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Dimension Films Acquires French Horror Film LIVID from SND Groupe M6


 

New York, NY, July 12, 2011 - Dimension Films has acquired French language horror film LIVID directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo from SND (Groupe M6). The film stars Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Chloe Coulloud and Felix Moati and marks the second collaboration with Dimension Films and duo Maury and Bustillo, who previously directed INSIDE. The announcement was made today by Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company (TWC).

LIVID is a horror fairytale set during Halloween night when three youths decide to burglarize an old lady's desolate house, but what awaits them is no ordinary house...

“We are thrilled to be back in business with Julien and Alex and couldn’t be more excited to help bring their frightening vision to fans everywhere,” said Bob Weinstein.

“It’s a pleasure to collaborate with such a great partner on the LIVID adventure. Dimension is the perfect fit.”, declared Lionel Uzan, Director of Acquisitions and Sales of SND.

LIVID is produced by Vérane Frédiani and Frank Ribière (La Fabrique 2) and coproduced by SND, Plug FX and La Ferme.

The deal was negotiated for Dimension Films by COO David Glasser, Michal Steinberg, Senior Vice President Business Affairs and Acquisitions and Dan Guando, Vice President of Acquisitions; for filmmakers by SND Lionel Uzan, Director of Acquisitions and Sales, Marie-Anne Hurier, Head of Legal and Charlotte Boucon, Sales Manager.

 

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The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes, including Tom Hooper’s THE KING’S SPEECH, winner of four 2011 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE, THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; and SCRE4M. Upcoming releases include SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D, APOLLO 18, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, THE DETAILS and MY WEEK WITH MARILYN. Recently wrapping are I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT and COGAN’S TRADE.

TWC is also active in television production, with credits including the Emmy® Award-winning hit reality series “Project Runway,” the new VH1 reality series “Mob Wives,” and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.” The company is producing two “Project Runway” spinoffs, “Project Runway: All Stars” and “Project Runway: Accessories,” which are expected to debut in 2011. The company currently has 17 series in different stages of development, including: “Marco Polo,” a scripted historical series about the great explorer; “The Nanny Diaries,” based on the hit book; and “The Mad Ones,” adapted from the Mafia novel of the same name.

 

For information contact:
Pantea Ghaderi
Dimension Films
424-204-4715
pantea.ghaderi@weinsteinco.com