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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

Lady Macbeth

Protagonist scores key 'Lady Macbeth' sales

20-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Altitude Film has taken UK on the TIFF premeire, KMBO has taken France rights.

Paris Can Wait

SPC picks up 'Paris Can Wait'

19-Sep-2016 | By

Eleanor Coppola’s narrative directorial and screenwriting debut has found its North American home following its recent Toronto world premiere.

La La Land

'La La Land' wins TIFF audience award

18-Sep-2016 | By

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.

Toronto 2016 wrap

18-Sep-2016 | By

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.

TIFF: US deals for 'The Journey', 'Heal The Living'

16-Sep-2016 | By

Two more Toronto deals emerged on Friday in a traditional late-festival acquisitions surge.

Toronto deals continue to trickle in

15-Sep-2016 | By

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 Autopsy Of Jane Doe

Raven Banner to distribute 'The Autopsy Of Jane Doe' in Canada

15-Sep-2016 | By

The Toronto-based company has acquired André Øvredal’s supernatural horror, which receives its world premiere in Toronto Midnight Madness on Thursday night.

IFC Films acquires 'The Bleeder'

14-Sep-2016 | By

Philippe Falardeau’s drama starring Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts has gone to IFC Films in a US deal in Toronto.

Music Box acquires ‘A Quiet Passion’

14-Sep-2016 | By

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.

Fox Searchlight swoops on 'Jackie'

13-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Searchlight sets December 9 release date for well-received Venice and Toronto drama.

Curzon Artificial Eye takes Ozon's 'Frantz' for UK

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company Films Distribution has also closed deals for Sweden, Norway and Finland, Denmark, and Japan.

DIFF

Screen to launch Arab Stars of Tomorrow at DIFF

12-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Screen is teaming with December’s Dubai International Film Festival to spotlight emerging talent from the region.

Lorna-Lee Sagebiel Torres

Lorna-Lee Sagebiel Torres joins Magnolia as director of international sales

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The executive most recently served at Visit Films where she oversaw several territories and led marketing for the past five years.

MIfune: The Last Samurai

Celluloid Dreams licenses 'Mifune: The Last Samurai' to Strand

12-Sep-2016 | By

The sales company has struck a deal with Strand for US rights to Steven Okazaki’s documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai.

Sergei-Loznitsa

Wild Bunch pre-sells Sergei Loznitsa drama

12-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Deals in Germany, Latin American, more for Austerlitz director’s next film; producers secure France deal.

'Maudie' producer launches thriller 'Rites Of Men'

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Straight Outta Compton co-writer Jonathan Herman has written the screenplay, Giulio Ricciarielli will direct.

Tucker Tooley

Tooley Productions expands global footprint

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tucker Tooley’s production outfit strikes first-look distribution deals.

Jeremiah Chechik

Jeremiah Chechik to direct Goldove’s 'Innocent'

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Plummer features in the story of a UN interpreter caught between the FBI and a criminal dynasty.

Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca Ferguson thriller scores North America deal

12-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Parkland sells Despite The Falling Snow to US and Canada.

Adelaide Clemens

Adelaide Clemens jumps on LevelK’s 'Rabbit'

12-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Luke Shanahan is directing the dark thriller about a medical student whose twin is abducted.

Rotterdam fest reshuffles team

12-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Marit van den Elshout will take over the Hubert Bals Fund from the outgoing Iwana Chronis.

Jennifer-Fattell

Protagonist promotes trio

12-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit promotes sales executives, delivery manager.

Isabelle Huppert TIFF

Isabelle Huppert delivers TIFF masterclass

12-Sep-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Talking with TIFF CEO Piers Handling, Huppert discussed her career, which includes over 100 film credits.

Toronto 2016 Daily 5

Toronto 2016: Screen's dailies

12-Sep-2016

Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the Toronto International Film Festival here.

Max Rose

Film Mode picks up sales on 'Max Rose'

11-Sep-2016 | By

Clay Epstein’s sales company has acquired international sales rights to the Jerry Lewis starrer and is continuing talks with Toronto buyers this week.

Orion, BH Tilt snap up 'The Belko Experiment'

11-Sep-2016 | By

The partners confirmed on Sunday evening they had picked up North American distribution rights from MGM to Toronto Midnight Madness selection The Belko Experiment.

A Quiet Passion

DDI inks further 'A Quiet Passion' deals

11-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Terence Davies’s drama has sold to France and Japan, while Soda has taken over the UK release from Metrodome.

La La Land

Awards race comes into focus at TIFF

11-Sep-2016 | By Fionnuala Halligan

La La Land, Jackie, Nocturnal Animals and Manchester By The Sea have all been garnering early awards buzz.

A Woman's Life

MK2 Films clocks sales on 'A Woman’s Life'

11-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Stéphane Brizé’s period drama stars Judith Chemla as a young aristocrat.

Nicholas Galitzine joins Radiant’s 'Changeover'

11-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Star of TIFF selection Handsome Devil has joined Timothy Spall and Melanie Lynskey in the supernatural thriller.

TIFF Jamaican film delegation

First Jamaica delegation hits TIFF

11-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

A 20-strong group of Jamaican film professionals is in town, while the festival’s industry centre is also hosting a Jamaica stand.

Six selected for Indian film-makers residency

11-Sep-2016 | By

The film-makers will each receive an expert mentor to help develop their feature projects.

Spitfire

British Film Company plot 'Spitfire' doc

11-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The production and finance outfit is has also boarded the forthcoming Bert Trautmann feature.

Unless

IFT moves for Catherine Keener-starrer 'Unless'

11-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alan Gilsenan directed the adaptation of Carol Shields’ Pulitzer Prize-wining novel.

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Frémaux flies into Toronto for Lumière tribute

11-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes head will be live-narrating his archive film Lumière! at the festival.

Snowden TIFF

Gordon-Levitt talks Snowden: "I know he would love to come home"

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Cast and crew discussed Oliver Stone’s political drama in a TIFF press conference.

Focus, Lionsgate deals set TIFF abuzz

10-Sep-2016 | By

Focus has stolen headlines with its acquisition of PT Anderson’s latest, while buyers are circling Jackie.

King Cobra

The Exchange launches 'King Cobra' sales

10-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: James Franco, Christian Slater and Molly Ringwald star in the porn industry drama.

TIFF Brexit panel

UK industry figures offer Brexit reassurance at TIFF

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

“We are in unknown territory” but “everyone is pulling in the same direction”, suggested the speakers.

Lean On Pete

First look: 'Lean On Pete'

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years follow-up stars Charlie Plummer and Steve Buscemi.

Jonathan Olsberg

Olsberg talks up film industry impact at TIFF conference

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Olsberg-SPI chair was presenting new research on the economic benefits of the film industry.

MMG cultivates 'Bitter Harvest' sales

10-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Max Irons, Samantha Barks and Terence Stamp star in the Ukraine-set drama.

Hunting Flies

'Hunting Flies' director plots three more projects

10-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Macedonian film-maker Izer Aliu’s next film will be comedy-drama 12 Dares.

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried to star in 'First Reformed'

10-Sep-2016 | By

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.

Versus the Life and Films of Ken Loach

Dogwoof inks sales on Ken Loach, Vivienne Westwood docs

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach biographical doc has sold to five territories.

Porto

New Europe closes deals on 'Porto', 'One Week And A Day'

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Anton Yelchin-starrer Porto is executive produced by Jim Jarmusch.

TIFF panel

Canada primed for Eurimages membership

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Eurimages’s Roberto Olla revealed the news during a TIFF panel.

Hillsong

Pure Flix brings new titles to TIFF

10-Sep-2016 | By

Hillsong: Let Hope Rise and I’m Not Ashamed are both being sold by the company.

James Franco

Lionsgate snaps up 'Kin' in Toronto pre-buy

9-Sep-2016 | By

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.

David Lynch The Art Life

Amazon closes in on David Lynch doc

9-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon on verge of streaming deal for Venice premiere; Janus Films nabs theatrical.

Through The Wall

Roadside Attractions closing North American deal on 'Through The Wall'

9-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor is expected to finalise a North American deal with The Match Factory for Rama Burshtein’s Venice premiere on Saturday morning.

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper plot 'The Escape'

9-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Indepedent has boarded sales on the drama is being produced by UK outfit Shoebox Films.

girls lost

'Girls Lost' director plots two US co-pros

9-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film-maker Alexandra-Therese Keining is plotting a crime drama and “a feminist Blade Runner”.

Paul Haggis

Paul Haggis: time is right for black James Bond

9-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Oscar-winning writer was delivering a talk at Toronto’s Script to Screen Summit.

Sam Worthington

Saban Films picks up 'The Hunter's Prayer'

9-Sep-2016 | By

Saban Films has acquired US rights to Jonathan Mostow’s action-thriller starring Sam Worthington and newcomer Odeya Rush.

Naomi Kawase

MK2 Films launches Naomi Kawase’s 'Radiance'

9-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: An co-star Masatoshi Nagase to play photographer with failing eyesight.

Ronnie Petersen

NonStop revs up with F1 doc 'Superswede'

9-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Henrik Jansson-Schweizer now shooting documentary about Formula 1 great Ronnie Peterson.

Little Wing

'Little Wing' director plots 'Hobbyhorse' documentary

9-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Hobbyhorse Revolution will be presented at Nordisk Panorama later this month.

Boudica

Boudica debut slate spotlights female film talent

9-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The fledgling company has revealed its first two investments.

Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada pledges diversity goal

9-Sep-2016 | By

Cultural agency is aiming to build a more diverse film portfolio by 2020.

James Franco

Samuel Goldwyn Films, Orion Pictures acquire 'Burn Country'

9-Sep-2016 | By

Samuel Goldwyn Films and Orion Pictures have acquired from CAA the mystery thriller Burn Country (formerly The Fixer) directed by Ian Olds.

Andrew Herwitz

Film Sales Company launches adventure doc 'Losing Sight Of Shore'

9-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary follows four women who row the Pacific Ocean.

Shoreline launches sales on TIFF City to City title '‘76'

9-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian war drama features Nollywood stars Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic and Chidi Mokeme.

DDL

Focus buys PT Anderson reunion project with Daniel Day-Lewis

8-Sep-2016 | By

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.

Scotiabank escalator

TIFF: Repairs continue on Scotiabank escalator

8-Sep-2016 | By

Engineers are working on a broken ‘up’ escalator at the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto that has inconvenienced industry attendees at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Jackie

Toronto: 'Jackie', 'The Bad Batch' stir early buyer interest

8-Sep-2016 | By

As TIFF 2016 gets underway, two titles are prompting industry buzz.

Timothy Spall

Spall, Lumley, Imrie join Protagonist rom-com 'Finding Your Feet'

8-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Cast assembles for silver dollar rom-com from director Richard Loncraine.

Saban Films acquires 'The Last Face'

8-Sep-2016 | By

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.

Salt And Fire

XLrator Media swoops on Herzog thriller 'Salt And Fire'

8-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Shannon and Veronica Ferres-starring eco-thriller plays in TIFF Special Presentations.

Hatem Khraiche Ruiz-Zorrilla

Seville to sell space thriller 'Orbiter 9'

8-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish sci-fi is from writer-director Ruiz-Zorrilla.

Prevenge

Kaleidoscope swoops for comedy-horror 'Prevenge'

8-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Alice Lowe’s debut as a director recently opened Venice’s Critics’ Week.

Daniel Zovatto

Daniel Zovatto joins chase thriller 'Misfortune'

8-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Don’t Breathe star has joined John Cusack in the thriller, which Radiant Films International is selling in Toronto.

Voltage launches sales on comedy 'Fun Mom Dinner'

8-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Katie Aselton, Toni Collette and Molly Shannon headline the mom-com from director Alethea Jones.

Big Fish And Begonia

China box office smash 'Big Fish' secures international deal

8-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: SC Films International has picked up the hit animation.

Karl Marx City

Cinetic picks up pair of TIFF docs

8-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit has picked up Karl Marx City and Politics, An Instruction Manual.

 Julianne Moore

TIFF: Julianne Moore to star in hostage drama 'Bel Canto'

7-Sep-2016 | By

Bloom has launched sales on Paul Weitz’s adaptation of Ann Patchett’s bestselling novel.

Jim Jarmusch's Stooges movie, Oasis film sell wide as buyers remain hot for pop docs

7-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Gimme Danger, Supersonic in-demand for Independent; Thomas Quick doc gets North America deal.

Submergence

Guillaume Lirondiere joins Backup Media as COO

7-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Paris-based company’s current slate includes Toronto titles Message From The King and Brimstone.

Johnny Depp

TIFF exclusive: Johnny Depp to star in thriller 'Labyrinth'

6-Sep-2016 | By

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.

The Long Excuse

Toronto: Elle Driver takes sales on Miwa Nishikawa's 'The Long Excuse'

6-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Fifth film from Hirokazu Koreeda protégé stars Masahiro Motoki.

Bar Bahar

Toronto: Alma Cinema takes Palestinian debut 'In Between', scores deals on Sundance hit

6-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film captures lives of young Palestinians living in Tel Aviv.

Layla M

Toronto: Beta Cinema lineup includes Mijke de Jong drama

6-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Acquisitions ahead of the festival include Mijke de Jong’s Layla M, which premieres in TIFF’s Platform strand.

Toronto: Seven burning questions Video

5-Sep-2016 | By

From The Birth Of A Nation to TWC, Screen reveals the key talking points.

Out Of The Shadows

Kaleidoscope picks up Aussie horror 'Out Of The Shadows'

1-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Australian horror from director Dee McLachlan will be introduced to buyers at TIFF.

Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey joins Covert Media

31-Aug-2016 | By

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.

GOON

Bloom brings 'Goon: Last Of The Enforcers' to TIFF

31-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Walton and his team will launch international sales in Toronto next week on the ice hockey comedy sequel starring Seann William Scott.

The Birth Of A Nation

North American briefs: Searchlight sets ‘Birth’ TIFF press junkets

31-Aug-2016 | By

Plus: Chicago Film fest honours for Peter Bogdanovich, Steve McQueen; and more…

Let The Corpses Tan

Bac adds Cattet and Forzani’s 'Let The Corpses Tan' to TIFF state

31-Aug-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Bac releases first image of third feature from cult genre film directors.

Katie Says Goodbye

Cercamon to sell TIFF entry 'Katie Says Goodbye'

31-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sebastien Chesneau’s company will launch international sales in Toronto next week on Wayne Roberts’ highly regarded directorial debut starring Olivia Cooke.

Eddie Marsan

Eddie Marsan directorial debut among Ontario market projects

30-Aug-2016 | By

Projects participating in the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s two-day co-financing market include Eddie Marsan’s feature directorial debut.

Northern Banner picks up 'Olli Mäki', 'Mimosas'

29-Aug-2016 | By

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.

Handsome Devil

Radiant Films International to sell TIFF entry 'Handsome Devil'

25-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer’s sales company will introduce international buyers in Toronto to John Butler’s Contemporary World Cinema selection.

Past Life

Toronto: Bleiberg Entertainment boards 'Past Life'

25-Aug-2016 | By

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.

No TIFF press conference for 'The Birth Of A Nation'

24-Aug-2016 | By

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.

The Levelling

Mongrel International to sell TIFF selection 'The Levelling'

24-Aug-2016 | By

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.

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott to star in 'Steel Country'; Bankside boards sales

24-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) to produce; MPC to produce and fully finance.

Elle

Toronto: Discovery, Next Wave, VR, In Conversations unveiled

23-Aug-2016 | By

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.

Ethel And Ernest

Producers Lab Toronto reveals 2016 participants

23-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The UK’s Camilla Deakin, Ireland’s Kathryn Kennedy and Germany’s Amir Hamz are among those selected.

Toronto: 'Transparent', 'Black Mirror' episodes in TV line-up

18-Aug-2016 | By

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.

Hello Destroyer

Northern Banner acquires 'Hello Destroyer'

17-Aug-2016 | By

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.

Forever Pure

Dogwoof scores TIFF-bound Israeli football doc

17-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Forever Pure is headed to Toronto after winning three awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

The Exception

Toronto unveils City To City, World Cinema, Masters line-ups

16-Aug-2016 | By

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.

Buster's Mal Heart

Rami Malek's Toronto-bound thriller scores sales deal

15-Aug-2016 | By

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.

Nocturama

Toronto: 'Nocturama', 'Jackie', to screen at Platform

11-Aug-2016 | By

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.

Blue Jay

The Orchard to release TIFF entry 'Blue Jay'

11-Aug-2016 | By

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.

Lady Macbeth

Protagonist takes on Toronto title 'Lady Macbeth'

11-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British drama to world premiere at TIFF.

Sadako Vs Kayako

Shudder picks up Toronto Midnight Madness closer 'Sadako Vs. Kayako'

10-Aug-2016 | By

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.

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