The Rights Roundup
is the most comprehensive listing of licensing of film rights at the current markets. It lists the current International Sales Agents (ISAs)
alphabetically, A through Z, and their reported sales at the current fall markets – in this case the AFM, Toronto, San Sebastian, Venice, Telluride, and
Locarno Film Festivals of the Fall 2015.
The International Sales Agents (ISAs) are listed alphabetically and the sales are those reported to SydneysBuzz or to other trades. The author makes no
claim to be comprehensive or even 100% correct. Titles show which distributors have licensed rights along with the countries and territories of the
distributors as they are reported. When prices have been mentioned (rarely), they are included.
International sales agents and distributors link to their own company websites and include links as well to Cinando and IMDbPro. Titles link to Cinando. If
Cinando is not appropriate or does not have the title, then titles will link to IMDbPro in order to assist professional research when more information is
needed. Occasionally they will link to the Festival because the former are not available. Subscriptions to these other databases are required. Subscribers
to Screen International will also have access to Screenbase. Cineuropa.org (free) will also be referenced
occasionally as will Film New Europe (free). In theory, all of these online databases list rights held by
distributors though, in fact, each in its own unique way is missing information or contains errors.
Also included is a compendium of the TIFF 2015’s 401 features from 60+ countries of origin from the Caribbean, Africa and African Diaspora, Middle East, Asian,
Southeast Asia, Israel, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand, U.S., Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe.
Going into the festival, 98 (70 in 2014) had U.S. distribution. 271 – 66% (212 titles/ 59% in 2014) titles had international sales agents attached. 54 (40
in 2014) had producer reps looking to find U.S. distribution and sometimes international sales representation as well. Of the producer reps, CAA had 21
titles, WME and UTA had 8 each; Cinetic had 6, Submarine had 4. Ronna Wallace’s Eastgate and the agencies Gersh, Paradigm and ICM each had 1.
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