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Falcon Pictures joins Lionsgate’s Globalgate consortium

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, February 13, 2020  /  10:30 am
Falcon Pictures joins Lionsgate’s Globalgate consortium

A still from 'Milea: Suara dari Dilan' (Milea: Voice of Dilan) by Falcon Pictures. (Falcon Pictures /-)

Local-language film consortium Globalgate Entertainment has added Indonesia’s Falcon Pictures to its 14 global production and distribution partners, as reported by Variety.

Falcon Pictures will join the likes of Mexican Televisa, French TF1, Danish Nordisk and South Korean Lotte in collaboration with Globalgate Entertainment.

The United States-based local-language specialist Globalgate was created by entertainment company Lionsgate, which has produced high-grossing and award-winning films such as La La Land, Knives Out and the John Wick franchise.

Globalgate was launched four years ago to produce and distribute local-language films around the globe to accommodate the increasing demand for local-language films. It is cofounded and headed by Paul Presburger, William Pfeiffer and Clifford Werber.

In a statement, Pfeiffer said, “Indonesia has a thriving media industry with rapid growth in local film and series production, new cinemas, and local box office market share, and Falcon Pictures, with its unparalleled rate of growth, is firmly at its epicenter. We look forward to expanding Globalgate’s footprint in Southeast Asia with Falcon while continuing to work closely with our other consortium partners around the world.”

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Founded in 2010 by HB Naveen, Falcon Pictures has produced some of the most popular movies in recent years, such as Bumi Manusia (Earth of Mankind) and My Stupid Boss.

Falcon is also behind three of the highest grossing Indonesian films in history, namely Warkop DKI Reborn 1Dilan 1990 and Dilan 1991.

According to website Film Indonesia, Dilan 1990 was the most-watched Indonesian film in 2018 with over 6.31 million tickets sold, while Dilan 1991 sold 5.25 million tickets last year. The website also noted that Warkop DKI Reborn 1 sold 6.85 million tickets in 2016.

Naveen said, “Falcon shares its enthusiasm in being part of this creative network. Plugged into great minds and wonderful storytellers, Falcon hopes to expand its content output in Indonesia and spread its stories throughout the world.” (mad/wng)

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