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Articles from September 2017

Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Luca Guadagnino Talk 'Call Me by Your Name'
Cast and crew discuss critical hit.Call Me By Your NameDirector Luca Guadagnino and Call Me By Your Name leads Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet discussed the, at times, awkward experiences they had while shooting the acclaimed film, which first premiered...
Cassian Elwes Details Netflix's 'Mudbound' Acquisition at Toronto Industry Panel
Producer talks $12.5m Sundance deal.If you walk into the office of independent film producer Cassian Elwes, a man who has helped bring Dallas Buyers Club and Monster’s Ball to the screen, you may be surprised to find there a photograph of Adam Sandler.It...
Embankment Films Co-Founders Mark Five Years with Toronto Quartet
Screen speaks to UK-based sales-finance outfit Embankment Films on their fifth anniversary.UK-based sales-finance outfit Embankment Films is celebrating its fifth anniversary with four films at Toronto this year, including Breathe and Submergence. Matt...
?'Land of Mine' Star Joel Basman Joins 'Adventures of A Mathematician' (Exclusive)
Mongrel International is selling the title in Toronto.Land Of MineRising Swiss actor Joel Basman has come on board Thor Klein’s Adventures Of A Mathematician, which is being sold by Mongrel International and presented in Toronto’s International Financing...
Mk2 Scores Deals on 'House by the Sea', 'M' (Exclusive)
French company inks deals on sales slate.Paris-based sales company mk2 films is reporting brisk business on Robert Guédiguian’s The House By The Sea following its well-received premiere in competition at Venice Film Festival.The House By The SeaThe film,...
On the Set of ?Michael Pearce’s Toronto Premiere 'Beast'
Film premieres in TIFF’s platform section.Michael Pearce’s debut feature Beast, set on his native Jersey in the Channel Islands, will premiere today in Platform. Wendy Mitchell reports from the set.On the set of Beast.It is not often you see a British...
Pacific Northwest Pictures Boards 'The Gospel According to André', 'Blade of the Immortal' (Exclusive)
PNP to release both film theatrically in Canada, US.Pacific Northwest Pictures (PNP) has picked up Toronto selection The Gospel According To André and recent Cannes premiere Blade Of The Immortal from Magnolia International.André Leon Talley’s TIFF Docs...
Premiere Picks Up Horror-Thriller 'Beneath Us' (Exclusive)
Lynn Collins, James Tupper star.Los Angeles-based Premiere Entertainment Group has bolstered its Toronto sales slate with worldwide rights to horror-thriller Beneath Us starring Lynn Collins and James Tupper.Lynn CollinsThe film follows a group of undocumented...
Salma Hayek Joins 'The Hummingbird Project'
HanWay Films selling international in Toronto; Elevation to distribute in Canada.Salma Hayek, fresh off an end-of-summer box office reign in North America with The Hitman’s Bodyguard and a solid run with Beatriz At Dinner, has joined the cast of Kim...
Slate Worldwide, Pilot Analytics Launch Canada Service
Entertainment finance consultancy introduces data-based service.Toronto-based boutique entertainment finance company Slate Worldwide has partnered with US-based Pilot Analytics to launch a data-based service in Canada.Pilot leverages machine learning...
Spotlight on Nordic Female Filmmakers in Toronto
Screen spekas to Asa Helga Hjorleifsdottir, Zaida Bergroth and Iram Haq.The crop of Nordic films at Toronto International Film Festival 2017 includes impressive work by female directors. Wendy Mitchell talks to Finland’s Zaida Bergroth, Norway’s Iram...
The Match Factory’s Michael Weber Talks Netflix and the Future for Arthouse Cinema
Weber talks to Andreas Wiseman about the company’s activities.Michael WeberOverreaching, particularly following success, can be the kiss of death for sales and distribution companies. German arthouse kingpin The Match Factory has avoided this fate by...
The Story Behind Andrew Haigh's 'Lean on Pete'
Andrew Haigh and Tristan Goligher on their latest collaboration.Andrew Haigh and Tristan Goligher [pictured top] follow the Oscar-nominated 45 Years with Lean On Pete, the Oregon-set story of a teenage lad and a race horse. The film premiered at Venice...
Visit Films in Toronto with 'Good Favour', 'Messi and Maud' (Exclusive)
Visit holds worlwide rights to festival selections.Good FavourRyan Kampe’s US-based Visit Films is in Toronto with worldwide rights to festival selections Good Favour and Messi And Maud.Rebecca Daly’s Contemporary World Cinema entry Good Favour follows...
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