Abel Ferrara Joins Forces with Film Annex in a New Chinese – American Film Venture

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NEW YORK, NY, March 22, 2011 – Film Annex (http://www.filmannex.com), online film promotion and distribution company, announced today that it has joined forces with acclaimed filmmaker, Abel Ferrara, in a new Chinese – American film venture. They will be attending the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival to seek investors for a slate of films to star both Chinese and American actors. The projects will be filmed in Mainland China as well as their home base New York City.

Ferrara's official website (http://www.abelferrara.com), launched by Film Annex, in both English and Chinese has over 1 million monthly views (Quantcast). The site is the most visited and up to date Abel Ferrara source online and offers dozens of videos from exclusive interviews with his actors and crew people to exclusive director cuts of his latest films.

“China is a booming market with over 1 billion viewers and we want to produce movies there,” said Film Annex's founder and president Francesco Rulli. Embracing and bringing together Chinese actors and filmmakers with their American counterparts is a great opportunity for all concerned. Film Annex co-founder Tommaso Rulli, who has spent the last decade in Shanghai creating and developing a profitable textile company, will lend his vast experience and expertise in the Chinese market.

“In the vast, one-world aspect of the Internet, Francesco and Tommaso, have shown me the difference in ‘using rather than being used,’ said Abel Ferrara. With that in mind, we are here to take our next logical step as independent and productive filmmakers. The time to personally explore and experience China is now.

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Abel Ferrara (born July 19, 1951 in The Bronx) is an American movie screenwriter and director. He is best known as an independent filmmaker of such films as The Driller Killer (1979), Ms. 45 (1981), King of New York (1990), Bad Lieutenant (1992), and The Funeral (1996). The director has…

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