Interview with Huub Roelvink, Managing Director of Cherry Pickers, The Netherlands

By Frances Harvey   Distributor Cherry Pickers had just released Yann Arthus Bertrand’s Woman, (following a series of successful previews as part of International Women’s Day) when the cinemas in the Netherlands were ordered to close due to COVID-19. We spoke to the company’s founder and managing director, Huub Roelvink.   How is the distribution…

Interview with Hans Kok, Managing Partner of Arti Film, The Netherlands

by Jesús Silva   We chatted with Hans Kok, Managing Partner of Dutch distribution company Arti Film, about their release strategy, the challenges of working in a very competitive market and their thoughts about the impact of the lockdown caused by the coronavirus.   What is your editorial policy? We release 12 movies every year,…

Interview with Olivier Van den Broek, Managing partner of The Searchers, Belgium

By Jesús Silva We caught up with Olivier Van den Broek, co-founder and managing partner of the distribution company The Searchers, to discuss their line-up and how they are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.   Why did you start your own distribution company and what is your editorial policy? We founded The Searchers in 2015,…

European Distribution: Focus on the Netherlands

by Claire La Combe Whenever the film market of the Netherlands is mentioned, it is very often associated with its neighbour Belgium, as part of the “2nd rank markets” – those who fully participate in the general trend of the EU film Market, without being a dramatic player. Indeed, in terms of trends, it gently…