Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Brits Push US Tie-Ups

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Brits Push US Tie-Ups

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A number of UK funders, including Film4, Film London, Creative England and the BFI have been in Cannes looking to capitalise on stronger ties with the US and international markets as the film world becomes ever more globalized.

Respected UK broadcaster Film4, keen to develop a sharper commercial agenda since the arrival of new head David Kosse, is pushing for greater collaboration with top US producers, financiers and talent.

Announced during Cannes, was Film4's partnership with Whiplash producers Blumhouse and New York-based Cohen Media Group on book adaptation Stoner, for example, with international partners also keen to build on ties with the respected UK broadcaster.

Film4 has met with Netflix in recent weeks, with both parties mulling collaboration on breakout potentials in the vein of Ex Machina, a sleeper hit in the US. …

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