Patrick Frater

Patrick Frater

Prime Video Takes World Rights on Peter Farrelly’s ‘Ricky Stanicky,’ Now Shooting in Melbourne

Amazon’s Prime Video has taken worldwide rights to Peter Farrelly’s long awaited “Ricky Stanicky.” The long-gestating film will shoot in Melbourne, Australia where the film’s two stars Zac Efron and John Cena have now arrived. Ricky Stanicky is the name of an imaginary character invented and perpetuated by three friends over several years so that […]

Wild Bunch, Gaga to Handle Sales of Kore-Eda Hirokazu’s Cannes-Tipped ‘Monster’

Japan’s Gaga Corporation and Wild Bunch International will collaborate again for international sales of “Monster,” the upcoming film directed by Japanese auteur Kore-eda Hirokazu. Gaga will handle Asian territories. Wild Bunch will handle worldwide excluding Asia. A promo reel for buyers will be available at the upcoming European Film Market that operates alongside the Berlin […]

Shanghai Film Market to Relocate as Festival and Industry Activities Plan a Return to In-Person Activities

The Shanghai International Film Market will relocate to new premises as it makes a return in June 2023 as an in-person event. The Shanghai International Film Festival and the accompanying market were both cancelled last year due to the COVID crisis and China’s strict disease prevention response. This year’s festival will be a silver jubilee, […]

‘The Masked Singer’ Creator Park Wonwoo’s DiTurn Signs Multi-Format Deal With Media Ranch (EXCLUSIVE)

Producer and distributor, Media Ranch has begun representation of two Korean formats from DiTurn, the company of “The Masked Singer” creator Park Wonwoo. “Round Table” is a proven singing game-show format created by Park that was a hit in Korea on KBS 2. It involves celebrities without singing ability needing to sing to win the contest. “Love […]