Gullane bring animated pic to international market
3D feature spinoff of a hugely popular TV series, and 3D feature “Tarsilinha.” “On ‘Rio 2096,’ we were attracted by the quality of the story. Brazil also lacks family entertainment produced out of Brazil,” Gullane said. In further deals, Gullane said L.A-based Shoreline has acquired rights outside Brazil and Italy to Andreu Ristrum’s “My Country,” an Italian-Brazilian family drama. Deal was first discussed at Ventana Sur. Starring Rodrigo Santoro, “Country” grossed more than $319,000 in Brazil, a nice performance for an artfilm in a territory where market share is dominated by Hollywood blockbusters. Gullane has now greenlit teen musician friendship drama “Heliopolis,” from Sergio Machado (“Lower City”), to be distributed by Fox in Latin America. Co-staring Sandra Corveloni, Cannes’ best actress winner in 2008 for “Linha de passe,” pic will lense in May.
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