TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NEWS
Altitude Film has taken UK on the TIFF premeire, KMBO has taken France rights.
Eleanor Coppola’s narrative directorial and screenwriting debut has found its North American home following its recent Toronto world premiere.
Damien Chazelle’s musical romance starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling was the people’s favourite as the Toronto International Film Festival wrapped on Sunday.
The biggest deal to emerge during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) came together before the event started, which says a lot about the acquisitions scene these days.
Two more Toronto deals emerged on Friday in a traditional late-festival acquisitions surge.
Roadside Attractions confirmed on Thursday it had picked up North American rights in Toronto to Lady Macbeth, while Screen Media acquired US on The Bad Batch and Magnolia Pictures took North America on I Am Not Your Negro.
The Toronto-based company has acquired André Øvredal’s supernatural horror, which receives its world premiere in Toronto Midnight Madness on Thursday night.
Philippe Falardeau’s drama starring Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts has gone to IFC Films in a US deal in Toronto.
The distributor has picked up US rights to Terence Davies’ Emily Dickinson biopic following its North American premiere in the Masters section at Toronto on Monday.
Searchlight sets December 9 release date for well-received Venice and Toronto drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales company Films Distribution has also closed deals for Sweden, Norway and Finland, Denmark, and Japan.
Screen is teaming with December’s Dubai International Film Festival to spotlight emerging talent from the region.
EXCLUSIVE: The executive most recently served at Visit Films where she oversaw several territories and led marketing for the past five years.
The sales company has struck a deal with Strand for US rights to Steven Okazaki’s documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai.
EXCLUSIVE: Deals in Germany, Latin American, more for Austerlitz director’s next film; producers secure France deal.
EXCLUSIVE: Straight Outta Compton co-writer Jonathan Herman has written the screenplay, Giulio Ricciarielli will direct.
EXCLUSIVE: Tucker Tooley’s production outfit strikes first-look distribution deals.
EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Plummer features in the story of a UN interpreter caught between the FBI and a criminal dynasty.
EXCLUSIVE: Parkland sells Despite The Falling Snow to US and Canada.
EXCLUSIVE: Luke Shanahan is directing the dark thriller about a medical student whose twin is abducted.
EXCLUSIVE: Marit van den Elshout will take over the Hubert Bals Fund from the outgoing Iwana Chronis.
EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit promotes sales executives, delivery manager.
Talking with TIFF CEO Piers Handling, Huppert discussed her career, which includes over 100 film credits.
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Clay Epstein’s sales company has acquired international sales rights to the Jerry Lewis starrer and is continuing talks with Toronto buyers this week.
The partners confirmed on Sunday evening they had picked up North American distribution rights from MGM to Toronto Midnight Madness selection The Belko Experiment.
Terence Davies’s drama has sold to France and Japan, while Soda has taken over the UK release from Metrodome.
La La Land, Jackie, Nocturnal Animals and Manchester By The Sea have all been garnering early awards buzz.
EXCLUSIVE: Stéphane Brizé’s period drama stars Judith Chemla as a young aristocrat.
EXCLUSIVE: Star of TIFF selection Handsome Devil has joined Timothy Spall and Melanie Lynskey in the supernatural thriller.
A 20-strong group of Jamaican film professionals is in town, while the festival’s industry centre is also hosting a Jamaica stand.
The film-makers will each receive an expert mentor to help develop their feature projects.
EXCLUSIVE: The production and finance outfit is has also boarded the forthcoming Bert Trautmann feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Alan Gilsenan directed the adaptation of Carol Shields’ Pulitzer Prize-wining novel.
Cannes head will be live-narrating his archive film Lumière! at the festival.
Cast and crew discussed Oliver Stone’s political drama in a TIFF press conference.
Focus has stolen headlines with its acquisition of PT Anderson’s latest, while buyers are circling Jackie.
EXCLUSIVE: James Franco, Christian Slater and Molly Ringwald star in the porn industry drama.
“We are in unknown territory” but “everyone is pulling in the same direction”, suggested the speakers.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years follow-up stars Charlie Plummer and Steve Buscemi.
The Olsberg-SPI chair was presenting new research on the economic benefits of the film industry.
EXCLUSIVE: Max Irons, Samantha Barks and Terence Stamp star in the Ukraine-set drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Macedonian film-maker Izer Aliu’s next film will be comedy-drama 12 Dares.
Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried will star for Killer Films in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, which Arclight is financing and introducing to worldwide buyers here.
EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach biographical doc has sold to five territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Anton Yelchin-starrer Porto is executive produced by Jim Jarmusch.
Eurimages’s Roberto Olla revealed the news during a TIFF panel.
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise and I’m Not Ashamed are both being sold by the company.
In a second major pre-buy announced in Toronto that is understood to have closed on Friday in the mid-to-high $20m range, Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights for its Summit Entertainment label to the action-thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon on verge of streaming deal for Venice premiere; Janus Films nabs theatrical.
The distributor is expected to finalise a North American deal with The Match Factory for Rama Burshtein’s Venice premiere on Saturday morning.
Indepedent has boarded sales on the drama is being produced by UK outfit Shoebox Films.
EXCLUSIVE: Film-maker Alexandra-Therese Keining is plotting a crime drama and “a feminist Blade Runner”.
The Oscar-winning writer was delivering a talk at Toronto’s Script to Screen Summit.
Saban Films has acquired US rights to Jonathan Mostow’s action-thriller starring Sam Worthington and newcomer Odeya Rush.
EXCLUSIVE: An co-star Masatoshi Nagase to play photographer with failing eyesight.
EXCLUSIVE: Henrik Jansson-Schweizer now shooting documentary about Formula 1 great Ronnie Peterson.
EXCLUSIVE: Hobbyhorse Revolution will be presented at Nordisk Panorama later this month.
EXCLUSIVE: The fledgling company has revealed its first two investments.
Cultural agency is aiming to build a more diverse film portfolio by 2020.
Samuel Goldwyn Films and Orion Pictures have acquired from CAA the mystery thriller Burn Country (formerly The Fixer) directed by Ian Olds.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary follows four women who row the Pacific Ocean.
EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian war drama features Nollywood stars Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic and Chidi Mokeme.
Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to Paul Thomas Anderson’s next project, which will see the auteur reunite with his There Will Be Blood leading man Daniel Day-Lewis.
Engineers are working on a broken ‘up’ escalator at the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto that has inconvenienced industry attendees at the Toronto International Film Festival.
As TIFF 2016 gets underway, two titles are prompting industry buzz.
EXCLUSIVE: Cast assembles for silver dollar rom-com from director Richard Loncraine.
In a deal that closed before Toronto, the distributor said on Thursday it had acquired North American rights to Sean Penn’s Cannes competition selection.
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Shannon and Veronica Ferres-starring eco-thriller plays in TIFF Special Presentations.
EXCLUSIVE: Spanish sci-fi is from writer-director Ruiz-Zorrilla.
EXCLUSIVE: Alice Lowe’s debut as a director recently opened Venice’s Critics’ Week.
EXCLUSIVE: Don’t Breathe star has joined John Cusack in the thriller, which Radiant Films International is selling in Toronto.
EXCLUSIVE: Katie Aselton, Toni Collette and Molly Shannon headline the mom-com from director Alethea Jones.
EXCLUSIVE: SC Films International has picked up the hit animation.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit has picked up Karl Marx City and Politics, An Instruction Manual.
Bloom has launched sales on Paul Weitz’s adaptation of Ann Patchett’s bestselling novel.
EXCLUSIVE: Gimme Danger, Supersonic in-demand for Independent; Thomas Quick doc gets North America deal.
Paris-based company’s current slate includes Toronto titles Message From The King and Brimstone.
EXCLUSIVE: In a mouth-watering and rare major pre-sales title headed for Toronto, Good Universe is preparing to introduce the thriller to buyers this week.
EXCLUSIVE: Fifth film from Hirokazu Koreeda protégé stars Masahiro Motoki.
EXCLUSIVE: Film captures lives of young Palestinians living in Tel Aviv.
EXCLUSIVE: Acquisitions ahead of the festival include Mijke de Jong’s Layla M, which premieres in TIFF’s Platform strand.
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EXCLUSIVE: Australian horror from director Dee McLachlan will be introduced to buyers at TIFF.
EXCLUSIVE: The veteran executive will head to Toronto next week with the Covert team in his new role as senior vice-president of international sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Alex Walton and his team will launch international sales in Toronto next week on the ice hockey comedy sequel starring Seann William Scott.
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EXCLUSIVE: Bac releases first image of third feature from cult genre film directors.
EXCLUSIVE: Sebastien Chesneau’s company will launch international sales in Toronto next week on Wayne Roberts’ highly regarded directorial debut starring Olivia Cooke.
Projects participating in the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s two-day co-financing market include Eddie Marsan’s feature directorial debut.
Raven Banner’s specialty label has acquired Canadian rights to two Toronto-bound Cannes triumphs: Un Certain Regard winner The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki and Critics Week winner Mimosas.
EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer’s sales company will introduce international buyers in Toronto to John Butler’s Contemporary World Cinema selection.
EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based production and sales outfit has acquired worldwide rights to Avi Nesher’s historical drama heading into the Toronto International Film Festival.
In the latest episode in the imbroglio to engulf Nate Parker, it emerged on Wednesday there will be no official press conference for The Birth Of A Nation at the Toronto International Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Mickie and her team will commence international sales in Toronto where Hope Dickson Leach’s feature directorial debut will receive its world premiere in Discovery.
EXCLUSIVE: Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) to produce; MPC to produce and fully finance.
Programmers at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced that Isabelle Huppert, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji and Mark Wahlberg will be among the eight participants in the In Conversation With… series.
The UK’s Camilla Deakin, Ireland’s Kathryn Kennedy and Germany’s Amir Hamz are among those selected.
TIFF audiences will get the chance to see the first three episodes of the new season of Jill Soloway’s acclaimed Emmy-winning Amazon Studios series Transparent.
The Raven Banner specialty label has acquired Canadian rights to Kevan Funk’s film ahead of its world premiere in Toronto’s Discovery section next month.
EXCLUSIVE: Forever Pure is headed to Toronto after winning three awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
Nigerian metropolis Lagos is the focus of the eighth City To City showcase at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as top brass anoint two international Rising Stars.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz’s The Film Sales Company scores worldwide sales rights to Buster’s Mal Heart which will get its world premiere at Toronto.
Bertrand Bonello’s Paris terror attack drama Nocturama [pictured] will open the second international directors showcase at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival next month.
EXCLUSIVE: The US distributor has confirmed that Alex Lehmann’s narrative directorial debut is one of the titles in its Duplass Brothers output deal ahead of the film’s world premiere in Toronto next month.
British drama to world premiere at TIFF.
The streaming service backed by AMC Networks has acquired all North American rights to the J-Horror face-off set to receive its international premiere in Toronto.