Since ankling EuropaCorp to launch sales shingle Kinology last May, Melin has established himself as a key player. He reps eight to 10 pics a year, often unusual high-profile projects with strong artistic identity and an international cast. Melin also partners with Aton Soumache, repping pics Soumache produces via Onyx Films. These include toon thriller “The Prodigies,” set for release this year, and “Upside Down,” a sci-fi love story from Juan Solanas. Melin says he needs “to work with directors and producers who have enough sensibility and passion, like Joann Sfar and Soumache, to bring emotion and poetry into each project.”

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