The Remakes Market to Showcase 120 Properties


LOS ANGELES: The Remakes Market is set to feature 120 properties for potential international adaptation, with more than 140 buyers signed up to take part in the event, organized by Basic Lead.

The networking event, which connects international sellers and North American buyers, will take place November 14 to 16 in Los Angeles. The properties available will include movies, series, formats, documentaries, books, graphic novels and comics from France, Russia, Finland, Germany, India, the U.K., Sweden, Korea and Japan. Among the U.S. adaptation rights buyers set to attend are ABC Television Network, CBS Films, Disney Channel Worldwide, DreamWorks, Entertainment One, The Weinstein Company, Warner Bros. Pictures and the William Morris Agency.

Francoise Lazard, executive manager of The Remakes Market at Basic Lead, said, “The Remakes Market is planned like a private auction. A few weeks before the market, a digital catalogue profiling unique remake properties is mailed to development, production and talent scouting executives. This year’s eclectic selection is certain to trigger their curiosity as it reflects Hollywood’s forthcoming creative trends, with Scandinavian thrillers, innovative TV formats, plays, best-selling graphic novels, video-games and for the first time, Bollywood films all available”

Patrick Jucaud-Zuchowicki, the general manager of Basic Lead, added, “These past few months have seen a number of foreign companies setting up operations in Los Angeles or New York with the aim of inking adaptation deals with U.S. film, TV production companies and cable networks. This is in response to the new trend amongst U.S. players to look increasingly favorably on different creative models, which is also the driving force behind The Remakes Market.