Wild Bunch Germany Takes Rights to ‘Millionaire Dog’

Berlin Film Festival Berlinale

Wild Bunch Germany has acquired German-speaking territory rights to “Millionaire Dog,” a live-action canine comedy that is proving a breakout sales hit for DeAPlaneta.

The Wild Bunch deal was struck at Berlin and adds to an impressive string of pre-sales — “Millionaire Dog” will not be released in Spain till June by DeAPlaneta — which take in CDC United Networks for Latin American TV rights, AB Droits Audiovisuels for French-speaking Europe, Krisco Media (Middle East plus India), Turkey’s Medyavizyon and Volga Film for CIS markets.

Helmed by Tom Fernandez, “Millionaire Dog” is produced by Four Luck Banana and Atresmedia Cine. DeAPlaneta is showing footage at EFM and will screen the completed film at the Cannes market. “Millionaire Dog” is based on a terrier that became a social phenom in Spain after a series of lottery ads.

“It’s a family film — and that sells well in international — and dog films are a very easy concept,” said DeAPlaneta’s Intl. sales manager, Gorka Bilbao.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 2

Leave a Reply

2 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. leachate says:

    Usually I don’t learn post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up
    very compelled me to check out and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me.
    Thanks, quite great post.

  2. pops07 says:

    Compare this film to Tim Conway’s dog flick “Billion Dollar Hobo.”

More Film News from Variety

Loading