2016 March

The Oscars and Brit Awards, loads of deals and a signed guitar!


Signings and renewals

Neighbouring Rights

New Signings:

Atticus Ross, Machine Head, Joe Jonas, Matt Simons, Taylor Momsen and Ben Moody, among others. Also Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, the USA’s country music power couple, have joined our roster and we are extremely pleased to announce that Taylor Swift has come back to Fintage! It’s been a great start to 2016!

On the label side, we have signed Maspeth Music, and also Taylor Swift’s label Big Machine.

Licensing

New titles from January and February:
  • Hitman’s Bodyguard feat. Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman (2016), from Nu Image
  • Khali the Killer (2016), from Nu Image
  • Hunter Killer feat. Gerard Butler, from Nu Image
  • Wind River feat. Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner, from Mongrel Media
  • The Daughter, from Mongrel Media
  • LBJ feat. Woody Harrelson, from Voltage
  • A Patch of Fog, from 13 Films LLC
  • Take Care (SXSW Film Festival 2014 nominated for Audience Award), from 13 Films LLC
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, feat. Hailee Steinfeld and Robert Sheehan, from BOS Entertainment dba The Exchange Inc.
  • The Silent Wife feat. Nicole Kidman, from FilmNation International
  • Railroad Tigers feat. Jackie Chan, from Golden Network Overseas Limited
  • Before I Fall, from Good Universe
  • The Forest feat. Natalie Dorner, from Good Universe
  • The Adderall Diaries feat. Amber Heard and James Franco, from Kathy Morgan International
  • God’s Not Dead 2 feat. Jesse Metcalfe and Melissa Joan Hart, from Pure Flix
  • Bad Moms feat. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kathryn Hahn and Christina Applegate, from STX
  • Hardcore Henry fka Hardcore, from STX
  • The Current War feat. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal, from Weinstein
CAM
    Signed projects:
  • 11 Minutes
  • Cuerpo de élite
  • Dirty Grandpa
  • The End of the Tour
  • Equals
  • Extortion
  • I Am Michael
  • A Many Splintered Thing
  • Plan de Fuga
  • Road Games
  • Slumber

Music Publishing

See the banner above for some shots from the Machine Head show, at 013 Poppodium in Tilburg on February 29th, 2016 (leap year!). Lei, Saskia and Mandy attended, and the band gave us a signed(!) custom made limited edition guitar and also finalized the NR paperwork.


Department news

Neighbouring Rights

Anita Zagar will be visiting the famous SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas this year from March 11th – 20th.

CAM

CAM is looking into further optimizing our processes by automating the production and the issuance of collection statements as much as possible. MovieChainer gave a presentation in the Leiden office for Maarten, Emese, Lars and Peter Bartels, and a similar presentation will be given soon via Skype by FilmTrack.

UK Office News

The UK office celebrated Shrove Tuesday by holding a Pancake and Donut Day on February 9th. In the UK the pancakes are traditionally served with lemon juice and sugar; we also had some with syrup and Nutella. Our colleague Aleksandra brought us some traditional Polish jelly-filled pastries to honour Polish Donut Day. Thank you to Natalie and Aleksandra for organising the perfect afternoon “tea”!

HU Office Support News

- Check out the banner for a shot of the Hungarian office decorated nicely for Valentine’s Day.

NL Office Support News

  • The Reception Back-up Rotation Plan for Leiden and Budapest was officially adopted by the BLMs per February 1st, 2016.
  • We are working on a solution with ZetaCom and IDB to solve the issues with the desk phones.
  • The contract for 23B has been renewed for another year.
  • Recruitment for an Office Coordinator is in the first phase.
  • We have cancelled our subscription to the Telegraaf and will start receiving the NRC newspaper in June, 2016.

HR News

    Leiden office:
  • Annelies Storsbergen received a Fintage House contract as of March 1st.
    Budapest office:
  • Andrea Lovász’s last working day was February 29th.
  • Blanka Csendes’ last working day was February 15th.
Marcom
  • Fintage House signed up to be a sponsor at the Music Week Awards again this year – find out more in Music Week magazine http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/ppl-and-fintage-house-back-music-week-awards/064227
  • We featured a congrats advert as agreed in 2015 (package deal) for all the talented artists who received nominations/awards for the Brits 2016 in Music Week.
  • Marian met the new editor of Music Week in the last week of February and caught up with other journalists in the music business. Thereafter she attended the Brit Awards with Music Week, Audiolock and HDThreeSixty.
  • The first set of digital marketing research is in and Marian is now working on the first SEO campaign proposal for Fintagehouse.com.
  • We are again this year sponsoring the annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium event in LA, which is celebrating their 40th year. www.law.ucla.edu/
  • There will be no MIDEM villa event this year as the number of attendees and budget is being scaled back due to the market’s reduction in size and pull.
    FRED News:
  • New projects are being added to the Project section of FRED right now so check it out regularly so that you do not miss out on anything.
  • Valentine’s Day was extra sweet this year in the Leiden office courtesy of FRED! Staff were surprised with a small treat to commemorate the latest version of FRED.
  • The FRED Feeders were instrumental in helping us improve FRED and to make the latest FRED launch happen in mid-February. A special thanks to the Feeders for their input and productive discussions!
  • Moving forward we will be relying on the Feeders more to serve as the main communications channel between their departments and the company in terms of both collecting and sharing information.
      The Feeders have been asked to:
    • Actively and regularly check in with the consultants on their activities for the department and decide if this is news for 5@5 or FRED.
    • Speak to their team leads and managers regularly for any information they might have for the 5@5 and FRED, such as upcoming staff news, deals, markets, projects, Finfo/academy info. etc.
    • Inform their teams and managers when something has changed regarding communications (any changes that they hear about from Marcom).

Pat on the back

Oscar Winners & Nominees!

Again this year, we are very pleased to be involved in many of the pictures that have been nominated for an Oscar (The Revenant, The Big Short, Carol, Room, The Hateful Eight, Joy, Brooklyn, Sicario, Anomalisa, When Marnie Was There).

We are especially proud of our involvement (both Licensing and CAM) with the best picture Oscar winner “Spotlight”, based on a true story about a team of Boston Globe reporters who bring to light the abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church. Spotlight features Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Brian d’Arcy James.

Spotlight
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