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Sacha Baron Cohen

eOne, Sun among AFM 'Klown' buyers for Annapurna International

17-Nov-2016 | By

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.

The Young Offenders

Carnaby's AFM deal-making includes German 'Offenders' deal, 'Kids' sale to China

11-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Carnaby International Sales & Distribution has confirmed a number of deals on its slate at the AFM.

Asian VOD Panel AFM

AFM: Asia-Pacific VoD market set for huge growth

10-Nov-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Statistics were revealed during Screen’s VoD panel at the American Film Market.

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Netflix acquires global rights to South Korean thriller 'Pandora'

8-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The streaming giant has picked up the anticipated follow-up to Next Entertainment World’s (NEW) South Korean zombie thriller Train To Busan.

Clara Lago

AFM: Seville International scores 'Orbiter 9' sales

6-Nov-2016 | By

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.

AFM

AFM wrap: Tough market sees rays of light

6-Nov-2016 | By , Andreas Wiseman

This year’s AFM had no single standout title, but a selection of high-profile projects and star appearances sparked buyer interest.

Helen Mirren

AFM: Buyers flock to Helen Mirren thriller 'Winchester'

6-Nov-2016 | By

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.

President Sirleaf and K. Riva Levinson

AFM: Arsenal Pictures boards Gold Star’s 'Choosing The Hero'

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gold Star Films has optioned the story rights to Washington lobbyist K. Riva Levinson’s memoir, which Arsenal will represent for worldwide sales.

AFM 2016 World of Locations breakfast

AFM: International reps discuss incentives, filming opportunities

6-Nov-2016 | By

Panelists were attending Screen’s World of Locations breakfast at AFM.

Here Comes The Grump

AFM: First look at animation 'Here Comes The Grump'

6-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Prime Focus World and Anima Estudios co-pro written by Ice Age: The Meltdown writer.

Koblic

AFM: FilmSharks inks deals on Ricardo Darin-starring 'Captain Koblic'

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish-language drama recently premiered in Busan.

Tihana Lazovic

AFM: Costanza Quatriglio's 'Just Like My Son' underway

6-Nov-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

2016 Berlinale Shooting Star Tihana Lazovic [pictured] leads the Italy-Belgium co-production.

raffaella leone

AFM interview: Italian heavyweight Leone Film Group

6-Nov-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Co-chief Raffaella Leone talks future plans for the high-end distribution and production outfit.

Liam Neeson

AFM: Liam Neeson drama 'The Trainer' snapped up by eOne

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: eOne secures UK/Ire and Australia pre-buy with HanWay for Liam Neeson-Neil Jordan project.

Rosie Perez

Muse Productions drama 'Tranzloco' eyes Rosie Perez

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Paris-based sales outfit Versatile acquires sales rights on transgender drama; CAA reps US.

vincent_maraval

AFM: Wild Bunch co-chief Vincent Maraval shoots down departure rumours 

5-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French sales champion says he has “no intention” of leaving the company he helped build. 

Tony Jaa

AFM: Arclight launches 'Triple Threat' sales

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Jaa [pictured], Tiger Chen and Iko Uwais star in action thriller.

Thats Not Cheating

AFM: Fox options 'That’s Not Cheating' remake rights

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ariel Winograd’s Argentinian comedy has been a local hit.

Klown

AFM: Mikkel Norgaard to direct Baron Cohen's 'Klown'

5-Nov-2016 | By

Danish director returns to the director’s chair for the remake of his 2010 hit [pictured].

Kodachrome

First look: Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen, Ed Harris in 'Kodachrome'

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Raso is directing the story of an ailing photographer.

Hannah Arterton

AFM: Salt boards sci-fi 'Peripheral' starring Hannah Arterton

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for Paul Hyett’s recently wrapped sci-fi produced by Bill Kenwright.

Dr Knock

AFM: First look at Omar Sy in 'Dr Knock'

5-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Sy stars as a conman doctor in the revival of the classic French satire; TF1 is handling sales.

Paul Breuls

AFM: Corsan chief denies bankruptcy challenge

5-Nov-2016 | By

Emperor backer recently lost protection from its creditors.

Love In The Buff

AFM: Media Asia launches 'Love Off The Cuff' sales

5-Nov-2016 | By

Miriam Yeung and Shawn Yue star in third entry in Pang Ho-cheung’s film series.

James Franco

FilmRise enters 'The Vault' for North America

5-Nov-2016 | By

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.

Billy Zane

AFM: DDI sells out on 'The Adventure Club'

5-Nov-2016 | By

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.

Jo Brand

AFM: Little Film Company boards Jo Brand novel adaptation

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The More You Ignore Me is being produced by Genesius Pictures.

Gerard Depardieu

AFM: Gérard Depardieu joins Bach biopic

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Cast, sales outfit The Yellow Affair join composer biopic.

Cave

AFM: Buyers enter LevelK's 'Cave'

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: France, Japan, Spain among deals for adventure-thriller.

AFM

AFM: Reason8 launches thriller 'Dark Meridian'

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Crime thriller follows a New Orleans detective caught between two rival factions.

Cruel Summer

AFM: UK distributor Sharp Teeth launches sales division

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Company’s first sales title is FrightFest horror Cruel Summer [pictured].

Charles Band

AFM: Full Moon Empire touts genre slate

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s titles include Killjoy’s Psycho Circus and Puppetmaster: Axis Termination.

Savage Dogs

AFM: Bleiberg inks 'Savage Dog' deals

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: XLrator Media has taken US rights to the action thriller.

Qube Cinema

AFM: Digital cinema outfit launches Qube Wire

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Indian service launches in bid to counter physical DCP transportation.

Borat

AFM: Sacha Baron Cohen, Annapurna team for 'Klown'

4-Nov-2016 | By , Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Annapurna wins bidding war for comedy set to star Sacha Baron Cohen; CAA reps US rights.

Patricia Arquette Bel Powley Stacy Martin

AFM: Arquette, Powley, Martin join Dunst debut 'The Bell Jar'

4-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Patricia Arquette joins adaptation of Sylvia Plath novel.

SFV1 The Osiris Child

AFM: XYZ inks key deals on sci-fi adventure 'Osiris Child'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales made in Europe, Middle East, Japan and more for SFV1: The Osiris Child.

Rhys Meyers

AFM: Archstone boards 'The Shadow Effect'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Archstone Distribution is at the market talking up the sci-fi starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Cam Gigandet.

Saturday Church

AFM: WestEnd picks up musical 'Saturday Church'

4-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for feature produced by Maggie’s Plan producer Rebecca Miller; first-look image.

The Bookshop

AFM: First look at Isabel Coixet's 'The Bookshop'

4-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson star in the adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel.

Frédérique Rouault

AFM: Celluloid Dreams appoints Rouault as sales chief

4-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Hengameh Panahi re-expands historic art-house sales company Celluloid Dreams

A Bag Of Marbles

AFM: Gaumont inks 'A Bag Of Marbles' sales

4-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: World War Two drama is based on Joseph Joffo’s best-selling classic novel. 

Ghost Team

AFM: Film Mode joins 'Ghost Team'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy stars Jon Heder and Justin Long; The Orchard picks up multiple territories.

AFM

FilmRise acquires US rights to 'Cruel And Unusual'

4-Nov-2016 | By

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.

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah

AFM: Dutch Features opens world sales on 'Patser'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Drug gang drama to be directed by Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.

Karl Urban

AFM: Karl Urban to join 'Entry Level'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Negotiations underway for Urban to star in thriller, Brenton Thwaites already on board.

Nerdland

AFM: Screen Media starts sales talks on 'Nerdland'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Animated feature is voiced by Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd.

Pixies

AFM: Arcana's 'Pixies' scores China deal

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Voice cast includes Christopher Plummer and Alexa Vega.

Crosscurrent

AFM: 'Crosscurrent' on Lemon Tree's debut international slate

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese distributor also has animation Lighting Dindin.

Loving Vincent

AFM: CMG scores deals for 'Loving Vincent'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Russian and Latin American rights sold for animation about the life and death of van Gogh.

Spark

AFM: DDI closes deals on 'Spark'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Rights for animated feature sold for UK, Latin America, Middle East and more.

Sylvester Stallone

AFM: Sylvester Stallone joins Olivier Assayas's 'Idol's Eye'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Stallone replaces Robert De Niro in the heist thriller and will star alongside Robert Pattinson and Rachel Weisz.

Tom Wilkinson Aneurin Barnard

AFM: Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard topline 'Dead In A Week'

3-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Altitude to launch sales on comedy due for 2017 shoot.

AFM: Rooney Mara drama 'Una' secures key deals

3-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd inks deals in Germany, Australia, Latin America, and more, on sexual abuse drama.

Warwick Thornton

AFM: Memento, The Jokers board Warwick Thornton's 'Sweet Country'

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Director with focus on Aboriginal culture revisits western genre from indigenous perspective.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

AFM: Nikkatsu to partner with Wild Bunch for Kurosawa's next film

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese studio and international sales agent pairing up for new sci-fi.

Christian De Gallegos

Christian De Gallegos to head Insurgent Media sales

3-Nov-2016 | By

The executive has joined the LA-based company’s new sales division as head of international sales.

The Night Eats The World

AFM: WTFilms, Haut et Court launch 'Night Eats The World'

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: First image released of Paris-based walking dead drama

AFM: Shochiku acquires Japan rights to 'Carrie Pilby'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese deal closed with Radiant Films in the run-up to AFM.

Monster Nanny

AFM: Scott Free to develop Finnish children's fantasy book

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Gudrun Giddings brokers deal for Tuutikki Tolonen’s bestseller Monster Nanny.

Sean Harris

AFM: Sean Harris to lead Fyzz Facility horror 'Possum'

3-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Bankside boards sales on UK horror film backed by Ingenious, Creative England.

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

AFM: Content Media acquires rights to Mick Ronson doc

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Content’s AFM slate includes Jon Brewer’s Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story.

AFM: Pure Flix launches talks on 'The Case For Christ'

3-Nov-2016 | By

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.

Children Royals

AFM: Films Distribution takes sales on Dugain’s 'Children Royals'

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Feature inspired by the true plan to marry off Louis XV to King of Spain’s four-year-old daughter.  

Where's the dragon?

AFM: Crimson Forest and Hannover House acquire US rights to 'Where's The Dragon?'

3-Nov-2016 | By

Distribution Workshop sells 3D animation about a young girl who teams up with the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

Badsville

AFM: Epic Pictures acquires 'Badsville'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: April Mullen’s gang drama to be introduced at AFM.

Serpent

AFM: Voltage brings 'Serpent' to market

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Pictures holds international sales rights to Distant Horizon’s thriller.

Red Mile

AFM: 79th & Broadway and APL to sell worldwide rights to 'Red Mile'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: 79th & Broadway to represent US rights and APL Film to handle international sales of Justin McConnell’s thriller.

Lost Solace

Kaleidoscope strikes three picture deal with genre specialists Jinga

3-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Deal includes sci-fi thrillers The Rift and Lost Solace, and supernatural thriller Through The Shadow.

The Game Changer

AFM: Well Go USA picks up rights to 'The Game Changer'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Texas-based distributor acquires rights for US, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Wanda Group

AFM: UCFTI Expo: Jiang calls on Hollywood to cooperate with China

3-Nov-2016 | By

Wanda Pictures general manager speaks on panel about marketing US films in China.

Suffering Of Ninko

AFM: Asian Shadows picks up erotic Buddhist drama

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong sales company acquires worldwide rights to Norihiro Niwatsukino’s Suffering Of Ninko.

AFM: CJ Entertainment announces raft of deals

3-Nov-2016 | By

Sales confirmed on Asura [pictured], The Housemaid and My Annoying Brother.

The Age Of Shadows

AFM: Finecut seals deals on 'Age Of Shadows', 'The Wailing'

3-Nov-2016 | By

South Korean agent makes sales to UK, Singapore, Thailand, Latin America and more.

AFM: Spotlight brings 'The Sound' to market

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: International sales launched on Rose McGowan horror.

The Young Offenders

AFM: Irish box office hit 'The Young Offenders' secures int’l sales deal

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Carnaby to launch sales on comedy which has grossed more than €1m in Ireland.

Evan Rachel Wood

AFM: Seville International's slate includes 'A Worthy Companion'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales agent will launch sales with Evan Rachel Wood drama.

Glenn Close

AFM: HanWay boards Glenn Close comedy 'Wilde Wedding'

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay boards Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart, Minnie Driver comedy.

Smart Chase

AFM: IMR revs up Orlando Bloom-starrer 'S.M.A.R.T. Chase'

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: UK director Charles Martin directs Shanghai set action-adventure.

Baby Bumps

AFM: Gaumont launches Juliette Binoche comedy 'Baby Bump(s)'

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Binoche-starrer tops comedy driven slate.

jean reno

AFM: IM Global takes on 'The Adventurers'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andy Lau, Shu Qi and Jean Reno [pictured] star in the story of a jewelry heist at the Cannes Film Festival.

Thomas Mann

AFM: The Exchange introduces 'Beef'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: AFM line-up includes Thomas Mann comedy.

Mélanie Laurent to direct Elle Fanning in crime-thriler 'Galveston'

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Director, cast join crime-thriller written by True Detective creator.

The Worthy

AFM: IM Global to launch sales on 'The Worthy'

2-Nov-2016 | By

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.

Borg McEnroe

SF scores with further 'Borg/McEnroe' sales

2-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

SF Studios closes deals on tennis biopic starring Shia La Beouf, car-racing action feature.

Bokeh

Screen Media Ventures boards 'Bokeh' for AFM

2-Nov-2016 | By

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.

A Death in the Gunj

AFM: C International debuts with 'Death In The Gunj' and 'Land Of The Gods'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Indian boutique studio is at AFM for the first time this year.

45 years tom courtenay

AFM: Brian Cox, Tom Courtenay sign up for Hatton Garden heist movie

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: GSP to launch Diamond Geezers written by The Sting writer David S. Ward.

complete unknown

AFM: Great Point launches ambitious slate

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Robert Pattinson western, Michael Douglas-exec’d drama among 10-15 strong slate.

Jen Gorton

Jen Gorton promoted to svp international sales at Sierra/Affinity

2-Nov-2016 | By

Sierra/Affinity has promoted Jen Gorton to senior vice-president of international sales as the AFM kicks off.

Cinderella 3D

Ariel Veneziano to run Gold Valley Films International

2-Nov-2016 | By

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.

Rocket Science

AFM: Rocket Science launches with buzz slate, first hires

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First interview with new seller about company ambitions.

Meza

AFM: Raven Banner brings sci-fi action 'Meza'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales outfit has worldwide sales rights to James Mark’s directorial debut

A Day

AFM: Finecut launches 'A Day', 'House Of The Disappeared'

2-Nov-2016 | By

Two high-concept genre films are being introduced at this week’s American Film Market.

The Hippopotamus

AFM: Truffle finds comedy 'Dateless', action-adventure 'The Gaelic King'

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling UK sales outfit Truffle Pictures launches first market slate.

Quixote’s – The Heirs Of La Mancha

AFM: Studio 100 launches animated Don Quixote spin-off

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Munich-based family entertainment specialist kicks off sales at AFM.

Jack Campbell

AFM: Former Premiere Entertainment exec launches Octane Entertainment

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jack Campbell’s Octane brings nine titles to AFM

Willow Shields

AFM: Metro International heads 'Into The Rainbow'

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards 3D family fantasy with Willow Shields.

Donnie Yen

AFM: Mega-Vision launches 'Chasing The Dragon' sales

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gangster drama stars Donnie Yen and Andy Lau.

Gang Dong won

AFM: Showbox scores 'Vanishing Time' presales

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gang Dong-won stars in the fantasy drama.

The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)

Rai boards Toni Servillo-starring comedy 'Let Yourself Go'

2-Nov-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Italian sales company is being directed by Francesco Amato.

AFM: Level of registered UK companies surges 16%

1-Nov-2016 | By

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.

Mireille Enos

AFM: Premiere Entertainment Group takes 'You Were Never Here'

1-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based company arrives at AFM with international rights to psychological thriller starring Mireille Enos from executive producers Zachary Quinto and Neal Dodson.

Bill Nighy

AFM: Bill Nighy to lead comedy 'Triple Word Score'

1-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: DDI to launch sales on feature from The Railway Man screen-writer Frank Cottrell Boyce.

AFM

AFM: Red Sea Media to launch sales on 'Mystic Game'

1-Nov-2016 | By

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.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson, Neil Jordan team on 'The Trainer'

1-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

HanWay to commence sales on drama from Sully writer at the AFM.

James Franco

AFM: Germany’s Tiberius acquires James Franco’s 'Future World'

1-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The Munich-based distributor seals deals on eve of market, including for Elijah Wood-produced The Greasy Strangler.

alex lawther

Alex Lawther joins 'Ghost Stories' as shoot kicks off

1-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Actor joins the cast of supernatural thriller starring Paul Whitehouse, Martin Freeman.

Brenton Thwaites

AFM: Brenton Thwaites joins 'Entry Level'

31-Oct-2016 | By

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.

Gerard Butler Joe Alwyn

Gerard Butler, Joe Alwyn to head psychological thriller 'Keepers'

31-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Tom Grater

Protagonist Pictures will introduce the project to buyers at the AFM.

Cash Only

AFM: 108 Media unveils genre label slate

31-Oct-2016 | By

The Toronto-based sales agent on Monday announced the latest roster of international acquisitions under its 108 Madcap label.

Paper Year

AFM: Myriad to launch sales on 'Paper Year'

31-Oct-2016 | By

First Generation Films has commenced production in Toronto on the drama starring Eve Hewson and Avan Jogia.

AFM: Tom Hardy to star in Al Capone film 'Fonzo'

29-Oct-2016 | By

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.

Grass Stains

AFM: Concourse Film Trade picks up 'Grass Stains'

28-Oct-2016 | By

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.

AFM: Rebecca Ferguson joins 'The Lady And The Panda'

28-Oct-2016 | By

The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea has announced casting on the UK-China co-production ahead of the Santa Monica market next week.

Robert Redford

AFM: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck to star in 'The Old Man And The Gun'

28-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Rocket Science to handle sales at the upcoming AFM.

AFM: Casey Affleck to star in 'Villain'

28-Oct-2016 | By

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

AFM: Independent boards Joan Collins comedy

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

The Time Of Their Lives is written and directed by Roger Goldby.

I Remember You

AFM: TrustNordisk acquires horror 'I Remember You'

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Oskar Thór Axelsson’s second feature is based on Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s best-selling novel.

Going Places

First look: John Turturro in 'Lebowski' spin-off 'Going Places'

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

The director-star is reprising his role as Jesus Quintana from the Coen Brothers’ cult classic.

Rachel Weisz

FilmNation, Film4 team on 'Disobedience'

27-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation boards romantic drama starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy

AFM: Shoreline signs up for 'Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy'

27-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sean Astin and Gina Gershon star in the tongue-in-cheek mystery thriller sequel.

Michael Caine

AFM: Fortitude International boards 'Coup D’Etat'

27-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fortitude boards satirical comedy starring Michael Caine, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Jason Biggs and Seth Green.

A Dark Song

AFM: Kaleidoscope boards Steve Oram horror 'A Dark Song'

26-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

EXCLUSIVE: Liam Gavin’s occult horror stars Sightseers’ Steve Oram.

Let Me Go

AFM: Evolutionary Films to launch sci-fi 'Oceanus', Nazi drama 'Let Me Go'

26-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

London-based sales and production company boards Juliet Stevenson and Malcolm McDowell projects.

AFM: Voltage to tempt buyers with 'All Eyez On Me'

25-Oct-2016 | By

The Los Angeles company will introduce international sales next week on Morgan Creek Productions’ Tupac Shakur biopic.

David Tennant

AFM: DDI boards David Tennant rom-com 'You, Me And Him'

25-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: DDI boards rom-com starring Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay, David Tennant and Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners.

Charlie Hunnam

AFM: IM Global to fully finance Drake Doremus romance 'Zoe'

25-Oct-2016 | By

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.

Laurie Holden

Seville International boards 'Pyewacket' for AFM

25-Oct-2016 | By

The Canadian sales company heads to the Santa Monica market with worldwide rights to the occult horror film starring Laurie Holden.

Olga Kurylenko

AFM: Olga Kurylenko joins 'Jane Millen' for 13 Films

25-Oct-2016 | By

The actress will play the lead in the thriller which the Los Angeles-based company will finance and introduce to worldwide buyers next week.

Boys In The Trees

AFM: Myriad Pictures boards 'Boys In The Trees'

25-Oct-2016 | By

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.

Steel Country

Exclusive first look: Andrew Scott in crime-thriller 'Steel Country'

25-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Sherlock and Pride star in AFM-bound thriller from The King’s Speech producer.

Skarsgard

AFM: Nat Wolff, Alexander Skarsgård join thriller 'The Kill Team'

25-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Cornerstone will commence sales of the feature film adaptation of Dan Krauss’s acclaimed documentary The Kill Team at AFM.

Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning

Sequel to home ent hit 'Rise of the Footsoldier' underway in Marbella

25-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Principal photography has started on the third instalment in the lucrative UK crime franchise; Carnaby to sell at AFM.

Pinocchio

AFM exclusive: Toni Servillo to star in Matteo Garrone's 'Pinocchio'

24-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay to sell live-action feature produced by Jeremy Thomas and Jean Labadie; shoot set for spring 2017.

The Exchange to sell 'The Lady And The Panda'

24-Oct-2016 | By

CEO Brian O’Shea announced the new signing on Monday ahead of next week’s AFM in Santa Monica.

Lies We Tell

Spotlight Pictures brings eight new titles to AFM

24-Oct-2016 | By

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.

Double Date

AFM: Film Constellation boards comedy-horror 'Double Date'

24-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First look at feature starring Michael Socha, Georgia Groome; Matt Wilkinson, Maggie Monteith produce; Dexter Fletcher among cameos.

Shannon Purser

AFM: 'Stranger Things' star Shannon Purser joins 'Wish Upon'

24-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Netflix’s Stranger Things actress joins Joey King in Broad Green Pictures production; Mister Smith to sell at AFM.

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Len Blavatnik's AI to finance Tonya Harding film starring Margot Robbie

21-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Sierra/Affinity to handle sales at AFM on Craig Gillespie drama-biopic I, Tonya.

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AFM: Screen International to host World of Locations networking breakfast

20-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

Exclusive networking event will include production case studies and Q&As with local film commissions.

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AFM: TF1 picks up sales on bullying drama '1.54'

19-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Xavier Dolan collaborator Antoine Olivier Pilon has just opened in French-speaking Canada to strong reviews and box office.

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Studiocanal's Danny Perkins forecasts tough AFM for UK distributors

12-Oct-2016 | By

Perkins delivered this morning’s keynote address at the Film London Production Finance Market.

'What Happened To Monday', 'Ballerina' on AFM screening roster

11-Oct-2016 | By

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.

The Suicide Theory

Devilworks reveals AFM slate

11-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Line-up includes Australian thriller The Suicide Theory and US crime film Criticsized.

On The Road

Michael Winterbottom music movie 'On The Road' scores sales deal

6-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Independent boards feature about UK rock band Wolf Alice.

AFM projects theatre boost

18-May-2016 | By

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.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

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AFM 2016: Screen's dailies

Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the American Film Market (AFM) here.

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AFM 2016 Product Guide

Browse Screen International’s American Film Market (AFM) product guide here.

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Gallery: British Film Reception at AFM

British film industry figures were out in force at the market event on November 7.

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AFM: Korea buzz titles

Comedies, action thrillers and family films are just some of the highlights of the eclectic slate on offer from Korean film-makers at AFM.

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AFM 2016: buzz titles

Screen correspondents profile some of the hottest and most intriguing projects from around the world available to buyers here at the American Film Market.

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AFM: China & Hong Kong buzz titles

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.

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AFM preview: Brexit set to dominate industry talk

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.

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