The Rights RoundUp is a work-in-progress which will go on throughout Cannes, 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.
Continuation of The Rights Round Up Cannes 2011 from T-V
Mikael Salomon’s Havana Heat with Samuel L. Jackson and Jean-Claude Van Damme sold to Constantin for German speaking territories.
Telecinco : http://www.telecinco.es
Telepool : http://www.telepool.de
Niko 2 – Family Affairs by Kari Juusonen and Jorgen Lerdam (Finland, Germany, Denmark, Ireland) sold to Croatia – MG Film
TF1 : http://www.tf1international.com
Impardonnables by André Téchiné (France) in Directors’ Fortnight
The Film Sales Co. : http://www.filmsalescorp.com
The Festival Agency: http://www.thefestivalagency.com
In Heaven, Underground: The Jewish Cemetery in Berlin-Weissensee was sold to: U.S. and Canada – 7th Art Releasing
The Little Film Co. : http://www.thelittlefilmcompany.com
Beneath The Darkness by Martin Guigui (U.S.) has sold to: California Filmes for Latin America
The Match Factory : http://www.the-match-factory.com
Le Havre by Ari Kaurismaki (France, Finland, Germany) in Competition sold to Finland – Oy Future Film AB, France – Pyramide, Sweden – Folkets Bio , Switzerland – Filmcoopi Zurich AG
Halt Auf Freier Strecke by Andreas Dresden (Germany) in Un Certain Regards
Tatsumi by Eric Khoo (Singapore) in Un Certain Regard
Cirkus was sold to: Austria – Polyfilm Verleih, Hungary – Circo Film, Norway – Trondheim Kino, Taiwan – Cineplex Development, U.S. – Strand Releasing
Oslo, August 31st by Joachim Trier (Norway) in Un Certain Regard
The Weinstein Co.: http://www.weinsteinco.com
The Bully Project, one of 2011 Tribeca Film Festival’s frontrunners for the audience prize, will be distributed by TWC in U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Germany and pan-Asian satellite TV. They will agent sales for the remaining global territories.
The Details Jacob Aaron Estes (U.S.)
The Works: http://www.theworksmediagroup.com/international/about.asp
TMI : http://www.icontvmusic.com
Cannes 2011 saw more than 50 deals with almost 40 distributors worldwide signed. And 40% of the contracts were signed for unfinished films.
Nikolaj Arcel’s 18th century love story, A Royal Affair, was picked up for nine of the biggest territories, including the US (Magnolia), Australia (Madman), the UK (Metrodome), Germany (MFA), while Petter Næss’ Comrade was acquired for the UK (Metrodome), Australia (Vendetta) and Spain (Golem).
Melancholia by Lars von Trier (Denmark) in Competition sold to U.S. – Magnolia Pictures, Belgium – Imagine Film Distribution, Benelux – Wild Bunch, Czech Republic – Aerofilms, France – Potemkin Films, German speaking territories – Tele Munchen, Concorde; Greece – Seven Films, Netherlands – Wild Bunch Benelux , Poland – Gutek Films, Romania – Independenta, Serbia – Soul Food Distribution, Switzerland – Frenetic Films, U.K – Artificial Eye, Australia/ N.Z. – Madman, Israel – Lev Cinemas, France – Les Films du Solange, Spain – Golem, Italy – BIM, Former Yugoslavia states – MegaCom Film, Israel – Lev Cinema, Italy – BIM, Russia – Central Partnership, Serbia and Montenegro – MegaCom Film, Thailand – IPA Asia Pacific
Labrador (1st Film) by Frederikke Aspock (Denmark) in Special Screenings
Eldfjall (1st film) by Rúnar Rúnarsson (Denmark, Iceland) in Directors’ Fortnight
Perfect Sense by David Mackenzie (U.K.) sold to Netherlands – Wild Bunch Beneflux, Turkey – Calinos Entertainment, U.K. – Arrow Film Distributors LTD
Headhunters by Morten Tyldum (Norway) promo screened and went to more than 25 countries including Switzerland – Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, U.K. – Alliance Films – Momentum Pictures, and to Alta Films in Spain, Big Movie in Russia, Czech distributor Aero Films and Brazil’s Mares Filmes, Ex-Yugoslavia (Insomnia), Estonia (Estin Film) and Romania (Independenta Film). Based on the best-seller by Norway’s Jo Nesbo, it had pre-sold in Berlin to several territories, with Magnolia picking up U.S.
Five Obstructions was pre-sold on pitch alone for U.S. and Canada to Magnolia and Madman for Australia/ N.Z., Central Partnership for Russia.
Urban media : http://www.umedia.fr
Hard Labour by Juliana Rojas and Marcus Dutra (Brazil) in Un Certain Regard
My Little Princess (1st film) by Eva Ionesco (France) in Critic’s Week
United Talent Agency (UTA) : http://www.unitedtalent.com Talent agency, not an International Sales Agent but they act as producers’ reps.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (1st Film) by Sean Durkin (U.S.) in Un Certain Regard sold to U.S. – Fox Searchlight
Sound of My Voice by Zal Batmanglij sold to U.S. – Fox Searchlight Pictures
Universe Film : http://www.u333.com
The Child’s Eye by Danny & Oxide Pang (China) has sold to: U.S. – Grindstone Entertainment
City Under Seige by Benny Chan (China) has sold to: FUNimation for U.S. and Canada.
UTV Motion Pictures : http://www.utvmotionpictures.com
Signed over $1 million of TV syndication deals with overseas firms. It struck an exclusive five film deal with South Korewa’s Daehan Mediaworldwide for Jodhaa Akbar, Life in a… Metro, Delhi-6, Wake Up Sid, and Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na. It also struck a non-exclusive deal with Al Rai TV in the Middle East and another with Zee Network for 13 titles which will be aired in non-Indian languages on aired on Zee international network channels.
Velvet Octopus : http://www.velvetoctopus.com
Vertice Sales : http://www.verticesales.com
Green Moon by Antonio Banderas (Spain) in advanced negotiations with Quinta Communications
Toomelah which was in Un Certain Regard was picked up by Curious for Australia.
Another Happy Day went to Phase 4 for U.S. It has also sold to Memento for France, Praesens for Switzerland and Calinos for Turkey.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams has now sold to IFC for No. America, Australia/ N.Z. – Rialto Entertainment, Switzerland and German speaking territories – Ascot Elite, Canada – KinoSmith, Czech Republic – ArtCam, France – Metropolitan Filmexport, Italy – Movies Inspired, Japan – Star Sands, Poland – Against Gravity, South Korea – Green Narae Media, Spain – Wanda Vision, U.K. – Picture House