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Toronto deals: Magnolia buys Teapot, Cinedigm finds Play

As the Toronto deals continued to come in, Magnolia Pictures announced on Friday (14) it had taken North American rights to The Brass Teapot.

Juno Temple (pictured) and Michael Angarano star in the feature directorial debut of commercials and music director Ramaa Mosley. Tim Macy wrote the screenplay about newlyweds who stumble upon an enchanted teapot that rewards physical pain with cash.

Darren Goldberg of Atlantic Pictures produced alongside Kirk Roos of Northern Lights and James Graves.

Magnolia Pictures’ director of acquisitions Peter Van Steemburg negotiated the deal with The Gersh Agency on behalf of the filmmakers.

Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired US rights to the English-language horror film Come Out And Play from Belarus-born Makinov, whose eccentric style demands that he wear a mask while filming in order to hide his identity.

Cinedigm will kick off theatrical distribution in early 2013 followed by on-demand, digital and DVD.

Vinessa Shaw and Ebon Moss-Bachrach play an expectant couple who vacation on an isolated island inhabited by strange children. Mexico and Los Angeles-based Canana produced and the individual producer is Pablo Cruz is the producer. Vincent Scordino of Cinedigm brokered the deal with Cinetic Media.

  • HBO Documentary Films has picked up US TV rights from Submarine, StudioCanal and Stanley Buchthal of Diamond Girl Production to Liz Garbus’ Love, Marilyn.

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