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Cannes: L.A.-based Agency for European Talents Launches

A new L.A.-based talent agency is looking to become a conduit for European film and TV writers and directors in Hollywood.

Called Elsewhere Works, the outfit is being launched by Italian writer-producer David Bellini, who, in a short time, has lined up a significant stable that includes hot Spanish helmer Manuel Martin Cuenca (“Cannibal”), bestselling Italo author Giancarlo De Cataldo (Crime Novel), and U.K. scribe Gary Young (pictured), who penned Michael Caine-starrer “Harry Brown.”

The first project Elsewhere is shopping in Hollywood is a Gary Young-penned action-packed thriller “Crosshairs,” on which they’ve teamed up with U.S. talent management company Zero Gravity.

Bellini reps the Writers Guild Italia (WGI) in L.A. and is an active member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He co-founded the company with his Spanish wife Olga Bernal Sancho.

“Our artists want to offer their ideas, projects, and talent on the U.S. market,” he said. Of course, “Since they admire and respect the U.S. industry and its incredible professionalism and achievements, they are all willing and delighted to get to work with American colleagues and showrunners, in case their original projects get picked up,” he added.

His mission is to promote, support and sell non-American writers and directors, and their most brilliant film and TV projects, on the U.S. market, but also to promote American writers and directors in the rest of the world.

Other talents Elsewhere Works reps include Italo-Brit writer and director Roan Johnson, whose comedy “Fino a qui tut bene” recently made a splash in Italy; Spanish scribe Curro Royo; and Italy’s Salvatore De Mola, head writer on hit Italo TV show “Inspector Montalbano.”

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