Leading Italian theatrical distribution and production house Eagle Pictures has acquired a 100% stake in emerging independent film and TV production start-up 302 Original Content, from international audiovisual group EMG.
Giuseppe Saccà, who has been at the helm of 302 Original Content since July 2021, will stay on as its managing director.
Saccà previously produced alongside his father Agostino Sacca under the banner of Pepito Produzioni, the Rome-based company behind films such as Gianni Amelio’s Hammamet and Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo’s Bad Tales.
302 Original Content’s credits include Calabria-set romantic comedy My Brother And I about a brother and sister fighting for the love of the same woman, and the Marta & Eva
“The acquisition of 302 further expands Eagle Pictures’ business in a constantly evolving audiovisual market,” said Eagle Pictures president and owner Tarak Ben Ammar.
Eagle Pictures was Italy’s top performing distributor in the second quarter of 2022 with a 22.5% share of the market, thanks to its long-standing relationship with Paramount which saw it handle the Italian release of Top Gun: Maverick.
Ben Ammar said the 302 Original Content acquisition confirmed the company’s unique place in the independent landscape “as a major that works with companies in the Mediterranean, in Europe and the world and which represents Paramount and MGM, two of the most important American production and distribution companies in Italy.”
Eagle Pictures CEO Andrea Goretti said 302 Original Content’s “original” and “avant-garde” shows and films and special attention to youth audiences would enrich the company’s production activities.
“Entering a company as relevant and glorious as Eagle Pictures is not only a source of pride but also of encouragement to carry on the road already taken by 302 and to grow its projects devised for a market in a phase of strong change,” said Saccà.
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