Executive Producer Marina Cordoni
launches new company and announces first deal
Recognized and well respected from around the world, Executive Producer Marina Cordoni launches her new company, Marina Cordoni Entertainment, and with it, her first partnership deal, with Breaking Glass Pictures in the U.S.
Marina Cordoni Entertainment (MCE) http://www.marinacordoni.com/ provides a focused and dedicated approach to various stages of feature film production, from creative development, to financial pre-production negotiations and competed sales, to marketing and domestic release strategies. As Executive Producer, Cordoni will work alongside established filmmakers in developing, marketing and financing feature films, readying them to green light status. As a Sales Agent, Cordoni will initiate, oversee and close deals on rights sales for completed feature films in domestic and international markets. And with Domestic Distribution Cordoni provides tailored assistance and theatrical placement of feature films in the Canadian market.
“This year represents an exciting turning point for me,” says Marina Cordoni. “Working directly with the filmmakers is a way to help the industry at large.”
MCE has signed its first partnership with Breaking Glass Pictures out of the U.S., where Cordoni will be representingBreaking Glass available features for Canada, and bringing them Canadian films to acquire for US rights.
The first deal with MCE and Breaking Glass is the movie Blackbird, written and directed by Nova Scotia filmmaker Jason Buxton and stars Connor Jessup. Blackbird made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012 where it tied for TIFF’s Best Canadian First Feature prize, and subsequently won awards at the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Atlantic Film Festival, as Best Canadian Feature. The film and Buxton were also honoured with Canada’s Claude Jutra Award. Internationally, the movie won the prestigious Cannes Junior Prize during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Blackbird was made possible with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada, and Breaking Glass will take all rights for the film.
“After seeing Blackbird at TIFF a few years ago, we knew immediately we wanted to represent the film in the US,” says Breaking Glass Pictures’ Co-Founder Richard Wolf, “and it was worth the wait. Working with Ms. Cordoni’s magnitude of expertise and talents makes this process a pleasure,” adds Wolf, “and we certainly look forward to many more film releases with MCE.”
“I have watched Breaking Glass build into a go-to dynamic distribution company,” states Cordoni. “They are smart and savvy execs who know their market inside-out. I feel honoured to be working with them.”
About Marina Cordoni Entertainment
With long term experience in the domestic and international marketplace, with hundreds of titles pre-sold, thousands of deals concluded, Marina Cordoni Entertainment (MCE) is a one-step access center to global buyers and a worldwide audience for feature films. Prior to MCE, Marina worked for various entertainment companies including the film division of PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, where she handled pre-sales and completed picture sales in various foreign territories on major independent hits including 4 Weddings and a Funeral, Dead Man Walking, Fargo, and Sleepers.http://www.marinacordoni.com/