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Jean Prewitt

IFTA heads extend contracts through 2018

13-Jul-2015 | By

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) announced the news on Monday concerning CEO and president Jean Prewitt and executive vice-president and American Film Market (AFM) managing director Jonathan Wolf.

AFM

AFM to launch China Conference

16-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Leaders from China’s film industry to attend new initiative at American Film Market.

James Franco and Megan Fox

Front Row locks 26 films from AFM

4-Dec-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Oliver Stone and Audiard dramas, Mel Gibson action Blood Father and Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire among haul.

Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon

Remain in Light secures AFM haul

13-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Benelux distributor inks string of hot titles.

Meryl Streep

Pathe sells Meryl Streep starrer Florence worldwide

12-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Deals include Germany, Australia, Italy, Japan.

Awake

AFM panel hails shock of the new

12-Nov-2014 | By

Emerging digital and bespoke theatrical platforms give filmmakers and distributors a fighting chance of success in the new era, attendees at the AFM’s distribution panel heard on Tuesday (November 11).

The Snow Queen 2

Snow Queen heads to Asia, Lat Am

11-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Russia’s Wizart secures new territory deals at AFM in Asia and Latin America.

Shelby

Highland buyers check into Shelby

10-Nov-2014 | By

Worldwide rights holders Highland Film Group has reported a slew of sales at AFM on Christmas tale Shelby starring Chevy Chase.

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The Butterfly God flies into AFM

10-Nov-2014 | By

APA is at the AFM touting North American rights to The Butterfly God, which Jay Russell of Ladder 49 fame has come on board to direct.

The Wave (Bolgen)

TrustNordisk closes Wave of presales

10-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

A one-minute teaser from the disaster movie was shown at the AFM.

Pegg's Absolutely Anything sells to China

10-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

The upcoming fantasy comedy is directed by Monty Python’s Terry Jones.

The Hateful Eight

Netflix component complicates Hateful Eight deals

9-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Some deals on The Hateful Eight held up by home entertainment strategy, say sources.

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All Roads leads to sales for AMBI

9-Nov-2014 | By

AMBI Distribution has announced a number of sales at AFM on All Roads Lead To Rome starring Sarah Jessica Parker.

Tarantino buzz tops busy AFM

9-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

AFM 2014 has seen steady business on a number of indie packages, many of which came together at the eleventh hour, with plenty more business on the horizon.

Das, Yisang Media partner on Ice Moon Rising

9-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Das Films has signed a deal with Beijing based Yisang Media Investment to finance the $35-$40m sci-fi.

FilmSharks cuts Papers deal with Disney

9-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film Sharks International has licensed Papers In The Wind to Disney in a pan-Latin American deal.

Alfonso Arau

Alfonso Arau readies period-romance

9-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Germany-set drama and TV mini-series in works.

Oliver Hirschbiegel

StudioCanal swoops on Hirschbiegel drama

9-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Beta Cinema sells resistance fighter biopic 13 Minutes.

The Pilgrim

Buyers in step with The Pilgrim

9-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Picture Tree International inks multiple deals on Paulo Coelho biopic.

Shanghai

D’Hive talks co-pros

9-Nov-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Shanghai-based media city expects to be able to launch specific projects and co-productions at Cannes 2015.

While We're Young

Icon adds five for UK

9-Nov-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Titles include Ben Younger’s Bleed For This and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young [pictured].

Sam Worthington

Sierra/Affinity draws heat on The Hunter's Prayer

8-Nov-2014 | By

The company has wrapped up a slew of sales on Jonathan Mostow’s upcoming thriller starring Sam Worthington and Odeya Rush.

Rupert Friend Homeland

Rupert Friend to direct Barton

8-Nov-2014 | By

Rupert Friend will make his feature directorial debut and star in Barton & Charlie & Checco & Bill, which Bron Studios and Fortitude International co-finance in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance.

Nicole Kidman

IM Global buyers find Secret

8-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Universal has struck a deal with IM Global for select international territories on The Secret In Their Eyes remake, set to commence production in late January in Los Angeles.

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ARC takes US on The Barber

8-Nov-2014 | By

ARC Entertainment has acquired all US rights to Chapman Filmed Entertainment’s thriller The Barber, which The Little Film Company is selling internationally.

The Black Rider

Pure Flix / Quality Flix boards Dancer, Rider

8-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Pure Flix / Quality Flix has added Dancer And The Dame and The Black Rider [pictured] to its AFM sales slate.

Uma Thurman

Buyers step into Fog with Uma Thurman

8-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Uma Thurman WWII drama is hot seller at AFM for Other Angle.

Rachael Leigh Cook

Rebel sells sci-fi to Germany

8-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Falcom Media Group has taken German, Austrian and German-speaking territory rights to Rebel Movies’ sci-fi Mindgate, set to star Rachael Leigh Cook.

Rialto boards Black Souls

8-Nov-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Francesco Munzi sells to US and Canada for Rai Com.

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DDI trades on The Littlest Reindeer

8-Nov-2014 | By

Double Dutch International (DDI) has closed deals on Awesometown’s Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer at AFM.

From The Dark

Raven Banner bulks up Canadian pipeline

8-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Raven Banner has picked up Canadian rights from Dark Sky Films/MPI to a trio of genre titles.

AB Negative

Chance iN tests AB Negative

8-Nov-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Japanese distributor picks up Neil Horner’s crime thriller from Jinga Films.

Producers ready The Black Album

8-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Producers Gina G Goff of Goff Productions and Rene Sheridan are at the AFM in talks with financiers and sales agents on horror-thriller The Black Album.

Backup visits Miike's Apocalypse

8-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nikkatsu pacts with Paris-based company, which will handle European sales on upcoming vampire yakuza movie.

Right Said Fred

Right Said Fred eyes film projects

8-Nov-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Fred and Richard Fairbrass, the musical duo best known as Right Said Fred, are attending the AFM to talk about their film plans.

The Water Diviner

The Water Diviner gets US release date

7-Nov-2014 | By

Warner Bros has set the US release date for Russell Crowe’s feature directorial debut.

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Mass Hysteria backs Remark Films

7-Nov-2014 | By

Daniel Grodnik’s New York-based Mass Hysteria Entertainment Company has teamed up with financiers Seth Kramer and Curt Kramer to fund fledgling production company Remark Films.

Charlize Theron

A24, DIRECTV enter Dark Places

7-Nov-2014 | By

The distributors have acquired all US rights to the Gillian Flynn adaptation in a deal with WME Global.

John Michael McDonagh

Bankside declares War with McDonagh

7-Nov-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Garrett Hedlund and Michael Pena to star in War on Everyone.

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Sales blossom for Bloom's Unlocked

7-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bloom has reported strong sales at AFM on its thriller Unlocked led by a deal with Lionsgate UK.

Noomi Rapace

Cargo holds talks on The Price

7-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Noomi Rapace will play the desperate mother of a kidnapped child in The Price, which worldwide rights holder Cargo Entertainment is selling at AFM.

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DDI boards trio for AFM

7-Nov-2014 | By

Double Dutch International president Jason Moring has secured worldwide sales rights from Trilight Entertainment  to Archie: Robodog, The Adventure Club and Derailed Dreams.

The Hateful Eight

AFM: buyers debate in-office reads

7-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

One talking point in the AFM halls this year has been TWC and Wild Bunch’s decision to ask buyers to sit in their offices to read the scripts for The Hateful Eight and Oliver Stone’s Untitled Edward Snowden film, respectively.

2 + 2

FilmSharks exploits remakes catalogue

7-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks International has been active on its remake catalogue, optioning Italian remake rights on Diego Kaplan’s hit Argentinian comedy 2 + 2 to Mediaset subsidiary TaoDue.

Marcia Gay Harden

Red Sea books into The Librarian

7-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Roman Kopelevich’s Red Sea Media will handle all international sales on adventure comedy The Librarian starring Marcia Gay Harden and Spanish star Oscar Jaenada.

Let Us Prey

Buyers Prey with Metrodome

7-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: US, Canada, UK deals for horror.

Shashank Arora

Shashank Arora lines up with Q

7-Nov-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Indian director Q has signed Titli star Shashank Arora to play the title role in B Naman.

Battles Scars

TriCoast bring Battle Scars to AFM

7-Nov-2014 | By

Los Angeles-Based TriCoast Worldwide has acquired worldwide sales rights to Virtu* Entertainment’s Battle Scars and is selling here at AFM.

Duvall's Wild Horses wraps shoot

7-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Production has wrapped on Robert Duvall’s Wild Horses, which Voltage Pictures is selling internationally at the AFM.

Hellmouth

Raven Banner descends into hell

7-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Raven Banner is in talks with buyers here on a raft of new titles led by fantasy horror Hellmouth from a screenplay by Pontypool writer Tony Burgess.

Spandau Ballet Soul Boys of the Western World

Metro records Spandau Ballet doc deals

7-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Buyers launch Metro International doc.

Carnaby Int'l brings London Town to market

7-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Carnaby International has come on to sell two films under its deal with filmmaker Stuart Brennan — football drama London Town and He Will Hang.

SuperFast!

Ketchup, Altitude form pact

7-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Altitude to distribute Ketchup titles across UK home ent, pay TV and free TV windows.

Blood Moon

Uncork’d rises with Blood Moon

7-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

UK genre specialist Jinga has sold Jeremy Wooding’s werewolf western to US.

Anick Poirier

Séville trio sparks strong buyer response

6-Nov-2014 | By

Séville International has announced a slew of sales ahead of the AFM on The Dark Horse, Elephant Song and An Eye For Beauty.

Over Your Dead Body

Mongrel Int'l strikes North American deal on Body

6-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International in partnership with Celluloid Dreams has licensed North American rights for Takashi Miike’s Over Your Dead Body to Shout! Factory.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Wild Bunch taps Stone’s Snowden picture

6-Nov-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film on National Security Agency whistleblower to shoot in Munich in 2015.

Jackie Chan

SNC to co-finance Skiptrace

6-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Shanghai New Culture Media Group Company Limited (SNC) has come on to co-finance Jackie Chan action-comedy Skiptrace, which Bloom sells internationally.

Elliot The Littlest Reindeer

DDI seals Awesometown pact

6-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Double Dutch International (DDI) president Jason Moring has announced an output deal to sell worldwide rights to Awesometown Entertainment’s animations kicking off at AFM with $16m Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer.

Ioanna Stais

Heretic starts new fest/sales consultancy

6-Nov-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Producers Giorgos Karnavas and Konstantinos Kontovrakis of Athens-based Heretic Productions are teaming with Ioanna Stais to launch Heretic Outreach, a new initiative to help the global reach of innovative films from Southeastern Europe.

John Malkovich

Unlocked thriller bulks up cast

6-Nov-2014 | By

John Malkovich and Toni Collette have joined the Bourne-style female action thriller that Bloom represents for international sales at AFM.

Jae-woo Kim

Jae-woo Kim joins 13 Films

6-Nov-2014 | By

Jae-woo Kim has joined Los Angeles-based 13 Films as director of international sales and is at the AFM talking up new titles Voice From The Stone, Extortion and Loitering With Intent.

Liz En Septiembre

CMG to sell Liz En Septiembre

6-Nov-2014 | By

Cinema Management Group has acquired worldwide rights to Venezuelan hit Liz En Septiembre.

Snowden SXSW

Open Road, Endgame buy Ed Snowden film

6-Nov-2014 | By

UPDATED NOVEMBER 7: Open Road and Endgame Entertainment have acquired US rights to Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden film, which is proving to be a hot draw at the AFM.

Redeemer

MPI Media Group finds Redeemer

6-Nov-2014 | By

MPI Media Group has acquired all North American rights to Redeemer uniting director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza with Chilean action star Marko Zaror. XYZ Films launches international sales here at AFM.

Nicolas Cage

Saban Films takes The Trust

6-Nov-2014 | By

The nascent distributor has picked up North American rights to the Nicolas Cage crime thriller. Highland Film Group handles international sales.

Alicia Silverstone

Epic to sell Who Gets The Dog?

6-Nov-2014 | By

Epic Pictures Group will handle worldwide sales and serve as executive producer on the rom-com starring Alicia Silverstone.

Colonia

Beta picks up thriller Colonia

6-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Mikael Nyqvist star in thriller.

Ron Gell

Buyers flock to God's Not Dead

6-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Buyers have responded strongly to Pure Flix’s $110m worldwide smash, led by a sale to Signature in the UK.

Susan Sarandon

Radiant shines with Happy

6-Nov-2014 | By

Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney and Stephen Amell are in talks to star in Mandalay Pictures’ comedy Whatever Makes You Happy. Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has introduced the project to buyers at AFM.

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Electric to crack market with Hacker

6-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has secured all worldwide rights to the international thriller and started talks with AFM buyers.

Michael Shannon

Bloom boards Elvis & Nixon

6-Nov-2014 | By

Michael Shannon will play Elvis Presley opposite Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon in the latest Bloom international sales title.

Arbitrage

Solution finds Cedar’s Strategies

6-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Gere to star in Oren Moverman-produced drama.

Portia De Rossi

Lightning boards Now Add Honey

6-Nov-2014 | By

The sales company’s Ken DuBow is talking to AFM buyers on the film starring Portia de Rossi, Lucy Fry, Robyn Butler and Ben Lawson.

The Messenger

CMG takes Messenger to AFM

6-Nov-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Paranormal thriller is directed by David Blair and stars Robert Sheehan, Joely Richardson and Lily Cole.

Jean Reno

The Squad flies to buyers

6-Nov-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French remake of The Sweeney, starring Jean Reno, is currently shooting in Paris.

Blazing Samurai

GFM rides with Blazing Samurai

6-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Rob Minkoff, Yair Landau produce family animation.

Koch enters Tiger House

6-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Ed Skrein, Kaya Scodelario star in thriller.

The Hateful Eight cast confirmed

6-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Channing Tatum confirmed as cast addition along with Demian Bichir, film to shoot in Telluride from December.

The House at the End of Time

Buyers enter Hidalgo’s House

6-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Jinga’s Screamfest winner The House at the End of Time has sold to Dark Sky Films for USA and Universum for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum lined up for Hateful Eight

6-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Screen sources confirm Magic Mike star lined up for Quentin Tarantino’s western.

Nova

Astro Shaw blasts to AFM with Nova

6-Nov-2014 | By

Malaysia’s Astro Shaw is bringing a slate of new productions to AFM, headed by sci-fi road comedy Nova, as it ramps up production with an eye on international markets.

Xmoor

Xmoor sells for WTF

6-Nov-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

British horror thriller [pictured] sells to the UK, Scandinavia and Greece.

Woody, Quentin and Al align for AFM

5-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation has begun talks at the AFM on the upcoming untitled Woody Allen project, one of several new titles to emerge on the eve of the market.

Standoff

Voltage brings Standoff to AFM

5-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Pictures arrives at the AFM with international rights to the thriller Standoff starring Laurence Fishburne and Thomas Jane.

Matthew McConaughey

IM Global touts Free State Of Jones

5-Nov-2014 | By

Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey will star for Gary Ross in the $65m Civil War drama The Free State Of Jones that has got tongues wagging at AFM.

Rooney Mara

Relativity, Voltage privy to The Secret Scripture

5-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Relativity Studios has acquired US rights from Ferndale Films and Jim Sheridan to The Secret Scripture, which Voltage Pictures has come on to sell internationally at AFM.

Chloe Moretz

Lotus boards November Criminals

5-Nov-2014 | By

Busy Lotus Entertainment will co-finance and co-produce Sacha Gervasi’s November Criminals starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Catherine Keener and has introduced to AFM buyers.

Billy Crudup

Myriad gets in ring with Glass Chin

5-Nov-2014 | By

Noah Buschel directed Glass Chin, which premiered at Tribeca and tells of a former boxing champion who falls on hard times and makes a deal with a crooked restaurateur to get back in the game.

Possessed

FilmSharks touts animation Possessed

5-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks International has come on to sell worldwide rights to the stop-motion feature Possessed (Pos Eso) from former Aardman Animations animator Sam.

Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon

Shannon, Weisz lead Joshua Marston drama

5-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Parts & Labor-produced English-language drama sold by Protagonist.

Wuershan

IM Global scares up Ghouls

5-Nov-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: IM Global and China’s Wanda Media are teaming for worldwide sales, excluding China, for Wanda’s action adventure film The Ghouls.

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Scott Sava finds Chinese partners on Animal Crackers

5-Nov-2014 | By

Scott Christian Sava and Animal Crackers Ltd are partnering with Beijing Wenhua Dongrun Investment Co and China Film Co Ltd on their animated feature Animal Crackers. Odin’s Eye handles international sales at AFM.

Uma Thurman

Thurman to star in Night and Fog

5-Nov-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Actress to play WWII secret agent Vera Atkins; Paris-based sales agent Other Angle launching sales at the AFM.

Good Kill

Arrow takes two from Voltage

5-Nov-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor picks up Good Kill [pictured] and Politics of Love.

Black Beauty

Epic corrals Black Beauty for AFM

5-Nov-2014 | By

Epic Pictures Group is handling international sales at the market on a contemporary adaptation of Black Beauty.

Xavier Gens

Lotus stakes claim to Crucifixion

5-Nov-2014 | By

Lotus Entertainment kicks off pre-sales at AFM on the horror film from Xavier Gens and the producer behind horror hits Annabelle and The Conjuring.

Ray Bell

Cloud-based marketplace DFCN launches

5-Nov-2014 | By

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Ray Bell has announced the commercial launch at AFM of cloud-based online marketplace Digital Film Cloud Network (DFCN).

Breakthrough, Anchor Bay dive into The Drownsman

5-Nov-2014 | By

Anchor Bay has taken all rights in the US, UK and Australia/New Zealand to The Drownsman, which Breakthrough Entertainment is selling at the AFM.

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper to play JD Salinger

5-Nov-2014 | By

Chris Cooper will play the reclusive author in Angel Grace Productions’ Coming Through The Rye.

Christina Hendricks

Hendricks sings with Lynn’s Hurricanes

5-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metro International to launch sales on female buddy movie.

Gangnam Blues

Showbox deals Gangnam style

5-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Distributor seals raft of pre-sales to most of Asia, including Japan and China.

My Love, My Bride

9ers' Bride finds partners

5-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of AFM, company also books sales on Cart and Sea In Snow Breeze.

I Am Big Bird

Kaleidoscope flies with Big Bird

5-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit nabs doc I Am Big Bird [pictured].

Iggy Pop, Jessica Brown Findlay projects on Carnaby slate

5-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Zombie-horror Plan Z, TV series also among slate.

A Nightingale Falling

7 & 7 catches A Nightingale Falling

5-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit launches Ireland-set period-romance.

Roaring Currents

Roaring Currents makes waves for CJ

5-Nov-2014 | By

Korean smash hit [pictured] sells to Germany, Latin American and Italy, among others.

FIFF

M-Line picks up Fox’s Enemies

5-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy thriller is directed by Im Sang-soo [pictured] and sales will be launched at AFM.

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts is Shut In with EuropaCorp

5-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EuropaCorp swoops on buzzed-about David Linde thriller.

Jean-Patrick Benes

Gaumont racks up sales on Ares

5-Nov-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Post-apocalyptic tale, executive produced by Louis Leterrier, marks feature debut for Jean-Patrick Benes [pictured], director of hit TV series Kaboul Kitchen.

California High

Parkland pops California High

5-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit to shop doc on marijuana legalisation.

The Perfect Husband

Devilworks finds Perfect Husband

5-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Genre specialist launches debut English-language horror.

Secret Sharer

Moviehouse bags four for AFM

5-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: David Marconi action-thriller, Peter Fudakowski’s romance [pictured] among slate.

Ross Dinerstein

Ross Dinerstein launches Campfire

4-Nov-2014 | By

Former co-CEO of Preferred Film & TV Ross Dinerstein has launched the production company backed by Content Media.

Chadwick Boseman

eOne, Ink Factory to deliver Message from the King

4-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Chadwick Boseman to star, Fabrice Du Welz to direct.

Golshifteh Farahani

Aldamisa to sell City Of Strangers

4-Nov-2014 | By

Aldamisa Films has come on to handle international sales at AFM on the thriller.

The Wrecking Crew

Magnolia brings The Wrecking Crew to AFM

4-Nov-2014 | By

Magnolia Pictures is handling international sales on The Wrecking Crew, Denny Tedesco’s documentary about the group of studio musicians who played with Elvis, The Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra, among others.

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Lightning adds two to AFM slate

4-Nov-2014 | By

Lightning Entertainment has bulked up its AFM war chest and will introduce buyers to The Blackout and Brookstreet Pictures’ horror-thriller GirlHouse.

Turkey Shoot

Guardian, Lightning land Turkey Shoot

4-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Guardian Entertainment International in collaboration with Lightning Entertainment has acquired world sales rights to Jon Hewitt’s action film starring Dominic Purcell.

The Survivalist

K5 announces AFM slate

4-Nov-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Stephen Fingleton’s The Survivalist among titles.

Ola Rapace

Tiberius Film boards Ares

4-Nov-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Leading German independent distributor acquires action thriller, starring Ola Rapace [pictured], ahead of AFM along with three other titles.

Jake Gyllenhaal

IM Global, Antoine Fuqua line up Snow

3-Nov-2014 | By

Nightcrawler star Jake Gyllenhaal will re-team with director Antoine Fuqua on new AFM sales title The Man Who Made It Snow after the pair recently wrapped production on Southpaw.

Lucy Liu

Visit Films gets Snakehead, Always Shine

3-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe and his team have acquired rights to a pair of titles and will commence sales at AFM this week.

Shekhar Kapur

Lotus brings Tiger’s Curse to AFM

3-Nov-2014 | By

Shekhar Kapur will direct the epic adventure project that Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel will introduce to buyers this week.

Let's Kill Ward's Wife

Epic to sell Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife

3-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Wilson stars in the dark comedy that international rights holder Epic will introduce to AFM buyers this week.

Tannaz Anisi

13 Films boards Voice From The Stone

3-Nov-2014 | By

The supernatural thriller stars Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones and the upcoming Terminator: Genisys.

Nicolas Winding Refn

Gaumont, Wild Bunch team on Refn’s Neon Demon

3-Nov-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New picture described as a horror film with a young female cast; companies also collaborated on Only God Forgives.

Fraternity

Epic to sell UK war film Fraternity

2-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Epic Pictures Group has acquired world sales rights heading into the AFM to Mike Carter’s film.

Charlie's Farm

Shoreline AFM-bound with Charlie’s Farm

2-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The slasher film stars Tara Reid, Nathan Jones, Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley.

Ryan Kwanten

Voltage boards Blunt Force Trauma

31-Oct-2014 | By

Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures has strengthened its AFM war chest with international rights to the action title starring Ryan Kwanten, Freida Pinto and Mickey Rourke.

Dominic Purcell

Red Sea Media to handle Gridlocked at AFM

31-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The action-thriller stars Dominic Purcell, Danny Glover, Cody Hackman and Stephen Lang and is in post.

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam joins Thai boxing thriller

31-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay to sell Jean-Stephane Sauvaire’s Thai boxing prison thriller A Prayer Before Dawn at AFM.

R Gervais

Ricky Gervais comedy heads to AFM

31-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Gervais to write, direct and star alongside Eric Bana; Protagonist to sell.

Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie horror heads to production

31-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Halloween-set horror 31 AFM-bound with Protagonist.

Bruce Willis

QED to sell Magic City feature

31-Oct-2014 | By

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Olga Kurylenko, Danny Huston and Kelly Lynch will star in the adaptation that QED will introduce at AFM.

Bravetown

Lightning invites buyers to Bravetown

31-Oct-2014 | By

Lightning Entertainment has bolstered its AFM slate with international sales rights to the drama starring Lucas Till, Josh Duhamel and hot awards contender Laura Dern.

Wild Bunch to launch pan-European digital distribution

31-Oct-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

First title destined for e-distribution slate is Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno. Company will be on hunt for suitable titles at the AFM.

Boulevard

IFP to kick off Boulevard sales

31-Oct-2014 | By

Inception Film Partners will be at AFM screening and selling international territories on the Tribeca world premiere starring the late Robin Williams.

Paz Vega

Paz Vega joins SJP in Rome

31-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Paz Vega has joined Sarah Jessica Parker, Claudia Cardinale, Rosie Day and Raoul Bova in All Roads Lead To Rome.

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Family film Mummy heads to AFM

31-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Dutch sales agent Dutch Features Global Entertainment to screen family film at market.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

AFM 2014: Day 5

AFM 2014: Screen's dailies

Download Screen International’s daily magazines from AFM here.

AFM Product Guide 2014

AFM 2014 Product Guide

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

Villa Aurora

Gallery: AFM 2014 parties

After a hard day’s work at the recent market in Santa Monica, movers and shakers let their hair down

Champs

Bert Marcus & Mike Tyson, Champs

Director Bert Marcus and subject Mike Tyson tell Jeremy Kay about how their boxing documentary, Champs, transcends the world of sports.

AFM Buzz Titles

American Film Market buzz titles

As international sales companies arrive in Santa Monica, Screen correspondents profile a selection of key titles, at various stages of production, available in the market.

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AFM: Ready for business

As A-list projects become more difficult to package, talent heads to TV and the Netflix effect remains uncertain, can AFM offer a silver lining, asks Jeremy Kay.

Little Big Master

Buzz titles: Hong Kong

A host of films from Hong Kong are lining up at AFM, including Pang Ho Cheung’s return home, Soi Cheang’s sci-fi action thriller and Tsui Hark’s hotly tipped 3D spy movie. Sarah Cooper reports

The Con Artists

Buzz titles: Korea

Some of South Korea’s hottest films are being sold at this year’s AFM, from Im Kwon-taek’s 102nd film to the Detective K sequel. Jean Noh reports.

Meeting Dr. Sun

Buzz titles: Taiwan

The year’s hottest Taiwanese films are being sold here at AFM. Sarah Cooper profiles a selection of the key titles, at all stages of production.

David Lipman, Producer - Caroline Norbury, Creative England CEO - Tom Payne, Actor - Jennifer Ackerman, Model

Creative England and The Agency in LA

Creative England and The Agency kicked off a week of Los Angeles activities with a reception at the British Consul General’s Residence on Monday evening.

Corin Hardy on set of The Hallow

Corin Hardy, The Hallow

Corin Hardy, a former Screen International Star of Tomorrow and director of The Hallow, tells Ian Sandwell about bringing a special intensity to his feature.

Ehud Bleiberg and The Iceman director Ariel Vromen

Ehud Bleiberg, Bleiberg Entertainment

Ehud Bleiberg looks back on his 30-year career, telling Jeremy Kay about his AFM slate and how he is adapting to new distribution models.

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