Franco-Tunisian movie entrepreneur Tarak Ben Ammar’s Italian distribution and manufacturing outfit Eagle Photos is beefing up its manufacturing facet with the acquisition of movie and TV startup 302 Authentic Content material.
The Milan-based 302 is headed by rising producer Giuseppe Saccà who shepherded the 2020 Berlin-prizewinning drama “Unhealthy Tales” by Italy’s Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo when he was working along with his father, veteran producer and former RAI head of drama Agostino Sacca, beneath their Pepito Produzioni shingle.
Saccà, who left Pepito and joined 302 Authentic Content material in July 2021, will keep on board as its managing director.
302, which was based by veteran TV exec Piero Crispino — who has since exited — obtained traction in Italy’s youngsters’ area by producing reveals for Disney which have travelled internationally, reminiscent of “Alex & Co” and “Penny on M.A.R.S.,” but in addition numerous forms of content material for native broadcasters RAI, Mediaset, Sky, Viacom and Discovery.
Underneath Saccà’s steerage, the corporate broadened its scope into the movie area.
302 Authentic Content material’s credit to this point embody Calabria-set rom com comedy “My Brother And I,” directed by younger grownup pics specialist Luca Lucini, a few brother and sister preventing for the love of the identical lady, whom the brother is about to marry. 302 partnered with Pepito on this title, indicating that Saccà nonetheless has a robust enterprise rapport along with his father.
Eagle Photos was Italy’s high distributor within the second quarter of 2022 with a 22.5% share of the market, due to its long-standing take care of Paramount beneath which they dealt with the Italian launch of “Prime Gun: Maverick.”
They’ve additionally been energetic in manufacturing, however at the moment are clearly trying to ramp up that facet of their rising enterprise.
“The acquisition of 302 additional expands Eagle Photos’ enterprise in a continually evolving audiovisual market,” Ammar, who’s Eagle Photos’ president and proprietor, mentioned in a press release.
Ammar went on so as to add that the acquisition of 302 Authentic Content material confirms the corporate’s distinctive place in Europe’s indie ecosystem “as a serious that works with corporations within the Mediterranean, in Europe and the world and which represents Paramount and MGM, two of crucial American manufacturing and distribution corporations in Italy.”
Eagle acquired 302 from Paris-based Euro Media, a outstanding supplier of broadcast providers for stay sports activities, leisure and occasions, which is energetic throughout Europe, together with France, Germany, U.Ok. and Italy. Till now Italy was the one nation the place they’re additionally concerned in making content material.