Danny Perkins Launches UK Distributor Elysian Film Group Distribution With Backing From CAA – Efm

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Elysian Film Group, Danny Perkins’ film and TV production company, has formed a UK distribution company, Elysian Film Group Distribution, which is backed by a minority investment from CAA.

Elysian says it will focus on a “diverse slate that appeals to mainstream UK cinema-goers”. The company is at the Efm in acquisitions mode.

Industry vet Perkins, formerly Studiocanal UK chief, founded Elysian in 2018 with producer Kate Solomon (United 93) and the London-based duo are working on a slate of film and TV projects.

The deal marks the first time that CAA has worked with a UK partner to create a distribution company. Elysian expects additional investment in due course.

“There is a clear opportunity in the UK market for a nimble and well-resourced distribution operation to satisfy the demand from audiences for strong, commercial projects,” said Perkins. “CAA has been incredibly supportive and are ideally suited as a partner given their
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