Imagenation Abu Dhabi and Fortissimo Films Unite to Take Emirati Cinema to the World
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 August, 2011: Imagenation Abu Dhabi announced an exclusive international sales agreement with Fortissimo Films today, securing world-wide distribution for the first slate of local and Arabic language film projects being developed, financed and produced by the company.
The announcement follows the recent distribution agreement with Empire International for the MENA region, and gives Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s first local productions global reach with the support of these two renowned industry partners.
The multi-year, multi-picture agreement will begin with the international distribution of Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s first two Emirati productions – the coming-of-age story Sea Shadow by celebrated Emirati director Nawaf Al-Janahi (The Circle), and the Arabian supernatural thriller Djinn, by renowned director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist).
On announcing the deal, Mohammed Al Mubarak, Chairman of Imagenation Abu Dhabi commented:” Fortissimo has a long and successful track-record of taking emerging film industries to a world-wide audience.
They work closely with their partners to nurture and effectively position films across a number of markets, and it was this experience, involvement and commitment to the industry that we sought in our international sales agent. Through our new partnerships with both Fortissimo and Empire, the strength of Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s content will now be matched by the strength of our distribution network.”