×

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

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.

More Film

  • Bellingcat

    IDFA Film Review: 'Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World'

    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 […]

  • Speed Kills

    Film Review: 'Speed Kills'

    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 […]

  • Oscars Oscar Academy Awards Placeholder

    Academy Cancels Red Carpet Interviews at Governors Awards Due to Wildfires

    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 […]

  • Diego Luna Inclusion

    6 Takeaways From Variety’s 2018 Inclusion Summit

    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 […]

  • MLB Doping Scandal Documentary 'Screwball' Set

    Film News Roundup: MLB Doping Scandal Documentary 'Screwball' Set for Spring Release

    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 […]

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Heading to $75 Million Opening

    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 […]

  • William Goldman Dead

    William Goldman's Best Lines

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content