Magazine article Screen International

StudioCanal to Act as Sales Consultant for Annaud's Black Gold

Magazine article Screen International

StudioCanal to Act as Sales Consultant for Annaud's Black Gold

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Quinta Communications-Doha Film Institute production will be screening twice at AFM; StudioCanal handles available territories.

StudioCanal will be acting as sales consultant for Jean-Jacques Annaud's Black Gold, and will be screening the film twice at next week's American Film Market.

The Arabian epic had its world premiere at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week.

Tarak Ben Ammar's Quinta Communications produced along with the Doha Film Institute, and Quinta has now brought StudioCanal on board as consultant for sales in the available territories.

Universal has already taken Germany and Spain while Warner Bros is on board for France, UK, Latin America and the Middle East. Quinta Communications' Eagle Pictures is to handle Italy.

Title: Black Gold

The film stars Tahar Rahim, Freida Pinto, Mark Strong and Antonio Banderas in a story about the rivalry of two emirs set against the backdrop of the 1930s Arab states

Ben Ammar, president of Quinta Communications, said: "StudioCanal are the only European major. …

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