StudioCanal has enjoyed a bumper EFM. Since selling The Last Exorcism (formerly known as Cotton) to Lionsgate for the US last week, the French major has racked up multiple major deals on its eclectic slate.
The Last Exorcism has also gone to Australia (Hopscotch), Russia (Film Depot), Korea (Daisy), Canada (Alliance).
Meanwhile, StudioCanal’s new collaboration with Eli Roth and Strike Entertainment, The Other Woman, has gone to Italy (Eagle) and Mexico (Gussi). These deals were negotiated on the pitch alone.
The EFM was the first market at which footage of Brighton Rock was shown. Further deals on the Graham Greene adaptation have been closed with Greece (Village), LatinAmerica (Imagem), Portugal (Lusomundo) and the Middle East (Front Row.) US offers are also in the works.
Olivier Assayas’ Carlos The Jackal, which is being made as a three-part mini-series and a feature film, has gone to Madman in Australia, Mongrel in Canada and Gulf in the Middle East. Carlos was already pre-sold to the US to IFC and the Sundance Channel.
And Soon The Darkness has gone to Brazil (PlayArte.) Jean Becker’s My Afternoons with Margauerite has gone to Spain (Golem).There is also strong buyer and festival interest in Bertrand Tavernier’s The Princess of Montpensier and Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside The Law.
“We had a very good Berlin. We did overall roughly 40% more sales than we did last year,” international sales director at StudioCanal, Harold van Lier, commented of the EFM.