Escandalo taps Parache

Ex-Icic finance director joins new talent hub

BARCELONA — Barcelona-based production house Escandalo Films has tapped finance specialist Xavier Parache as its business and strategic development director.

Closely linked to Barcelona film school Escac, a new talent hothouse, Escandalo has produced first features from Escac alums such as Rafa Cortes’ Rotterdam Tiger winner “Me” (2007) and Mar Coll’s Spanish Goya new director winner, “Three Days With the Family” (2009).

Former Escac students include directors Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”), Guillem Morales (“Julia’s Eyes”) and Alex Pastor (“Carriers”), plus cinematographers Eduard Grau (“Buried”) and Xavi Jimenez (“Agora”) and editor Bernat Vilaplana (“Hellboy II”).

The appointment of Parache, formerly a highly influential and innovative finance director at the Catalan government’s Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries (Icic), is intended to take Escandalo to a new level.

“Escandalo has focused on young new talent. Its challenge has been to demonstrate their worth. Keeping its vision and identity, we can now move to a second phase of maturity,” Parache said.

Escandalo will now explore new areas such a multi-platform exploitation and corporate TV,” Parache said.

“This appointment answers our need to confer a business vision to our production activities,” said Escandalo CEO Sergi Casamitjana.

Parache ankles an Icic that is redefining strategies after November regional elections, won by nationalist center-right party Convergencia i Unio (CiU).

Escandalo slate includes “Eva,” a sci-fi melodrama from debutant Kike Maillo, and fantasy coming-of-age tale “Animals,” starring Martin Freeman, helmed by first-timer Marcal Fores.

International sales on “Eva” and “Animals” are handled by Wild Bunch and Vicente Canales’ Film Factory respectively.

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