Cannes, May 31, 2023
For immediate release
Picture Perfect Federation, Little Ray Media, and Temple Hill Entertainment are reporting strong sales of the worldwide rights outside of the US for CHARLIE HARPER starring Emilia Jones following her breakout role in the Oscar® winning film CODA produced by Patrick Wachsberger. Toby Wallace (BABYTEETH, FX’s Pistol) will star opposite Jones.
The film, which was made available to buyers for the first time at this year’s Cannes Film Market, will be directed by Tom Dean and Mac Eldridge from a script written by Dean. The film will be produced by Picture Perfect Federation’s Patrick Wachsberger and Ashley Stern, Little Ray Media’s Mallory Edens, and Temple Hill Entertainment’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. Temple Hill Entertainment’s Laura Quicksilver will executive produce.
CHARLIE HARPER has been sold around the globe to the corresponding distributors as follows:
Switzerland – Ascot Elite
Israel – Forum Film
South Africa – Empire
Japan – Kinoshita
Latin America – Sun
Germany/Austria – Tobis
Scandinavia – Sf Studios
Portugal – NOS
France – SND
Greece – Odeon
Middle East – Front Row
Benelux – The Searchers
Spain – Tripictures
Baltics – ACME
Eastern Europe – Unicorn
Australia/New Zealand – Roadshow
CHARLIE HARPER follows the journey of a young woman, Harper (Jones), and a young man, Charlie (Wallace), as they meet, leave their respective homes, and attempt to build a life together in a new city. But as the driven and ambitious Harper works to build a career as a chef, and the brilliant-yet-stuck Charlie struggles to get himself on track, their relationship faces challenges in ways that feel incredibly relatable, urgent, and alternatingly uplifting and poignant. These two love each other deeply, and we’ll come to understand – through artful jumps in time and subtle changes in point-of-view – that they are made for one another in so many amazing ways. Our film then asks, “is that enough?”
CHARLIE HARPER reunites Wachsberger with Temple Hill Entertainment following their incredibly successful partnership on the global blockbuster franchise TWILIGHT.
UTA is co-representing domestic sales of the title.
ABOUT PICTURE PERFECT FEDERATION
Picture Perfect Federation is a joint venture formed by entertainment industry leader Patrick Wachsberger's Picture Perfect Entertainment and Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan of studio Federation Studios. The entity is dedicated to the development and production of premium television series and films for the global marketplace on all platforms as well as engaging in international co-productions. The studio is poised to develop, finance, and distribute premium content across the globe with an upcoming slate including “Impossible,” written and directed by Siân Heder, the visionary behind the Oscar®-winning CODA, which Wachsberger produced; "Bad Genius," written by Julius Onah & J.C. Lee in collaboration with Picturestart; and “Ramses” based on Christian Jacq’s series of five international bestselling books. The team of Wachsberger, who most recently served as Chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture group and Ashley Stern, President of Federation Studios of America, represent the joint venture in Los Angeles. Where the U.S. operations have "The Department," based on Federation’s "Le Bureau," greenlit for Showtime with George Clooney directing in 2023. With additional divisions in Paris, Brussels, London, Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Cologne and Tel Aviv, leading international studio Federation has series in production across the globe like the hit ZDF thriller “Bad Banks," Omri Givon’s Keshet series “The Grave,” Italian hit series “Baby” for Netflix, Hulu’s “Find Me in Paris,” France’s number one series, “Le Bureau des Légendes” for Canal +, and latest co-production of "Around the World in Eighty Days" starring David Tennant for BBC/France TV/Rai/ZDF as well as an upcoming biopic about iconic actress Bardot to name a few.
ABOUT LITTLE RAY MEDIA
Little Ray Media is a production company founded by Mallory Edens whose mission is to tell stories by and about women, through the financing, development, and production of film, television, and other forms of premium content.
ABOUT TEMPLE HILL ENTERTAINMENT
Temple Hill Entertainment was founded in 2006 by Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. Together, they’ve produced a number of successful film franchises, notably The Twilight Saga and The Maze Runner trilogy, as well as The Fault in Our Stars, Fatherhood, The Hate U Give, Love, Simon, First Man, and the recent horror hit, Smile. On TV, they have produced the hit ABC series, Revenge, which ran for 89 episodes, as well as Dave which is currently airing its 3rd season on FX, and Stephen King adaptations, THE OUTSIDER and MR. MERCEDES. Bowen and Godfrey are joined by President of Film Isaac Klausner, SVP of Development John Fischer, and VP of Development Laura Quicksilver as a collective of producers, consistently releasing multiple feature films each year.
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