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Articles from May 2012

108 Media Steppes into Epic Myn Bala
Toronto-based sales and distribution outfit 108 Media has picked up international rights to Kazakh epic Myn Bala: Warriors Of The Steppe and will commence sales in Cannes.Directed by Akan Satayev, the $10m historical action adventure was released in...
Beta's Cannes Slate Includes the Notebook, Orange Honey, Two Lives
Slate also includes Toke C. Hebbeln's Shores Of Hope.German sales agent Beta Cinema has confirmed details of its Cannes slate.Among the new titles it is presenting in the market are The Notebook, the Hungarian-German war drama by János Szász (European...
Cargo to Handle Sales on Hemingway & Fuentes
Financier-producer Edward Walson of Sunrider Productions, Andy Garcia and Cargo Entertainment CEO-managing partner Marina Grasic announced on Tuesday (15) that financing is place for the project. The Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group arranged the...
CJ Soars with Broad Set of Sales
CJ Entertainment has unveiled a raft of sales on its two upcoming high-concept action pictures, Soar Into The Sun and The Tower, and K-pop documentary I Am: SM Town Live.Soar Into The Sun, an aviation war film starring Jung Ji-hoon (aka Rain), has gone...
Clifford Werber
Clifford Werber of Fluent Entertainment talks about the company's studio-aligned equity finance model for local-language films, and its new deal with Sony. Jeremy Kay reports.Clifford Werber was already intimately acquainted with local-language production...
Cluzet and Canet Board Gaumont's Turning Tide
EXCLUSIVE: [euro]17 million production headlines a packed Gaumont slate also featuring a live action adaptation of Belle and Sebastien and Michael Youn's comedy Vive La France.François Cluzet and Guillaume Canet have signed up to star in Gaumont and...
Content Rages with the Machine
Caradog James to direct the sci-fi romantic thriller, casting now.Content has acquired world rights to The Machine, a sci-fi romantic thriller to be directed by Caradog James.John Giwa-Amu from Red and Black Films produces.The film is currently being...
Corsan Teams with Haggis on Third Person
Corsan is to produce and finance new project Third Person from writer-director Paul Haggis; Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde in talks.Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde are in talks to star in The Third Person which is scheduled to begin principal photography in...
Film Base Berlin, Shaftesbury Films Team for Paul Black's the Same Eyes
Don 2's German co-producer Film Base Berlin is teaming up with Patrick Cassavetti of Canada's Shaftesbury Films to produce Paul Black's second feature The Same Eyes.Speaking exclusively to Screen Daily, Film Base Berlin's Mathias Schwerbrock said that...
FilmDistrict Acquires US Rights to Intrepid Horror Oculus
EXCLUSIVE: Mike Flanagan will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jeff Howard, based on Flanagan's acclaimed short film of the same name. Focus Features International is handling sales on the rest of the world in Cannes.Intrepid is fully financing...
Finecut Scares Up the Profane
EXCLUSIVE: Korea's Finecut is teaming with the UK's Rook Films and India's Reel Illusion Films to co-produce Indian horror title The Profane, written and directed by Sidharth Srinivasan.Finecut has also picked up international rights excluding India...
Fortissimo Sails into Sunset with Terence Davies
EXCLUSIVE: Fortissimo Films has acquired international rights to Terence Davies' Sunset Song, which has secured Peter Mullan and Agyness Deyn to head the cast.Deyn received acclaim for her West End performance in The Leisure Society earlier this year,...
Isabelle Fuhrman, Isabelle Huppert Sign Up for Wild Bunch's Suspiria
EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch's slate also includes a number of other genre titles plus Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye To Language 3D.Isabelle Fuhrman is set to star alongside Isabelle Huppert, Janet McTeer, Michael Nyqvist and Antje Traue in David Green Green's...
Jude Law to Star in HanWay/BBC Films Black Comedy Dom Hemingway
EXCLUSIVE: Jude Law, Richard E Grant to star in London-set black comedy from director Richard Shepard.Recorded Picture Company and BBC Films are combining to produce London-set black-comedy Dom Hemingway, from writer-director Richard Shepard and starring...
Kaleidoscope Takes on Sales for Doc Mandela's Children
Nelson Mandela's grandson Kweku Mandela is a co-director and producer and will be in Cannes to show footage.Kaleidoscope Film Distribution will start pre-sales here on feature documentary Mandela's Children (working title). The film is co-directed and...
Knightley in for Johansson on Exclusive's Song
EXCLUSIVE: Keira Knightley has replaced Scarlett Johansson on Can A Song Save Your Life? which Exclusive Media is financing, producing and selling in Cannes.John Carney, the filmmaker behind the hit Irish musical romance Once, will direct the story about...
Lost in Siberia Finds Itself in Germany; White Tiger Loses Its Grip in Russia
Screen casts a glance over the international box office.Outside of The Avengers continued dominance of the international arena, Warner Bros' Dark Shadows was this week's highest new entry, scaring up $37.3m from its 42 territories in second. Two other...
Media Content Capital Takes Stake in QED International
Bill Block has sold a portion of the company in an eight-figure deal that will enable him to grow the development, production and financing business and boost the agency side of his sales operation by paying minimum guarantees for more projects.QED intends...
Moonrise Kingdom
Dir: Wes Anderson. US. 2012. 94minsThe enchanting sweetness of director Wes Anderson's 2009 foray into animation, Fantastic Mr. Fox, has been transplanted into his return to live-action filmmaking, Moonrise Kingdom, a delicate period love story whose...
Olivier Assayas and Chantal Akerman Tributes Planned at French Film Festival UK
20th edition, which runs Nov 8-29, to also honour Yves Montand and Georges Méliès.Celebrating its 20th birthday this year, the French Film Festival UK has announced some early programme entries.This year will see a special focus on Olivier Assayas [pictured]...
Pinewood to Consult on Future Development Plans
The studio group is consulting with local and national stakeholders and producers, looking at issues including space, and what to do with the adjacent land following the planning refusal of Project Pinewood.Pinewood Studios today unveiled consultation...
Rufus Norris
Acclaimed UK theatre director Rufus Norris' directorial debut Broken has been chosen as tomorrow's opening film of Critics' Week.Cillian Murphy, Tim Roth and newcomer Eloise Lawrence star in the BBC Films-backed feature about a young girl who witnesses...
Savage Strikes on Roskam's Faithful
Roskam's film noir is one of several projects that the Belgian production outfit is working on.Belgian production outfit Savage Film is working on Bullhead [pictured] director Michael R Roskam's new film, The Faithful (La Fidele). The film noir is set...
SPC Takes North America on Love Is All You Need
Susanne Bier's follow-up to the Oscar winning In A Better World stars Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm and Paprika Steen. SPC negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of TrustNordisk.Love Is All You Need is a rom-com set in Sorrento, Italy, about a group...
Woody Allen: A Documentary
Dir/scr: Robert Weide. US. 2011. 109minsA delightful delve into what makes Woody Allen tick as a filmmaker, director Robert Weide's illuminating, amusing and entertaining documentary offers a rare insight into a director usually very reticent about discussing...
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