The Rights RoundUp is a work-in-progress which will go on throughout Cannes until the next big show: Toronto, showing deals as they get made, listed by sales agent. It also shows all the festival films including those in Competition, out of Competition, Un Certain Regard, Directors’ Fortnight and Critics Week by sales agent or producer when there is no sales agent.
Part 2 of 6: Rights Round Up – Cannes 2011 from H-L
H2O Motion Pictures : http://www.h2omotionpictures.com
The Samaritan by David Weaver (Canada) presold to: Canada – Entertainment One LTD, U.K. – Quickfire Films, Germany – ARD Degeto, Greece – Audio Visual, Nordisk for Scandinavian distribution, Bulgaria -Tandem, Switzerland – Elite, Prorom for Romanian distribution, Iceland – Myndform, Slovenia – Cinemania, Front Row for Middle East Distribution, South Africa – Videovision
Hannibal Pictures : http://www.hannibalpictures.com
Hanway : http://www.hanwayfilms.com
Dangerous Method by David Cronenberg presold to Sony Pictures Classics for U.S. This biopic of the relationship between Dr. Jung (Michael Fassbender), Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortenson) and an unbalanced woman that comes between them (Kyra Knightley) is heavily rumoured to be premiering in Venice and Toronto come September. It has also presold to Australia-Transmission Films, Austria – Universal Pictures International, Baltic states – Maywin Media, Benelux – Cineart, Canada – eOne Entertainment, CIS – Maywin Media, Czech Republic-Bontonfilm A.S., Denmark-Scanbox , Entertainment (Denmark), France-Mars Film, Germany – Universal Pictures International, Greece – Odeon, Hungary-Budapest Film, Ireland – Lionsgate UK, Latin America – Swen, Poland – Monolith Films, Portugal – Lusomundo, Russia – Maywin Media, South Africa – Universal Pictures International, Spain – Universal Pictures International, Scandinavia – Scanbox, Switzerland – Universal Pictures International, Turkey-Calinos Entertainment, United Arab Emirates-Front Row Filmed Ent. Llc, UK – Lionsgate UK
Super went to G2 for U.K.
Quartet went to Momentum for U.K.
Great Expectations went to Lionsgate for U.K., Senator for Germany, Videa for Italy, Daisy for So. Korea, Front Row for the Middle East.
Girl’s Night Out went to Lionsgate for U.K. and Canada, Transmission/ Paramount for Australia/ N.Z., Video for Italy.
Seven Psychopaths went to Momentum for U.K. and Alliance for Canada, Wild Side for France, Carmen for Russia, Hopscotch for Australia/ N.Z. eOne acquired it for Benelux Negotiations are ongoing for Germany, Italy, Scandinavia.
Life in a Day by Kevin McDonald (U.S.) sold to: Canada – Mongrel Films Inc., Czech Republic – AeroFilms, Spain – Karma Films, U.S. – National Geographic Feature Films
Kon-Tiki by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning presold to: Denmark – Nordisk, U.K. – Recorded Picture Company
Pina by Wim Wenders (Germany) sold to New Horizons for Poland. It sold to: Brazil – Imovision, Bulgaria – Sofia International Film Festival – Art Fest LTD, Colombia – Cine Colombia SA, Hungary – MTVA, Italy – Bim Distribuzione, Poland – Era New Horizons, Portugal – Midas Filmes, Spain – Avalon Distribucion Audiovisual, Switzerland – Filmcoopi Zurich AG, Turkey – Bir Film, U.K. – Artificial Eye Company LTD
Ichimei by Takashi Miike (Japan) in Competition
Highpoint : http://www.highpointfilms.co.uk
Horizon : http://www.horizonmotionpictures.com
House of Film : www.houseoffilm.net
Vampires was bought for North America by IFC prior to Cannes. In Cannes it was acquired by Axiom for U.K. and Ireland.
The Assistants sold to GloboSat for Brazil pre-Cannes.
For the Next 7 Generations went to Mainlandmedia/ Aurora for Sweden pre-Cannes. In Cannes Horizon picked up German speaking Europe.
Milarepa, The Teachings on Milarepa & Brilliant Moon was licensed by A Video, Russia for the ex-CIS & the Baltics
Rain, Place, Cabin Fever, Set Point, Beautiful Darling were bought for Eastern Europe by FilmEurope.
Glenn, the Flying Robot was licensed by Central Partnership, Russia for the CIS & the Baltics.
The majority of the House of Film movies will be distributed by China Sun of Beijing in a strategic partnership deal.
Hungaricom : http://www.hungaricom.com
Huayi Brothers : http://www.hbpictures.com
Hyde Park : http://www.hydeparkentertainment.com
Bernie by Richard Linklater (U.S.)
The City of Your Final Destination went to ScreenMedia for No. America, Teododra for Italy
Icon : http://www.iconmovies.net
Oranges and Sunshine was sold to: U.K. – BBC Programme Acquisition, U.S. – Cohen Media Group
Project Nim by James Marsh (U.K.) has sold to U.S. – Roadside Attractions, France – Project Nim, Canada – Mongrel Media, United Arab Emirates – Prime, Icon will distribute in UK, Ireland and Australia and New Zealand.
IM Global : http://www.imglobalfilm.com
The Last Days of American Crime went to Icon for Australia/ N.Z.
Bunraku by Guy Moshe (U.S.) sold to: Greece – VIllage Roadshow Film Distributors, Russia – Central Partnership Sales House, U.K. – G2 Pictures, U.S. – Arc & XLrator Media, Latin America – Swen
The Bay by Barry Levinson (U.S.) sold to: U.S. – Lionsgate, Australia – Hopscotch, Germany – Koch Media GMBH, Italy – M2 Pictures SRL, Netherlands – Dutch Filmworks BV, Switzerland – Ascot Elite Entertainment Group
Welcome To The Punch by Eran Creevy (U.K.)
Bustin’ Down the Door went to ScreenMedia for No. America, King Records Co. for Japan and Metrodome for U.K.
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee went to ScreenMedia for No. America.
The Inbetweeners sold to Eagle for Italy, Square One for Germany, Maple for Canada, Village Roadshow for Australia/ N.Z., Aurum for Spain and French Connection for France. Entertainment already had U.K.
Enchanted Kingdom 3D and Hurricane 3D sold to Constantin for German speaking terriories.
Red State sold to Curious for Australia/ N.Z.
W.E. by Madonna was pre-sold to: Australia – Roadshow Films, Brazil – Playarte Pictures, Netherlands – Dutch Filmworks, Ukraine – Top Film Distribution, U.K. – Optimum Releasing, U.S. – The Weinstein Company
Imagina : http://www.imaginasales.tv
Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen (Spain/ U.S.) Opening Night Film. Sony Pictures Classics has U.S. Prior to Cannes it had presold to Bulgaria-A Plus Films Ltd., Canada-Mongrel Media Inc, Czech Republic-AQS, Denmark-Scanbox, Ecuador-Venus, France-Marss, Hong Kong (China)-Golden Scene, Israel-Shapira, Italy-Medusa, Switzerland-Frenetic, Australia/ N.Z. – Hopscotch, German speaking territories – Concorde Filmverleih/ Telemuenchen, Latin America – Sun Distribution, Poland – Kino Swiat, Portugal – Lusomundo, Romania – Prorom Media-Trade, Russia – Central Partnership, Scandinavia – Scanbox, Spain – Alta Films, Taiwan – CatchPlay
Independent : http://www.independentfilmcompany.com
We Need to Talk About Kevin was picked up by Oscilloscope for No. America, It also sold to Australia/ N.Z. (Hopscotch), Italy (Bolero Films), Scandinavia (Svensk), Spain (Vertigo), Switzerland (Praesens Film), Poland (Best Film), Portugal (Pepperview), Japan (The Klockworx), Korea (T Cast), Hong Kong (Sundream) and Taiwan (Atom Cinema / Filmware). These come in addition to pre-sold deals in the U.K. (Artificial Eye), Benelux (Wild Bunch), France (Diaphana), Greece (Seven Films), Israel (Shani Films) and Middle East (Shooting Stars), Scandinavia – Svensk,
Inferno Entertainment : http://www.inferno-entertainment.com
Killer Elite went to Open Road for U.S. as its first film to be released nationwide in fall 2011 in over 2000 theatres, supported by over $25 million in P&A. The project will be overseen at Open Road Films by Ortenberg and newly minted President of Marketing, Jason Cassidy. The acquisition nearly completes all worldwide sales for the title following the initial strong pre-sales.
The Host was picked up by Entertainment One for Canada.
Arabian Nights by Chuck Russell (U.S.) has sold to Film District for U.S.
The Host pre-sold to: German speaking territories: Concorde/ TMG, U.S. – Open Road Films
Jesse Terrero’s Freelancers, starring Robert De Niro and Forrest Whitaker sold to Constantin for German speaking territories.
Intandem : http://www.intandemfilms.com
Intermedia : http://www.intermediafilm.com
International Creative Management : http://www.icmtalent.com/
God of Carnage by Roman Polanski (U.S.) sold to: France – Canal +, Lebanon – Media International Pictures, Switzerland – Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Latin America – Swen
Intramovies : http://www.intramovies.com
Jackie Chan International
Jinga : http://www.jingafilms.com
Timer was sold to U.K. – Lionsgate
K5 : http://www.k5international.com
Toast by S.J. Clarkson (U.K.) has sold to U.S. – W2 Media, Netherlands – Lumiere, Russia – P&I Films, Taiwan – Applause Entertainment.
Here was sold to U.S. – Strand Releasing
Vehicle 19 by Mukunda Michael Dewil (South Africa) has sold to U.K. – Optimum, Germany – Kinowelt, & Falcon for distribution in the Middle East, Madman for Australia/ N.Z.
Sing Your Song went to Madman for Australia/ N.Z.
Kathy Morgan Int’l : http://www.kmifilms.com
Kevin Williams Associates : http://www.kevinwa.com
Kinology : http://www.kinology.eu
Days of Grace by Everardo Gout (France/ Mexico) Out of Competition Midnight Screening, went to U.K – Artificial Eye
The Art of Love went to Transmission for Australia/ N.Z.
The Life of Another went to Madman for Australia/ N.Z. ARP has France.
Laguna : http://www.lagunafilms.com
Mavericks sold to Hopscotch for Australia/ N.Z., DT productions for Russia
Gone done went to Hopscotch for Australia/ N.Z. Hopescotch was acquired by eOne in May 2011, and has had an output relationship with Lakeshore for Canada since 2007. eOne has now signed a multiyear output deal with Lakeshore for Australia and New Zealand. Films include Lincoln Lawyer as well as Oscar winner Million Dollar Baby, Runaway Bride, The Mothman Prophecies and The Ugly Truth.
Latido : http://www.latidofilms.com
How Much Does Your Building Weigh Mr Foster? by Carlos Carcas & Norberto Lopez Amado sold to U.S. – http://www.arthousefilmsonline.com, Australia –Madman Entertainment
Chinese Take-Away by Sebastian Borensztein (Spain, Argentina) sold to Buena Vista for Latin America Distribution
Free Birds by Daniel De Felippo & Gustavo Giannini (Argentina) sold to Brazil – Sidney Gennaro Films do Brasil
The Fifth Commandment by Rafeal Lara (Mexico) sold to Brazil – Sidney Gennaro Films do Brasil
Latinofusion : http://www.latinofusion.com.mx
Le Pacte International : http://www.le-pacte.com
The Island by Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria, Sweden) in Directors’ Fortnight
Ave (1st film) by Konstantin Bojanov (Bulgaria, France) in Critic’s Week
Pourquoi tu pleures? (1st film) by Katia Lewcowicz (France) in Critic’s Week
Lee Daniels : http://www.leedanielsentertainment.com
Left Film Sales : http://www.leftfilms.com
Les Films du Losange : http://www.filmsdulosange.fr
Michael (1st Film) by Markus Schleinzer (Austria) in Competition
King of Devil’s Island by Marius Holst (Norway) sold to U.S. – Film Movement
Tine Klint has closed more than 15 deals for Ronal the Barbarian including Seven Sept (France), MFA (Germany), Volga (Russia, CIS, the Baltics), Kino Swiat (Poland), Pro Film (Bulgaria), MCF (for all states of the former Yugoslavia), Özen Film (Turkey), JRD Films (India), and HGC Entertainment (China).
Suicide Room has gone to Wolfe for U.S.
Lightning : http://www.lightning-ent.com/
Lionsgate : http://www.lionsgate.com
Haywire went to Relativity for U.S. It has already sold to Ascot Elite for Switzerland, Pimena for Turkey, A-Film for Benelux, Catchplay for Taiwan, Deltamac Entertainment for Hong Kong, Mongkol Major for Thailand, Paradise for Russia, Phase 4 for Canada.
Dibbuk Box by Ole Bonedal (U.S.) sold to Ecuador – Venus Films S.A. Ecuador, Hong Kong (China) – UA Films, Poland – Forum Film Poland, Portugal – Pris Audiovisuais S.A.
Seeking A Friend by Lorene Scafaria (U.S.) presold to U.S. – Cinesky Pictures for airline exhibiition.