. Production of prime time series, programs and formats are also a part of the business of the company. The company has been involved in distribution for more than 30 years of more than 100 American pictures in Spain.
BoPaul Media Worldwide was founded by veteran film and TV executive Paul Rich. With over 1000 film titles and 150 hours of television programming, BoPaul Media Worldwide (BMW) is servicing distribution needs around the world.
BMW was launched successfully at the April 2012 MIPTV market in Cannes, France. It now has offices in Paris, France, manned by Monique Nayard; and in Latin America, operated by Susan Bender of Bender Media Services.