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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.

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Pathe reveals AFM sales of 'Viceroy’s House'

16-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Period drama stars Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville and The X Files’ Gillian Anderson as Lord and Lady Mountbatten.

Bleiberg’s 'Experimenter' clicks with AFM buyers

13-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bleiberg Entertainment has sold out Michael Almereyda’s psychological thriller starring Peter Sarsgaard led by a deal with StudioCanal for the UK and Rialto in Australia and New Zealand.

Nicolas Winding Refn

Front Row scores 20 titles at AFM

13-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Films include Maniac Cop, produced by Nicolas Winding Refn, and The Discovery, starring Nicholas Hoult and Rooney Mara.

Ben Wheatley

Alchemy enters Ben Wheatley’s 'Free Fire'

11-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 12 UPDATE: In a significant development at AFM that illustrates its ambitions, the distributor confirmed it has picked up US rights to the British wunderkind’s crime thriller.

Mercury Plains

Carnaby slate draws AFM buyers

11-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: US, France, Australia, Germany among deals; Mercury Plains, Iggy Pop thriller ink sales.


Finnish agents talk up 'Snow White Trilogy'

10-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: AFM attendees have been in talks over a potential YA film or TV adaptation of another Scandinavian property to take the book world by storm.

Dominant, GLG Capital strengthen ties

10-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Financier Michael Gianfriddo of Dominant Entertainment and capital markets expert Greg Gantman of GLG Capital have launched a strategic partnership to provide asset-based alternative financing for the entertainment and media industries.

Travis Stevens

Snowfort, AMP announce co-pro slate

9-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

First project will be Trent Haaga’s 68 Kill, based on the crime novel by Bryan Smith.


Slow AFM eyes China, market shifts

8-Nov-2015 | By

While China’s high-level forays into Hollywood have dominated the conversation all week, the view at ground level at a quiet AFM is of a market in fundamental flux where lower tier companies are locked in a fight for survival.

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AFM: Magnolia acquires 'The Last King'

8-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: North American deal for action-adventure starring Game Of Thrones, Kon-Tiki stars.

Christophe Gans

'20,000 Leagues' dives into AFM

8-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: In its second bold statement of intent at AFM, the Los Angeles-based sales company has introduced 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea to the market, a rival project to Bryan Singer’s recently announced version of the timeless Jules Verne classic.

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Amazon Studios buys Refn's 'Neon Demon', plans theatrical

8-Nov-2015 | By Screen staff

Gaumont and Wild Bunch pact with online giant.

Ian Hart joins 'Modern Life Is Rubbish'

8-Nov-2015 | By

The Exchange handles worldwide rights to the rom-com at the AFM.

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PNP takes 'Break Point' from Myriad

8-Nov-2015 | By

Learning To Drive collaborators reuinte on tennis comedy.

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'The Dead Room' flies for Raven

8-Nov-2015 | By

AFM horror title sells to Middle East, South Korea and more.

2 Nights Till Morning

Wide Management inks Lat Am, Korea deals

8-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: 2 Nights Till Morning, Panama among in-demand titles.

Natural Born Pranksters

US BRIEFS: Lionsgate acquires 'Natural Born Pranksters'

7-Nov-2015 | By

Studio teams with YouTube stars on day-and-date launch

The People Vs Fritz Bauer

Cohen Media Group picks up 'The People Vs. Fritz Bauer'

7-Nov-2015 | By

Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American rights from Beta Cinema at AFM to Lars Kraume’s historical drama.

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Industry lynchpins address market malaise at AFM

7-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Participant CEO David Linde among those to address challenges during AFM finance conference.

Saulnier’s 'Green Room' secures France deal

7-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Jokers inks deal with WestEnd for Jeremy Saulnier thriller.

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IM Global takes Chinese rights to 'The Noble Family'

7-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The company has taken Chinese remake rights to the Mexican hit.

Elliot The Littlest Reindeer

DDI, Fleet-Fairhaven launch $50m P&A fund

7-Nov-2015 | By

Double Dutch International (DDI) has struck a $50m P&A fund with the private wealth management firm.


Little Film Co finds 'The Perfect Physique'

7-Nov-2015 | By

The Little Film Company has come on to handle worldwide sales on The Perfect Physique and is in talks with AFM buyers.

Mischa Barton

Alchemy conjures Rebel quartet for US

7-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Alchemy takes Mischa Barton [pictured], Tara Reid, Paz De La Huerta titles.

Hungry Hearts

Klockworx takes 'Bovary', 'Hearts'

7-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Radiant Films International has struck at the market with Klockworx for Japanese rights to two titles on its slate.

Ronda Rousey

Vladar in the 'Hurt Business'

7-Nov-2015 | By

New York-based The Vladar Company has been talking with buyers on a trio of new titles led by mixed martial arts documentary The Hurt Business.

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China production catching up to Hollywood

7-Nov-2015 | By

The president of China Film Co-Production Corporation told an AFM panel on Friday that local producers want collaboration with American and international counterparts in order to make better films that can travel.

Nigel Thomas

Benattar/Thomas aim for Iraq war book 'Sniper One'

7-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: LA production outfit takes rights to Iraq war story.

Nobody Wants the Night

Coixet’s recut Berlin opener re-enters market

7-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metro International takes over from Elle Driver on Juliette Binoche drama.

Liam Neeson

Lionsgate snaps up two from StudioCanal

6-Nov-2015 | By

The studio has picked up US rights to Liam Neeson starrer The Commuter and Our Kind Of Traitor starring Ewan McGregor.

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Mongrel's 'Goddesses' lure deals

6-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International has closed key territories on Pan Nalin’s recent Rome audience award winner Angry Indian Goddesses heading into Sunday’s market premiere screening.

Ted Geoghegan

Dark Sky, Snowfort team on 'Satanic Panic'

6-Nov-2015 | By

The partners have hired Ted Geoghegan to direct the follow-up to his acclaimed SXSW 2015 selection We Are Still Here. MPI has begun talks with international buyers at the AFM.

Michael J Fox

DDI buyers lap up Michael J Fox in 'A.R.C.H.I.E.'

6-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Double Dutch International (DDI) has closed several key territories at the AFM on A.R.C.H.I.E. starring Michael J Fox.

Duane Adler

Myriad tempts buyers with 'Heartbeats'

6-Nov-2015 | By

Myriad Pictures and Das Films have signed an exclusive deal with US-based Dance Network on the upcoming dance feature Heartbeats that Myriad is selling at AFM.

Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman joins 'Felt'

6-Nov-2015 | By

The latest piece of key casting has dropped into the Watergate spy thriller that Sierra/Affinity is selling at the AFM.

Todd Olsson

Todd Olsson, Kenner Bolt join IFT

6-Nov-2015 | By

Todd Olsson has joined International Film Trust as a sales consultant and Kenner Bolt has been appointed to the newly created position of director of acquisitions.

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Pureflix strikes deals on busy slate

6-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ron Gell has introduced three faith and family-friendly titles here under the Pure Flix Quality Flix banner and reports a number of early sales.


IM Global promotes trio

6-Nov-2015 | By

Joanne Lee and JR Smith have been promoted to director of acquisitions positions at IM Global and Weihan Zhang has been promoted to senior manager, sales and acquisitions Asia.

Amy Winehouse

Lotus boards sales on Amy Winehouse biopic

6-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Director aims for “innovative, emotional and life affirming approach” to icon’s life.

Nathaniel McCormick

The Exchange promotes Nathaniel McCormick, hires Caddy Vanasiriku

6-Nov-2015 | By

CEO Brian O’Shea at the Los Angeles-based sales company has promoted Nathaniel McCormick to evp of worldwide distribution.

bay of silence

Thurman, Stephens, Jokinen enter IFT’s 'Bay Of Silence'

6-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: US sales outfit launches Antti J.Jokinen thriller at AFM.

Jason Statham

Statham signs on for Wimmer thriller

6-Nov-2015 | By

Jason Statham is back in the market in Untitled Kurt Wimmer Project, a thriller collaboration between Statham and Steven Chasman’s SJ Pictures and China-based Road Pictures.

Bitter Harvest

Canadian financier launches with 'Bitter Harvest'

6-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian financier puts Ukrainian plight on agenda with Spotlight Pictures drama; other investments possible.

The Boys Who Cried Wolf

M-Line snags KAFA grads

6-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Seoul-based sales agent M-Line Distribution has signed an agreement to handle all graduate films from the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA), one of South Korea’s leading film schools.


'Tangerine' duo plot next moves

6-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Trans actress Mya Taylor developing TV series about her transition.

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Syndicado extends First Hand deal

6-Nov-2015 | By

US and Canada-based distributor Syndicado has extended its deal with Zurich-based documentary and TV producer, sales agent and distributor First Hand Films.

Baba Joon

Israel Film Fest of LA heads to AFM

6-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles is coinciding with the AFM to showcase Israeli films and TV shows during the market for the first time.

Death Valley

Boll brings Death Valley

6-Nov-2015 | By

Uwe Boll’s Event Film has been enticing buyers at AFM with the noir thriller Death Valley.

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'Rise Of The Krays' marches to US

6-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Grindstone picks up gangster crime-drama.

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Cargo pushes Duhamel flick

6-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cargo Entertainment and Radiant Films are shopping Lost In The Sun at AFM.

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Prescience launches Ignition film and TV fund

6-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ignition Media Finance to lend producers 20% of budgets during pre-production.


STX Entertainment closes output deals

5-Nov-2015 | By

The studio has announced at AFM more than 20 output partners as it builds its international network and revealed further details of the films that will be offered to distributors including Toronto pick-up Hardcore.

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Amy Winehouse biopic tempts Noomi Rapace

5-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo lead in talks to star as iconic UK soul singer.


US BRIEFS: IFC Midnight takes US on 'The Pack'

5-Nov-2015 | By

Plus… Fortitude International begins sales on Android; AFI FEST sets Johnny Depp on-stage conversation; The Strand acquires The KindWords … and more.

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Diane Lane joins 'Felt' cast

5-Nov-2015 | By

The actress has joined Liam Neeson on the Watergate thriller that Sierra/Affinity represents at the AFM.


AFM: Myriad Pictures boards 'The Parts You Lose'

5-Nov-2015 | By

Game Of Thrones regular Carice van Houten has joined Aaron Paul on the drama that Myriad Pictures has introduced to international buyers at the market.

Berlin Syndrome

Artificial Eye snaps up Palmer-starring 'Berlin Syndrome'

5-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: MFI reveals first pre-sales on Cate Shortland’s third feature.

Land of Mine

K5 inks key deals on TIFF premiere 'Land Of Mine'

5-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: France, Spain, Italy, Australia among territory deals on well-received Danish drama.


Signature inks Beta, Solution deals

5-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Ambitious UK distributor adds Colonia, Man Down.

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TF1 books 'Babysitting 2' sales

5-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Sequel due to hit French screens in December.

Samantha Barks

Samantha Barks dances to Hilary Shor romantic-drama

5-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Les Miserables star joins new cast on Everything Carries Me To You.


Thunderbird ties up with 'Entanglement'

5-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Vancouver-based Thunderbird Films continues its push into sales and announced at AFM it has acquired worldwide rights to the comedy Entanglement starring Thomas Middleditch and Jess Weixler.


Pantelion parties with spring break comedy

5-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Pantelion has begun talks with international buyers here on the teen sex comedy Sundown starring Camilla Belle, Teri Hatcher and Sara Paxton.

Na Hong-jin

Finecut picks up Na Hong-jin mystery 'Gokseong'

5-Nov-2015 | By

Seoul-based sales company Finecut has picked up international rights to Gokseong.


Travolta's 'Gotti' is hot seller for Highland

5-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group also has Schwarzenegger revenge drama 478 on offer at AFM.

Pierce Brosnan

Green-Light taps into 'Urge'

5-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based Green-Light International has come on to handle sales at the AFM on the Pierce Brosnan thriller Urge.

Wicked Flying Monkeys

Grindstone flys with FilmSharks' 'Monkeys'

5-Nov-2015 | By

Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired North American rights from Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks to Wicked Flying Monkeys.


Raven bites on 'Hexecutioners'

5-Nov-2015 | By

Raven Banner Entertainment are selling the film at AFM.

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Elizabeth Banks to star in 'Rita Hayworth' for Radiant

4-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The red-hot star will play a WWII photographer stranded on a Pacific Island in Rita Hayworth With A Hand Grenade, which Radiant Films International has introduced to AFM buyers.

Xavier Dolan

Seville International boards 'John F. Donovan'

4-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Anick Poirier and her sales team swing into the AFM with worldwide rights to Xavier Dolan’s first English-language project The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan starring Jessica Chastain and Game Of Thrones heartthrob Kit Harrington.

Levi Miller

Pan’s Levi Miller moves into 'Safe Neighborhood'

4-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Chris Peckover’s Sydney-set home invasion thriller to shoot early 2016.

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Sam Claflin enlists in WWI classic 'Journey’s End'

4-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Claflin, Freddie Highmore, Paul Bettany attached to feature adaptation.

Lena Headey

Myriad’s Scoundrel Media to sell 'The Woman Of The Woods'

4-Nov-2015 | By

Myriad Pictures’s genre label will finance and handle worldwide sales on the thriller to star Lena Headey.

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Ricky Gervais joins 'Blazing Samurai'

4-Nov-2015 | By

The British comedian will star in the Mass Animation, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, Flying Tigers Entertainment and GFM Films animation that GFM is touting at the AFM.

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Brian Cox to star in 'Churchill'

4-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Brian Welsh to direct drama about lead up to D-Day landing.

Alix Vaillot

Gaumont’s 'Heartstrings' pulls sales

4-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Violin prodigy Alix Vaillot [pictured] stars as a musician battling blindness.

Fight Valley

Breaking Glass boards 'Fight Valley'

4-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Glass has secured worldwide rights heading into AFM on the action drama starring a bevy of UFC superstars.

Last Call For Nowhere

TF1 runs for de Chauveron’s 'Last Call'

4-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Last Call for Nowhere sold to Neue Visionen for Germany and Frenetic for Switzerland.

Boundless partners launch Firebrand

4-Nov-2015 | By

US-based Boundless Pictures founder Courtney Lauren Penn and co-founder Brandon Burrows have launched subsidiary label Firebrand to handle elevated-genre pictures budgeted up to $10m.


Arclight closes early sales on 'A Few Less Men'

4-Nov-2015 | By

Arclight Films has announced the start of principal Photography in Perth, Western Australia, on A Few Less Men and a slew of key pre-sales.

Sleeping Beauty

XLrator Media acquires US on 'The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty'

4-Nov-2015 | By

The deal with sales agent Bleiberg Entertainment will see the companies partner on an episodic series based on the fantasy thriller.


Arrow picks up Gere, Brody titles

4-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor acquires The Benefactor, Backtrack, The Pack and Anguish.

Erik Van Looy

The Works votes for Van Looy's 'Prime Minister'

4-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Company also boards documentary The Climb.

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'Top Cat Begins' gets sales deal

4-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit Kaleidoscope boards family animation.


The Exchange, SPWA strike deal on 'A Street Cat Named Bob'


Sony Pictures Worldwide has acquired a large swathe of territories from The Exchange to the Luke Treadaway drama including the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Scandinavia and Latin America.

Josh Hartnett to star in 'Gut Instinct'

4-Nov-2015 | By

Montreal-based Caramel Films and Hollywood’s Mednick Productions have cast Josh Hartnett in the police thriller.


Keitel one of Premiere’s 'Chosen'

4-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Premiere Entertainment Group arrives at the market with worldwide rights to UK-based Sterling Pictures’ WWII action film Chosen starring Harvey Keitel.

Liam Neeson

Finecut lands Neeson war movie

4-Nov-2015 | By

Korea’s Finecut has picked up John H Lee’s upcoming war movie Operation Chromite, starring Liam Neeson as General Douglas MacArthur.

Jackie Chan

Golden Network dials up Jackie Chan trio

4-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Golden Network will be at the AFM with a trio of Jackie Chan films including action comedy Railroad Tigers and adventure comedy Kung Fu Yoga.

Look Who's Back

Beta fired up for Hitler comedy sales

4-Nov-2015 | By

German sales outfit Beta is reporting huge buyer interest in Look Who’s Back; also launching Hevn.

Wonderful Nightmare

M-Line has 'Wonderful Nightmare'

4-Nov-2015 | By

Seoul-based sales agent M-Line Distribution has picked up new titles from Lee Joon-ik and Lee Sung-gang and sealed a Japanese deal on Kang Hyo-jin’s Wonderful Nightmare [pictured].

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey joins 'Billionaire Boys Club'

3-Nov-2015 | By

The Oscar winner will play murdered Beverly Hills high-flier Ron Levin alongside Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton on the project that Good Universe introduces to buyers this week.

Nicole Kidman

SKE to finance 'The Silent Wife'

3-Nov-2015 | By

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) has come on to fully finance and co-produce the thriller that FilmNation is introducing to buyers at the market.

J.K. Simmons

Fortitude International to sell 'The Bachelors'

3-Nov-2015 | By

JK Simmons will star in the ensemble comedic drama that Nadine de Barros and her sales team are introducing to AFM buyers this week.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson to star in 'Felt'

3-Nov-2015 | By

Sierra/Affinity has bulked up its market slate with international rights to the spy thriller from Scott Free Productions, Playtone, Cara Films and MadRiver Pictures.

Road To Istanbul

Elle Driver signs films from Bouchareb, Grau, Cleven, Dana

3-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated Bouchareb explores plight of parents who lose children to ISIS.


FilmNation, Shane Carruth chart ‘The Modern Ocean’

3-Nov-2015 | By

Glen Basner and his team have added a second prestige title to their market slate in the form of Shane Carruth’s all-star adventure-drama.

Lotus Entertainment to talk up 'Mute'

3-Nov-2015 | By

Duncan Jones will direct Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard in the sci-fi thriller he has waited 12 years to make.


Samuel Jackson joins GFM Films’ 'Blazing Samurai'

3-Nov-2015 | By

Samuel L Jackson, Michael Cera and Mel Brooks have joined Mass Animation, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, Flying Tigers Entertainment and GFM Films’ animation.

Roland Emmerich enters DDI’s 'Lost Amazon'

3-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Moring and his team continue to assemble a roster of high-quality animation and have picked up worldwide rights to the Awesometown Entertainment feature heading into the market.

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Beta Cinema takes on Jude's 'Scarred Hearts'

3-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The film reunites Beta with Child’s Pose producer Ada Solomon and Aferim! director Radu Jude.


Lightning Entertainment brings 'Anguish'

3-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Simpkins stars in the supernatural thriller that impressed critics and audiences when it premiered over the summer at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Canada.

Fort Bliss

Open Road, Impuls Pictures strike Swiss output deal

3-Nov-2015 | By

The agreement will include Open Road’s Sleepless Night starring Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx and Dermot Mulroney. 

Criminal Activities

Tiberius takes Criminal Activities, Martyrs

3-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

German distributor also acquires Martyrs.

Angel Grace starts sales on 'Isn't It Delicious'

3-Nov-2015 | By

US-based Angel Grace Worldwide (AGW) starts sales at the AFM this week on Isn’t It Delicious from Skyline-NYC Productions and Empekay KayJayKay Productions.

13 Films boards Desmond Tutu drama

2-Nov-2015 | By

Roland Joffé will direct Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and Vince Vaughn in The Archbishop And The Antichrist, which the sales agent introduces to international buyers this week.

James McAvoy

James McAvoy to Star in 'Submergence'

2-Nov-2015 | By

Wim Wenders will direct the romantic thriller from Paris-based financier Backup Media with Cameron Lamb set to produce through Lila 9th Productions.


Bleecker Street acquires 'The Last Word'

2-Nov-2015 | By

On the eve of AFM the distributor has picked up US rights from Myriad to the dramedy with Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried attached to star.

Antonio Banderas

Wild Bunch finds 'Faith' in Cuba with Banderas

2-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company will also launch new films from Lee Tamahori, Bouli Lanners and Sylvie Verheyde at AFM.


'Amy' duo reunite on Oasis documentary

2-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Independent to launch sales at AFM on film about iconic UK band.

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko to star in 'Little Mizz Innocent'

2-Nov-2015 | By

Hong Kong-based All Rights Entertainment will kick off sales on the $45-55m Goldove Entertainment action thriller also starring Christopher Plummer, Carrie Anne Moss and Tyrese Gibson.

Social Suicide

'Social Suicide,' 'Doo Dah Man' get producers rep

2-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Producers reps The Thing Is… are representing worldwide rights to Bruce Webb’s British youth drama/thriller Social Suicide and Claude Green’s The Doo Dah Man.

The Exchange boards 'Friend Request'

1-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: On the eve of the market CEO Brian O’Shea has added international rights to a horror feature produced by the team behind Oscar winner The Lives Of Others.

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Lightning Entertainment enters 'Mind’s Eye'

1-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based sales agent has added the Toronto Midnight Madness selection to its market roster and will commence talks with buyers this week.

Kristen Connolly

'House of Cards' star Kristen Connolly to lead 'Slumber'

30-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Cabin In The Woods star joins supernatural thriller.


Screen Gems acquires 'Keep Watching'

30-Oct-2015 | By

The studio has picked up the US and majority of world rights from Voltage Pictures to the completed thriller starring Bella Thorne, Ioan Gruffudd and Chandler Riggs.


Radiant Films International boards 'Juveniles'

30-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer and her team will introduce buyers in Santa Monica to the action thriller starring Beau Knapp and Stephen Moyer.


Spanish genre aces team on thriller 'Inside'

30-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Creatives behind Buried, [REC] (pictured) and Kidnapped join for English-language thriller.

Happy Family

Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs join monster animation 'Happy Family'

30-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Timeless Films and Ambient Entertainment announce cast for upcoming animation.

Marc Fitoussi

Kinology to launch sales on Fitoussi’s 'Trainee Day'

30-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Biggest slate to date also includes Planetarium, Money’s Money and Overdrive. 

Joe Cole

Joe Cole replaces Charlie Hunnam in Thai kickboxing thriller

30-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

HanWay Films to sell A Prayer Before Dawn at AFM; shoot to begin April 2016.

Bad Santa

Sierra/Affinity bags 'Bad Santa 2'

29-Oct-2015 | By

Nick Meyer and his team will commence international sales next week on the Billy Bob Thornton dark comedy sequel that Miramax and Broad Green Pictures will co-finance and co-produce.

Natalie Dormer

XYZ Films enters 'In Darkness'

29-Oct-2015 | By

Natalie Dormer of Mockingjay and Game Of Thrones will star in the thriller that the Los-Angeles-based company will introduce to buyers at the market next week.

Nicole Kidman

FilmNation, Adrian Lyne join Nicole Kidman thriller 'The Silent Wife'

29-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Fatal Attraction director boards script from Captain Phillips writer Billy Ray.

Willem Dafoe joins Arclight’s 'Dog Eat Dog'

29-Oct-2015 | By

The actor has joined Nicolas Cage on Pure Dopamine’s market-bound thriller that Arclight represents for worldwide sales.

Crossing Point

XLrator Media acquires 'Crossing Point'

29-Oct-2015 | By

The US distributor licensed rights from Bleiberg Entertainment’s Compound B and will release via its Turbo label next year.

Big Dance Family

4Square boards Entity Allstars dance troupe doc

29-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit in step with documentary about the young Britain’s Got Talent finalists.


Curator Films boards 'Antonia.'

29-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based sales company has licensed rights excluding Italy from Italy’s Frenesy Film to the drama and will commence sales at the AFM before heading to Ventana Sur in Argentina in December.


Content Media boards 'Higher Power'

29-Oct-2015 | By

The sales company is gearing up to introduce buyers next week to DEFY Media and Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s sci-fi.


AFM: Little Film Company boards 'Across The Line'

28-Oct-2015 | By

The film stars Stephan James who will next be see as Jesse Owens in Race and marks the feature debut of Jay Z and Kanye West videos collaborator Director X.

AFM: The Solution to sell 'Tomboy'

28-Oct-2015 | By

Michelle Rodriguez will star in the title role of noir crime thriller Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale opposite Sigourney Weaver.

Rooney Mara

AFM: Rooney Mara, Nicholas Hoult join 'The Discovery'

27-Oct-2015 | By

Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures are co-financing and Protagonist will introduce the love story to buyers next week.

Alison Brie

Voltage bulks up cast on 'The Headhunter’s Calling'

27-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alison Brie and Gretchen Mol have joined Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina on the drama that Voltage is bringing to the AFM.

The Man Who Was Thursday

AFM: Concourse Film Trade adds three to slate

27-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts’ sales company is Santa Monica-bound with a trio of new titles led by The Man Who Was Thursday.

Christian Bale

Paramount swoops on 'Enzo Ferrari'

27-Oct-2015 | By

The studio has licensed North America and most of the world on Michael Mann’s upcoming Christian Bale starrer excluding select territories that Los Angeles-based Insiders will introduce at the AFM next week.

The Dead Room

AFM: Raven Banner, XYZ enter 'The Dead Room'

27-Oct-2015 | By

Raven Banner has acquired international rights to the recent Sitges world premiere.


AFM: Awesomeness Films adds cast to 'Before I Fall'

27-Oct-2015 | By

Halston Sage, Logan Miller and Kian Lawley have joined Zoey Deutch on the coming-of-age film that Good Universe will introduce to buyers at the Santa Monica market.

The Void

Salt, XYZ enter horror 'The Void'

27-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Witch exec readies horror from writer-directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steve Konstanski.

The Solution boards 'Truth In Advertising'

27-Oct-2015 | By

Another AFM sales title has fallen into place as it emerged on Tuesday that Ryan Reynolds is in final negotiations to star in the comedic drama.

Some Kind Of Hate

AFM: 'Some Kind Of Hate' among Devilworks slate

27-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit takes five to AFM including supernatural horror picked up by Icon for UK.

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AFM: Fortitude boards 'Backstabbing For Beginners'

26-Oct-2015 | By

Ben Kingsley and Josh Hutcherson will star in the political thriller for Parts & Labor, Creative Alliance and Scythia Films.

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AFM: Spotlight Pictures to launch 'Bitter Harvest'

26-Oct-2015 | By

The Los Angeles-based sales company will introduce international buyers to Andamar Entertainment’s $21m drama at the Santa Monica market next week.

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Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Paul Weller weigh into boxing drama

26-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Weller to score boxing drama with Independent, BBC Films, Barry McGuigan on board.

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AFM: Mister Smith boards 'Midnight Sun'

26-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Young adult romance stars Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger.

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AFM: IM Global lines up 'In Sand And Blood'

23-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: International buyers will get their chance to bid on the $45m Russell Crowe adventure next month, which now has a February 2016 start date in Morocco and South Africa.

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AFM: Terry Jones to direct animation 'Sherlock Hound'

23-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: SC Films boards 3D family-animation from Monty Python icon ahead of AFM.

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AFM: CMG commits to 'Broken Vows'

23-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group has teamed up with Bullet Entertainment to handle international sales on the thriller starring Jaimie Alexander and Wes Bentley.

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AFM: Altitude boards Rhys Ifans, Ed Skrein sci-fi 'Gateway 6'

23-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Malachi Smyth’s sci-fi thriller topped the latest Brit List.

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Bleiberg Entertainment boards 'Christmas Eve'

22-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Beverly Hills-based Ehud Bleiberg and his team will launch international sales at the AFM on the ensemble comedy starring Patrick Stewart and Cheryl Hines.

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Little Film Company picks up 'Fair Haven' for AFM

21-Oct-2015 | By

Robbie Little has acquired worldwide sales rights to Kerstin Karlhuber’s directorial debut drama ahead of the market in Santa Monica next month.

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MAP Holdings, Arsenal Pictures strike alliance

21-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Heading into AFM, Yarek Danielak’s Los Angeles-based production and sales company has entered into a key strategic partnership.

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Diane Keaton, Brendon Gleeson to star in 'Hampstead'

21-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Cornerstone Films to oversee international sales and distribution.

Joe Dante

Joe Dante to direct supernatural thriller 'Labirintus'

20-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Goldcrest boards thriller from iconic comedy-horror director.

Josh Brolin boards 'Unchained' for The Exchange

15-Oct-2015 | By

The star of Everest and Sicario will narrate Unchained: The Untold Story Of Freestyle Motocross, which Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange will introduce to worldwide buyers at AFM next month.


'The Phenom', 'Urge' among AFM premieres

15-Oct-2015 | By

AFM top brass announced on Thursday that more than 400 films will screen at the Santa Monica market including 80 world and 324 market premieres.

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Billy Zane joins ‘The Adventure Club’

15-Oct-2015 | By

Double Dutch International will introduce buyers at AFM to the Trilight Entertainment family feature that also stars Kim Coates.

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Davis, Schulman set for LA Women in Entertainment summit

9-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Topics including human rights and empowering the next generation of creative women will be covered at the event, taking place during the AFM.


Magnet takes the world on 'Synchronicity'

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

EXCLUSIVE: Sales on sci-fi thriller to begin at the AFM.

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US producer Green-Light launches international sales arm

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Christian de Gallegos will head the new division, which will debut at the AFM with a slate including Imperium, Custody and Antibirth.


AFM to welcome 70 newcomers

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Sales companies from 18 countries around the world will be first time exhibitors at this year’s American Film Market.

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AFM speakers include Basner, Sloss, Elwes, Xiaotian

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

This year’s AFM programme will offer new conference sessions on China and festivals and speakers including Glen Basner, John Sloss, Cassian Elwes and the president of China Film Co-Production Corporation.

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Grindstone takes North America rights to 'Mercury Plains'

8-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Scott Eastwood stars in the action drama, set to debut at AFM.


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AFM 2015: Screen's dailies

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

AFM 2015 Product Guide

AFM 2015 Product Guide

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

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Gallery: Screen at 40

Photos from Screen’s 40th birthday celebration at AFM.


“You don’t always need a ton of money”: the story behind micro-budget Sundance hit 'Tangerine'

Director Sean Baker and co-star Mya Taylor on the making of their innovative, worthy awards contender Tangerine.

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A Good year: Miriam Segal on 'Infiltrator', 2016 slate

With her first production Infiltrator in the bag, Good Films producer Miriam Segal has ambitious plans for her slate in 2016.


Grandview: surveying the talent

With writers such as Bridge Of Spies’ Matt Charman on their books, former CAA agents Matt Rosen and Jeff Silver have LA-based management firm Grandview off to a flying start.

The Veteran

From learners to 'Veteran'

Korean producer Kang Hye-jung of Filmmaker R&K discusses her long collaboration with director husband Ryoo Seung-wan — including their local box-office smash Veteran — and the challenges of finding new Korean directing voices.

Digital players, shifts in financing and fewer hot titles

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: The major digital players like Netflix and Amazon will be much discussed at this year’s American Film Market, as will shifts in the independent financing model and the decreasing number of hot titles.

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Caradog James, 'Don’t Knock Twice'

The Welsh director of cult hit The Machine talks to Jeremy Kay ahead of the AFM about his latest film, a supernatural horror starring Katee Sackhoff.

Jonathan Wolf, AFM

The managing director of the American Film Market talks to Jeremy Kay about new initiatives for AFM 2015 and why next year’s event will have a heavier focus on screenings.

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