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Fundamental Films’ Mark Gao Talks New Strategy For Buying, Producing & Co-Productions: “China Market Is Just Looking For Something New” - deadline.com - France - China - city Shanghai - city Taipei
deadline.com
18.05.2024 / 06:53

Fundamental Films’ Mark Gao Talks New Strategy For Buying, Producing & Co-Productions: “China Market Is Just Looking For Something New”

Fundamental Films chairman Mark Gao and his CEO Ivy Hua are in Cannes to reconnect with the international industry as part of the Shanghai-based company’s return to international acquisitions and production. 

Wild Bunch Nabs Ron Perlman-Led ‘The Gentleman,’ Plus ‘Undercover’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - Mexico
variety.com
18.05.2024 / 05:59

Wild Bunch Nabs Ron Perlman-Led ‘The Gentleman,’ Plus ‘Undercover’ (EXCLUSIVE)

John Hopewell Chief International Correspondent In a deal sealed at Cannes, Spain’s Film Factory has closed France with Wild Bunch on action film “The Gentleman” as well as crime thriller “Undercover.” The directorial debut of seasoned Mexican cinematographer Luis Gabriel Beristáin (“Blade II,” “The Beekeeper”), “The Gentleman” stars Ron Perlman as Theo, an aging former U.S. soldier who pays Olga, a prostitute, to talk with him about who he once was and what he might have been. When Olga is brutally murdered, Theo embarks on bloody revenge.

Neon Buys ‘The Unknown’ With Lea Seydoux, ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Writer Arthur Harari Directing - variety.com - France - USA
variety.com
17.05.2024 / 15:37

Neon Buys ‘The Unknown’ With Lea Seydoux, ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Writer Arthur Harari Directing

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Neon has bought North American rights to “The Unknown” (“L’Inconnue”), the hotly anticipated next movie from “Anatomy of a Fall”’s Oscar-winning co-writer Arthur Harari. As revealed by Variety earlier this week, the movie will star Léa Seydoux (“Dune 2”) and is being represented in international markets. Harari is rolling off of “Anatomy of a Fall” which he co-wrote with director Justine Triet, abd won an Oscar, two Golden Globes, a BAFTA and the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Mediawan CEO Pierre-Antoine Capton Celebrated With Variety’s Intl. Visionary Award at Cannes Event - variety.com - France - Germany - city Hugo
variety.com
17.05.2024 / 13:19

Mediawan CEO Pierre-Antoine Capton Celebrated With Variety’s Intl. Visionary Award at Cannes Event

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Reflecting the breadth of Mediawan CEO Pierre-Antoine Capton‘s vast network and friendships, an impressive roster of film industry players flocked to celebrate him as he received Variety‘s International Visionary Award at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. Attendees included CAA’s co-chairman and CEO Bryan Lourd, who said a few words about Capton on stage, as well as AGC Studios’ Stuart Ford, SPC’s Tom Bernard, Netflix’s Larry Tanz and Pauline Dauvin, and Mediawan executives including Elisabeth d’Arvieu and Justine Planchon.

Filmax Nabs Global Rights to ‘The Light of Aisha,’ a CG Family Feature Showcasing Spain’s Rich Arab History (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - Germany - city Zagreb - Singapore
variety.com
17.05.2024 / 10:51

Filmax Nabs Global Rights to ‘The Light of Aisha,’ a CG Family Feature Showcasing Spain’s Rich Arab History (EXCLUSIVE)

Jamie Lang Spanish sales, distribution, and production company Filmax has picked up international rights to the upcoming kids and family animated feature “The Light of Aisha” and is sharing the project with buyers at this year’s Marché du Film. The CG-animated film tells the story of Aisha, a young girl living in XI-century Al-Andalus in the south of modern-day Spain.

‘The Pig, The Snake and The Pigeon’ Leads Taipei Film Awards Nominations – Global Bulletin - variety.com - South Korea - county Lee - Hong Kong - city Taipei - county Frederick
variety.com
17.05.2024 / 10:51

‘The Pig, The Snake and The Pigeon’ Leads Taipei Film Awards Nominations – Global Bulletin

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Hit crime thriller “The Pig, The Snake and The Pigeon” received 13 nominations for the upcoming Taipei Film Festival’s Taipei Film Awards. These include nominations for best feature, best director, best screenplay, best actor, best supporting actress, and best supporting actor.

Czech Filmmakers Forge Ties, Ramp Up Foreign Co-Productions to Boost Growing Industry - variety.com - France - Eu - Czech Republic
variety.com
17.05.2024 / 05:45

Czech Filmmakers Forge Ties, Ramp Up Foreign Co-Productions to Boost Growing Industry

Christopher Vourlias It’s been 20 years since the Czech Republic hosted its first pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival’s Marché du Film, with a Czech delegation arriving at the prestigious French fest just days after their country had joined the European Union. The timing was both propitious and symbolic: In the two decades since, the Czech industry has grown more international in its outlook, spurred on by a growing number of co-productions and a wave of industry professionals who have come of age since the country joined the E.U.

Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Gets Global Screen Commitment From Imax - variety.com - Spain - France - New York - Italy
variety.com
16.05.2024 / 12:51

Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Gets Global Screen Commitment From Imax

Imax has committed screens around the world to show Francis Ford Coppola‘s magnum opus “Megalopolis,” the company’s CEO Richard Gelfond confirmed at a Cannes Film Festival event on Thursday. The film’s trailer, which debuted on Tuesday, said that “Megalopolis” would be coming to Imax theaters this year — but it was not specified that the release would be global. The run-up to the premiere of Francis Ford Coppola’s self-financed epic at Cannes on Friday has been filled with anticipation and controversy, partly because “Megalopolis” has yet to secure a U.S.

From Journalist To Sales Agent, Festival Head To Producer: Mike Goodridge On His Rare Journey & Ramping Up His Good Chaos Slate — Cannes - deadline.com - Britain - France - London - India - Germany
deadline.com
16.05.2024 / 06:37

From Journalist To Sales Agent, Festival Head To Producer: Mike Goodridge On His Rare Journey & Ramping Up His Good Chaos Slate — Cannes

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Goodridge has been on a rare journey. Not many in the industry can boast a CV that includes running a trade publication, an international sales company, a film festival and being the producer of multiple Cannes Film Festival movies.

France prison van escape sees Interpol issue global 'Red Notice' for escaped criminal 'The Fly' - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - France
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
16.05.2024 / 00:49

France prison van escape sees Interpol issue global 'Red Notice' for escaped criminal 'The Fly'

Interpol has issued a global 'Red Notice' for an escaped fugitive known as 'The Fly' after a brutal prison van attack in France killed two police officers.

Deadly France prison break sees Interpol issue global 'Red Notice' for on-run criminal 'The Fly' - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - France
dailyrecord.co.uk
15.05.2024 / 23:59

Deadly France prison break sees Interpol issue global 'Red Notice' for on-run criminal 'The Fly'

International crime-fighting organisation Interpol has issued a global 'Red Notice' for an escaped criminal known as 'The Fly'. The move is part of a manhunt to capture Mohamed Amra, 30, who managed to escape a prison van following an incident that left two guards dead at a toll booth on a motorway in northwest France.

Thai Action Film ‘The 24’ Launched by New Sales Firm Boz Pictures at Cannes Market (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Thailand - Japan - Hong Kong - city Bangkok
variety.com
15.05.2024 / 07:59

Thai Action Film ‘The 24’ Launched by New Sales Firm Boz Pictures at Cannes Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Female stunt performer Wiriya Caesar will step up into the lead performer role in upcoming Thai action film “The 24.” The film project is being launched this week in the Cannes Market by new international sales firm Boz Pictures. Wiriya (aka Porntip Wiriya, aka “Fan”) has previously been a stunt double for Mary-Elizabeth Winstead in “Kate” and Golshifteh Farahani in “Extraction,” and has other credits on “Thirteen Lives” and “Hidden Strike.” In “The 24” she will star as an assassin who wakes up with a time bomb strapped to her body. She has clear instructions to kill a hit list of 24 members of the Bangkok underground, with each successful hit buying her more time alive. Caesar is joined in the cast by Japan’s Sakaguchi Tak (“Re:Born,” “One Percenter,” “Versus”), Dan Chupong (“Ong Bak 1 &2,” “Born to Fight”), Sunny Pang (“The Night Comes for Us,” “Headshot” and Gareth Evans’ upcoming “Havoc”) and Simon Kook (“Ip Man 3,” “Mayhem”). The film, which will shoot in the fourth quarter of this year, is written and directed by Lee Thongkham (“The Maid,” “The Lake,” “Kitty the Killer”).

MK2 Films Reveals New Acquisitions, Restorations in Cannes (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - New York - Los Angeles - Japan
variety.com
14.05.2024 / 15:17

MK2 Films Reveals New Acquisitions, Restorations in Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor As Cannes Film Festival kicks off, the Paris-based international sales company MK2 Films has revealed it has acquired three films and made substantial investments in new restorations, set against the backdrop of a strong presence at Cannes Classics. MK2 Films has entered into a collaboration with the Niki Charitable Art Foundation on the global rights (excluding the U.S.) for two films directed by artist Niki de Saint Phalle: “Un Rêve plus long que la nuit” (1976) and “Daddy” (1973).

‘Julie Keeps Quiet’ Debuts Trailer Ahead of Cannes Critics’ Week Premiere, New Europe Reveals First Sales (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Italy - Poland - state Baltic
variety.com
13.05.2024 / 08:05

‘Julie Keeps Quiet’ Debuts Trailer Ahead of Cannes Critics’ Week Premiere, New Europe Reveals First Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor The trailer (below) has debuted for Leonardo Van Dijl‘s “Julie Keeps Quiet” ahead of its world premiere in Critics’ Week in Cannes. The film’s world sales agency New Europe Film Sales has revealed the first territory deals. New Europe has sold the film to New Horizons for Poland, Kino Pavasaris for the Baltic states, and I Wonder Pictures for Italy.

‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Swings to $72 Million at Overseas Box Office, Mighty $129 Million Globally - variety.com - Australia - Britain - Spain - France - Brazil - China - Mexico - Germany
variety.com
12.05.2024 / 16:11

‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Swings to $72 Million at Overseas Box Office, Mighty $129 Million Globally

Rebecca Rubin Senior Film and Media Reporter Disney and 20th Century’s “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” climbed to $72.5 million at the international box office in its first weekend of release. The newest film in the long-running “Apes” series also notched No. 1 in North America with $56.5 million, bringing its initial global tally to a promising $129 million.

‘Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Evolving Towards $125M+ Global Debut – International Box Office - deadline.com - Britain - France - China - Mexico - Germany - Netherlands
deadline.com
11.05.2024 / 17:49

‘Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Evolving Towards $125M+ Global Debut – International Box Office

EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Studios/Disney’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is beating its chest towards a $125M global bow this weekend. At the international box office, we understand the Wes Ball-directed installment is at around $31M through Friday. As Anthony has reported, domestic is looking at a $52M-$55M start for the full frame.

Jason Statham Teams With ‘Plane’ Director Jean-Francois Richet & MadRiver For Action-Thriller ‘Mutiny’, Lionsgate Pre-Buys North America Before Veterans Launches Hot Project At Cannes Market - deadline.com - Britain - Spain - France - USA - Italy - Austria - Germany - Japan
deadline.com
10.05.2024 / 19:59

Jason Statham Teams With ‘Plane’ Director Jean-Francois Richet & MadRiver For Action-Thriller ‘Mutiny’, Lionsgate Pre-Buys North America Before Veterans Launches Hot Project At Cannes Market

EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of the Cannes market, Lionsgate has taken North American rights off the table on one of the bigger-budget new packages that’ll be on sale next week: that’s action-thriller Mutiny, which will star action evergreen Jason Statham (Fast & Furious) and be directed by Jean-François Richet (Plane).

Former WME Independent Agent Nelson Mok Starts Investment And Sales Company Mokster Films - deadline.com - Australia - New Zealand - China - Thailand - Indonesia - Vietnam - Hong Kong - Taiwan - city Hong Kong
deadline.com
10.05.2024 / 14:13

Former WME Independent Agent Nelson Mok Starts Investment And Sales Company Mokster Films

Former WME Independent agent Nelson Mok is launching a new investment and sales company named Mokster Films, which will focus on projects from Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

New Arab Cinema Focused Int’l Sales Company MAD World Unveils Inaugural Slate Ahead Of Cannes Launch - deadline.com - France - Dubai - Palestine - Sudan
deadline.com
09.05.2024 / 12:15

New Arab Cinema Focused Int’l Sales Company MAD World Unveils Inaugural Slate Ahead Of Cannes Launch

Top Middle East and North African independent distributor and talent agency MAD Solutions is adding a new string to its bow with the launch of Arab cinema-focused international sales company MAD World.

Manchester Airport to open new private terminal with renowned chef and BMW chauffeurs - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - France - Manchester
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
09.05.2024 / 10:31

Manchester Airport to open new private terminal with renowned chef and BMW chauffeurs

A brand new private terminal delivering a ‘premium sanctuary’ is coming to Manchester Airport, with food curated by one of the city's most acclaimed chefs. Guests will be able to book a BMW to whisk them to their flight at the new "state of the art facility".

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