Film Factory nabs ‘Crematorium’ rights

Move marks sales company's debut in TV field

Spanish sales house Film Factory Entertainment has entered TV distribution, picking up international rights to Jorge Sanchez-Cabezudo’s skein “Crematorium,” a withering social portrait of modern Spain.

For Spain, “Crematorium” is a pioneering pay TV drama, produced by Canal Plus with Madrid-based Mod Prods.’ Fernando Bovaira. Latter produced Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Biutiful” and Alejandro Amenabar’s “Agora.”

Canal Plus Spain is following in HBO’s footsteps, plowing into quality series production. “Crematorium” tells the story of a former farming family that amasses a fortune, thanks to corruption.

Cast includes Pepe Sancho (“Live Flesh”) and Alicia Borrachero (“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”).

Aired since March 7 in Spain, “Crematorium” is Canal Plus Spain’s second-best bowing fiction series after Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg-produced World War II miniseries “The Pacific.””This is a top-level TV series. We were captivated by the impressive cinematographic look,” said Vicente Canales, Film Factory Ent. managing director.

In a further move into TV content market, Film Factory has inked international distribution pay and free-to-air TV rights to Spanish pop singer Alejandro Sanz’s “Paradise Express” concert, a 3D special produced by Puerto Rico’s Tommy Torres.

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