Magazine article Screen International

EFM Deals: Protagonist, Wide, Gaumont

Magazine article Screen International

EFM Deals: Protagonist, Wide, Gaumont

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Protagonist Pictures, Wide, Gaumont and TF1 International have concluded fresh deals in Germany with features from this year's European Film Market.

Protagonist sold Rebecca Miller's next feature film, the romantic comedy of manners Maggie's Plan, starring Berlinale jury member Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore, to Christian Meinke's MFA+ FilmDistribution.

MFA+ previously released Frances Ha, with Gerwig in the title role, and will open Korean film-maker Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, which screened in the Berlinale's Forum section, in German cinemas on 3 April.

Deals by French sales agents

French sales company Wide signed a deal with Neue Visionen for Vinko Bresan's top-grossing Croatian comedy The Priest's Children, while its documentary sales arm Wide House sold Kenneth Elvebakk's Norwegian documentary Ballet Boys to CMV Laservision.

Munich-based distributor Prokino picked up Danish film-maker Jonas Alexander Arnby's coming-of-age horror film When Animals Dream from Gaumont, and Pro-Fun acquired Chris Mason Johnson's Test, a drama set in a San Francisco contemporary dance company and shown in the Panorama section, from Reel Suspects.

TF1 International concluded agreements with Neue Visionen for Philippe de Chauveron's family comedy Serial (Bad) Weddings, starring Christian Clavier and Chantal Lauby, and Wild Bunch Germany for Tonie Marshall's latest comedy Sex, Love And Therapy, with Sophie Marceau and Patrick Bruel. …

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