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Berlin sales boost Sierra/Affinity

Company reports robust sales on 'Wer,' 'Heat,' 'Everly'

LONDON — Nick Meyer’s L.A.-based sales outfit Sierra/Affinity has reported last month’s European Film Market at the Berlinale was its best to date, thanks to robust sales on “Wer,” “Heat,” “Everly” and “Celeste and Jesse Forever.”

Werewolf horror pic “Wer,” helmed by “The Devil Inside” director William Brent Bell, was snapped up by eOne for U.K. and Canadian rights.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions took rights in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scandinavia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Further sales on the title were locked in Germany and Switzerland (Ascot Elite), CIS (Top Film), India (Tanweer), Israel (United King), Greece, Turkey and Middle East (Italia), Portugal (Lusomundo), Singapore (Cathay-Keris) and Taiwan (Studio Solutions Group).

“Heat,” toplining Jason Statham and helmed by Brian De Palma, was sold to a raft of territories including Germany (Universum), CIS and Baltics (West Video), Eastern Europe (SPI), Latin America (Sun Distribution), India (Tanweer), Scandinavia (Nordisk), Israel (United King), Middle East (Eagle Films), Portugal (Lusomundo), Singapore (Cathay-Keris), Taiwan (Studio Solutions Group), Thailand (Sahamongkol) and Turkey (Media Max).

Kate Hudson actioner “Everly,” produced by Crime Scene Pictures, locked a slew of deals. In addition to previously announced sales to Alliance Films for Blighty and Canada and Splendid for Germany, Switzerland and Benelux, pic also sold to Australia (Transmission), CIS and Baltics (Top Film), Eastern Europe (SPI), India (Tanweer), Israel (United King), Latin America (Swen), Middle East (Eagle Films), Philippines (Pioneer), Portugal (Lusomundo), Scandinavia (Mis.Label), Singapore (Cathay-Keris), South Korea (Korea Screen), Taiwan (Studio Solutions Group), Thailand (Sahamongkol) and Turkey (Calinos).

Sundance player “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” toplining Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg, secured distribution in Germany (DCM), Israel (United King), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), India (Tanweer), Middle East (Eagle Films), Portugal (Lusomundo), Philippines (Pioneer), Singapore (Cathay-Keris), Taiwan (Blockbuster) and Turkey (Calinos).

“This year’s EFM proved a strong market for Sierra/Affinity as well as the industry as a whole,” said Meyer in a statement. “Buyers have raised their level of expectations on the quality and types of films they want and we, as well as other sales entities, were fortunate to bring productions with the quality talent that allowed us to meet those expectations.

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