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Articles from November 2016

AFM: CJ Entertainment Announces Raft of Deals
South Korea's CJ Entertainment has announced a slew of deals on Toronto buzz title Asura: The City Of Madness, Korea-Vietnam co-production The Housemaid and upcoming sports drama My Annoying Brother, featuring D.O. of K-pop group Exo.Directed by Kim...
AFM: Content Media Acquires Rights to Mick Ronson Doc
Content Media has acquired worldwide sales rights to the timely music documentary, Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story.President of film Jamie Carmichael and executive vice-president of sales and distribution Jonathan Ford are introducing Jon Brewer's...
AFM: Epic Pictures Acquires 'Badsville'
Epic Pictures has acquired Below Her Mouth director April Mullen's follow-up Badsville and will introduce to international buyers at the AFM and distribute in the US towards the end of the year.Co-founder Shaked Berenson and CEO Patrick Ewald want to...
AFM: Films Distribution Takes Sales on Dugain’s 'Children Royals'
Films Distribution has acquired world sales on Children Royals, inspired by a plan to marry offFrance's Louis XV to the oldest daughter of the King of Spain, Maria Anna Victoria, who was four-years-old at the time.It is the latest film by historical...
AFM: Rooney Mara Drama 'Una' Secures Key Deals
WestEnd Films has secured a string of deals on hard-hitting sexual abuse drama Una, starring Rooney Mara.Since debuting at Telluride and Toronto, director Benedict Andrews' film has sold to Weltkino (Germany, Austria), Madman (Australia, New Zealand),...
AFM: WTFilms, Haut et Court Launch 'Night Eats the World'
French genre specialist WTFilms is launching sales on Paris-set zombie survival picture The Night Eats The World which started shooting in the French capital last week.The feature marks a return to genre for French film and TV company Haut et Court,...
Berlinale Sets Sci-Fi Retrospective for 2017
The Berlin Film Festival's annual retrospective will be devoted to science fiction films at the 67th edition of the festival unfolding Feb 9-19 in 2017.The sidebar - Future Imperfect. Science . Fiction . Film" - will screen a total of 27 international...
'Die Beautiful': Tokyo Review
Dir. Jun Robles Lana. The Philippines, 2016, 120 mins.It's in the shadow of Pedro Almodóvar that Die Beautiful explores the life and death of a transgender Filipino woman, with filmmaker Jun Robles Lana (Bwakaw, Barber's Tales) making that comparison...
German Tragi-Comedy 'Bloom of Yesterday' Triumphs in Tokyo
German director Chris Kraus's The Bloom of Yesterday won the $50,000 Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), running Oct 25 to Nov 3.Set against the backdrop of a conference devoted to the German death camp Auschwitz, the film stars...
'Gravity' VFX Firm Framestore in £150M China Sale
Oscar-winning UK VFX firm Framestore is to be sold to Chinese firm Cultural Investment Holdings Co, a Shanghai-listed group with media interests that was previously focused on the automotive sector.Sky broke the news that Framestore has agreed a deal...
HanWay Boards Rob Brydon-Starring Synchronised Swimming Comedy
HanWay Films has acquired world sales rights for Swimming With Men, which stars Rob Brydon as a man who joins a synchronised swimming team in a bid to win back his estranged wife.The comedy is based on a screenplay by Aschlin Ditta inspired by the acclaimed...
Hemisphere Invests in Lionsgate's Spanish-Language SVOD Service
Hemisphere operates five US Hispanic channels, two Latin American pay-TV networks and the leading Puerto Rican broadcast network WAPA and will take a minority equity stake in the venture.The previously announced platform will be targetted at the growing,...
US Briefs: 13 Films Strikes North American Deal on 'Extortion'
Tannaz Anisi, selling Extortion to worldwide buyers at AFM, has closed a North American deal on the thriller with Grindstone Entertainment Group.Extortion stars Barkhad Abdi, Eion Baily, Bethany Joy Lenz and Danny Glover in the tale of a family that...
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