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16 May 2013

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  • 108 Media finds Camera Trap

    108 Media has acquired worldwide sales for the found footage title Camera Trap and is showing footage in the market.
  • Abigail Harm triumphs at LAAPFF

    Director Lee Isaac Chung’s film won the 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival’s grand jury prize for best narrative feature earlier in the week.
  • AJ Annila signs We Are What We Are prequel

    EXCLUSIVE: AJ Annila’s prequel to shoot in 2014.
  • Alain Attal: first blood

    It all began in a restaurant for the producer of Guillaume Canet’s Cannes title Blood Ties. Alain Attal tells Melanie Goodfellow about his US debut.
  • Aldamisa Int'l tastes Chef

    Jon Favreau wrote and will direct the comedy to star Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey Jr, John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale. Aldamisa International will kick off pre-sales in Cannes.
  • America Video Films boards Middleton

    Enrique Maya’s America Video Films will screen the Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga rom-com Middleton. Anchor Bay Films plans to release in North America this year.
  • Anchor Bay gets Possession

    Anchor Bay Films has taken North American rights to supernatural thriller The Possession Of Michael King starring Shane Johnson.
  • Anchor Bay takes Buzzkill

    Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada, Anchor Bay Entertainment (UK) and Raven Banner Entertainment announced on Friday [17] the Canadian and UK acquisition of effects veteran Paul Jones’ directorial debut Buzzkill.
  • Arnold, Meadows, Considine lead Film4 slate

    Development slate includes Andrea Arnold’s US-set Mag Crew and a Film4.0 doc about Nick Cave.
  • Autlook punches with Ali doc

    EXCLUSIVE: Company acquires world rights to Bill Siegel’s The Trials of Mohammad Ali [pictured].
  • Bac bolsters line-up and sales team

    EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Bac Films is kicking off Cannes with a reinforced international sales team this year following the arrival of Clémentine Hugot on the eve of the market.
  • Bankside acquires Event 15 for Cannes

    EXCLUSIVE: Claustrophobic thriller to make its market premiere; first trailer released.
  • Barks begins second US feature

    Andrew O’Connor [pictured] directs May the Best Man Win, starring Whitmer Thomas, Drew Tarver and Rosa Salazar.
  • Barnard joins Cannes' UK Film Centre

    Topics up for discussion will include microbudget filmmaking, the crossover between film and television and Indian co-productions.
  • Baz Luhrmann at the box office

    Baz Luhrmann’s Cannes opener The Great Gatsby is his first film in 3D. Will it continue the director’s upward trajectory at the global box office?  Ian Sandwell reports.
  • BFI pre-Cannes Lunch

    Cannes talents and industry experts were invited to the BFI Southbank on Thursday [May 9] to celebrate this year’s British Cannes titles.
  • Brad Pelman to present in Cannes

    Telefilm Canada has invited Toronto-based CineCoup’s newly appointed president of distribution and sales Brad Pelman to present at its Talent To Watch event on May 19.
  • Breaking Glass acquires four for Cannes

    Breaking Glass Pictures heads to Cannes with four new sales titles led by prison tale K-11, currently available across the US on VoD and DVD.
  • Breakthrough debuts Anti Social

    The Toronto-based company has completed production on the horror film and will launch worldwide sales in Cannes.
  • Breathe In to open Edinburgh

    67th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival runs June 19-30.
  • Breslin to star in Octane's Peste

    Abigail Breslin has landed the lead role in contagion thriller Peste based on Barbara Marshall’s Black List screenplay. IM Global’s Octane genre unit finances and launches sales in Cannes.
  • British indie fest unveils winners

    Maurice Sweeney’s Saving the Titanic and Stefan Georgiou’s Dead Cat [pictured] both scoop three awards.
  • Bruce Willis to star in Expiration

    Bruce Willis will star in the $60m thriller Expiration from financier-producer Emmett / Furla Films.
  • Buyers dig for Films Boutique's Oro

    EXCLUSIVE: Berlin based sales company Films Boutique had closed its first deals on new feature La Jaula De Oro [pictured] by Diego Quemada-Diez. 
  • Buyers hear Vatican Tapes

    EXCLUSIVE: Lakeshore Entertainment and Sierra/Affinity have sold key territories on Mark Neveldine’s horror thriller The Vatican Tapes and Lionsgate has come on to distribute in the US in autumn 2014.
  • Buyers warm to Edko’s Firestorm

    Hong Kong’s Edko Films has sealed a slew of Asia Pacific deals on $20m Andy Lau vehicle Firestorm, which is currently in production.
  • Cannes 2013: Cannes Classics

    The Cannes Classics line-up at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
  • Cannes 2013: Critics’ Week

    The full line-up of films in Critics’ Week competition at the 66th Cannes Film Festival and four additional special screenings with details on each title including sales contacts.
  • Cannes 2013: Directors' Fortnight

    The full line-up of films in Directors’ Fortnight at the 66th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
  • Cannes 2013: In Competition

    The full line-up of 20 films In Competition at the 66th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
  • Cannes 2013: Market Buzz

    Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Cannes.
  • Cannes 2013: Midnight Screenings, Special Screenings

    The Midnight Screenings line-up at the 66th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts. Special Screenings line-up also included.
  • Cannes 2013: Out of competition

    The five films In Competition at the 66th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
  • Cannes 2013: Un Certain Regard

    The full line-up of 17 films in Un Certain Regard at the 66th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
  • Cannes deal-making stories

    Industry experts share their best deal-making stories from Cannes.
  • Cannes to trigger Gatsby launch

    Warner Bros Pictures International will launch Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation in 49 markets in the days after the May 15 opening night gala in Cannes.
  • Cape Town launches new film market

    The inaugural Cape Town Film Mart will run Nov 4-6, 2013.
  • Casablanca Pics debuts in Cannes

    EXCLUSIVE: Casablanca Pictures has become the latest global sales and distribution company to enter the market and launches with Danny Roth’s coming-of-age story Tag starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
  • Caton-Jones to direct Mr Jones

    uMedia to produce and handle worldwide rights to London-set love story.
  • CEG, Thunder Road sign financing deal

    Philip Moross’ Cutting Edge Group (CEG) has signed a slate financing deal with Basil Iwanyk’s ambitious Thunder Road.
  • Cineart gets buying early in Cannes

    EXCLUSIVE: Benelux distributor Cineart has revealed details of its early Cannes acquisitions, including Only God Forgives [pictured].
  • Cinedigm, Magnet strike pact

    Cinedigm and Magnet Media Productions have signed a deal to distribute five features over the next three years using Cinedigm’s digital distribution and marketing capabilities. 
  • Cinedigm, Uni strike supply deal

    Cinedigm and Universal Studios Home Entertainment have signed a multi-year deal whereby Universal will provide comprehensive supply-chain services across North America for Cinedigm’s DVD and Blu-ray library.
  • Cinemavault tastes Dark Blood

    EXCLUSIVE: Cinemavault has acquired worldwide rights to the thriller Dark Blood, which earned notoriety for being the film River Phoenix was acting at the time of his death in 1993.
  • CMG takes on P5ych

    Cinema Management Group (CMG) launches sales here on the upcoming horror thriller P5ych from Saw franchise producer Peter Block.
  • Digital delivery: linking Europe

    A digital delivery network from Deluxe Digital Cinema and Hewlett-Packard aims to connect some 8,000 European cinemas. Neal Romanek reports.
  • Dimension 3: viewing the future

    The rise of high frame rate and 4K technology will be among the points of discussion at France’s Dimension 3 (June 18-21). By Melanie Goodfellow.
  • Doha appoints Suleiman as artistic advisor

    Doha Film Institute (DFI) has appointed renowned Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman to the post of artistic advisor.
  • Doha expands grants programme

    The Doha Film Institute (DFI) has expanded its grants programme to include first and second-time filmmakers from outside the Middle East.
  • Dolby announces first Atmos post facility in France

    Christophe Offenstein’s En Solitaire will be the first French feature film to be mixed in Dolby Atmos.
  • Donnie Yen to star in EMP’s Best

    Hong Kong-based Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP) is producing $25m action thriller Last Of The Best, starring Donnie Yen and Wang Baoqiang.
  • Duhamel, Pike open Window

    EXCLUSIVE: Panorama Media has launched sales in Cannes on French Window, an erotic psychological thriller with Josh Duhamel in late negotiations to star opposite Rosamund Pike.
  • EAO unveiling expanded MAVISE

    Database to now include information on-demand audiovisual services, in particular film VoD services.
  • Efron, Heard ride Autobahn

    Zac Efron and Amber Heard have signed on to IM Global’s Europe-set car chase thriller Autobahn.
  • Elle Driver unleashes French Women

    EXCLUSIVE: Vanessa Paradis, Isabelle Adjani, Laetitia Casta, Sylvie Testud, Geraldine Nakache, Julie Ferrier, Marina Hands, Alice Taglioni, Alice Belaidi, Melanie Doutey, Audrey Dana [pictured] make-up biggest and starriest French female cast ever.
  • Eurimages to study itself

    Research will be carried out on Eurimages’ behalf by London based media consultants Olsberg SPI.
  • Exclusive Media rocks to Metallica

    Exclusive Media is launching sales in Cannes and will screen Nimród Antal’s Metallica Through The Never starring the band and Dane DeHaan from breakout hit Chronicle.
  • Eye on Films goes global in Cannes

    A total of 25 EoF titles will screen as part of the initiative, kicking off with the Israeli-Palestinian film Water [pictured].
  • Fast & Furious 6

    Dir: Justin Lin. US. 2013. 130mins
  • Film Sales brisk on eve of Cannes

    Andrew Herwitz’s The Film Sales Company has sold German rights to Rapid-Eye for Room 237, which premiered last year in Directors Fortnight.
  • Films Boutique visits the Louvre with Sokurov

    Berlin-based sales outfit Films Boutique is back in business with celebrated Russian auteur and Golden Lion winner Alexander Sokurov [pictured].
  • Finecut unwraps Moebius, Fake

    Seoul-based sales company Finecut is unveiling four new projects in Cannes, including the next feature from Kim Ki-duk, entitled Moebius.
  • FIP takes slew of Culpa rights

    Fox International Productions (FIP) has acquired distribution rights in the US, Latin America and Germany to Fred Cavayé’s thriller Mea Culpa.
  • Foresight checks out of Hotel 33

    UPDATE: Foresight Unlimited has pulled the thriller from its Cannes slate after it emerged on Friday evening [10] that the financiers had not closed their deal for Nicolas Cage.
  • Fortissimo picks up Hartley’s Ned Rifle

    Fortissimo Films has picked up global sales rights to Hal Hartley’s upcoming Ned Rifle, set to star Gemma Arterton, Parker Posey and Thomas J Ryan.  
  • Fortissimo picks up Love Is Strange

    EXCLUSIVE: Fortissimo Films has picked up worldwide rights outside North America to Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange, starring Alfred Molina and Michael Gambon.
  • Fortissimo secures Dubbo for Cannes

    Mirando Otto and Richard Roxburgh attached to Sue Brooks’ Australian drama.
  • Fox to remake Metro Manila

    Fox International Productions (FIP) has acquired remake rights to Sean Ellis’ Sundance World Cinema audience award winner Metro Manila. 
  • Frank Oz to direct Winter's Discontent

    Billy Crystal is attached to star in Winter’s Discontent as a widower who moves into a reputed active adult community in hopes of reinvigorating his sex life. 
  • Frears to get Transylvania award

    12th edition of the festival will also feature three world premieres of new Romanian films in its Romanian Days section.
  • Fruitvale Station

    Dir/scr: Ryan Coogler. US. 2013. 84mins
  • Future Leaders: Festival pass

    From targeting the best festival for a premiere to connecting with rising talents, Wendy Mitchell asks the experts how new producers can make the most of festivals
  • Future Leaders: Producers 2013

    The hottest upcoming producers from around the world.
  • Gatsby in $51m #2 US debut

    Warner Bros’ The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio arrived in style ahead of Wednesday’s [15] Cannes opening night screening as Iron Man 3 held on to number one on an estimated $72.4m.
  • Gatsby int’l launch takes $5.4m

    Warner Bros Pictures International executives reported on Friday [17] that The Great Gatsby grossed an estimated $5.4m on its opening day in 27 markets.
  • Get ready for your close-up

    Screen’s photobooth is back in Cannes.
  • GFM boards Toei's Space Pirate

    London-based GFM is partnering with Japanese powerhouse Toei Animation on $30 million animated feature Harlock: Space Pirate, a 3D sci-fi motion capture animated film praised by James Cameron.
  • Ghent to honour Scorsese

    To mark its 40th anniversary edition, Film Fest Ghent (Oct 8-19) is staging a major Martin Scorsese exhibition and retrospective.
  • Giant to start shooting in July

    Singapore’s Clover Films and G&J Productions are joining forces with China’s Stellar Megamedia International (SMI) to co-produce $1.2m sports drama Meeting The Giant.
  • Glacier launches with Heist

    Hayden Christensen is one of several partners on board the new production company Glacier Films, which launches with an 11-film slate led by American Heist.
  • Golden Network speaks Mongolian

    Hong Kong-based sales agent Golden Network Asia has picked up international rights to historical epic Queen Ahno - Spirit Of A Warrior, which is one of the most expensive films ever produced in Mongolia.
  • Good Universe sets Departure

    The LA-based company is fast-tracking production and has set Billy Ray to direct the sci-fi romance from his original story.
  • Good Universe to sell Rocketman

    The LA-based company has dropped a huge project into the market and will commence sales in Cannes on the Rocket Pictures biopic about Elton John.
  • Göteborg launches cinematography award

    The award is in memory of Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist [pictured].
  • Greenwomb adds cast to Infirma

    New Mexico-based Greenwomb Productions announced on Monday [13] that Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Gísli Örn Gardarsson and Angus MacFadyen will star in eco-thriller Terra Infirma.
  • Hansel and Gretel find buyers

    Jinga has sold the comedy horror [pictured], starring Lara Flynn Boyle, to Germany and Australia.
  • HBO Seduced by Toback

    HBO has acquired all North American television rights to James Toback’s Seduced And Abandoned, which will play as a special screening on the Croisette. Separately Tribeca Film and Well Go USA Entertainment have taken North America on Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes.
  • Heli

    Dir: Amat Escalante. Mexico. 2013. 105mins
  • Herzog to be honoured at Locarno

    German director to receive Leopard of Honour at the upcoming 66th Locarno Film Festival.
  • Hickox to direct Blood Island

    Andrew Sugerman of Pantheon Entertainment announced on Monday [13] that Anthony Hickox will direct the feature from an original screenplay by Peter Atkins and Hickox. 
  • High Point boards Aim High

    EXCLUSIVE: UK firm acquires international rights to Anna Broinowski’s North Korean cinema documentary [pictured].
  • Hirokazu Kore-eda, Like Father, Like Son

    Jean Noh talks to Hirokazu Kore-eda about his latest feature, which premieres in Competition at Cannes.
  • Hoffman joins God's Pocket

    Philip Seymour Hoffman will star in Park Pictures Features’ God’s Pocket from directorial first-timer John Slattery of Mad Men fame.
  • Hong Kong’s Pegasus ramps up slate

    Hong Kong-based Pegasus Motion Pictures is unveiling four new features as it ramps up production under company founder Raymond Wong and CEO John Chong.
  • Hopkins, Alfredson join Heineken thriller

    EXCLUSIVE: Informant Media’s thriller adds cast, director ahead of Cannes. Embankment to sell.
  • Hot projects on Screenbase

    Isabelle Huppert will play the lead in Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs and British comedian Harry Hill will star in his own feature film.
  • IFC acquires Face Of Love

    IFC Films has snapped up US rights to The Face Of Love starring Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Robin Williams and will release in September. Exclusive Media is selling international rights in Cannes.
  • IFC gets A Case Of You

    IFC Films has acquired US rights to Kat Coiro’s A Case Of You from Lagniappe Films.
  • IFT acquires Jerry Lewis' Max Rose

    International Film Trust will launch sales on the Croisette on the Jerry Lewis drama Max Rose. ICM Partners represents US rights.
  • IFT debuts with first two titles

    Further details have emerged on International Film Trust (IFT), the new sales company that Screendaily reported on exclusively last month. The first two titles to debut in Cannes will be King Of The Kastle and Exists.
  • IFT locks in Cusack's Cell

    EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling sales outfit International Film Trust arrives on the Croisette with Cell starring John Cusack and is negotiating to handle sales on Some Velvet Morning from Neil LaBute.
  • IIFA weekend to be held in Macao

    Videocon DDB IIFA weekend takes place July 4-6.
  • IM3 reaches $980.3m

    Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 is on the verge of crossing $1bn after Disney executives reported on Wednesday [15] it had reached $980.3m worldwide.
  • Image takes Winnie Mandela

    EXCLUSIVE: Image Entertainment has acquired all US rights to the $15m biopic Winnie Mandela starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard.
  • Imagina's Flowers spread to UK, Germany

    Deals closed on the UK independent feature [pictured] with Metrodome and X-Verleih AG.
  • IMAX, Gaumont to release

    IMAX Corporation and Gaumont will digitally remaster Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet and release on IMAX 3D across France on Oct 16.
  • In Production: Hello Carter

    Writer-director Anthony Wilcox’s London-set debut feature Hello Carter is a comedy adapted from his buzz short of the same name.
  • In Production: Starred Up

    Andreas Wiseman talks to director David Mackenzie, actor Jack O’Connell and producer Gillian Berrie about new prison-drama Starred Up, which Independent will be shopping in Cannes.
  • Independent takes Outnumbered team comedy

    EXCLUSIVE: Independent picks up comedy from Outnumbered team, due to get underway mid-June.
  • Ireland: Hot films

    From offbeat comedy to horror to co-productions with major international names, Ireland is producing a broad range of cinema. Leon Forde profiles a selection of anticipated upcoming films.
  • Irish cinema 
lights up

    A wave of local film-making talent, ambitious producers and attractive co-production options are helping Ireland shine on the world stage. Leon Forde reports
  • Irish Film Board: springboard for Ireland’s industry

    The Irish Film Board is playing a key role in the growth of Irish cinema. By Leon Forde.
  • Iron Man 3 eyes $1bn milestone

    Marvel Studios’ blockbuster added an estimated $161.8m at the global box office to reach $949m as the international running total climbed by $89.3m to $664.1m. Star Trek Into Darkness enjoyed an excellent first foray to earn $31.7m.
  • Iron Man 3 targets $650m

    Marvel Studios’ runaway success has raced to $563.4m outside North America through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and is expected to hold on to its box office crown in the third session.
  • It’s Me flies to Taiwan’s Sky Digi

    Japan’s Pictures Dept has closed an early deal at Cannes, selling Satoshi Miki’s It’s Me, It’s Me to Taiwan’s Sky Digi Entertainment.
  • Japan Special 2013

    In a big year for Japan at the Cannes Film Festival, Screen offers a detailed insight to the industry, plans for TIFF, the growth of TIFFCOM and a look at Japan on the Croisette.
  • Johansson joins Chef cast

    Scarlett Johansson has joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s Chef, which Aldamisa International has introduced to buyers here.
  • Johansson to direct lost Capote novel

    Scarlett Johansson is to make her directorial debut on the Truman Capote adaptation Summer Crossing. Aldamisa will produce and launch international sales on the Croisette while CAA represents US sales.
  • K5 sells Fast and Furious spoof

    SuperFast! is the latest spoof from the team behind Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck.
  • Kaleidoscope sees Monsters

    EXCLUSIVE: Kaleidoscope boards sales on Maisie Williams sci-fi.
  • Karpen named Focus co-CEO

    Andrew Karpen has been promoted to co-CEO of Focus Features and signed a new contract, as has CEO James Schamus, who will continue to lead the company.
  • Kate Winslet signs on to The Dressmaker

    EXCLUSIVE: Winslet to lead Jocelyn Moorhouse’s period romance set to shoot in autumn, Embankment to launch sales in Cannes.
  • Kaufman to co-direct HanWay’s Anomalisa

    EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, and David Thewlis to reprise stage roles in Charlie Kaufman’s animation.
  • Ketchup acquires Savannah for US

    Ketchup Entertainment has acquired Savannah starring Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor and will release theatrically on Aug 23 and on DVD and VoD on Sept 24. Fabrication Films represents international rights.
  • Kevin Williams heads to Venezuela

    EXCLUSIVE: Madrid-based sales outfit Kevin Williams Associates is branching out into Venezuela as the country’s filmmakers react to the death of former President Hugo Chavez earlier this year.
  • King born again with Protagonist

    EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist Pictures has recently boarded sales on comedy to star Ewan McGregor and Kate Hudson.
  • Kino Lorber, Adopt strike pact

    Kino Lorber has signed an exclusive agreement to distribute selected titles from Adopt Films on home media and digital platforms.
  • Koch nabs first UK pre-buy

    EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor plans saturation release for Hector and the Search for Happiness, also buys Magic Magic [pictured].
  • Kochman joins Cohen Media

    John Kochman has joined the acquisitions team at Cohen Media Group and will work alongside evp Gary Rubin.
  • Lara Thompson, eOne: buying power

    eOne is one of the industry’s most significant buyers. Andreas Wiseman speaks to EVP of filmed entertainment Lara Thompson about the company’s Cannes acquisition strategy.
  • Legendary buys marketers FIVE33

    Legendary Entertainment has signed an agreement to buy global marketing company FIVE33.
  • Lincoln Center sets Chan tribute

    The Film Society Of Lincoln Center and New York Asian Film Festival have unveiled plans for the largest Jackie Chan retrospective ever to take place in North America.
  • Lionsgate reveals six for Cannes

    New films star Tom Hardy [pictured], Ewan McGregor, Daniel Radcliffe, Lily Collins and Sam Clafin.
  • Lionsgate takes Quiet Ones

    Distributor Lionsgate has picked up North American rights to Hammer’s The Quiet Ones
  • Lone Survivor set for Jan 2014

    Universal Pictures announced on Friday [10] that it will release the Mark Wahlberg Navy SEALS film on Jan 10 next year.
  • Lotus arrives in Cannes

    Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel have resurfaced and arrive on the Croisette with Lotus Entertainment, a full-service motion picture financing, production and international sales company. 
  • Magnet drawn to Big Bad Wolves

    Magnet Releasing has acquired all North American rights from XYZ Films to Big Bad Wolves.
  • Marché launches Cross Media Corner

    Filmmaker Jan Kounen to discuss upcoming multiplatform work Windwalkers [pictured].
  • Match Factory debuting six at Cannes

    New films by Ari Folman, Hany Abu-Assad and Sam Garbarski are among six market premieres being presented at The Match Factory at Cannes’ Marché du Film.
  • Match Factory rises with Phoenix

    EXCLUSIVE: German sales outfit The Match Factory has launched sales on Phoenix, the new feature from Silver Bear winning director Christian Petzold.
  • Matsumoto wraps sex comedy R100

    Japanese director Hitoshi Matsumoto, whose Dai Nipponjin screened in Cannes Directors Fortnight in 2007, has wrapped his latest feature R100, produced by Yoshimoto Creative Agency.
  • Media Asia picks up Vajra, In The Dark

    EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong’s Media Asia has picked up international rights to Chinese martial arts title The Wrath Of Vajra and Malaysian horror In The Dark.
  • Media Luna, ARRI ready market debuts

    German sales companies Media Luna New Films and ARRI Worldsales have unveiled a raft of new titles being premiered at Cannes’ Marché du Film,
  • Michael Nyqvist joins Father

    The star of the Swedish-language Millennium Trilogy has signed on to the Cannes sales title My So-Called Father opposite Vera Vitali.
  • M-Line’s penguin doc on the march

    EXCLUSIVE: Korean sales company M-Line Distribution has sold penguin documentary Pengi And Sommi to Germany’s KSM and Motion Pictures for Spain.
  • Monahan's Mojave to star Hedlund, Isaac

    EXCLUSIVE: The second film in the deal between Atlas Independent and Relativity International has emerged as Mojave, a crime thriller from William Monahan to star Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac.
  • Morena head to Cannes with Wild Bunch

    Wild Bunch representing youth drama Scorpion in Love [pictured] and apocalyptic feature The Last Days in Cannes.
  • Moretz, Butterfield join White Circus

    First feature from creative duo Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski will be executive produced by Terry Gilliam. Kinology launching sales in Cannes.
  • Music Box acquires Michael Kohlhaas

    Music Box Films has acquired all US and Canadian rights to Arnaud des Pallières’ Cannes competition entry Michael Kohlhaas starring Mads Mikkelsen.
  • Myriad sets Scott for Guidance

    Myriad Pictures and Depth Of Field, in association with Culmination Productions have cast Seann William Scott in the comedy Guidance.  
  • Nantucket, Academy strike pact

    The Nantucket Film Festival has sealed a partnership with The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences around the Ciné Institute of Haiti and the Nantucket Film Festival Teen Filmmaking programme.
  • New Europe takes on first doc

    Company boards The Art of Disappearing [pictured]; plans to take on more documentaries for its sales slate.
  • NFB launches doc initiative

    The National Film Board Of Canada is behind a drive to create a multi-platform destination for viewers to engage with documentary filmmakers and subjects.
  • NFTS teams with Aardman

    The UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) has partnered with Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman Animations to launch a new training course.
  • Nicolas Eschbach launches Indie Sales

    EXCLUSIVE : Former TF1 sales chief plans annual 12-picture slate.  
  • Nicolas Winding Refn: playing God

    Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives started as a fight movie and morphed into a twisted tale of a mother-son relationship. Wendy Mitchell talks to the Danish writer-director about his anticipated follow-up to Drive.
  • Nordic Genre Invasion at Cannes

    Iron Sky and Dead Snow sequels feature as part of a six-strong coalition of Nordic and German production companies.
  • Nordic genre producers join forces

    Blind Spot Pictures and Tappeluft Pictures among those in Cannes with latest projects.
  • Nymphomaniac gets Christmas launch

    First part of Lars von Trier’s anticipated feature to receive its world premiere in Copenhagen.
  • Odin’s Eye picks up Fish N Chips

    Australian sales company Odin’s Eye Entertainment (OEE) has picked up worldwide rights to Canadian animated feature Fish N Chips: The Movie.
  • Osiris fields three for Cannes

    Osiris Entertainment heads to the Croisette with a sales slate that includes gritty comedy The Briefcase and genre title Bloodline.
  • Panorama hires Austin-Little

    EXCLUSIVE: The financing, production and sales outfit has brought on Laura Austin-Little as vp of international sales.
  • Paul Wright, For Those In Peril

    Wendy Mitchell talks to Paul Wright about his debut feature For Those In Peril, which premieres in Critics’ Week.
  • Pegg goes in for the Kill

    EXCLUSIVE: Simon Pegg has come on board the Australian thriller Kill Me Three Times from Red Dog director Kriv Stenders. Cargo Entertainment handles international pre-sales in Cannes.
  • Pelé scores on Croisette

    There were more than a few star-struck smiles when Pelé took to the Croisette on Wednesday [15] to talk to Exclusive Media buyers about the upcoming self-titled biopic.
  • Peppercorn Chronicles cast swells

    Jodelle Ferland, Noah Ringer and Michael Eklund have joined UK director Mike Le Han and production partners Black Lake LFP’s teen feature The Peppercorn Chronicles.
  • Picture Tree grows slate

    Company boards Wayne Holloway’s Untitled Punk Movie.
  • Pine, Ejiofor join Zachariah

    Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried and Chiwetel Ejiofor will star in Material Pictures and Zik Zak Filmworks’ Z For Zachariah. Lotus Entertainment launches sales in Cannes.
  • Pinewood: From stage to screen

    The Pinewood Group is eyeing ambitious expansion, with plans to build its first US studio and to double capacity at the UK’s Pinewood Studios. Andreas Wiseman reports.
  • Pinewood's $300m plans rejected

    Pinewood Studios’ plans for a $300m (£200m) expansion have been turned down after being labelled “inappropriate” by the local authority.
  • Poland's New Horizons juries named

    The T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw, has announced the juries in three out of its four competitions.
  • Premiere gets HairBrained

    Premiere Entertainment has come on board to handle worldwide sales at Cannes on the Brendan Fraser family comedy.
  • Production begins on Love, Rosie

    Shooting is taking place in Toronto and Dublin.
  • Raven Banner buys Frankenstein

    EXCLUSIVE: Toronto-based Raven Banner has teamed with the creators of The Last Exorcism and acquired The Frankenstein Theory for Canadian distribution and international sales. Image holds US rights.
  • RealD makes Russian hires

    Julia Vinokurova named general director of RealD Russ LLC, while Alexey Vinokurov joins as logistics and technical manager.
  • Red Sea adds trio for Cannes

    Roman Kopelevich’s ambitious LA-based Red Sea Media has added three titles to his sales slate for Cannes.
  • Red Sea adds two for Cannes

    Roman Kopelevich has bulked up his sales roster with Sacrilege to be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and comedy-horror Hell Baby.
  • Red Sea bites on Squirrels

    CEO Roman Kopelevich will launch sales on the Croisette on the horror-thriller from Bazelevs.
  • Relativity Int’l walks Carrion Road

    EXCLUSIVE: The freshly minted division led by Camela Galano has struck a deal to co-finance and handle sales on two projets from Atlas Independent, kicking off in Cannes with thriller The Man On Carrion Road.
  • Relativity pacts with Tanweer, Feelgood

    Relativity Media has closed two new international output deals with Tanweer in India and Feelgood in Greece.
  • Relativity takes Time to Cannes

    EXCLUSIVE: Diane Keaton is attached to star in The Most Wonderful Time for Relativity Media. President of Relativity International Camela Galano has launched sales on the Croisette.
  • Rhys Meyers joins Cargo's London Town

    EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Liv Tyler and Daniel Huttlestone from Les Misérables will star in the coming-of-age story London Town from Cargo Entertainment and Dutch Tilt Film and Killer FIlms.
  • Riseborough, Lewis in WestEnd’s Storm

    EXCLUSIVE: Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson to exec-produce love story starring Andrea Riseborough and Damian Lewis, due to get underway this summer.
  • Robert Walak joins TWC

    EXCLUSIVE: Former Alliance exec to oversee UK operations for The Weinstein Company (TWC); Negeen Yazdi promoted.
  • Roger Pollock joins IMAX

    Pollock [pictured] leaves Paramount Pictures International to take on the role at IMAX, joining his former colleague (and president of PPI) Andrew Cripps. 
  • Sales: Pitch Perfect

    First-time producers should understand the commercial appeal of their film and know when to approach a sales company. Andreas Wiseman speaks to key industry sellers about what newcomers need to know about working with them
  • Samuel L Jackson joins Barely Lethal

    Samuel L Jackson has joined Hailee Steinfeld on RKO Pictures’ Barely Lethal, which Highland Film Group is selling on the Croisette.
  • Sarajevo to honour Cristi Puiu

    Festival will screen the progressive Romanian director’s latest project, among others.
  • Schwarzenegger in talks for Toxic

    The star is in negotiations to join writer-director Steve Pink’s The Toxic Avenger and International Film Trust (IFT) will launch pre-sales in Cannes
  • Secret Cinema: G.O.O.D. times

    Screen checks out the latest Secret Cinema production.
  • Senator expands into Switzerland

    Germany’s Senator Entertainment is to expand its distribution activities into Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein through an exclusive cooperation with Zurich-based Praesens-Film from June 1 and will also include distribution via DVD/Blu-Ray and VoD.
  • Set report: Miss Julie

    Liv Ullmann’s first film as a director in more than a decade, Miss Julie stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Mark Salisbury visits the set and speaks to the director about relocating August Strindberg’s masterpiece to Northern Ireland
  • Shochiku unveils Yamada’s House

    Japanese studio Shochiku is introducing new titles from veteran filmmaker Yoji Yamada and A Chorus Of Angels director Junji Sakamoto here in Cannes.
  • Shoreline finds Hidden Moon

    Shoreline Entertainment has picked up world sales rights to La Victoria Films’ Hidden Moon starring Wes Bentley and will produce the sci-fi Probe.
  • Showbox clinches French deal on Hwayi

    Korea’s Showbox/Mediaplex has clinched a pre-sale on action thriller Hwayi, which has gone to Wild Side Films for French-speaking Europe.
  • Silver Reel pacts with Firth's Raindog

    EXCLUSIVE: Increasingly ambitious Zurich-based film financier and producer Silver Reel Partners is to join forces with Raindog Films, the new production company set up by Oscar winning actor Colin Firth and former Sony UK Chairman Ged Doherty.
  • SinemaTV, NBCUniversal extend Turkish pact

    SinemaTV has signed a new output deal with NBCUniversal International TV Distribution to broadcast the studio’s feature and television slate for the first time on Turkish TV.
  • Sola holidays with Anderssons

    EXCLUSIVE: Sola Media, the German sales agent specializing on family entertainment, has snapped up world rights on Swedish box-office hit, The Anderssons In Greece - All Inclusive [pictured].
  • Sony wins Angry Birds rights

    The studio has prevailed in the hunt for worldwide distribution rights to the Rovio adaptation of the smash video game and will release the 3D animation on Jul 1, 2016.
  • Spacey to deliver Edinburgh TV lecture

    Lecture takes place during this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival, which runs Aug 22-24.
  • Spotlight finds love in Tar

    EXCLUSIVE: Spotlight Pictures has acquired international rights to the romance Tar starring James Franco, Mila Kunis and Jessica Chastain.
  • SPWA takes territories on Gold

    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has acquired key territories on the Justin Timberlake starrer Spinning Gold, which Foresight Unlimited has introduced to buyers in Cannes.
  • Stork flies for Global Screen

    EXCLUSIVE: Global Screen closes deals on new animation Richard the Stork [pictured].
  • StudioCanal boards Macbeth

    The company said on Friday [10] it had come on board to co-finance with Film4 See-Saw Films’ Shakespeare adaptation and will launch sales in Cannes.
  • StudioCanal hunting Wicker Man material

    Worldwide appeal to retrieve original missing film material for horror classic The Wicker Man on 40th anniversary.
  • Taipei Factory

    Dirs/scr: Singing Chen, Jéro Yun, Midi Z, Joana Preiss, Shen Ko-shang, Luis Cifuentes, Chang Jung-chi, Alireza Khatami.Taiwan. 2013. 72mins
  • Tanovic to head Sarajevo jury

    Bosnian director behind Berlinale award-winning An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker to lead Sarajevo Film Festival jury.
  • Territory Focus: Ireland

    Browse Screen’s focus on film-making in Ireland, including an overview of the industry, the Irish Film Board and the hottest upcoming movies.
  • The Bling Ring

    Dir/scr: Sofia Coppola. US. 2103. 90mins
  • The Congress

    Dir/scr: Ari Folman. Israel-Germany-France-Belgium-Poland-Luxembourg. 2013. 123mins
  • The Dead descend on Cannes

    The Ford Brothers’ sequel [pictured] now in post; first-look trailer to be shown in Cannes.
  • The Hangover Part III

    Dir: Todd Phillips. US. 2013. 100mins
  • The keys to unlocking film finance

    Financing independent films is notoriously tough, so how can new producers attract backing? Geoffrey Macnab speaks to the seasoned professionals
  • The Works takes Sundance hit Darlings

    John Krokidas’ drama [pictured] stars Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Elisabeth Olsen and Jack Huston.
  • Three join Method Studios

    Method Studios has hired three new animation artists to the creative team. 
  • Tiberius acquires four for Cannes

    German independent distributor acquires Best Night Ever, Gallows Hill, The Visitors and The Wedding Pact.
  • Trio sets Taiwan Ablaze

    Former Edko Films’ sales chief June Wu has launched a Taiwan-based sales company, Ablaze Image, which has picked up Jay Chou’s kung-fu musical The Rooftop.
  • TWC prepares Cannes sizzle

    Harvey Weinstein will host his company’s annual sizzle reel presentation on Friday [17] at the Majestic Hotel on the Croisette.
  • TWC sets start date for Crouching Tiger sequel

    The Weinstein Company said on Thursday [16] that Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II – The Green Destiny will commence production in March 2014.
  • TWC to remake Kite

    Distant Horizon president Anant Singh announced on Friday [10] that The Weinstein Company will launch sales in Cannes on the live-action project.
  • uCarmen group sails with Noah story

    EXCLUSIVE: Mark Dornford-May has now finished Unogumbe, a filmed opera based based on Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde.
  • UK deals for Venus & Serena

    K5 International has served up tennis documentary Venus & Serena to UK distributor Kaleidoscope and the BBC.
  • Uma Thurman to star in Anita

    Uma Thurman will play the controversial anti-gay activist Anita Bryant in Anita, which Sex And The City creator Darren Star will produce with Howard Rosenman, Jeffrey Schwarz and Dennis Erdman.
  • uMedia plots Black Op, Priceless remake

    Belgian outfit to produce and finance both features.
  • Uni, MRC board MacFarlane comedy

    Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital (MRC) will co-finance Seth MacFarlane’s Western comedy A Million Ways To Die In The West. 
  • United Agents tie with Ed Victor

    United Agents has inked a deal with London-based literary agency Ed Victor to exclusively represent all of its clients in their film, TV and theatrical work.
  • Verance introduces Cinavia Level 3

    New technology desigened to encourage casual viewers of pirated films to engage with the growing number of legitimate digital film services.
  • Vertical takes Scenic Route

    Vertical Entertainment has acquired all US rights to the thriller Scenic Route starring Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler. Premiere Entertainment handles international sales in the Cannes market.
  • Vinterberg to receive EU prize

    Thomas Vinterberg to receive EU Prix MEDIA in Cannes at beginning of this year’s two-day European Rendezvous
  • Virgin Produced strikes Overbrook pact

    Virgin Produced and Overbrook Entertainment have signed a non-exclusive deal starting on the imminent summer release After Earth.
  • Vision finds Femme; Double Dutch adds four

    Vision Films has picked up worldwide rights to Emmanuel Itier’s documentary Femme and arrives on the Croisette with the film’s executive producer and narrator Sharon Stone to boost sales.
  • Vision finds Ms. Right, Grief Tourist

    Vision Films has unveiled its Cannes sales slate including the thriller The Grief Tourist starring Melanie Griffith, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Michael Cudlitz.
  • Vision gets So Easy

    Vision Films has landed worldwide rights to the autobiographical documentary It’s So Easy And Other Lies about former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan.
  • Visit boards Sur, Wait, Flex

    EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe’s Visit Films has added Michael Polish’s Big Sur, M Blash’s The Wait and dance documentary Flex is Kings to its Croisette line-up.
  • Voltage, Muccino spark to Fathers

    Gabriele Muccino has come on to direct the 2012 Blacklist screenplay Fathers And Daughters, which Voltage Pictures has introduced to buyers.
  • Vue to acquire Poland's Multikino

    Transaction will be completed once the approval of the Polish Office for Competition and Consumer Protection is obtained.
  • Waltz enters Candy Store

    Christoph Waltz has come on board Good Universe and Lionsgate’s crime thriller Candy Store. Good Universe launches sales on the Croisette this week and Lionsgate will distribute in North America.
  • We Are What We Are

    Dir: Jim Mickle. US. 2013. 100mins
  • What producers need to know about the press

    Some advice for new producers.
  • Wild Bunch promotes Carole Baraton

    Long-serving Wild Bunch executive takes on additional responsibilities.
  • Wild Bunch takes Braff Kickstarter film

    EXCLUSIVE: Cannes slate also includes latest films from Abel Ferrara, Larry Clark, Xavier Beauvois, Ken Loach, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Laurent Tirard, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Nicole Garcia.
  • Williams, Edgerton enter Double Hour

    Michelle Williams and Joel Edgerton will star in The Double Hour, a remake of Giuseppe Capotondi’s 2009 Italian film of the same name about two lovers who become embroiled in a robbery.
  • Wimbledon Media Village to double

    Expansion will result in an extra 8,000 sq ft of office space able to house at least 25 more companies.
  • Wonderphil finds Love Tomorrow

    Christopher Payne’s Raindance award-winner [pictured] picked up for international sales, excluding UK and Ireland.
  • Woo to make Crossing in two parts

    Beijing Galloping Horse (BGH) has announced that John Woo’s upcoming Chinese-language romantic epic has been titled The Crossing and will be made as a two-part feature.
  • Worldview boards Song One

    EXCLUSIVE: Worldview Entertainment has come on board to finance and produce the drama Song One starring Oscar winner Anne Hathaway. Lotus Entertainment will introduce to buyers in Cannes.
  • Young & Beautiful

    Dir/Scr: Francois Ozon. France. 2013. 95mins

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