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