Protagonist Pictures, Wide, Gaumont and TF1 International have concluded fresh deals in Germany with features from this year’s European Film Market.
Protagonist sold Rebecca Miller’s next feature film, the romantic comedy of manners Maggie’s Plan, starring Berlinale jury member Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore, to Christian Meinke’s MFA+ FilmDistribution.
MFA+ previously released Frances Ha, with Gerwig in the title role, and will open Korean film-maker Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer, which screened in the Berlinale’s Forum section, in German cinemas on 3 April.
Deals by French sales agents
French sales company Wide signed a deal with Neue Visionen for Vinko Bresan’s top-grossing Croatian comedy The Priest’s Children, while its documentary sales arm Wide House sold Kenneth Elvebakk’s Norwegian documentary Ballet Boys to CMV Laservision.
Munich-based distributor Prokino picked up Danish film-maker Jonas Alexander Arnby’s coming-of-age horror film When Animals Dream from Gaumont, and Pro-Fun acquired Chris Mason Johnson’s Test, a drama set in a San Francisco contemporary dance company and shown in the Panorama section, from Reel Suspects.
TF1 International concluded agreements with Neue Visionen for Philippe de Chauveron’s family comedy Serial (Bad) Weddings, starring Christian Clavier and Chantal Lauby, and Wild Bunch Germany for Tonie Marshall’s latest comedy Sex, Love And Therapy, with Sophie Marceau and Patrick Bruel.
Wild Bunch Germany also picked up Tom Fernandez’s Spanish comedy Millionaire Dog from DeAPlaneta.
Telepool and Alamode deals
Telepool signed deals with Paris-based Other Angle Pictures for actor-director Philippe Lacheau’s comedy Babysitting and Eric Barbier’s thriller The Last Diamond; Kairos Filmverleih acquired US-Italian film-maker Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary Sacro Gra from Doc & Film International, and Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze’s biopic on the Roma poet Bronisława Wajs, Papusza, from New Europe Film Sales.
Finally, another three acquisitions were confirmed for Alamode’s Pierrot le Fou DVD label: Ravi Dhar’s action film American Muscle from Automatic Entertainment, Brendan O’Malley’s horror film Let Us Prey from AV Pictures, and Chilean director Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’ thriller To Kill A Man from Film Factory Entertainment.