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Federation to distribute MONEY SHOT, A Finnish comedy series In competition at CANNESERIES 2024

Paris, March 26th, 2024

Federation Studios (Pascal Breton, Lionel Uzan, Marco Chimenz) has recently secured the international rights to MONEY SHOT (8 X 26′), a Finnish comedy series produced by Solar Republic for Elisa Viihde.

MONEY SHOT is part of the competition of CANNESERIES, in the short-form category. This new edition of the international festival will take place in Cannes from 5 to 10 April, at the same time as MIPTV, where Federation will launch the series in partnership with Nordisk Film Distribution.

A witty and sharp never seen before comedy series, MONEY SHOT tells the story of washed-up porn actress Sari, 42, who gets fired from her last role and has to find a new way to make a living. She teams up with Linnea, 22, an aspiring director who struggles to get into film school. Together they start a company that produces feminist, erotic films and begin a journey to fulfill women’s desires – and their own.

Created by Jemina Jokisalo (Pillowtalk), written by Jemina Jokisalo and Daniela Hakulinen (writer of Sundance winner Girl Picture), MONEY SHOT is directed by Teemu Niukkanen (Fucking Bunnies, Are you Hungry, both Sundance selections), produced by Johanna Tarvainen and Samuli Norhomaa. Starring iconic scandi actress Pihla Viitala (Hansel and Gretel, Deadwind…) and Reetta Ylä-Rautio (Like Mother, Like Daughter) in the lead roles.

For the record, the previous Finnish series distributed by Federation, MISTER 8, won both the Best Series and the Best Performance awards at CANNESERIES 2021.

Contacts Federation

Valérie Tailland +33 (0)6 82 57 06 09/ valerie.tailland@fedent.com
Cynthia Torosjan +33 (0)6 19 47 68 35/ cynthia.torosjan@fedent.com

About Federation Studios

Run by founder Pascal Breton and co-led by Lionel Uzan and Marco Chimenz, Federation Studios heralds a new breed of independent European studios, focusing on the creation, production,

financing and distribution of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace. Federation Studios works with the best worldwide talents and partners on the scene today to create a strong distribution portfolio as well as an array of premium international productions.

Ten years after its creation, the group federates 35 production companies located in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Madrid, London, Berlin, Cologne and Tel-Aviv.

Active in the drama, kids & family, documentary and cinema space, Federation co-finances projects in the early stages and accompanies partners in their specific production needs throughout the entire creative process. The strong distribution arm of the company has been building up a rich lineup, mixing in-house and third-party premium content. Its portfolio includes major award-winning and international successes.

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