×

FilmSharks inks with SnagFilms on Total pics

Other deals sealed with CLA, Filmin, Mubi

Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks Intl. has closed a rights deal with U.S. indie movie VOD site SnagFilms on a 10-pic package from Total Entertainment, the producer of a clutch of Brazilian B.O. hits.

Coming just months after Netflix launched across Latin America, deal signals a step-up in VOD biz at one of Latin America’s biggest sales companies.

FilmSharks has also inked on the Total library with Berlin’s The Content Licensing Agency for German-speaking territories, Filmin for Spain and Mubi for many territories outside the U.S.

Split-revenue deals are exclusive for Snag and CLA, non-exclusive elsewhere.

Distributed in Brazil by Fox, Total movies include some of the highest-grossing titles in the last decade, including “Sex, Love and Betrayal,” a Brazilian remake of Mexican hit “Sex, Shame and Tears,” plus the “If I Were You” franchise, whose second part earned $24.2 million in Brazil. All three films are in FilmSharks Intl.’s package.

FilmSharks tied down international rights on Total’s library late last year.

“The strategy is to have the most robust back catalog of films from Spain and Latin America for international digital rights distribution — TV, VOD and new media,” FilmSharks topper Guido Rud told Variety.

The company is also angling to handle international packages from outside Ibero-America. It is in negotiations with “big production companies,” he added.

Rud said the Total catalog would also be sold to TV nets abroad.

While prices paid around the world for movies’ broadcast rights have often dropped, sales volumes remain fairly stable.

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • Amanda

    ‘Amanda’ Takes Home Best Int’l Film at 15th Sanfic

    SANTIAGO, Chile    French director Mikhael Hers’ “Amanda” scooped up the Best Int’l Film award Saturday (Aug. 24) at the 15th Santiago Int’l Film Fest (Sanfic), which reported a 20% audience uptick in the past two years and continues to grow its reputation as the most vibrant and prominent film festival in Latin America’s Southern [...]

  • disney d23

    Cruella, Kit Harington and Black Panther's Return: Everything We Learned at D23 Day Two

    Not to be outdone by the avalanche of series orders and casting announcements bolstering the new streaming series Disney Plus, Walt Disney Studios showed off its film wares in a marathon presentation at D23 on Saturday. The Anaheim, Calif. expo brought star power, if perhaps fewer surprises than Friday’s presentation, as fans in princess and [...]

  • Harvey Weinstein, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift'The

    Taylor Swift Downplays Association With Harvey Weinstein

    Taylor Swift’s association with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was among the topics the singer addressed in a revealing new interview with The Guardian. Weinstein held producer credits for the movies “One Chance” and “The Giver,” both of which featured Swift — in the former, a song, and in the latter, a supporting role. She [...]

  • Breaking Bad Movie

    'Breaking Bad' Movie: Watch the First Teaser for 'El Camino'

    In case you hadn’t heard, Emmy-winning drama “Breaking Bad” is cooking up a movie sequel. On Saturday, after details of Netflix’s project quietly leaked online, the streaming giant issued the first teaser for “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” which will be released on October 11. Starring Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, the “Breaking Bad” [...]

  • Samara Weaving and Adam Brody Big

    'Ready or Not': That Time Samara Weaving Hit Andie MacDowell in the Face

    Samara Weaving didn’t mean to hurt Andie MacDowell, but she did just that while they were rehearsing for their new horror dark comedy “Ready or Not.” “I hit Andie MacDowell in the face by accident,” Weaving says on this week’s episode of “The Big Ticket,” Variety and iHeart’s movie podcast. “It was horrible. It was [...]

  • Aracne

    Chile’s Sanfic, Mexico’s Morbido Fest Pact to Promote Latino Horror (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mexican horror festival Morbido and Chile’s Santiago Intl. Film Festival (Sanfic) have agreed on a long-term collaboration intended to strengthen the genre film industry in Chile and across Latin America. This partnership will see Morbido representatives attend the Sanfic industry section each year to aid in the promotion of horror projects and advise those projects [...]

  • Tom Holland'Spider-Man: Homecoming' film premiere, Arrivals,

    Tom Holland Addresses Spider-Man’s Studio Divorce at D23: ‘I Love You 3000’

    British actor Tom Holland showed face on the main stage at D23 on Saturday, in the thick of an ugly studio battle over the rights to his iconic Marvel character Spider-Man. Headlines have been rolling in for days about the contentious battle for the cinematic future of the hero, after Sony Pictures became unwilling to [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content