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Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment Announce The Exchange Joins EFM’16 with ‘Tiger’

February 5, 2016 11:09 AM MST/ Examiner.com

Brian O’Shea, the CEO of The Exchange, has announced the company will be selling the worldwide rights for “Tiger.” EFM stands for European Film Market and it’s part of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. The Exchange is a leading international sales and fiance company that is committed to creating strong relationships between filmmakers, film financers, and distributors through the exchange of product, information and commerce. It was created by veteran sales executive, Brian O’Shea.

“Tiger” stars Mickey Rouke, Janel Parrish, and Prem Singh. It’s about the inspirational story of Pardeep Singh Nagra, a Sikh man who was banned from the sport of boxing. He was a contender for the Olympic Games, but was denied because he refused to shave his beard. He decides to fight the ruling, which that leads to many threats against him and his beliefs. So he must decide if his quest for religious equality is worth losing his shot at Olympic gold.

Alister Grierson directed “Tiger.” The story was written by Michael Pugliese and Prem Singh. It’s presented by R3M Productioins and produced by Mary Aloe of Aloe Entertainment, Daniel Grodnik of Mass Hysterical Entertainment, and Rocco Pugliese of R3M Productions.

Mary Aloe on the Prequel and the Sequel: an Aloe Entertainment Blog

Mary Aloe on the Prequel and the Sequel: an Aloe Entertainment Blog

Mary Aloe stepped into the development room at Aloe Entertainment asking, “Prequel or sequel, which are top grossing?” One of the Aloe Entertainment team piped up, “JURASSIC WORLD, sequel.” “Not yet,” Mary Aloe replied, “still FURIOUS 7. How about prequel?” Another Aloe Entertainment development team member jumps in, “SKYFALL…no, wait that’s a sequel of a re-boot or a remake.” “It’s STAR WARS 1 – PHANTOM MENACE.” The discussion Mary Aloe and the Aloe Entertainment team began is about prequels and sequels and how well they are doing, some of which are the top grossing movies of all time. “JURASSIC WORLD has hit some milestones and may become one of the top ten, but for now it’s about #21,” continued Mary Aloe to her team at Aloe Entertainment.

Mary Aloe asked one of the Aloe Entertainment team to bring up a top-grossing film chart. Mary Aloe continued, “As of today, for the top grossing films of all time, the top ten include six sequels, and the top twenty includes a prequel and six more sequels. In that mix are a reboot and remake or two, as well”. Mary Aloe and the Aloe Entertainment team keep abreast of what franchises are doing well and which might be ready for a reboot. Having worked on a sequel and in pre-production on a prequel (of one of the 100 top  grossing films of all time), the Aloe Entertainment team keeps their eyes open for an opportunity to bring to Mary Aloe another prequel or sequel idea. In 2015, 29 movies will be sequels and 1 a prequel. In 2016, 25 releases will be sequels. 

“And more are in the pipeline,” continued Mary Aloe, “and notice that they are not just thrillers, super heroes, or horror franchises.” It was pointed out to the Aloe Entertainment team that TOY STORY, SHREK, FROZEN, DESPICABLE ME, THE FOCKERS, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, MADEA, and many other comedies have done well in sequel or prequel land; many of which are continuing.  “SHREK 2 and TOY STORY 3 are in the top twenty of all time,” Mary Aloe pointed out. “Let’s not lose track of a good story and fine actors and crew when developing any of these, Mary Aloe concluded. The Aloe Entertainment team may connect themselves with other prequels or sequels. Marketing traction and the continuation of loved characters and actors can be a shoe-in. But maker beware, a rehash will go straight to VOD. Remember LEGALLY BLONDE II or SPEED II? Duds. “Quality film-making should never be put aside for a possible buck,” Mary Aloe concluded, leaving the Aloe Entertainment team to their work.