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2018 EFM Preview: Key Players Arrive with Optimism despite Slow AFM
Being open to partnerships is an increasingly important necessity for staying successful in today’s international sales landscape.Metaphorical tumbleweed blew down the corridors at the American Film Market, prompting some veterans to speculate whether...
'Await Further Instructions' among MPI Media Group EFM Slate (Exclusive)
Dead Night, What Keeps You Alive also receive market premieres.MPI Media Group arrives in Berlin with Await Further Instructions from the director of The Disappeared, and Dead Night, from the producers of John Dies At The End.The company said recently...
Berlin Competition Title 'Museum' Sells to Latin America
Cinépolis Distribución picks up film starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Simon Russell Beale.Gael García BernalCinépolis Distribución has taken Latin American rights from world sales agent Distant Horizon to Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Museum (Museo) ahead of the...
BFI, Bafta Launch Bullying and Harassment Guidelines
Organisations also plan to offer welfare training and a harassment helpline.The British Film Institute (BFI) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) have teamed up to launch a series of bullying and harassment principles and guidelines...
First Look at Sacha Polak's Acid Attack Drama 'Dirty God' (Exclusive)
Director of ‘Zurich’ and ‘Hemel’ has street cast a survivor of a similar assault as her lead.Vicky Knight in ‘Dirty God’Screen has an exclusive first look image from Dirty God, a drama about a young woman in South London rebuilding her life after an...
German Outfit Beta Cinema Takes Stake in UK Sales Company Cornerstone Films
Companies to partner on English-language titles.German production and distribution outfit Beta Cinema has acquired a minority stake in Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder’s London and LA-based international sales outfit Cornerstone Films.‘Georgetown’The...
Goldfinch Studios Adds Four Productions to EFM Slate (Exclusive)
UK production and sales company beefs up EFM roster.UK-based Goldfinch Studios has unveiled its full slate of productions ahead of the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin.In October last year, financing outfit Goldfinch Entertainment teamed with York-based...
Magnolia Pictures Acquires Sundance Selection 'Skate Kitchen'
Distributor handled Crystal Moselle’s previous film, The Wolfpack.Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Sundance NEXT selection Skate Kitchen, Crystal Moselle’s follow-up to her Sundance 2015 hit The Wolfpack.The film premiered in Park...
MGM Names Chris Brearton COO
Executive has represented studio for close to 20 years on number of deals.Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has appointed Chris Brearton, from Los Angeles law firm Latham & Watkins, as its COO.Brearton will report to MGM chairman and CEO Gary Barber and...
Michael Keaton in Talks for Biographical Drama 'What Is Life Worth'
Biographical story to be directed by Oscar winner David Frankel.Michael KeatonMadRiver Pictures has announced that Michael Keaton is in talks to star in What Is Life Worth, a biographical drama to be directed by Academy Award-winner David Frankel (The...
Netflix Poaches ?Ryan Murphy in $300M Deal
’The history of this moment is not lost on me. I am a gay kid from Indiana who moved to Hollywood in 1989 with $55 dollars in savings in my pocket.’Netflix has signed Ryan Murphy to a multi-year deal to make new series and films, poaching the Emmy-winning...
Premiere Launches 'Juvenile' Sales in Berlin (Exclusive)
Gravitas Ventures plans limited US release later this year.LA-based Premiere Entertainment Group is in Berlin preparing to launch sales on the crime thriller Juvenile starring Blake Jenner and Melissa Benoist.Jenner plays an angry young man whose best...
Voltage Pictures to Sell Roland Emmerich’s 'Maya Lord'
Centropolis, Voltage to present to EFM buyers on Thursday.Centropolis Entertainment and Voltage Pictures will produce the historical epic Maya Lord from Roland Emmerich as Voltage kicks off international sales at the EFM in Berlin.Emmerich will direct...
Wild Bunch Boards Louis Garrel's 'A Faithful Man' with Laetitia Casta, Lily-Rose Depp (Exclusive)
Wild Bunch EFM slate also includes Peter Grönlund’s drama Goliath and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s newly-titled drama Shoplifters.Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta, Lily-Rose DeppWild Bunch will launch sales on Louis Garrel’s second feature A Faithful Man, in which...
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