Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Cannes Market Beefs Up Doc Corner

Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Cannes Market Beefs Up Doc Corner

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Top brass at Cannes' Marché du Film and the Ford Foundation have moved to boost the profile of documentaries. The partners will relocate the Marché's Doc Corner initiative to a new venue at Marina Club and are adding a market screening room solely for documentaries. The Ford Foundation backs Just Films, a programme that focuses on social injustice stories.

* Alex Roe and Nicola Peltz have joined the cast of A Moment To Remember, which Brian O'Shea's The Exchange is selling at the EFM. The story centres on a young man who tries to give his wife one final memory before he loses her to a degenerative brain disease. Ben Lewin directed from a screenplay by Susannah Grant and the producers are Mark Amin, Cami Winikoff, and Scott Lambert.

* Daniel Radcliffe will star in the real-life Amazon survival story Jungle, which is set to shoot later this year in Australia and other locations. Wolf Creek director Greg McLean will helm the project from his screenplay based on the escapades of Yossi Ghinsberg. Arclight holds international sales and UTA Independent Film Group and CAA represent US rights.

* FilmBuffhas acquired worldwide rights to Malik Bader's Detroit-set crime thriller Cash Only. …

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