SPI/FilmBox’s Content Production Strategy Includes New Movies and TV Series

SPI International announces its content production strategy for the coming years, which will include movies and TV series. The first product of this strategy, the musical gangster comedy “Mister Mayfair”, will be screened for the first time at MipCOM on Monday, October 14th, between 2:30 PM and 3:45 PM in Auditorium K, Palais des Festivals   

Earlier this year, SPI/FilmBox announced that they started to invest in movie and TV series productions. This strategic approach resulted in a partnership with movie director and producer Philippe Martinez that called for four uniquely entertaining productions. SPI/FilmBox’s content production strategy promises more movies and TV series to come in the following years that viewers everywhere will enjoy.  

“We believe that we have found something extraordinary in our partnership with Philippe. His creativity and work ethic along with his artistic approach to film-making, helps us bring to life entertaining and multi-dimensional stories that will delight audiences worldwide,” said Loni Farhi, President of SPI International.    

Among these four productions is the musical gangster comedy, Mister Mayfair, a trilogy about the ups and downs of former New York gangster turned London nightclub owner, Max Mayfair. In an attempt to escape his past, Max Mayfair builds himself a brand new life brimming with music and dance, surrounded by beautiful and talented people. However, Mister Mayfair’s picture-perfect new life turns upside down when his unknown granddaughter, arrives bearing stories of his past as a safe-cracking, New York gangster. The trilogy stars renowned actor Armand Assante as the titular character, along with movie industry veterans Steven Bauer and Ken Davitian. The trilogy is directed by Philippe Martinez and produced in partnership with SPI International, Goldfinch and 365 Flix International.

SPI/FilmBox will hold a Market Screening for Mister Mayfair at MipCOM on October 14th, Monday, between 2:30 PM and 3:45 PM in Auditorium K, Palais des Festivals. The audience will have the chance to watch 15 mins from each of the three Mister Mayfair movies.

“Working with Loni and the SPI International family has been an absolutely wonderful experience. I am very excited to collaborate with these talented people again on future projects that exude passion, drama, music and resonate well with the audience,” said writer/producer and film-maker, Philippe Martinez.

The other productions include: Salvage Marines, a brand new TV series based on a book by writer Sean-Michael Argo. Casper Van Dien and Peter Shinkoda are the protagonists in a story about a group of soldiers on a militarized deep space operation called Salvage Marines.

The third production, The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud, is a sci-fi action comedy starring Scott Adkins and Tommy Flanagan, tells the story of a space cruiser that crashes on a planet that is home to an intergalactic prison, resulting in all kinds of funny and quirky mishaps.

The fourth production, Miss Willoughby and Bentley, is a trilogy starring John Rhys Davies and Nathalie Cox as the beautiful professor who solves the mysteries behind crimes with her ex-butler Robert and cheeky but reliable dog, Bentley.     

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 40 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 60 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com


For more information contact:

SPI International/FilmBox

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