At SCOPE Pictures in this first half of 2019, the new initiatives and film shoots have been coming thick and fast.
At SCOPE Pictures in this first half of 2019, the new initiatives and film shoots have been coming thick and fast. Downstream of SCOPE Invest’s intermediation activities between investors and film projects, SCOPE Pictures co-produces works and manages the related expenditure on Belgian soil. No fewer than forty films are created in this way each year, with an especially high level of impact on the French cinematic landscape in particular. Currently, SCOPE Pictures is in the process of expanding its horizons to countries such as Spain and Scandinavia, while combining these international co-productions with the development of its own projects. Read on for details of some of these exciting creations.
A long-standing partner of French cinema, SCOPE recently extended its activities to Spain (most notably with the films “Abracadabra” by the director Pablo Berger and “El Arbol de la Sangre” directed by Julio Medem) and Scandinavia. Moreover, despite the potentially destabilising effect of the current political situation, several works are also produced with the United Kingdom each year. And mindful of the diversification of media formats, Scope Pictures is also involved in the production of English-language films and series for online platforms.
There’s no denying that these international co-productions are especially time-consuming, but SCOPE Pictures is firmly committed to simultaneously developing projects on its own behalf. In the pipeline are initiatives including an international espionage series in which the action unfolds in Brussels and which draws its inspiration from the cartoon strip “Sourire 58” by Patrick Weber as well as Jonathan Coe’s novel “Expo 58”. And more in the genre of the political thriller, there’s another series to be penned by the historian, journalist and screenwriter Patrick Weber, focusing on relations between King of the Belgians Leopold III and his ministers during the tumultuous period separating the 1940 capitulation and his abdication ten years later.
Such a wide range of prestigious projects, some completed, others in progress and still more on the drawing board, is nothing short of a huge cause for celebration! Note the key dates in your diary now!