Odin’s Eye Entertainment acquires Chinese creature feature

An Australian based sales agent has acquired the international rights to a big budget, Chinese creature feature.

Odin’s Eye Entertainment has acquired the rights from Beijing’s Geliang Media’s Million Dollar Crocodile.

The film, about a crocodile running rampant in Beijing, is produced by Li Rui and directed by Li Sheng Lin and is currently in post-production.

Odin’s Eye Entertainment will represent the film at Cannes Marche du Film next week.

Michael Favelle, OEE’s founder said: “We are thrilled to add this landmark Chinese feature film to our slate just in time for Cannes. Chinese cinema is expanding and changing so fast and we are privileged to be a part of it.”

OEE has previously signed Chinese features One Mile Above, Inseparable starring Kevin Spacey and Looking For Jackie Chan.

OEE last week signed a deal with Warner Bros Digital distribution for North American distribution of its films via cable and satellite TV, and broadband platforms.

The company expects approximately 20 films per year into the North American market through the deal beginning in June.

Favelle said: “This deal is the centrepiece of our US strategy, and a huge coup for both OEE and our producers. Warner Bros. Digital Distribution is amongst the best in the game and with their complete digital footprint our films will be in safe and experienced hands. While many films we represent will follow the traditional sales model, this deal gives us increased flexibility to secure the best financial return for our producing partners.”


  1. Jimbo
    15 May 12
    8:40 am

  2. Enough with the obscure film news already!

  3. Jimbo
    15 May 12
    8:56 am

  4. To be a little more constructive, now that yr expanding into more film news it would be better for us if you could introduce channels — one for media news, one for advertising and one for film… Also it would be helpful if you could separate the RSS feeds.

    One other thing — when are you building an m-site???

  5. mumbrella
    15 May 12
    8:59 am

  6. Hi Jimbo,

    Thanks for the feedback. A couple of good thoughts, which we’ll work on. Ditto the m-site – we’re talking about that internally at the moment.


    Tim – Mumbrella

  7. Wade
    15 May 12
    10:11 am

  8. Hi Tim

    I’m torn on the new layout, as I’m from the other side of the fence. I enjoy most of the new Mumbrella content except for the constant TV ratings news and some of the more gossipy stuff. However one major benefit of the new layout is that it has weeded out most of the whinging filmmakers who almost had claimed squatters rights on the site. That’s a community service right there.


  9. Febe
    15 May 12
    10:56 am

  10. Wade (#4 above), agree with you on new layout but why ‘weed out’ what you think of as ‘whingeing’ and others see as robust debate. As with all such sites Encore is bound to attract both those interested in serious debate and those who really just want to whinge. Throwing the baby out with the bathwater is not a good idea. No one is obliged to read the ‘whingeing’ but I do miss the robust debate.

  11. James Ricketson
    15 May 12
    11:48 am

  12. Perhaps the answer is to have a Whingers Corner @ Encore online for those of us who like a good debate. Wade could steer well clear of it, though I doubt she would.