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Updated Toronto 2012 Round-Up: Full List of Acquisitions, Plus Sales Agents From CAA, UTA, WME, ICM Weigh In

Photo of Jay A. Fernandez By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire September 14, 2012 at 5:29PM

With the Toronto International Film Festival entering its last few days, the acquisitions market continues at a pretty steady clip. By mid-week, distributors had had a chance to check out most of what was on display, including all of the world premieres, and had made their plays to pocket what they could. Those negotiations are paying off now.



  • “Ginger and Rosa” — directed and written by Sally Potter — U.S. rights (Cinetic Media)

Anchor Bay Films

  • “Jayne Mansfield’s Car”— directed by Billy Bob Thornton, written by Tom Epperson and Thornton — North American and UK rights (WME Global)
  • The Lords of Salem”— directed and written by Rob Zombie — U.S. rights (Submarine Entertainment, Alliance Films)

Cinedigm Entertainment Group

  • “Come Out and Play” (“Juego De Niños”)— directed and written by Makinov — U.S. rights (Cinetic Media)
  • “Love, Marilyn”— directed and written by Liz Garbus — DVD/VOD/digital rights (Submarine Entertainment)

The Cinema Guild

  • “Leviathan”— directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel — U.S. rights

Dimension Films

  • “Aftershock”— directed by Nicolás López, written by Guillermo Amodeo, Eli Roth and López — U.S. rights (CAA)

Entertainment One

  • “Passion” — directed and written by Brian De Palma — N.A. rights (ICM Partners / SBS Productions)

Film Movement

  • “Three Worlds”— directed by Catherine Corsini, written by Benoît Graffin and Corsini — U.S. and Canadian rights (Pyramide International)

First Run Features

  • The End of Time”— directed and written by Peter Mettler — U.S. rights (National Film Board of Canada)

Focus Features

  • “The Place Beyond the Pines”— directed by Derek Cianfrance, written by Ben Coccio, Darius Marder and Cianfrance — U.S. rights (WME Global, CAA)


  • “Casting By”— directed by Tom Donahue — U.S. TV rights (Submarine Entertainment)
  • “Love, Marilyn”— directed and written by Liz Garbus — U.S. TV rights (Submarine Entertainment)

IFC Films

  • “Byzantium” — directed by Neil Jordan, written by Moira Buffini — U.S. rights (WME Global, CAA)
  • “Frances Ha”— directed by Noah Baumbach, written by Greta Gerwig and Baumbach — North and Latin American rights (UTA Independent Film Group)
  • “Inescapable” — directed and written by Ruba Nadda — U.S. rights (The Gersh Agency)
  • “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” — directed by Mira Nair, written by Mohsin Hamid, William Wheeler and Ami Boghani — North American rights (Cinetic Media)

Lionsgate / Roadside Attractions

  • “Imogene”— directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, written by Michelle Morgan — U.S. rights (UTA Independent Film Group)
  • “Much Ado About Nothing” — directed and written by Joss Whedon — North American rights (CAA)
  • “Thanks for Sharing”— directed by Stuart Blumberg, written by Matt Winston and Blumberg — U.S. rights (WME Global, UTA Independent Film Group)

Magnolia Pictures / Magnet Releasing

  • “The Brass Teapot”— directed by Ramaa Mosley, written by Tim Macy — North American rights (The Gersh Agency)
  • “Here Comes the Devil — directed and written by Adrian Garcia Bogliano — N.A. rights (Submarine Entertainment)
  • “No Place on Earth” — directed by Janet Tobias, written by Paul Laikin and Tobias — U.S. rights (Submarine Entertainment)
  • “To the Wonder”— directed and written by Terrence Malick — U.S. rights (CAA)

Millennium Entertainment

  • “What Maisie Knew” — directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, written by Carroll Cartwright and Nancy Doyne —U.S. rights (WME Global)
  • “Writers”— directed and written by Josh Boone — U.S. rights (CAA)

MPI Pictures

  • “Therese Desqueyroux”— directed by Claude Miller, written by Natalie Carter and Miller — U.S. rights

Outsource Media Group

  • “Great Expectations”— directed by Mike Newell, written by David Nicholls — North American rights (HanWay Films)

Paladin and 108 Media

  • “The We and the I”— directed by Michel Gondry, written by Jeffrey Grimshaw, Paul Proch and Gondry — North American rights (WME Global)

Roadside Attractions (see also Lionsgate)

  • “Emperor” — directed by Peter Webber, written by David Klass and Vera Blasi —U.S. rights (CAA)
  • “Stories We Tell”— directed and written by Sarah Polley — U.S. rights (National Film Board of Canada)

Samuel Goldwyn Films

  • “Still”— directed and written by Michael McGowan — U.S. rights (Paradigm)

Sony Pictures Classics

  • “The Patience Stone” — directed by Atiq Rahimi, written by Jean-Claude Carrière and Rahimi —U.S. rights (Le Pacte)
  • “Wadjda”— directed and written by Haifaa Al-Mansour —North American rights (UTA Independent Film Group)

Strand Releasing

  • “Paradise: Love,” plus the other two films in the trilogy — directed by Ulrich Seidl, written by Veronika Franzand Seidl — U.S. rights
  • “White Elephant”— directed by Pablo Trapero, written by Alejandro Fadel, Martín Mauregui, Santiago Mitre and Trapero — U.S. rights (Wild Bunch)

Tribeca Film

  • “How to Make Money Selling Drugs” — directed and written by Matthew Cooke —U.S. rights (ICM partners, Larry Kopeikin)

Well Go USA

  • “Dangerous Liaisons”— directed by Hur Jin-Ho, written by Geling Yan — North American rights

XLrator Media

  • “Thale”— directed and written by Aleksander L. Nordaas — U.S. rights (XYZ Films)

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