Following a strong Cannes market that saw it virtually sell out on Nick Park’s prehistoric stop-frame feature Early Man, Studiocanal has entered an output deal with Switzerland’s Impuls Pictures. Impuls will now have Swiss distribution rights to all Studiocanal International Productions.
The deal includes Early Man and other upcoming titles like Bastille Day with Idris Elba; Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong drama The Program; We Are Your Friends starring Zac Efron; 3D animated feature Robinson Crusoe; and James Marsh’s untitled Donald Crowhurst project with Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz. Impuls and Studiocanal have been in business before on such pictures as Non Stop and Shaun The Sheep.
The deal was negotiated by Studiocanal head of international sales Anna Marsh and VP of international sales Pierre Mazars with Impuls CEOs Peter and Patrick Schaumlechner and Daniel Guckau.