Magazine article Screen International

Toronto Awaits the Acquisitions Avalanche

Magazine article Screen International

Toronto Awaits the Acquisitions Avalanche

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Sources close to Thanks For Sharing were confident the comedic drama might generate the second major US deal of the festival on Sunday night (9) as buyers and sellers waited for the acquisitions avalanche to come.

Focus Features' $2.5m deal for US rights to The Place Beyond The Pines remained the sole confirmed acquisition of the festival heading into the evening, although there was a sense that the courtship of the past couple of days might be about to get serious on a number of titles.

"Sunday's the watershed," said one domestic representative. Apart from Stuart Blumberg's Thanks For Sharing, which WME Global and UTA represent, interest continued to swirl around What Maisie Knew - another WME title - and the UTA pair of Imogene and Frances Ha. …

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