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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

Oliver Hirschbiegel

StudioCanal swoops on Hirschbiegel drama

9-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Beta Cinema sells resistance fighter biopic 13 Minutes.

Alfonso Arau

Alfonso Arau readies period-romance

9-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Colonia

Beta picks up thriller Colonia

6-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Xmoor

Xmoor sells for WTF

6-Nov-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Christina Hendricks

Hendricks sings with Lynn’s Hurricanes

5-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts is Shut In with EuropaCorp

5-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EuropaCorp swoops on buzzed-about David Linde thriller.

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.

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Aldamisa to sell City Of Strangers

4-Nov-2014 | By

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

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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.

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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.

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.

The Survivalist

K5 announces AFM slate

4-Nov-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Stephen Fingleton’s The Survivalist among 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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Little Film Company rides high on Northern Soul

30-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Little’s The Little Film Company swings into the AFM looking to find a US buyer and close outstanding territories on UK art house smash Northern Soul.

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Open Road, FilmNation strike pact

30-Oct-2014 | By

Tom Ortenberg is pushing into international sales and distribution and has formed an alliance with Glen Basner to assist in selling and servicing the slate.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Sierra/Affinity boards Godmother

30-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sierra/Affinity looks set to fire up the market with its biopic starring Catherine Zeta-Jones as Colombian drug boss Griselda Blanco.

Liz Garbus

Garbus to direct Niederhoffer comedy

30-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest to bring comedy Taxonomy to AFM.

Sam Raimi

Good Universe AFM-bound on A Man In The Dark

30-Oct-2014 | By

The company will launch pre-sales next week on A Man In The Dark from Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

DDI takes flight with Byrd And The Bees

30-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Double Dutch International (DDI) heads to the AFM with the coming-of-age story starring Tracy Spiridakos, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Mark Wahlberg

Deepwater Horizon heads to AFM

30-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate International will kick off pre-sales in Santa Monica next week on the Mark Wahlberg starrer from JC Chandor.

Bo Mikkelsen

Indie Sales boards What We Become

30-Oct-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Picture marks Danish Bo Mikkelsen’s feature debut after critically acclaimed short Tabu.

Tales Of Halloween

Epic boards Tales Of Halloween

30-Oct-2014 | By

Epic Pictures Group heads to the AFM with the timely horror anthology from 11 directors including Saw veteran Darren Lynn Bousman and Neil Marshall.

Northmen - A Viking Saga

Starz brings Northmen to US, Canada

30-Oct-2014 | By

The company has acquired North American theatrical and US Pay-TV rights to Northmen – A Viking Saga from Ascot Elite Entertainment Group.

The Horde

Horror Icons bring The Horde to Life

30-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based 313 Films are heading to AFM to meet with sales agents on feature debut The Horde, currently shooting in LA.

Naomi Watts

IM Global sees Three Generations

30-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Naomi Watts will star alongside Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning in the comedic drama that IM Global is bringing to the AFM.

Brendan Muldowney

XYZ goes on Pilgrimage for AFM

29-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: XYZ Films has come on as executive producer and worldwide sales agent on the Ireland-Belgium action-thriller from Brendan Muldowney.

John Travolta

Voltage sparks to Life On The Line

29-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Chartier and his team will introduce international buyers at AFM to the action drama starring John Travolta, Kate Bosworth and Sharon Stone.

Zoe Kravitz

Unified, Media House Capital prep Vincent-N-Roxxy

29-Oct-2014 | By

Fortitude International will introduce AFM buyers to the action crime drama starring Emile Hirsch and Zoë Kravitz. WME Global represents US rights.

Preggoland

Lightning gets hitched to Preggoland

29-Oct-2014 | By

Lightning Entertainment heads to the AFM with Jacob Tierney’s comedy that premiered in Toronto.

Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar, Icon join Bollywoof Tale

29-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar attached; Icon takes UK rights.

Imogen Poots

WestEnd enters Green Room

29-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards thriller starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots.

X + Y

Bankside scores X+Y deals

29-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: France, Australia, Canada, Japan among deals for Toronto hit.

Kampai For The Love Of Sake

Fortissimo drinks to Kampai! For The Love of Sake

29-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Fortissimo takes world rights except Japan for Mirai Konishi’s feature documentary Kampai! For The Love Of Sake.

Keanu Reeves

Lotus to sell Replicas at AFM

28-Oct-2014 | By

With one week to go before the start of the market a number of projects are trickling in, led by Lotus Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller Replicas and Dark Was The Night from Premiere Entertainment Group.

Dustin Lance Black

The Exchange boards prestige pair for AFM

28-Oct-2014 | By

The Exchange heads to the AFM with a pair of prestige titles including Dustin Lance Black’s The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight.

Sunstroke

Wild Bunch gets behind Mikhalkov’s Sunstroke

28-Oct-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French sales company also set to launch new films by Leconte and Delpy at AFM.

K5 boards Walken, Heard comedy-drama

28-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Walken, Amber Heard star in New York comedy-drama.

Comet

Comet lands at Content Media, IFC

28-Oct-2014 | By

Content Media has bulked up its AFM slate with international rights to the rom-com starring Emmy Rossum and Justin Long.

Three Night Stand

Freestyle to release Three Night Stand

27-Oct-2014 | By

Freestyle has acquired US theatrical and digital rights from Myriad Pictures to the rom-com, which Myriad will be selling at the AFM.

Guten Tag Ramon

Mongrel lines up FIP duo for AFM

27-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International heads to the AFM with a pair of titles from Fox International Productions (FIP) including Mexican box office sensation Guten Tag, Ramon.

Russell Brand

StudioCanal brings 3D Crusoe, Russell Brand doc to AFM

27-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Russell Brand teams with Michael Winterbottom on financial crisis doc.

James Franco and Megan Fox

James Franco’s Zeroville assembles star cast

24-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell to star; Embankment to sell.

Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley to direct Free Fire

24-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Kill List and High-Rise director to tackle action film; Protagonist to introduce at AFM.

Animal Crackers

Odin's Eye boards Animal Crackers

24-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Sales to kick off at AFM.

Anthony Hopkins

Electric plugs into Anthony Hopkins' Go With Me

23-Oct-2014 | By

Thriller to be directed by Daniel Alfredson and is headed to the AFM.

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke's Chet Baker biopic set for AFM

23-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

K5 to handle sales, eOne to distribute in Canada.

The Eichmann Show

Content takes rights to Eichmann Show

23-Oct-2014 | By

First look at Martin Freeman and Anthony LaPaglia in 1960s drama.

Digging Up The Marrow

Kaleidoscope taking trio to AFM

23-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD) is to bring a trio of new titles to the AFM including writer-director Adam Green’s Frightfest monster-horror Digging Up The Marrow.

Encounters

LevelK sets Encounters for AFM

23-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Sales outfit LevelK is to debut Scandinavian horror-sci fi Encounters at the AFM.

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Pathe to bring Frears, Streep drama to AFM

22-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Florence Foster Jenkins biopic will also star Hugh Grant.

Learning To Drive

WestEnd takes Learning To Drive ahead of AFM

21-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Romantic drama stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson.

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever remake set for AFM

20-Oct-2014 | By

Voltage Pictures to begin sales on horror remake based on the original Eli Roth script.

The Sleeping Room

7 & 7 books horror Sleeping Room

17-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit to shop horror at AFM.

Sierra/Affinity to sell Mr. Right at AFM

16-Oct-2014 | By

Lakeshore Entertainment has injected a title into a typically quiet run-up to the market, announcing that Sierra/Affinity will introduce buyers to the romantic action comedy starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick.

Suite Francaise

Suite Française among AFM screenings

16-Oct-2014 | By

TF1 handles international sales on Saul Dibb’s Second World War romance starring Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts, set to make its market world premiere in Santa Monica next month.

Dark Summer

IFC Midnight enters Dark Summer

16-Oct-2014 | By

IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to the supernatural horror film that Content Media will introduce to international buyers at the AFM.

Pierce Brosnan

Fortitude International to sell Urge

15-Oct-2014 | By

The company has bolstered its AFM slate with the thriller starring Pierce Brosnan and Ashley Greene.

Judge Dredd

Metrodome takes 2000AD doc Video

15-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Comics series spawned Judge Dredd and Halo Jones.

A Man Called Ove

TrustNordisk taking A Man Called Ove to AFM

15-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

TrustNordisk is to kick off presales on Swedish comedy-drama A Man Called Ove at the American Film Market.

Born To Dance

Born To Dance begins New Zealand shoot

13-Oct-2014 | By

Production has begun in Auckland on the dance feature that Beverly Hills-based Cinema Management Group (CMG) will introduce to world buyers at the AFM.

Jonathan Hopkins (right)

Goldcrest, Tea Shop join for AFM thriller

10-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Feature marks debut of award-winning commercials director.

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston to star in The Infiltrator

8-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Relativity International to handle sales on Good Films thriller at AFM.

The Four Warriors

Metrodome to sell Four Warriors

8-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Shooting has begun on Crusader action film, with a cast that includes Game of Thrones’ Kristian Nairn, aka Hodor.

Club Life

Bleiberg boards Club Life

6-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: In the run-up to AFM Bleiberg Entertainment has acquired international rights to the drama starring Jerry Ferrara from Entourage and Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr.

Martin Scorsese and Sebastian Street

Carnaby to sell Scorsese exec'd Tomorrow

29-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Carnaby to launch sales on PTSD soldier drama at AFM.

Champs

The Works AFM-bound with Champs

22-Sep-2014 | By

Mike Tyson has the AFM in his sights and will attend a buyer screening of the documentary after The Works International picked up sales rights.

AFM sets Africa roundtable

13-Aug-2014 | By

AFM has announced the speakers for its roundtable African Co-Productions: The Possibilities And The Challenges.

AFM 2014 unveils Conference Series

4-Aug-2014 | By

Financing, pitching, production, marketing and distribution are on the agenda at the 2014 American Film Market, set to run from November 5-12.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

AFM 2014: Day 5

AFM 2014: Screen's dailies

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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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