Total attendance expected to top 12,000 participants. US attendees rise by 7%.
RADiUS-TWC has swooped on its second buy of the festival, taking North American rights to Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut Man Of Tai Chi.
In what the parties claimed to be the biggest US buy of the festival, Lionsgate/Roadside announced on Wednesday  they had acquired Cannes Competition entry Blood Ties.
Sundance Selects announced out of Cannes it is acquiring rights to Abdellatif Kechiche’s competition entry Blue Is The Warmest Color from Wild Bunch.
Festivals and Awards
The US premiere of AJ Schnack’s Caucus will close AFI DOCS and Errol Morris will be honoured at the festival’s Charles Guggenheim Symposium for his contributions to the documentary genre.
The new solution will provide BMO’s video submission and evaluation functionalities to Eventival’s database solutions.
EXCLUSIVE: Local distributors who board Nymphs will be able to use green screen and CGI technology to provide customised ads in their own territories.
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Sixth instalment in the racing action franchise scores Universal’s biggest-ever three-day opening weekend at $13.2m (£8.7m).
Stark Trek Into Darkness stormed to the top of the North American charts on an estimated $70.6m opening weekend.
The partnership has so far seen 22 French projects presented at the Film London Production Finance Market.