Irish comedy The Stag sells to UK

20 August 2013 in Screen Daily

EXCLUSIVE: Metro International Entertainment is to handle world sales for Treasure Entertainment’s comedy The Stag, which makes its world premiere in the Discovery section of the Toronto International Film Festival. Metro International has also struck a significant all-rights deal for the UK and Ireland with Arrow Film Distributors. The deal was negotiated between Metro International partner Natalie Brenner and head of acquisitions Tom Stewart for Arrow Films. “We are delighted to have our first sale for The Stag to be with Arrow,” said Metro International partner Will Machin. “Following their successful theatrical hit with Susanne Bier’s All You Need Is Love, it...

Cannes: U.K.’s Ealing Metro Announces Rebrand

13 May 2013 in Hollywood Reporter

The sales and finance banner whose sales slate boasts "Better Living Through Chemistry" with Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan and Ray Liotta has executed a management buyout. The management team at Ealing Metro, the sale and finance banner owned by Ealing Studios and financiers Prescience, has acquired a majority stake in the outfit on the eve of this year's Marche du Film during the Cannes Film Festival. Ealing Metro CEO Will Machin and company directors Natalie Brenner and Sam Parker, familiar faces on the market circuit, will re-brand as Metro International Entertainment. The management team now owns 70 percent of Ealing Metro...