Benelux distributor Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) is launching a global sales division to build on its growing activity in co-production and co-financing.
DFW International will focus exclusively on the worldwide sales of TV drama series, feature films, documentaries and kids programming, with a strategy to create a showcase of content from the Benelux region.
The new operation is headed up by Angela Pruijssers, VP for international sales and distribution, who will work with Charlotte Henskens, DFW’s director of international sales who joined recently from Fortissimo Films. The company said it was launching DFW International as a result of the company’s investment in local film and TV productions, which have seen it working on shows such as The Resistance Banker and Undercover, the first Dutch-language series exclusively available on Netflix worldwide.
Willem Pruijssers, CEO at Dutch FilmWorks, said: “With the entertainment industry constantly changing and diversifying at such a fast pace, it’s important for indies to continue evolving, and we are delighted to launch this new sales operation.”
Its slate at MIPCOM will include: Dutch crime drama Women Of The Night (10 x 45 minutes); Stanley (4 x 50 minutes), based on the life of Stanley Hillis who went from bank robber to hardened drugs criminal; and docuseries The Art Dispute (8 x 50 minutes), which examines stolen art and artefacts. Kid’s content includes animation The Daily Fable (4 x 25 minutes), which follows the adventures of a motley crew of feathered and furry animal inhabitants who live in Fableland.
By Richard Middleton