Solution, VMI Worldwide to Launch VOD Genre Group at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

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International sales-production companies the Solution Entertainment Group and VMI Worldwide have joined forces to establish a VOD genre group.

The untitled partnership was announced Thursday by Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson of the Solution and Andre Relis of VMI Worldwide. The alliance will launch at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens May 17, with the companies rolling the VOD genre slate at The Grand Hotel Cormoran II.

The new group will focus on developing high-quality genre-themed films that the companies will co-produce and co-finance for VOD distribution. The Solution and VMI will continue to operate separately as independent production, financing and sales companies, but will also use their new strategic alliance to sell through their library over the upcoming years.

Lisa Wilson, co-founder and partner of the Solution, will maintain sales for the company and JD Beaufils, head of sales at VMI Worldwide, will continue to manage sales for VMI’s slate.

The deal was negotiated by Craig Chapman and Nestel for The Solution with Relis for VMI Worldwide.

The Solution’s Cannes slate includes “Killerman,” starring Liam Hemsworth; “The Man Who Invented Xmas,” starring Dan Stevens; “Lizzie Borden,” starring Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny; “Kodachrome,” starring Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis and Elizabeth Olsen; and “Mara,”starring Olga Kurylenko.

VMI Worldwide’s Cannes slate includes “The Humanity Bureau,” starring Nicolas Cage; “The Recall,”  starring Wesley Snipes and RJ Mitte; “Numb, at the Edge of the End,” starring Hayden Christensen and Harvey Keitel; and “Brave New Jersey,” starring Anna Camp, Tony Hale and Heather Burns.

The Solution was founded in 2012 while VMI Worldwide launched in 2010.

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  1. Kelly says:

    Lizzie Borden movie is not going straight to VOD. This is an announcement of a new joint-venture and list of current movies “for sale” at the Cannes film market which includes Lizzie Borden.

  2. Triad says:

    The greatest actress of her generation is making movies that go straight to VOD. LMAO. Kristen Stewart can’t act her way out of a paper bag, and the fact that Equals went straight to VOD and lost at least $28 million and now Lizzy will also go to VOD proves that she’s all hype and no substance.

    When even her big budget studio films flop (America Ultra, Billy Lynn) and none of her indies ever show a profit, you know she’s just coasting on her Twilight name recognition. When will people learn? Audience don’t like her and never will. She’s box office poison.

    • kstewme says:

      She is not the first nor the last actress to have some movies to go to VOD equals did not lose 28 million$ how do you know that what is your source???? Cafe socoety grossed 43.7 million WW agaist a budget in mid 20’s and is woodey allen highest grossig film in 2 years. Still alice grossed 45 million on a budget of 5 milliom she is one of the main cast Personal shopper grossed 2.7 million WW 1.2 from USA and will make 3 milliom o a budget of 1million even playing at just 153 theaters max certain eomen became the directors hifhest grossing film and her first to reach 1 million in USA. BLLLHTW is an experimemtal film Clouds of sils maria grossed 6m illionWW on a 5 million budget. Her indies do gross profit. Every actor /actresses has flops and she does not have a say in how a movie is distributed it all in the hands of the producers.

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