Hollywood Reporter he chose Fremantle as first prize winner International Producer of the Year. The award is presented annually to one independent producer outside of the US who is judged by THR. most interesting and innovative company of the year.
THR to Present Producer of the Year in Advertising 2023 Andrea SkrosatiGroup COO and CEO Continental Europe, e Christian VesperCEO of Global Drama, during a gala event in Venice Film Festival September 3.
With a global network of around 50 companies – ranging from the German giant UFA (Germany ’83) with the Italian TV group Lux Vide (Doctors Netflix) in Israeli Abbot Hameyri (Shtisel) AND passenger From Richard Brown (True detective) – and revenues in excess of $2.5 billion (2.3 billion euros) last year Fremantle clearly one of the largest international independent groups in the world.
But what led him to the top of the International Producer of the Year award was a strategy led by the CEO. Jennifer Mullin with Scrosati and Vesper to capitalize on talent by doubling high-end production, including independent films, by winning over companies such as the Irish element images, Oscar-winning film producers Favorite From Yorgos Lanthimosdirector soon at the competition Venice 80 With Poor things; and Italians to the wild side (my brilliant friend AND Apartment (Priscilla From Sofia Coppola in the competition Venice 80); and attract top creatives through first-choice and development deals with companies such as Angelina Joliedirector Nothing new on the Western Front Edward Berger, Johan Renk which he led Chernobyl, Neil Cross creator Luther and renowned producer Nicholas Weinstock (severance pay Apple TV+).
The goal of all this M&A activity (Fremantle has spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars to acquire a dozen companies since 2021) has never been “buy growth – Skrosati says – but invest in talent“long term.
Growth has come Revenue in the first half of the year exceeded $1.1 billion (€1 billion) this year – but not at the expense of quality and cutting-edge products. I at least Fremantle’s five productions premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
outside Poor things From Lanthimos AND Priscilla From CoppolaFremantle will lead to the Festival Finally dawn From Xavier Costanzo With Lily James, Willem Dafoe and newbie Rebecca Antonachidrama film dir. Stefano Sollima Slowly with italian stars Pierfrancesco Favino AND Tony Servillo And Aeneassecond director’s film Peter Castellito (Predators).
Among the upcoming films produced by Fremantle are: without blooddirector Angelina Jolieadaptation of the bestseller Alexander BarikkoWith Salma Hayek AND Demian Bichirand version Luca Guadagnino cult novel William S. Burroughs, strangeWith Drew Starkey AND Daniel Craig.
“It is quite rare to find producers who have the vision and at the same time the ability to put their talent at the service of the vision of others, providing resources and protecting the creative act.“, he said Stefano Sollima.
By finding new ways to fund and distribute cutting-edge content without sacrificing creative freedom, and with the help of Global Drama, inventing new ways of cross-border co-production, Fremantle has established himself not only as a great independent producer, but also dreamer. The first International Producer of the Year award goes to a company that has shown what the future of drama production might look like.
“(Fremantle’s) creative spirit, his thirst for novelty and his wonderful talent for creating a sense of family inspire us every day at Nine Hours. – he claims Edward Berger – We are very proud to work with them. This recognition could not have gone to a more deserving producer.“.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.