Annapurna International said on Thursday it had sold out all territories outside the US on the Four By Two Films comedy remake to star Sacha Baron Cohen.
EXCLUSIVE: Carnaby International Sales & Distribution has confirmed a number of deals on its slate at the AFM.
Statistics were revealed during Screen’s VoD panel at the American Film Market.
EXCLUSIVE: The streaming giant has picked up the anticipated follow-up to Next Entertainment World’s (NEW) South Korean zombie thriller Train To Busan.
EXCLUSIVE: Anick Poirier and her team have licensed key territories on the elevated Spanish sci-fi from Cactus Flower Producciones, Mono Films, Dynamo and Telefonica Studios.
This year’s AFM had no single standout title, but a selection of high-profile projects and star appearances sparked buyer interest.
EXCLUSIVE: Diamond Pictures has reported a roaring trade on Winchester starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke, selling out worldwide rights on the mystery thriller led by a UK deal with Lionsgate and a German sale to Splendid.
EXCLUSIVE: Gold Star Films has optioned the story rights to Washington lobbyist K. Riva Levinson’s memoir, which Arsenal will represent for worldwide sales.
Panelists were attending Screen’s World of Locations breakfast at AFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Prime Focus World and Anima Estudios co-pro written by Ice Age: The Meltdown writer.
EXCLUSIVE: Spanish-language drama recently premiered in Busan.
2016 Berlinale Shooting Star Tihana Lazovic [pictured] leads the Italy-Belgium co-production.
Co-chief Raffaella Leone talks future plans for the high-end distribution and production outfit.
EXCLUSIVE: eOne secures UK/Ire and Australia pre-buy with HanWay for Liam Neeson-Neil Jordan project.
Paris-based sales outfit Versatile acquires sales rights on transgender drama; CAA reps US.
EXCLUSIVE: French sales champion says he has “no intention” of leaving the company he helped build.
EXCLUSIVE: Tony Jaa [pictured], Tiger Chen and Iko Uwais star in action thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Ariel Winograd’s Argentinian comedy has been a local hit.
Danish director returns to the director’s chair for the remake of his 2010 hit [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Raso is directing the story of an ailing photographer.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for Paul Hyett’s recently wrapped sci-fi produced by Bill Kenwright.
EXCLUSIVE: Sy stars as a conman doctor in the revival of the classic French satire; TF1 is handling sales.
Emperor backer recently lost protection from its creditors.
Miriam Yeung and Shawn Yue star in third entry in Pang Ho-cheung’s film series.
FilmRise has acquired all North American rights from Content Media to Redwire Pictures’ supernatural heist thriller The Vault starring James Franco, Francesca Eastwood, Scott Haze and Taryn Manning.
Double Dutch International (DDI) chief Jason Moring announced at AFM on Saturday he has sold out the world on The Adventure Club with US rights going to Gravitas Ventures.
EXCLUSIVE: The More You Ignore Me is being produced by Genesius Pictures.
EXCLUSIVE: Cast, sales outfit The Yellow Affair join composer biopic.
EXCLUSIVE: France, Japan, Spain among deals for adventure-thriller.
Crime thriller follows a New Orleans detective caught between two rival factions.
Company’s first sales title is FrightFest horror Cruel Summer [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Company’s titles include Killjoy’s Psycho Circus and Puppetmaster: Axis Termination.
EXCLUSIVE: XLrator Media has taken US rights to the action thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Indian service launches in bid to counter physical DCP transportation.
EXCLUSIVE: Annapurna wins bidding war for comedy set to star Sacha Baron Cohen; CAA reps US rights.
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Patricia Arquette joins adaptation of Sylvia Plath novel.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales made in Europe, Middle East, Japan and more for SFV1: The Osiris Child.
EXCLUSIVE: Archstone Distribution is at the market talking up the sci-fi starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Cam Gigandet.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for feature produced by Maggie’s Plan producer Rebecca Miller; first-look image.
EXCLUSIVE: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson star in the adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel.
EXCLUSIVE: Hengameh Panahi re-expands historic art-house sales company Celluloid Dreams
EXCLUSIVE: World War Two drama is based on Joseph Joffo’s best-selling classic novel.
EXCLUSIVE: Comedy stars Jon Heder and Justin Long; The Orchard picks up multiple territories.
FilmRise has acquired all US and Canadian rights to Vadim Jean’s Angola Three documentary, which Content Media represents for international sales at the market.
EXCLUSIVE: Drug gang drama to be directed by Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.
EXCLUSIVE: Negotiations underway for Urban to star in thriller, Brenton Thwaites already on board.
EXCLUSIVE: Animated feature is voiced by Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd.
EXCLUSIVE: Voice cast includes Christopher Plummer and Alexa Vega.
EXCLUSIVE: Chinese distributor also has animation Lighting Dindin.
EXCLUSIVE: Russian and Latin American rights sold for animation about the life and death of van Gogh.
EXCLUSIVE: Rights for animated feature sold for UK, Latin America, Middle East and more.
EXCLUSIVE: Stallone replaces Robert De Niro in the heist thriller and will star alongside Robert Pattinson and Rachel Weisz.
EXCLUSIVE: Altitude to launch sales on comedy due for 2017 shoot.
EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd inks deals in Germany, Australia, Latin America, and more, on sexual abuse drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Director with focus on Aboriginal culture revisits western genre from indigenous perspective.
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese studio and international sales agent pairing up for new sci-fi.
The executive has joined the LA-based company’s new sales division as head of international sales.
EXCLUSIVE: First image released of Paris-based walking dead drama
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese deal closed with Radiant Films in the run-up to AFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Producer Gudrun Giddings brokers deal for Tuutikki Tolonen’s bestseller Monster Nanny.
EXCLUSIVE: Bankside boards sales on UK horror film backed by Ingenious, Creative England.
EXCLUSIVE: Content’s AFM slate includes Jon Brewer’s Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story.
Pure Flix/Quality Flix Entertainment has begun talks with international buyers on The Case For Christ from the producers of 2014 US box office breakout God’s Not Dead.
Feature inspired by the true plan to marry off Louis XV to King of Spain’s four-year-old daughter.
Distribution Workshop sells 3D animation about a young girl who teams up with the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
EXCLUSIVE: April Mullen’s gang drama to be introduced at AFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Pictures holds international sales rights to Distant Horizon’s thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: 79th & Broadway to represent US rights and APL Film to handle international sales of Justin McConnell’s thriller.
Deal includes sci-fi thrillers The Rift and Lost Solace, and supernatural thriller Through The Shadow.
EXCLUSIVE: Texas-based distributor acquires rights for US, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Wanda Pictures general manager speaks on panel about marketing US films in China.
EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong sales company acquires worldwide rights to Norihiro Niwatsukino’s Suffering Of Ninko.
Sales confirmed on Asura [pictured], The Housemaid and My Annoying Brother.
South Korean agent makes sales to UK, Singapore, Thailand, Latin America and more.
EXCLUSIVE: International sales launched on Rose McGowan horror.
EXCLUSIVE: Carnaby to launch sales on comedy which has grossed more than €1m in Ireland.
EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales agent will launch sales with Evan Rachel Wood drama.
EXCLUSIVE: HanWay boards Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart, Minnie Driver comedy.
EXCLUSIVE: UK director Charles Martin directs Shanghai set action-adventure.
EXCLUSIVE: Binoche-starrer tops comedy driven slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Andy Lau, Shu Qi and Jean Reno [pictured] star in the story of a jewelry heist at the Cannes Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: AFM line-up includes Thomas Mann comedy.
Director, cast join crime-thriller written by True Detective creator.
IM Global’s Anthem label is handling international sales excluding the Middle East at AFM on Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s Arabic action thriller and recent BFI London Film Festival selection.
SF Studios closes deals on tennis biopic starring Shia La Beouf, car-racing action feature.
The company has acquired worldwide rights to the Iceland-set sci-fi from Zealous Pictures in association with Vintage Pictures and Kansha Films and is introducing to AFM buyers this week.
EXCLUSIVE: Indian boutique studio is at AFM for the first time this year.
EXCLUSIVE: GSP to launch Diamond Geezers written by The Sting writer David S. Ward.
Robert Pattinson western, Michael Douglas-exec’d drama among 10-15 strong slate.
Sierra/Affinity has promoted Jen Gorton to senior vice-president of international sales as the AFM kicks off.
Full service 3D animation facility Gold Valley Films has brought on the industry veteran to run its new sales outfit and kicks off AFM with Cinderella 3D.
EXCLUSIVE: First interview with new seller about company ambitions.
EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales outfit has worldwide sales rights to James Mark’s directorial debut
Two high-concept genre films are being introduced at this week’s American Film Market.
EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling UK sales outfit Truffle Pictures launches first market slate.
Munich-based family entertainment specialist kicks off sales at AFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Jack Campbell’s Octane brings nine titles to AFM
EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards 3D family fantasy with Willow Shields.
EXCLUSIVE: Gangster drama stars Donnie Yen and Andy Lau.
EXCLUSIVE: Gang Dong-won stars in the fantasy drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Italian sales company is being directed by Francesco Amato.
On the eve of the market, AFM executives said the number of registered UK exhibitors will reach its highest level since 2009 despite concerns over a punishing exchange rate in light of the Brexit vote.
EXCLUSIVE: LA-based company arrives at AFM with international rights to psychological thriller starring Mireille Enos from executive producers Zachary Quinto and Neal Dodson.
EXCLUSIVE: DDI to launch sales on feature from The Railway Man screen-writer Frank Cottrell Boyce.
EXCLUSIVE: Roman Kopelevich will introduce international buyers this week to Kinodanz’s Russian fantasy adventure, which takes its place on the roster alongside Scott Eastwood starrer Ecstasia.
HanWay to commence sales on drama from Sully writer at the AFM.
The Munich-based distributor seals deals on eve of market, including for Elijah Wood-produced The Greasy Strangler.
Actor joins the cast of supernatural thriller starring Paul Whitehouse, Martin Freeman.
EXCLUSIVE: The rising star will play the lead in the action thriller from Practical Pictures, which 13 Films will introduce to international buyers this week.
Protagonist Pictures will introduce the project to buyers at the AFM.
The Toronto-based sales agent on Monday announced the latest roster of international acquisitions under its 108 Madcap label.
First Generation Films has commenced production in Toronto on the drama starring Eve Hewson and Avan Jogia.
EXCLUSIVE: Alex Walton’s Bloom has introduced a major project on the eve of the market, injecting life into what has been an unusually slow build-up.
EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts’ company has acquired worldwide rights to the drama from Haven Entertainment and Bow and Arrow Entertainment starring Tye Sheridan and Kaitlyn Dever.
The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea has announced casting on the UK-China co-production ahead of the Santa Monica market next week.
Rocket Science to handle sales at the upcoming AFM.
Sierra/Affinity is launching sales next week on Black Bear Pictures’ crime drama to star this season’s Oscar frontrunner.
The Time Of Their Lives is written and directed by Roger Goldby.
Oskar Thór Axelsson’s second feature is based on Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s best-selling novel.
The director-star is reprising his role as Jesus Quintana from the Coen Brothers’ cult classic.
EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation boards romantic drama starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.
EXCLUSIVE: Sean Astin and Gina Gershon star in the tongue-in-cheek mystery thriller sequel.
EXCLUSIVE: Fortitude boards satirical comedy starring Michael Caine, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Jason Biggs and Seth Green.
EXCLUSIVE: Liam Gavin’s occult horror stars Sightseers’ Steve Oram.
London-based sales and production company boards Juliet Stevenson and Malcolm McDowell projects.
The Los Angeles company will introduce international sales next week on Morgan Creek Productions’ Tupac Shakur biopic.
EXCLUSIVE: DDI boards rom-com starring Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay, David Tennant and Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners.
The company has joined Scott Free Productions on the previously untitled project starring Charlie Hunnam and Léa Seydoux and will commence international sales at the Santa Monica market next week.
The Canadian sales company heads to the Santa Monica market with worldwide rights to the occult horror film starring Laurie Holden.
The actress will play the lead in the thriller which the Los Angeles-based company will finance and introduce to worldwide buyers next week.
The Santa Monica-based sales, production and financing company has boarded international rights to Mushroom Pictures’ coming-of-age horror film following its world premiere in Venice Horizons.
EXCLUSIVE: First look at Sherlock and Pride star in AFM-bound thriller from The King’s Speech producer.
Cornerstone will commence sales of the feature film adaptation of Dan Krauss’s acclaimed documentary The Kill Team at AFM.
Principal photography has started on the third instalment in the lucrative UK crime franchise; Carnaby to sell at AFM.
EXCLUSIVE: HanWay to sell live-action feature produced by Jeremy Thomas and Jean Labadie; shoot set for spring 2017.
CEO Brian O’Shea announced the new signing on Monday ahead of next week’s AFM in Santa Monica.
EXCLUSIVE: Founder and CEO Matt McCombs and his sales team head to Santa Monica with a sales roster featuring Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel, among others.
EXCLUSIVE: First look at feature starring Michael Socha, Georgia Groome; Matt Wilkinson, Maggie Monteith produce; Dexter Fletcher among cameos.
Netflix’s Stranger Things actress joins Joey King in Broad Green Pictures production; Mister Smith to sell at AFM.
Sierra/Affinity to handle sales at AFM on Craig Gillespie drama-biopic I, Tonya.
Exclusive networking event will include production case studies and Q&As with local film commissions.
EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Xavier Dolan collaborator Antoine Olivier Pilon has just opened in French-speaking Canada to strong reviews and box office.
Perkins delivered this morning’s keynote address at the Film London Production Finance Market.
World premieres of the Noomi Rapace and Willem Dafoe sci-fi from SND M6 Group and Gaumont’s animation featuring Elle Fanning will screen at the Santa Monica market next month.
EXCLUSIVE: Line-up includes Australian thriller The Suicide Theory and US crime film Criticsized.
Independent boards feature about UK rock band Wolf Alice.
EXCLUSIVE: This year’s edition of the market will utilise the renovated Monica Film Center and the Arclight at the Santa Monica Place shopping centre.
British film industry figures were out in force at the market event on November 7.
Comedies, action thrillers and family films are just some of the highlights of the eclectic slate on offer from Korean film-makers at AFM.
Screen correspondents profile some of the hottest and most intriguing projects from around the world available to buyers here at the American Film Market.
Projects from China and Hong Kong available at the American Film Market will serve up a sizzling mix of action thrills, visual feasts and culinary delights.
The UK’s future exit from the EU will be a hot topic of discussion at the American Film Market (Nov 2-9), for the industry from both sides of the Atlantic.