Almost two months after the 2010 Cannes Film Festival wound down, two Cannes gurus from the indieWIRE Blog Network, Sydney Levine and Anne Thompson, take a closer look at what’s been sold, who’s buying, and what’s still available from the fest and its Cannes Market, which runs simultaneous to the annual fest.
“The Cannes Film Festival unfolds in two parts: what gets seen during the festival itself—and what happens afterwards,” offered Anne Thompson, on her Thompson on Hollywood blog, notes the distribs’ 2010 track records and tracks the paths of a few of her Cannes favorites, highlighting Innaritu’s “Biutiful,” which lacks U.S. distribution, as one that may be a tough sale. On that film, Thompson notes, “Gonzalez Inarritu admitted that he was surprised at how the American media—as opposed to the global press corps—responded to the film as melodrama rather than tragedy.”
On SydneysBuzz, Sydney Levine has five blog entries highlighting as many of the sales as she can humanly keep track of. She says, “One of the most popular reports I publish is the Rights Roundup to show the trade who sold what to whom during the market (Cannes in this case)…This reports allows sales agents to gauge their competitors, see who is buying similar types of films, and it allows buyers (distributors in this case) to see what similar acquisitions are being made by similar companies in other parts of the world and to have instant access to the sellers and buyers or to more details in the titles themselves.” Below, is an updated list of the Cannes action alphabetized by international sales agent (ISA)/sales representative:
Rights Round Up Cannes 2010 by International Sales Agent: A-C
Rights Round Up Cannes 2010 by International Sales Agent: D – G
Rights Round Up Cannes 2010 by International Sales Agent: H – L
Rights Round Up Cannes 2010 by International Sales Agent: M – R
Rights Round Up Cannes 2010 by International Sales Agent S – Z