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International Sales Agent of the Day: Tayrona

International Sales Agent of the Day: Tayrona

Sales Vet Lars Bjorck has changed companies and will be in Cannes with Tayrona Entertainment Group which has been acting as a production services group for films such as The Mission and The Dancer Upstairs and developing, producing, co-financing as well as distributing commercial feature films in all of the Latin American territories. His duties will be assisting the team in finding theatrical feature films to distribute in Latin America. Tayrona is also starting its very own in-house sales and distribution company where I will be engaged in the selling and marketing to the worldwide marketplace of Tayrona produced and financed films.

Three of the Tayrona team will be in Cannes: Vice President of Distribution Ivan McAlister, Victor Rodriguez (VP of Television) and Lars himself introducing to the world market a new action-adventure film titled, Havana Heat and a few of their other feature film projects in various stages of production.

Havana Heat will start principal photography on June 13, 2011 with a budget of US $ 16 million. It will have an ensemble cast which includes: Samuel L. Jackson, Jean Claude van Damme, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames, Joey Lawrence, Zulay Henao, Michael Dudikoff, Lorena Rincon, Peta Wilson, Raul Julia Jr., Ed Harris, Bolo Yeung and Nicholas Brown. Amongst the producers of this film are: Ted Field (Radar Pictures – “The Last Samurai”, “Jumanji” etc. ), Ed Elbert (” Anna and the King”, etc.) and James Ordonez (President of Tayrona Entertainment Group). The director is Two-Time Academy Award nominee Mikael Salomon (“A Far Off Place”, “Hard Rain”, etc.).

Havana Heat will be released in the U.S. in over 2,000 cinemas via a major studio soon to be announced and with a substantial P & A expenditure. In Latin America the Tayrona Entertainment Group will distribute the film theatrically and in all other medias. The film will open in over 1,000 screens in Latin America.

Here’s a link with additional and complete information on the film, including pdf’s which include: the Cast Presentation, the Script, Cast Value in the International Market and a Hispanic Power Presentation. Just click on the underlined portion.


The other projects which we will be introducing during Cannes include:

6 DAYS DARK – A horror thriller in Post – Production. First Eastern European-Latin American production in history.

SILVER CORD – A Romantic science-fiction Action Adventure in Pre – production to be shot in 3D with James Cameron’s fusion system.

BEAUTIFUL NOW – A hip contemporary Fantasy-Drama in Pre-Production starring Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Odette Yustman (Cloverfield) and Lorena Rincon (Zorro).

UNDYING LOVE – A contemporary Vampire Romance Action Adventure set in Rome in Pre-Production.

Lars is also consulting with Steve at Arrow Entertainment and with House of Film regarding the MOOMINS programs and continue helping out David Blyth with his edgy WOUNDS feature film.

Lars Bjorck
Tayrona Entertainment Group
Mobile Telephone: (818) 359-1405
Skype: lars.bjorck
Sales related email:

About Tayrona
With international operations in Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico, Toronto and Cartagena, Colombia, the Company provides a broad range of production equipment, services and experienced crews to produce feature films, tv shows, commercials and music videos at preferential rates in all areas of development, pre-production and production including talent agencies, construction, rental companies, catering suppliers, local accounting firms, props supply companies, shipping companies and others. A full complement of goods, services, supporting cast and crew necessary to service a major film
production can be provided by Tayrona where savings to our clients will range from 40% to 70% off the below the line budgets in comparison with L.A. based US dollar budgets.

Tayrona Entertainment Group has access to the lowest and most efficient labor rates, equipment rental, and favorable exchange rates.

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