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National Film Board of Canada aka NFBC
Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie directed by Sturla Gunnarsson (Canada), TIFF World Premiere.
New Zealand Film
Nippon Television Network (NTN)
Trust by David Schwimmer (U.S.), TIFF World Premiere. The Gersh Agency is repping U.S. Pre-Toronto sales went to Eagle for the Middle East, Lionsgate for U.K., VVS Films for Canada, and Wide Pictures for Spain.
Parlay Films ♀ (whose Lisa Wilson is selling for GK as well)
Henry’s Crime, TIFF World Premiere. Pre-Toronto, it presold in Cannes to Ascot Elite Entertainment Group for Switzerland, Paradise Group for Russia, Pinema for Turkey, Wide Pictures for Spain, SPI for Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The Illusionist, TIFF North American Premiere. It screened in the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival. English and French rights are held by Pathé, Swiss by Monopole-Pathé, Benelux by Paradiso Entertainment. U.S. and Canada are held by Sony Pictures Classics. Further pre-Toronto deals were with Klock Worx Company for Japan , Videorama for Greece.
Africa United by Debs Gardner-Paterson ♀ (United Kingdom). TIFF World Premiere. Pre-Toronto sales to Central Partnership for CIS and Russia, Hopscotch for Australia/ N.Z., RCV for Benelux, Svensk for Scandinavia, Teleview for the Middle East.
Miral, TIFF North American Premiere. Pre-Toronto sales have licensed it to The Weinstein Co. for U.S., Monopole-Pathé for Switzerland, Europa Filmes for Brazil, Pathe for France, Pathe for U.K., Worldwide Entertainment Group (WEG) for India.
Protagonist Pictures Submarine, TIFF World Premiere. The Weinstein Company (TWC) paid seven figures and made a p&a commitment for North American rights. WME’s Graham Taylor and Mark Ankner represented North American rights with Ben Roberts of Protagonist. WME is believed to have fielded as many as six offers before the deal closed. Optimum Releasing previously acquired UK rights and will release after Submarine’s European premiere at the London Film Festival.
Human Resources Manager, TIFF North American Premiere after Locarno.
The Sleeping Beauty is having its North American Premiere after debuting in Venice. Next stop Vancouver.
A Screaming Man aka Un homme qui crie , TIFF North American Premiere. After its Cannes premiere it played Karlovy Vary. Pre-Toronto it sold to MegaCom for Ex-Yugoslavia, Trigon Film for Switzerland and Cineart for Benelux, Film Movement for the U.S. and Canada and Soda Pictures for U.K.
Gorbaciòf – The Cashier who Liked Gambling, TIFF North American Premiere after Venice FF. Lucky Red has Italian rights.
Amigo , TIFF World Premiere. Rezo also has French rights.
Heartbeats aka Les Amours Imaginaires, TIFF North American Premiere. Since its Cannes debut it has sold to IFC Films for U.S., ABC for Belgium theatrical and TV, Cinemien for The Netherlands theatrical and TV, Homescreen HV for all Benelux home video, Feelgood Entertainment for Greece, MK2 for France, Remstar for Canada, Filmcoopi for Switzerland, Indie Network Releasing for U.K., Can Co. for So. Korea. Of course Rezo has France.
A Beginner’s Guide to Endings by Jonathan Sobol (Canada), World Premiere.
Passion Play, TIFF World Premiere. Pre-Toronto it was sold to Eagle for the Middle East, IPA Asia Pacific for Thailand and Telepool for Germany.
Brighton Rock, TIFF World Premiere. Producer and U.K. distributor Optimum Releasing and Oz’s Madman Entertainment already have rights.
Outside The Law, TIFF North American Premiere. No. American rights were sold to Cohen Media Group as its first acquisition. After its Cannes premiere it went to Studio Canal for France, uDream for Benelux, Frenetic Films for Switzerland, Madman for Australia/ N.Z.
Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Terrence Malick’s eagerly awaited The Tree of Life from River Road Entertainment. Pre-Toronto deals include eOne for Canada, Ascot Elite for Switzerland, O1 for Italy, Belga for Benelux, Catchplay for Taiwan, ARD/ Degeto German TV, Concorde for Germany (non TV) and Austria, Europacorp for France, FS Film Oy for Finland, Icon for Australia/ N.Z., and Icon for U.K., Odeon for Greece, Svensk for Scandinavia, Tripictures for Spain, West Video for Russia, United King Film for Israel, Rai Cinema http://www.raicinema.it for Italy.
The Little Film Co.
The Match Factory
Attenberg sold to EYE Film Institute for the Benelux and Stadtkino Wien for Austria on Day 8 of TIFF.
Cirkus Columbia, TIFF North American Premiere after screening in Venice Days. Produced by Gerhard Meixner and Roman Paul’s Razor Films. “>Match Factory
Attenberg goes to EYE Film Institute for the Benelux and Stadtkino Wien for Austria on Day 8 of TIFF.
Cirkus Columbia, TIFF North American Premiere after screening in Venice Days. Produced by Gerhard Meixner and Roman Paul’s Razor Films.
The Weinstein Co
The King’s Speech (U.K.) is accredited by Cinando to FilmNation and by the trades to The Weinstein Co.
IMDbPro says it has sold to Momentum for U.K. Transmission for Australia/ N.Z., Ascot Elite for Switzerland, Weinstein Co. for No. America, Cascade Film for Russia, IPA Asia Pacific for Thailand, Prorom for Romania.
In a Better World aka Revenge by Susanne Bier ♀ , TIFF International Premiere after being released in Denmark in August. From Toronto it travels to Rio FF. Pre-Toronto it sold to Sony Pictures Classics for U.S., Longride for Japan, Can Co. and Cinus for So. Korea, First Distributors for Hong Kong, Cineplex for Colombia and Central America and Scanorama European Film Forum for Lithuania, Vivarto for Poland which brings total to 30 territories including Universum in Germany, Rosebud for Greece, Frenetic in Switzerland and California Filmes in Brazil.
UGCLove Crime aka Crime d’amour directed by the very recently deceased Alain Corneau (France), TIFF International Premiere after its release in France and French speaking Europe by ISA/ distributor UGC
Janie Jones TIFF World Premiere. Being repped by CAA for U.S. VVS has Canada.
UTV Motion Pictures
The Whistleblower by Larysa Kondracki ♀, TIFF World Premiere.
Tamara Drewe, TIFF North American Premiere after a sneak preview at Telluride. Pre-Toronto it went to Sony Pictures Classics for U.S. in a pre-Cannes deal. It also went to Diaphana Films for France, Momentum Pictures for the U.K., Monopole-Pathé for Switzerland, Prokino Filmverleih for Germany, Seven Films for Greece.
Alta Films picked up Spanish theatrical rights to Even The Rain which will open the Valladolid Film Festival in October and is one of three films shortlisted to represent Spain for the foreign language Oscar. Independenta has Romanian rights.
Potichehas sold to Italy (Bim), Germany (Concorde) and the US (Music Box). TIFF North American Premiere. Pre-Toronto sales of Potiche went to Mars for France, Gaga for Japan, Imovision for Brazil, Teleview International for the Middle East.