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Toronto 2012 Buyers' Guide: Who's Selling the Hot Titles, and Who May Be Buying

Photo of Jay A. Fernandez By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire September 5, 2012 at 12:28PM

The Toronto International Film Festival is unique among film festivals in its grand scope. With its broad mix of civilian audiences, distribution execs, sales agents, producers, press and filmmakers, Toronto fully exploits its early-September slot and enormous program as an event for everyone: launch promotion for a wide-release campaign, stock up on foreign pre-sales, earn critical momentum for an awards run, try out a new cut of a movie, start buzz among regular moviegoers, whatever. Unlike the other major festivals, it’s a wide-ranging bazaar for showcasing every kind of movie at any stage of development.



Sales: Wide Management

“7 Boxes” (“7 Cajas”)

Sales: Shoreline Entertainment (worldwide)

“90 Minutes”

Sales: LevelK

“The Act of Killing”

Sales: Cinephil (Israel)


Sales: CAA (domestic); FilmNation (int’l)

“All That Matters Is Past”

Sales: Trust Nordisk (int’l)

“Arthur Newman”

Sales: CAA / UTA (domestic); Focus International (int’l)


Sales: CAA

“As If We Were Catching a Cobra”

Sales: Wide Management


Sales: Kinology


Sales: 6 Sales / Steven Raphael of Required Viewing


Sales: Trust Nordisk

“The Brass Teapot”

Sales: Gersh


Sales: CAA / WME (domestic); WestEnd Films (int’l)

“Call Girl”

Sales: Trust Nordisk

“Camille Rewinds”

Sales: Gaumont

“Camp 14: Total Control Zone”

Sales: German Films

“Casting By”

Sales: Submarine Entertainment (worldwide)

“Children of Sarajevo”

Sales: Pyramide International


Sales: Wide Management

“Crimes of Mike Recket”

Sales: Carkner

“The Dandelions”

Sales: Gaumont

“Dead Europe”

Sales: Wild Bunch

“The Deep”

Sales: WME (domestic); BAC Films (int’l)

“Detroit Unleaded”

Sales: ICM Partners (worldwide)

“Differently, Molussia”

Sales: Unifrance

“Do Not Disturb”

Sales: TF1 International


Sales: CAA (North America); Sierra/Affinity (int’l)

“Ernest & Celestine”

Sales: Studio Canal

“Everybody Has a Plan”

Sales: Fox International

“FBI: Frog Butthead Investigators”

Sales: Gaumont

“A Few Hours of Spring”

Sales: Rezo


Sales: Kafard Films

“Fight Like Soldiers”

Sales: Films Transit

“Frances Ha”

Sales: UTA

“Free Angela & All Political Prisoners”

Sales: Elle Driver

“Gangs of Wasseypur – Part One & Part Two”

Sales: Elle Driver

“Gebo and the Shadow”

Sales: Pyramide International

“Ginger & Rosa”

Sales: Cinetic Media

“Greetings From Tim Buckley”

Sales: CAA / Celluloid Dreams (domestic); Celluloid Dreams (int’l)


Sales: Preferred Content (domestic); The Exchange (int'l)

“A Hijacking”

Sales: Trust Nordisk

“How to Make Money Selling Drugs”

Sales: ICM Partners / Larry Kopeikin (worldwide)

“Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp”

Sales: UTA

“The Iceman”

Sales: Millennium Films / NuImage (worldwide)

“Ill Manors”

Sales: Bankside Films


Sales: UTA (domestic); Voltage Pictures (int’l)


Sales: Gersh (domestic); Myriad Pictures (int’l)

“Janeane From Des Moines”

Sales: Submarine Entertainment (North America)


Sales: HanWay Films


Sales: College Street Pictures

“A Lady in Paris”

Sales: Pyramide International

“The Last Supper”

Sales: Wild Bunch

“The Lebanese Rocket Society”

Sales: Urban Distribution International

“Lines of Wellington”

Sales: Alfama Films

“The Lords of Salem”

Sales: Submarine Entertainment / Automatik (domestic); IM Global (int’l)


Sales: Global Screen

"Mr. Pip"
"Mr. Pip"
“Me & You”

Sales: HanWay Films / ICM Partners (North America); HanWay Films (int’l)

“Midnight’s Children”

Sales: FilmNation (worldwide)

“Miss Lovely”

Sales: Cinetic Media (domestic); Fortissimo (int’l)

“Mr. Pip”

Sales: UTA (domestic) / Focus International (int’l)

“Much Ado About Nothing”

Sales: CAA

“Nights With Theodore”

Sales: Unifrance

“No One Lives”

Sales: Pathe International

“No Place on Earth”

Sales: Submarine Entertainment (North America); Global Screen (int’l)

“Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica”

Sales: Urban Distribution International

“Only God Forgives”

Sales: Gaumont

“Our Little Differences”

Sales: German Films

“Out in the Dark”

Sales: m-appeal (worldwide)


Sales: Elle Driver

“Paris Countdown”

Sales: Gaumont


Sales: ICM Partners / SBS Productions (North America); SBS Productions / Wild Bunch (int’l)

“The Patience Stone”

Sales: Le Pacte


Sales: Gaumont


Sales: Elle Driver

“The Place Beyond the Pines”

Sales: CAA / WME (domestic); Sierra/Affinity (int’l)

“Porn in the Hood”

Sales: Gaumont


Sales: Gaumont


Sales: Paradigm

“The Reluctant Fundamentalist”

Sales: Cinetic Media

“Rhino Season”

Sales: Wild Bunch

“Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out”

Sales: Films Distribution

"Satellite Boy"

Sales: Celluloid Dreams

“Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky”

Sales: Melbar Entertainment Group

“Spring Breakers”

Sales: Annapurna / CAA / Ted Field (domestic); Kinology (int’l)

“State 194”

Sales: Submarine Entertainment (North America); Cinephil (int’l)


Sales: Paradigm

“Storm Surfers 3D”

Sales: XYZ Films (domestic); Arclight (int’l)

“The Suicide Shop”

Sales: Wild Bunch


Sales: Epic Pictures Group

“Thanks for Sharing”

Sales: UTA / WME (domestic); Voltage Pictures (int’l)

“Three Worlds”

Sales: Pyramide International

“To the Wonder”

Sales: CAA (domestic); FilmNation (int’l)


Sales: College Street Pictures

“Twice Born”

Sales: CAA (domestic); Wild Bunch (int’l)

“Two Mothers”

Sales: Gaumont


Sales: NBC Universal

“Venus and Serena”

Sales: Cinetic


Sales: Bankside Films

“What Maisie Knew”

Sales: WME

“White Elephant”

Sales: Wild Bunch


Sales: CAA (domestic); The Solution Entertainment Group (int’l)


Sales: ICM Partners (North America); Atlas Entertainment (int’l)


Sales: Wide Management


  • “Arthur Newman” w/CAA
  • “Frances Ha”
  • “Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp”
  • “Imogene”
  • “Mr. Pip”
  • “Thanks for Sharing” w/WME

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