Film financier Amcomri Entertainment and Ireland’s Studio Atlantic have struck a multi-picture production deal.
The pact precedes the release of Studio Atlantic’s latest production, “The Gates,” a Victorian period horror starring John Rhys Davies, Richard Brake, Elena Delia and Michael Yare, which is currently being sold at Cannes by 101 Films, the business of Amcomri Entertainment. Intl.
The deal will see Amcomri Prods. co-finance a selection of films and become an official financial partner of Studio Atlantic, with 101 Films Intl. distribute globally.
Amcomri funds its own productions, which are then distributed through its network of distribution companies. The company’s portfolio includes 101 Films and documentary heavyweight Abacus Media Rights.
Michael Walker of Amcomri Prods. said: “After our partnership with Paul at Studio Atlantic on ‘The Gates’, it became very quickly apparent that our companies would be great partners on a slate of productions and we look forward to confirming these projects over the coming months. .”
Robert Price, CEO of Amcomri Entertainment, added, “We are thrilled to be working with and supporting Paul and the Studio Atlantic team on their future roster. Amcomri Entertainment is the natural home for independent film producers. This partnership is a key part of our growth strategy to continue to build and expand our leadership position in production, distribution, libraries and financing.
Since launching Studio Atlantic in 2021, the company has been working to bring international productions to Ireland in addition to producing its own content in-house.
Paul Thompstone, Managing Director of Studio Atlantic, said, “We are very pleased to partner with Amcomri and 101 Films Intl. on this occasion. In addition to our in-house productions, we have worked behind the scenes to attract international productions to consider Ireland as their next filming location.
“This partnership is something we’ve been working on for a very long time and it’s magical to see such an opportunity come to fruition,” Thompstone added. “We have a huge list of amazing projects that we want to bring into production over the next few years and that’s where our focus will be.”