7/2/2021 by Kristin Brzoznowski
Screenbright Media, led by Sonar and Televisa alum Andres Santos, has closed a range of new agreements in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market.
The Night (Pesadilla en el Hotel Normandie), a psychological thriller from director Kourosh Ahari, was acquired by WarnerMedia Latin America for HBO Max.
Santos, founder of Screenbright Media, commented: “For such a well-produced film, with top-notch performances, full of shocks and a story that grabs and hooks audiences from beginning to end, I am not surprised that WarnerMedia Latin America has selected it. The film enjoys 80 percent approval among critics according to Rotten Tomatoes. But more importantly, The Night has managed to break down geopolitical barriers by being the first U.S. production to have a wide theatrical release in Iran in 40 years.”
Lady of Guadalupe (Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), directed and written by Pedro Brenner and starring Guillermo Iván, was launched by Cinemex in Mexico theatrically and acquired by Televisa and Univision. Televisa secured the exclusive rights for pay TV in Latin America and non-exclusively for its Blim platform. The Spanish version of the film was acquired by Univision and premiered last December in the U.S. The English version of the film had a limited theatrical release and was recently launched on VOD by Vision Films.
Santos said: “Personally, it has been very meaningful to be part of the distribution to the region of a film so representative of our Latin beliefs and faith. This film carries a very positive message, very much ours, whose message of hope becomes even more relevant in times as challenging as the one the world is collectively experiencing.”
Screenbright also licensed to Univision two family feature films. Boonie Bears: Blast Into the Past premiered on the network last month, as did Paws, Bones & Rock ‘N Roll.