Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Last Knights Trailer Stars Clive Owen And Morgan Freeman
'Only time will tell how we are remembered'
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje And More Join Suicide Squad
Scott Eastwood and Karen Fukuhara aboard David Ayer's film
Zach Galifianakis Assembles Masterminds For Trailer
Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis smarten up
Marvel's Luke Cage Hits Netflix In 2016
And Cheo Hodari Coker will run the show
Jack Black's D-Train Trailer Rides Online
Black and James Marsden take the friendship test
Robert Z'Dar 1950-2015
Maniac Cop actor dies, aged 64
More Movie News

Universal Nabs Italian Film Company
Bellissima!

22 January 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

submit to reddit

Hold the macaroni! Universal Pictures today bought a minority stake in the Italian firm Cattleya, and announced that Focus Features will partner with Cattleya on a whole raft of upcoming films.

Why is this latest event in the spaghetti-like affairs of studio politics worthy of comment? Well, Cattleya recently produced good Italian films like Romanzo Criminale, My Brother Is An Only Child and Don't Tell, and this deal may mean that we get to see more of films like that. They're also co-producers on Rome-based productions like Rob Marshall's Nine, and the deal with Universal could even see more films like that headed to Italy.

The new partners are planning to make at least two films a year for the next four years, with Universal handling the Italian distribution of Cattleya's films and Focus getting first dibs on foreign distribution.  So it's limoncellos all round for the dealmakers, and hopefully for audiences who get a few more Italian films headed our way.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Mark Ruffalo's Directing Debut Back On
Bloom & Linney in Sympathy For Delicious
John August Writing Mendes' Preacher
And Frankenweenie for Tim Burton

Your Comments

MMmmmmm....Limoncellos. Alcoholic lemon flavoured washing up liquid... More

Posted by wombathog at 12:05 on 22 January 2009 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Fast And Furious Franchise's 7 Most Insane Stunts
In ascending order of madness...

Empire's Fast & Furious 7 Review
We run the rule on the return of Toretto, Hobbs and co

Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)