ABOUT 

Phoenix Worldwide Entertainment is a leading film sales and television company. It is also  involved in executive production, and financing of film and television projects. The companines goal is of consistently delivering high-quality, commercially viable feature films and television for a global audience. Phoenix capitalizes on the ever-evolving global film and television marketplace representing sales for third party films and television as well as its own produced productions designed to appeal to both the North American marketplace as well as top international markets around the globe.

The team has over 20 years experience within the film business, having produced over 90 films from US$1M to US$100M, and previously involved with such films as the 2004 Oscar winner CRASH; 2007 Golden Globe nominated film BOBBY, written and directed by Emilio Estevez; THE MERCHANT OF VENICE starring Academy Award winners Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; the action drama LORD OF WAR, a film based on the true-life story of one of America’s most notorious arms dealers, starring Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke; HEAD IN THE CLOUDS starring Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz, Stuart Townsend, Thomas Kretschmann and WOLFCREEK which went on to gross over $100M worldwide.

Phoenix has built up a fast growing and recognisable brand at all major motion picture and television festivals and markets worldwide, including Cannes, AFM, EFM/Berlinale, MIPCOM and MIPTV and world film festivals such as The Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival and many more.

Phoenix has offices in London, Brighton and Rome.


Phoenix can provide:

  • Minimum guarantees against international and domestic rights.
  • Tax rebates cashflowed and managed.
  • Source content from leading producers and agents from around the world.
  • Film sales and licensing world-wide to independent distributors and/or studios.
  • Creation of international and domestic marketing campaigns.
  • Royalty reports and overage collection by territory to maximise revenues.
  • P&A control by territory.
  • Access to film festivals ie Cannes, Toronto and Berlin. 

CONTACT

NORTH AMERICA

Email: info@phoenixworldent.com
Address: 108 West 13th Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

UK
Tel:
 
+44 (0) 1273 329200
Email: 
michael@phoenixworldent.com

ROME
Tel: 
+39 371 1749917
Email: 
moretti@phoenixworldent.com
Address: 
Via Nansens 70 Roma Italy

THE TEAM

MICHAEL LIONELLI COWAN

EMANUELE MORETTI

Michael was a founder of Arclight Films along with Gary Hamilton and Victor Syrmis, which put together and sold such films as the 2004 Oscar winner CRASH; 2007 Golden Globe nominated film BOBBY, written and directed by Emilio Estevez; THE MERCHANT OF VENICE starring Academy Award winners Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; the action drama LORD OF WAR, a film based on the true-life story of one of America’s most notorious arms dealers, starring Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke; HEAD IN THE CLOUDS starring Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz, Stuart Townsend, Thomas Kretschmann and WOLFCREEK which went on to gross over $100M worldwide.


In November 2010 Michael was awarded an Honorary Professorship and Degree at LiUM University of Human Science and Neuroscience, Switzerland for his outstanding life achievements in the film business.


With Phoenix, Michael is focused on sales, distribution, structured financing and production.

Vice President of Acquisitions and Production.

Emanuele lives between Rome and Los Angeles and has produced a number of films such as: Walking to Paris, Bagnoli Jungle, Shadow Within, Piazza Vittorio.