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EFM preview: changing fortunes

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: The Sundance plays made by Fox Searchlight for The Birth Of A Nation and Amazon for Manchester By The Sea will be hot topics at EFM. Jeremy Kay explores what the deals mean for the independent sector.

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The company is reportedly finalising a North American rights deal for the Biblical era biopic that would see it partner once again with See-Saw Films.

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Wild Bunch to launch porn star Rocco Siffredi doc at EFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Company also reveals more details about Claire Denis’s High Life and will show fresh footage of Emir Kusturica’s On The Milky Road. 

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Cast includes Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover and Mike Tyson.

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The deal will see 108 Media take worldwide distritbution rights to 44 of Indican Pictures’ library titles.

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What terms must I include if I commission a screenplay from a writer?

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SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Abigail Payne, a partner in the Film and Television Group of law firm Harbottle & Lewis, explains.

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After a buzzy Sundance for US deals, attention now turns to Berlin and the European Film Market (EFM), which for the European film industry always serves as the pre-eminent launchpad to the year’s deal-making.

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EFM preview: changing fortunes

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: The Sundance plays made by Fox Searchlight for The Birth Of A Nation and Amazon for Manchester By The Sea will be hot topics at the European Film Market (EFM). Jeremy Kay explores what the deals mean for the independent sector.

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