10:00 PM PST 2/22/2020 by Sharareh Drury
The Hollywood Reporter has released its fourth 2020 Berlin International Film Festival daily issue, which includes a look into the European Film Market's slow start due to concerns with the Chinese market and how recent deals reveal a U.K.-focused strategy by U.S. entertainment giants.
"Impossible to Know What Will Happen"
EFM has gotten off to a slow start — but there are signs of life. Leonine picked up German-speaking rights for the Gerard Butler action thriller Remote Control from STXinternational in a mid-seven-figure deal, the largest reported pact of the market so far. THR talks with film execs about worries on how the coronavirus and its impact on the Chinese market has cast a pall over EFM.
Hollywood's U.K. Push
The first few days of the Berlinale saw U.S. entertainment giants make another significant land grab across the globe, this time over the Atlantic. THR takes a look into a trio of new deals that represent a vote of confidence in the British market.