eOne Films Int’l sells F Word, Song For Marion
The F Word stars Daniel Radcliffe while Song For Marion received its world premiere when it closed the Toronto International Film Festival last weekend.
Rights to The F Word, a comedy about opposite-sex friends directed by Mike Dowse and produced by David Gross, have closed in Germany (Telepool), Russia (Carmen), Latin America (Sun Distribution), Benelux (eOne), Turkey (Mars Concept), Middle East (Frontrow) and India (Pictureworks). As previously announced eOne will distribute in the UK and Canada.
Song For Marion has gone to Italy (Lucky Red), South Africa (Videovision) and South Korea (United Entertainment Korea). The sales team is also closing a deal for Scandinavia.
Paul Andrew Williams directed Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton and Christopher Eccleston in the story of a late bloomer who joins a choir.
Earlier deals closed with the UK (eOne), Australia (eOne/Hopscotch), Japan (Asmik Ace), Germany (Ascot Elite and ARD), Spain (Vertigo), Benelux (Cineart), Greece and Cyprus (Filmtrade), Turkey (Calinos), Poland (Hagi Film), Hungary (Budapest Film), France (Haut Et Court), Iceland (Green Light Films), Airlines (Jaguar), Latin America (Sun Distribution) and Israel (Shani Films).
Canadian film The Secret Disco Revolution sold to Kadokawa for Japan and discussions are currently underway for the US. eOne Films International sources said Home Again from director Sudz Sutherland and The Lesser Blessed starring Benjamin Bratt are also in play with US buyers.
Inch’Allah, the follow-up from Incendies producers Luc Dery and Kim McCraw, has pre-sold to Benelux (Cineart), Brazil (Imovision), France (Happiness), Hong Kong (Edko Films) Middle East (Front Row), Portugal (Lusomundo), South Korea (Aud), Spain (Golem Distribucion), Switzerland (Agora Films) and Taiwan (Joint Entertainment International Inc). Deals closed in Toronto for Turkey (Bir Film) and Greece (Strada Films).
“We had a tremendously successful festival and we’re thrilled to deliver such a strong result for our valued partners and the world-class film makers and producers we have the privilege of representing,” said Sally Caplan (pictured), managing director of eOne Films International.
“As the team continues to build relationships with leading content providers, we’re able to secure top product from around the world for our portfolio and deliver it to key international distributors.”