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iW NEWS | Dreamachine’s Celluloid and Hanway to Operate Separately

iW NEWS | Dreamachine's Celluloid and Hanway to Operate Separately

In a shift from its merger plans announced prior to Cannes, Dreamachine principles, Paris-based Celluloid Dreams and London-based HanWay Films will now be run as separate sales businesses, the companies announced Friday. Celluloid’s Hengameh Panahi and HanWay’s Jeremy Thomas will continue as joint chairmen of Dreamachine, which will license the combined 500 title library of the two units, headed by director of library sales, Alessandro Raja. Additionally, the Dreamachine brand will focus on its video-on-demand platform and aggregation business. In the announcement, they further stated that Philippe Aigle, Tim Haslam and Peter Watson will implement the company’s strategic plans for new media, digital and catalogue distribution. Panahi and Thomas had announced the merger of their companies back in April 3rd. [Brian Brooks]

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