The Business of Film
The Keller Entertainment Group principals Max and Micheline Keller attend MIPTV together for the first time in a number of years. The award-winning team has been partnered in life and business so long, they are celebrating what they describe as Act Three. Together they are renown for a rich history and long legacy of producing quality projects for the small and big screen. The recipients of many awards for their productions, including Emmy nominations and Emmys, The Keller Entertainment Group library consists of several hundred episodes of programming that include two different Tarzan series,Acapulco Heat, and Conan.The company's award-winning movies include Women of Valor, Dreams of Gold, Gramblings White Tiger, Kent State, and Now and Forever. Max Keller said: Micheline and I are very excited to be participating in this year's MIPTV through the auspices of IFTA (International Film & Television Alliance)and marks the company's 30th year attending MIPTV. Many international buyers are already familiar with our product which is primarily award-winning TV shows, movies and four television series. At this stage of our career, which I refer to as Act Three, we have decided it's time to reinvent ourselves and determine what we would like to do for the next ten to fifteen years. Over the years we have been exploiting our high quality library and we will continue to do that, there are buyers from every territory throughout the world continuously re-licensing our programs, and they always do well. The Keller Entertainment Group Library has seen steady sales as the proliferation of channels grow, and the need for programming, in particular series, is in vogue. Series are currently enjoying a renaissance due to the built in repeatable value attachment for the audience and the relatively low cost of re-licensing reruns as opposed to acquiring or becoming involved with a series production from concept. The Kellers are currently involved in raising a substantial feature film fund for production, distribution, and P&A. The funds will give them the flexibility to joint venture with an American mini major and distribute internationally for a slate of nine films they have fully developed and are ready to go... We are not strangers to feature films. We have produced several features in the past, two with Wes Craven, the international feature Summer of Fear and Sharon Stone's first film Deadly Blessing directed by Craven, and Now and Forever with Cheryl Ladd. Our product has always had a trademark for quality,so our feature films will have high quality scripts which will be commercial.