m-appeal ♀ licensed Sasha to Strand for U.S. The film played in official selection at the Frameline Festival and the San Francisco International LGBT film festival and will screen at Outfest in Los Angeles in July.
M-Line licensed Blades of Blood to U.K.’s Metrodome, J-Bics forf Thailand, PT Amero Mitra for Indonesia and IRIB Media for Iran. It was presold to Splendid for Germany and Benelux and VIP888 for Latin America during Berlin. It also presold Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp to Catchplay for Taiwan. Maybe Both went to Fine Film for Japan. Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle went to AV-Jet for Taiwan, Hwa Yea for Malaysia and IRIB for Iran.
Magnet sold Monsters to D Films for Canada.
Mandate sold Knockout to Ascot Elite for Switzerland and Lionsgate for US. Mandate presold LOL to Tripictures for Spain. CAA is repping US rights to this English language remake of the French film, both directed by Liza Azuelos. The original French version was a huge hit in France last year taking $30m through Pathe. The Dark Fields went to Ascot Elite for Switzerland. It has already gone to Pinema for Turkey, IPA Asia Pacific for Thailand. Rogue and Universal have North America.
Mandragora International (tel: +33 6 80 22 71 28), newly launched by Bobby Paunescu, producer of The Death of Mr Lazarescu and Aurora Bobby and based in Romania has sold the Italian rights to The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu, directed by Romanian Andrei Ujica, to Cinecitta Luce.
Memento ♀ licensed Cannes 2010 Closing Film,The Tree ♀, to Cineart for Benelux and to Germany (Pandora Films), Austria (Polyfilm), Artificial Eye (UK), Mongrel (Canada), Turkey (Calinos Entertainment), Brazil (Providence), Argentina and Cone Sur (Primer Plano), Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela (LatinAmerican Theatrical Group), Russia (P&I Films), the Baltics (Incognito Films), Norway (Arthaus), Denmark (Camera Film), Sweden (Folkets Bio), Portugal (Atalanta Filmes), Hungary (Cirko Film), Spain (Golem), Singapore (Cathay Organisation) and Korea (Line Tree Entertainment). The Monk went to Ecofilmes for Portugal, Mokep for Hungary, North Video for Czech and Slovak Republics, Art Pictures for Russia, Lumiere for Benelux and to U.K. (Metrodome), Taiwan (Serenity Entertainment), Singapore (Cathay Organisation) and Korea (Thomas Enterprise). US and Japanese deals are being negotiated now. Coline Serreau’s ♀ green documentary Think Global, Act Rural has sold to Benelux (Imagine), Germany/ Austria (Alamode), Switzerland (Agora) and Australia/ N.Z. (Hopscotch). Canada and Taiwan are in negotiation now. In pre-sales Pawel Pawlikowski’s The Woman In The Fifth has now sold to Benelux (Cineart), Turkey (Mars Productions), South America (SWEN), Hungary (Cinetel) and Scandinavia (Svensk). British vampire film Hello Darkness pre-sold forTurkey (Calinos Entertainment), Singapore and India (WEG), Malaysia (Suraya) and the Middle East (Shooting Stars). The Monk was sold to the
Mirovision has sold The Housemaid to Fandango for Italy and Madman for Australia/ N.Z., Pretty Pictures for France (before the market), AMA for Greece, Edko for Hong Kong, Festiv for Singapore, M Pictures for Thailand. The Battle of Yellow Sea, KT Kwak’s 3D action drama about the North and South Korea standoff in 2002 presold to Showbox for the U.K.
MK2 licensed Certified Copy to IFC for U.S., Artificial Eye for U.K., Euro Space for Japan, Atlantic for Scandinavia, CDI for Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, Metropole for French speaking Canada, Wild Bunch for the Netherlands, Wanda for Spain, Alternative for Belgium and Luxembourg, MEDIA International for the Middle East, Seven Group for Greece, Imovision for Brazil, Epelpol for Poland, Atalanta for Portual, MCF MegaCom for Ex-Yugoslavia, First Distributors for Hong Kong and China, Madman for Australia, Mantarraya Producciones for Mexico, and Yega Entertainment for So. Korea. MK2 retains rights for France and IFC has U.S. MK2 presold Walter Salles’ On the Road to Icon in the U.K. and Australia, Cineart in Belgium and Concorde TeleMunchen Group (TMG) in Germany.
Morgan Creek licensed Italian auteur Gabriele Muccino’s $90 million sci-fi romance Passengers to Medusa in Italy and to Herbert Kloiber’s Tele Munchen (TMG) in Germany.Stateside is will go out through Universal with which Morgan Creek has an output deal. Dream House went to Warner Bros. in five territories, U.K., France, Spain, Australia/ N.Z. and Latin America, to ProSieben for Germany and Medusa for Italy.
Nippon Television Network (NTN) sold Gantz and The Incie Mill – 7 Day Death Game to Wild Side Films for France, Tiberius for German speaking territories, Golden Harvest for Hong Kong, CatchPlay for Taiwan, Encore Films for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.. Wild Side also acquired The Incitre Mill – 7-Day Death Game.
Nu Image licensed Son Of No One and Kane & Lynch to Aurum for Spain. Kane & Lynch went to E1 for Benelux. Warner Bros. bought German rights to Conan. Johnny Lin’s Studio Solutions Group (SSG) acquired Conan, Kane & Lynch and Son of No One for Taiwan
Pathe licensed Boudu Saved From Drowning to Park Circus Films for U.K. (the restored version of Jean Renoir’s 1932 classic Boudu Saved From Drowning). Sony Pictures Classics acquired all North American rights to Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist. Based on an unproduced screenplay by Jacques Tati, the film won raves when it premiered earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival as a Berlinale Special Selection. Sony Pictures Classics previously worked with Chomet on his Academy Award-nominated film The Triplets of Bellevile. Nothing to Declare has gone to Alternative for Benelux, Wanda for Spain, Pathe for France, E1 for Canada. This Must Be The Place went to Cineart for Benelux.
Protagonist Pictures sold Monsters to Avalon for Spain, Klockworx for Japan, Filmauro for Italy, Madman for Australia/ New Zealand, Impuls for Switzerland, Scanbox forf Scandinavia, A-Film for Benelux,as well as to North America, SND for France, Square One for Germany, Film Depot for Russia and CIS and Front Row for the Middle East. Wild Target went to Freestyle Releasing for U.S. in a deal brokered by Cinetic.
Pyramide International has licensed Jury Prize winner A Screaming Man (L’homme que crie) and Le Havre to MegaCom for Ex-Yugoslvia. A Screaming Man also went to Trigon Film for Switzerland and Cineart for Benelux. Strand has acquired U.S. rights to Camera D’Or winner Leap Year (Ano Bisiesto). La Mirada Invisible went to Kool for Germany. What More Do I Want? (Cosa Voglio Di Piu) went to Film Movement for U.S., Alamode for Germany, Russian Report for CIS/ Baltics, Jinjin for So. Korea, New Cinema for Israel, Cine Colombia for Colombia and deals are imminent for Brazil, U.K., Spain and Taiwan. Manoel de Oliveira’s The Strange Case of Angelica went to Cinema Guild for U.S.
Relativity licensed its 3D epic Immortals to Universal (UPI) for U.K., Australia/ N.Z., Switzerland, Spain, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Relativity’s Rogue will release it in the U.S. November 2011.
Rezo licensed Heartbeats and Prey to IFC for U.S. Les amours imaginaires sold in 40 territories in 7 days.
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