Paris, 4 June 2020
For immediate release
Federation Entertainment has finalised a raft of key sales agreements for THE TWELVE and AMSTERDAM VICE.
Belgian series THE TWELVE, 10 X 52’, produced by Eyeworks (Warner Bros. group) for VRT, has been snapped up by RTS (Switzerland), Walter Presents (UK), AMC Iberia (for Spain and Portugal), NC+ (Poland), SBS (Australia), Rialto (New Zealand), Polar+ (CANAL+) in France. Netflix seized the remaining territories in for a world-wide deal (excepting the previous sales made).
In 2019, THE TWELVE scooped up the award for Best Screenplay during Canneseries, as well as Best Series Award at the Festival International du Film Policier de Liège.
Dutch crime thriller AMSTERDAM VICE, 8 x 52’, produced by Millstreet Filmy, has been sold to Walter Presents (UK), AMC (Spain & Portugal), Russian Report (Russia), as well as RTP (Portugal), and SBS (Australia). Further sales in the US and other territories are close to being finalised and will be announced shortly.
Further information about THE TWELVE and AMSTERDAM VICE:
THE TWELVE – 10 x 52’
A gripping psychological thriller which revolves around a jury that must decide the guilt or innocence of Fri Palmers, a broken woman accused of a double murder, including that of her own daughter. As the trial unfolds, so does the potential fate of the accused, and the weight of the case begins to affect the jurors’ lives. They respond according to their own personal scars and life experiences, ultimately creating a moral dilemma that each one of them must face.
The series is produced by Eyeworks (Peter Bouckaert & Gunter Schmid), one of the most prominent and longest established film and TV production companies in Belgium (Warner Bros. group), in association with VRT, VAF/Mediafonds, Federation Entertainment and the Belgian Tax Shelter.
A visually captivating and intense thriller, the series was created by Bert Van Dael and Sanne Nuyens (Clan, Hotel Beau Séjour) and is directed by Wouter Bouvijn (Crossroads, Missing Persons Unit).
Starring Johan Heldenbergh (Alabama Monroe, Larguées), Maaike Cafmeyer (Bevergem, Homegrown), Tom Vermeir (The Team 2, Salamander 2, The Day) and Charlotte De Bruyne (Flying Home, Derrière Les Nuages).
AMSTERDAM VICE – 8 X 52’
Set in Amsterdam against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1980’s coronation riots, a young detective Judd Cox has just been promoted to one of the toughest police departments in the city. Along with his partner Montyjn, they are investigating a murder case that leads to plans for an attack on the coronation day of Princess Beatrix. In a race against time they strive to thwart the attack, in the busy, ramshackle historical city centre of 80’s Amsterdam, where drug dealers, squatters and the wealthy middle class all strive to co-exist.
The series is the prequel to the stories written by A. C. Baantjer, the most successful Dutch book franchise of all time.
AMSTERDAM VICE won a Colden Calf for Best Production Design at the Netherlands Film Festival. It was selected at the Houston International Film Festival and the Festival de la Fiction de la Rochelle in 2019 / European selection.
Produced by Rachel van Bommel, Millstreet Films (The Neighbors, Loft, Sophie), the series is co-produced by Hilde De Laere, FBO (The Fifth Estate, Callboys, The Prime Minister, The Day). Directed by Arne Toonen (Black Out, Dik Trom) and Lourens Blok (Lois, Boy 7).
Starring Waldemar Torenstra, Yannick Jozefzoon, Tygo Gernandt, Fedja van Huêt, Robert de Hoog, Lisa Smit and Jelka van Houten.
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About Federation Entertainment
With offices in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome and Madrid, Federation Entertainment heralds a new breed of independent European studios, focusing on the creation, production, distribution and marketing of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace.
Created in 2013 and spearheaded by Pascal Breton, Federation is also jointly managed by Co-Founders Lionel Uzan (CEO) and David Michel (CEO & President of Cottonwood Media, overseeing the Kids and Family division) alongside Stéphane Sperry (Co-Founder/Producer) and Serge Hayat (Co-Founder/Strategic Advisor) . They were later joined by Thierry Sorel (Head of Fiction), Benoit Lacombe (Group COO), Ashley Stern (Head of Federation Entertainment of America) and Patrick Wachsberger (ex Co-Chairman of Lionsgate Motion Pictures) who Federation joined forces with in 2019 to launch the joint- venture Picture Perfect Federation. Federation has also expanded into non-scripted following the merger with WeMake, (the company originally created by Bouchra Réjani in 2017), and the arrival of documentary producer Myriam Weil in 2019.
Federation’s prestigious portfolio features the cult spy thriller The Bureau (50 X 52’) the financial thriller Bad Banks (12 x 52’ – nominated for the International Emmy Awards 2019), Undercover (20 x 52’ – CANNESERIES 2018), The Twelve (10 x 52’ , awarded at CANNESERIES 2019), They Were 10, a modern day adaptation of the Agatha Christie best-seller, Marseille(a Netflix Original Series), Marianne and Baby (3 Seasons), Mytho (winner of 2 prizes at Series Mania 2019), Made in Italy, which chronicles the birth of the Italian fashion world of the 70’s, or Amsterdam Vice, Floodland and The Grave (the latest series from Omri Givon). On the Kids/Youth programming side, the hit Find Me in Paris (78 x 26’), and animation series The Ollie & Moon Show and Squish (52 x 13’).