The new Montreal-based agency will serve as a full service sales agent that licenses theatrical features to distributors worldwide. The duo will serve as co-presidents of the new venture, which is backed by Canadian production group Datsit Sphere.
The focus will be on independent films with crossover potential, and art house films with awards pedigree from Québec, Canada and around the globe. The firm has also struck a deal with Les Films Séville to exclusively distribute films from the Seville International catalogue including Cannes selections Matthias et Maxime from Xavier Dolan and Monia Chokri’s La femme De Mon Frère.
“It is important that Quebec films be distributed internationally by a local company,” explained Patrick Roy, President of Les Films Séville, about the deal with WaZabi.