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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

TIFF entry Miss Julie seduces Wrekin Hill

3-Oct-2014 | By

Chris Ball and his team have acquired US rights to Liv Ullmann’s recent Toronto world premiere starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton.

Broad Green picks up Eden

23-Sep-2014 | By

The fledgling financier-producer-distributor continues to make waves, taking North American rights to its third film out of Toronto.

Samba

Broad Green Pictures takes Samba for US

18-Sep-2014 | By

Gabriel Hammond and Daniel Hammond’s ambitious company continues to build its distribution pipeline and has announced the second major acquisition of a Toronto title within a week.

Focus World acquires Ruth & Alex

17-Sep-2014 | By

Richard Loncraine’s drama was one of the more favourably received acquisitions titles in Toronto and becomes the latest selection to find a US home.

The Imitation Game

TIFF audiences honour Imitation

14-Sep-2014 | By

The Toronto International Film Festival leadership announced the juried and audience award winners as the 39th annual event wrapped on Sunday (September 14).

Still Alice, Beginners, Heist find US homes

12-Sep-2014 | By

SPC, RADiUS and Saban Films have added to their Toronto trophy cabinets, taking rights to Still Alice, Adult Beginners and American Heist, respectively.

Northern Banner launches at TIFF

12-Sep-2014 | By

Raven Banner announced in Toronto it has launched Northern Banner, a new distribution label that to focus on films from the vanguard of worldwide cinema for the Canadian market.

Labyrinth Of Lies

SPC enters Labyrinth Of Lies

11-Sep-2014 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to Giulio Ricciarelli’s directorial debut ahead of Friday’s world premiere.

Charlie's Country

Visit sells hot TIFF duo

11-Sep-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe’s Visit Films has closed multiple territories on its current slate of films, led by Toronto selections Charlie’s Country and It Follows.

Before We Go

RADiUS acquires Before We Go

11-Sep-2014 | By

The distributor has reunited with its Snowpiercer star and acquired US rights to Chris Evans’ directorial debut.

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Asia experts discuss China film growth, challenges

11-Sep-2014 | By

Experts at the Asia Film Summit in Toronto discussed the growth and current issues in Asia and finding the key to cracking the East-West conundrum.

Top Five

Paramount buys Chris Rock's Top Five

10-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Paramount Pictures has secured worldwide distribution rights to Chris Rock’s Top Five. The comedy – written, directed by and starring Rock – received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last Saturday.

The Riot Club

IFC takes Riot Club for US

10-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

British elite drama starring Max Irons and Sam Claflin received its world premiere in Toronto at the weekend.

Tales of the Grim Sleeper

HBO takes Broomfield's Grim Sleeper for US

10-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

HBO Documentary Films closes first deal with Sky Atlantic following Toronto screening.

Phoenix to rise in US with Sundance Selects

10-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

German drama debuted at Toronto this week.

Big Game

Toronto deals start to trickle in

9-Sep-2014 | By

Two acquisitions reportedly in the works have closed, with EuropaCorp taking US rights to Jalmari Helander’s Big Game and Millennium Entertainment boarding Madame Bovary.

TIFF starved of domestic deals

9-Sep-2014 | By

As the second week of Toronto got underway, A24 pounced on While We’re Young and the hope remained that a deal for Top Five would inject life into what has been a muted event thus far.

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9-Sep-2014

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Buyers flock to Dead Lands

9-Sep-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Toa Fraser’s action-thriller sells to UK, Germany and China, among others.

99 Homes

HPI sells major territories on 99 Homes

9-Sep-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hyde Park International (HPI) has licensed Ramin Bahrani’s buzz drama 99 Homes to StudioCanal in the UK and VVS in Canada in a raft of major sales.

The Lesson

Wide inks US, Germany deals

9-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Lesson [pictured], Eva Braun, Golden Kingdom find distributors.

Melody

Doc & Film seals National Gallery, Melody deals

9-Sep-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Melody [pictured] piques buyer interest after Montreal wins.

Linea Saasen and Alex Holdridge

'Montenegro' team plan Berlin TV series

9-Sep-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Holdridge and Linea Saasen, the writer/directors in Toronto with Meet Me in Montenegro, are now writing an ambitious TV series to be set in 1945 post-war Berlin.

Khalid Abdalla

Kite Runner star launches Cairo cinematheque

9-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: British Egyptian actor Khalid Abdalla talks new film venue in Egypt.

The Grump

Buyers take to Yellow Affair's Grump

9-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: German, Turkish deals for Finnish comedy.

A24 takes US on While We're Young

8-Sep-2014 | By

In a rare on-site US deal in this year’s Toronto, A24 has acquired US rights to Noah Baumbach’s ensemble drama, which premieres on September 11 and has already screened for press and industry.

Robert De Niro

Lionsgate moves on Dirty Grandpa

8-Sep-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has snapped up US and UK rights in Toronto to the raucous comedy project, one of the sales sleeper hits of Toronto that QED International introduced to the market last week.

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FlixFling adds six films to pipeline

8-Sep-2014 | By

North American streaming service FlixFling has closed US distribution deals on six films including comedy The Infinite Man and crime thriller AB Negative.

Buyers bow to Tamahori's Emperor

8-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Deals for Corsan action-adventure, starring Sophie Cookson [pictured], Adrien Brody and Thomas Kretschmann, now shooting in Europe.

The Postman’s White Nights

Konchalovsky Venice winner inks deals

8-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

France, Portugal deals for Venice Silver Lion winner.

Life in a Fishbowl

Buyers run to Films Boutique duo

8-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Multiple deals for Venice and Toronto titles.

Christian Zubert

Zübert set for English-language debut

8-Sep-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tour de Force director to adapt TC Boyle’s cult novel Water Music.

Man of the West

VSC, Kino Lorber ink distribution deal

8-Sep-2014 | By

Companies sign three-year multi-platform Canadian home entertainment distribution deal, launching with Man of the West [pictured] DVD/BR release in November.

Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil

Raven Banner meets Todd

8-Sep-2014 | By

Feature-length version of Canadian TV series is currently in production.

Nick Cassavetes

Cassavetes to direct Corsan's Expiration

8-Sep-2014 | By

Thriller centres on a poisoned former CIA agent turned assassin who has 20 hours to discover who wants him dead.

Michael Douglas

Bloom boards CIA thriller Unlocked

7-Sep-2014 | By

Bloom has introduced international buyers here to the upcoming Michael Apted thriller starring Michael Douglas, Orlando Bloom and Noomi Rapace.

Industry awaits TIFF deals

7-Sep-2014 | By

UPDATED: A torpid start to the market coupled with concerns over the desirability of acquisition titles has left buyers looking expectantly towards reportedly a $10m-plus deal for Top Five.

The Face of an Angel

Soda takes UK/Canada for Angel

7-Sep-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Distributor acquires UK/Ireland and Canadian rights to Michal Winterbottom’s Toronto premiere.

Steve Coogan

Highland to sell Boswell For The Defence

7-Sep-2014 | By

Steve Coogan will play the title role of James Boswell in an adaptation of the West End play Boswell For The Defence. Highland Film Group is in Toronto handling international sales.

Jonathan Kier

Jonathan Kier to head Sierra/Affinity sales

7-Sep-2014 | By

Sierra/Affinity principals Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg and Marc Butan announced in Toronto they have promoted Jonathan Kier to president of sales and distribution.

Welcome to Me

Bron adds two key executives

7-Sep-2014 | By

Aaron L Gilbert and Brenda Gilbert’s Vancouver-based Bron Studios, in town with Kritsen Wiig starrer Welcome To Me, has announced two key hires.

Cinema do Brasil trumpets Obra, Tower

7-Sep-2014 | By

Cinema do Brasil is in town promoting two titles in the festival – Gregorio Graziosi’s Discovery entry Obra and Fernanda Salloum and Carolina Markowicz’s Short Cuts International selection Tatuapé Mahal Tower.

Archie Kao

Arclight sells The Deathday Party

7-Sep-2014 | By

Arclight Films has taken on worldwide rights to the Chinese psychological crime thriller starring Archie Kao from Michael Mann’s upcoming Blackhat.

Lars Bredo Rahbek

Nimbus scares up ghost story

7-Sep-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Lars Bredo Rahbek of Copenhagen’s Nimbus Film, whose Itsi Bitsi screened premiered at TIFF last night, is now developing a big-screen adaptation of In Search of a Distant Voice by author Taichi Yamada.

Hugo Weaving

Weaving in talks for Gandhi’s Bird Eclipse

7-Sep-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hugo Weaving is in talks to star in fantasy period drama Bird Eclipse, the next project from Ship Of Theseus director Anand Gandhi.

Markus Vogelbacher

Stampfer and Vogelbacher launch IFP

7-Sep-2014 | By

IFP will advise international film and TV productions “in the areas of film financing and the provision of technical services with a special focus on Germany”.

Buyers hello to Farewell

7-Sep-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Venice Days BNL People’s Choice award winner sells to Benelux, Germany and Australia/New Zealand, among others.

Isabelle Giordano

Unifrance eyes growth

7-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Boom in French films at Toronto complements the expansion plans of French promotion agency Unifrance.

Viva La Liberta

Rai secures US double

7-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Viva La Liberta [pictured] and The Mafia Only Kills in the Summer secure US deals.

Ana de Armas

Fortitude talks up Daughter Of God

6-Sep-2014 | By

Keanu Reeves and his Knock Knock co-star Ana de Armas will reunite on the thriller Daughter Of God that Fortitude International represents in Toronto.

Paul Gross

Partners travel down Hyena Road

6-Sep-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Rhombus Media, WTFilms and Canada Company are teaming up on the Afghanistan war film, set to begin shooting in Manitoba in late September before relocating to Jordan.

Search Engine Films takes Guidance

6-Sep-2014 | By

John Bain’s Search Engine Films has acquired Canadian rights from Edyson Entertainment to the Discovery selection following its world premiere on Friday.

Jernej Razen

Electric hires Jernej Razen

6-Sep-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has hired Jernej Razen as vp of acquisitions and development at the company’s international sales division.

Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. joins Trumbo

6-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Comedian latest addition to anticipated drama as John Goodman signs.

The Culture High

Breakthrough kicks off Culture High sales

6-Sep-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Breakthrough Entertainment has launched sales in Toronto on marijuana laws documentary The Culture High, screening in the market.

Winged Creatures

Shoreline boards sales on W2 Ent library

6-Sep-2014 | By

Shoreline Entertainment has been appointed sales agent of the W2 Entertainment library of more than 60 features and is in talks with buyers here.

The Nightmare

Toronto deals: Content pre-sells The Nightmare

6-Sep-2014 | By Screen staff

Deals for The Nightmare, Nabat; plus news on Drive Productions and Petersburg Carousel.

David Gordon Green heads to Bolivia

6-Sep-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Our Brand Is Crisis stars Sandra Bullock, who will also executive produce, with the Warner Bros project produced by Smokehouse.

Tom Quinn and Jason Janego

US experts head OMDC panel

6-Sep-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

John Sloss of Cinetic Media, Jonathan Sehring from IFC Films and Jason Janego & Tom Quinn [pictured] from RADiUS among those on panel.

Guidance

Guidance lands world sales agent

6-Sep-2014 | By

Edyson Entertainment has closed a deal with Andrew Herwitz’ Film Sales Company for world sales rights to Guidance, which received its world premiere in Discovery last night (Sept 5).

Drew Barrymore

Salt inks Barrymore-Collette film deals

6-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Deals for Miss You Already, from Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, which starts shooting on Sunday.

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MFI announces Louder Than Bombs deals

6-Sep-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Joachim Trier’s English language debut, co-starring Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert, is currently shooting in New York.

Ralph Fiennes

Directors spin Carousel

6-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Russian omnibus film to shoot in early 2015.

The Last 5 Years

RADiUS swoops on The Last 5 Years

5-Sep-2014 | By

The distributor has taken North American rights to Toronto world premiere The Last 5 Years starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.

Aimee Teegarden

Myriad tempts buyers with Heart Beats 3D

5-Sep-2014 | By

Myriad Pictures is in Toronto with world sales on the Das Films and Sikhya Films Bollywood-hip-hop dance title from Step Up creator Duane Adler.

DFI CEO talks transition

5-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Acting CEO Fatma Al-Remaihi admits the Doha Film Institute is facing challenges.

Mark Polish

IFT gets to grips with Headlock

5-Sep-2014 | By

International Film Trust is handling sales in Toronto on Mark Polish’s solo directorial debut Headlock, the first of two from the director that Benaroya Pictures will fully finance.

Soda, Thunderbird kick off merger with Riot Club deal

5-Sep-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Soda brand continues to exist as the company expands to include Canadian distribution, starting with The Riot Club.

A Hologram for the King

Hologram sells for Lotus

5-Sep-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lotus Entertainment has reported a strong response from buyers to Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram For The King starring Tom Hanks.

Fiona Tan

Mongrel Int’l boards History’s Future

5-Sep-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International has added a late addition to its Toronto slate in the form of History’s Future from installations artist Fiona Tan.

Santiago Mitre

Versatile adds La Patota to TIFF slate

5-Sep-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Other new additions include Jerome Bonnell’s A Trois, On Y Va.

The Look of Silence

Dogwoof hears Oppenheimer's Silence

5-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK deal for The Act of Killing follow-up.

Ben Browning

Ben Browning joins FilmNation

5-Sep-2014 | By

The Wayfare Entertainment co-founder and former CEO has joined FilmNation Entertainment in the new position of co-president of production and acquisitions.

Robert De Niro

QED to sell Dirty Grandpa

5-Sep-2014 | By

TORONTO: QED International is introducing buyers to Dirty Grandpa starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron.

Secrets of War

Sola spreads Secrets of War

5-Sep-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Dennis Bots’ Secrets of War has already been sold to German Speaking Europe, Turkey and Estonia.

In the Basement

Buyers move into Seidl’s Basement

5-Sep-2014 | By

In the Basement sells to Austria, Denmark and Germany, among others, for Coproduction Office.

Jeffrey St Jules

Canadian directors talk film vs digital

5-Sep-2014 | By Daniel Horowitz

At a TIFF Telefilm Canada panel, four Canadian directors talked about current industry issues including film vs digital.

Shanghai

Chinese media hub sets incentives

5-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Any foreign companies setting up in the zone will see the local district company tax waived for the first two years upon incorporation and 50% of taxes payable in the third year.

Crosswind blows to France

5-Sep-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Deckert Distribution sells Martti Helde’s debut feature to ARP.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Gyllenhaal, Watts to star in Demolition

4-Sep-2014 | By

Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts will star in the romance for Jean-Marc Vallée, who jets in to Toronto for the Canadian premiere of Wild. Sierra/Affinity will kick off pre-sales in Toronto and CAA represents US rights.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts in talks to join Eyes

4-Sep-2014 | By

Julia Roberts is in advanced talks to join Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gwyneth Paltrow on IM Global’s remake of Argentinian Oscar winner The Secret In Their Eyes.

Veronica Ferres

Veronica Ferres joins Pay The Ghost

4-Sep-2014 | By

The German actress has joined Nic Cage and Sarah Wayne Callis in the supernatural thriller form Voltage Films and Midnight Kitchen Productions.

Dear White People

The Exchange to sell Dear White People

4-Sep-2014 | By

The Exchange has acquired international rights to the Sundance entry and begins sales in Toronto.

Dior And I

Dogwoof sells Dior and I to Asia

4-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Distributor will hold further talks about the doc with buyers in Toronto.

Phoenix Worldwide Entertainment

Sales outfit Stealth rebrands

3-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Sales outfit Stealth is to undergo a rebrand to become Phoenix Worldwide Entertainment.

Shane Black

Bloom to sell The Nice Guys

2-Sep-2014 | By

TORONTO: Alex Walton will commence pre-sales in Canada this week on the Shane Black crime thriller starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.

Match

Premiere nabs Match, 7 Minutes

2-Sep-2014 | By

Premiere Entertainment Group has acquired international sales on the Whitewater Films duo Match and 7 Minutes.

Sunshine Superman

Salt licenses Sunshine Superman

2-Sep-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Salt Company has licensed international rights to BASE jumping documentary Sunshine Superman to Universal Pictures International Entertainment ahead of this week’s world premiere in Toronto.

Dearest

Versatile acquires Chan’s Dearest

2-Sep-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese child abduction film to screen in Toronto following world premiere in Venice. 

Thomas Vinterberg

TrustNordisk taking Vinterberg's Commune to Toronto

2-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Next project from Danish director of Oscar-nominated The Hunt headed to Toronto.

The Face of an Angel

BFI extends US distribution pilot to Toronto

1-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Pilot P&A fund launched at Sundance extends to Toronto.

Indie Sales to launch Zucchini, new Jolivet at Toronto

1-Sep-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: My Life As A Zucchini is written by Tomboy and Girlhood director Céline Sciamma.

Fabula

Calinos veterans launch new Turkish distributor

1-Sep-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Two former executives from Calinos Films have set up a new distribution company, Fabula Films, acquiring all Turkish rights.

The Editor

Park, XYZ team on The Editor

1-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Midnight Madness thriller from Astron 6 stars Udo Kier, Paz de la Huerta.

Escobar: Paradise Lost

Telluride adds Escobar to line-up

30-Aug-2014 | By

Telluride Film Festival organisers have unveiled two late additions to the programme that will premiere in the coming days in a move that could impact on the classification of one Toronto gala screening.

Felix and Meira

UDI taking Felix and Meira, Red Rose to Toronto

29-Aug-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Company also handling Ognjen Svilicic’s These Are The Rules, which world premieres in Venice’s Orizzonti.

Miss Julie

Market support for 39 European films at Toronto

29-Aug-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Nearly 30 sales companies receive financial backing to market their films in Toronto.

Li’l Quinquin

Kino Lorber acquires Li’l Quinquin

28-Aug-2014 | By

Kino Lorber has acquired all US rights to Bruno Dumont’s Li’l Quinquin ahead of the North American premiere in Toronto on September 10.

Catherine Frot

Memento heads to Toronto with Marguerite

28-Aug-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based sales agent to launch new film loosely inspired by “world’s worst soprano”, Florence Foster Jenkins.

Caity Lotz

Content brings 400 Days to Toronto

28-Aug-2014 | By

Content Film has acquired international rights to the sci-fi thriller starring Brandon Routh and Caity Lotz and will show first footage to buyers in Toronto.

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