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‘‘Mayhem!’ Director Xavier Gens Launches Banner Good Players With French Producers; Develops Netflix Series ‘Malin Fors’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Paris
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21.05.2024 / 16:33

‘‘Mayhem!’ Director Xavier Gens Launches Banner Good Players With French Producers; Develops Netflix Series ‘Malin Fors’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Rolling off their partnership on Studiocanal’s “‘Mayhem!” (“Farang”) and Netflix hit movie “Watch Under Paris,” popular genre filmmaker Xavier Gens (“Gangs of London”) is joining forces with Vincent Roget and Eric Lavaine’s banner Sameplayer to launch a new production company. Named Good Players, the Paris-based company will aim at developing and producing action, thriller, aventure, fantasy and horror movies that have an international appeal.

‘The Blue Caftan’ Director Maryam Touzani to Make Spanish-Language Debut With ‘Calle Malaga’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - Germany - Belgium - Morocco
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21.05.2024 / 13:53

‘The Blue Caftan’ Director Maryam Touzani to Make Spanish-Language Debut With ‘Calle Malaga’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Maryam Touzani, whose latest movie “The Blue Caftan” won a flurry of awards and was shortlisted in the Oscar’s international feature race, is set to make her Spanish-language debut with “Calle Malaga.” Jean-Christophe Simon‘s Films Boutique will handle International sales on the project. “Calle Malaga” reteams Touzani and Films Boutique for the third time, having previously collaborated on arthouse hits “Adam” and “The Blue Caftan.” A character-driven film written by Touzani, “Calle Malaga” revolves around Maria Angeles, a 74-year old woman who belongs to the Spanish community of Tangier and enjoys the quietness of her life in the colorful Moroccan costal town.

Brazil’s Projeto Paradiso, France’s Centre des Écritures Cinématographiques Team on Trans-Atlantic Filmmaker Residency (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Brazil
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21.05.2024 / 13:53

Brazil’s Projeto Paradiso, France’s Centre des Écritures Cinématographiques Team on Trans-Atlantic Filmmaker Residency (EXCLUSIVE)

Jamie Lang Announced from this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Projeto Paradiso – a Brazilian private foundation that supports local film and TV professionals – is teaming with the Centre des Écritures Cinématographiques (CECI) – an artistic cultural center in Moulin d’Andé, France – on a new screenwriting residency for Brazilian filmmakers. The initiative, part of the Projeto Paradiso Residencies Program, has also received support from the French Embassy in Brazil.

How A VFX Oscar For ‘Godzilla Minus One’ Has Made Japanese Stalwart Toho Group A Monster In The North American Market - deadline.com - USA - Hollywood - Japan
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21.05.2024 / 08:57

How A VFX Oscar For ‘Godzilla Minus One’ Has Made Japanese Stalwart Toho Group A Monster In The North American Market

Established in 1932, Japan’s Toho Group has grown into a film-industry powerhouse, not only at home but globally. Working across production, distribution and exhibition, it has recently been on an expansion spree, reeling in box office around the world and with recognition from major awards bodies. 

Metrograph Pictures Nabs Sandhya Suri’s Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Highlight ‘Santosh’ For North America (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA - India
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20.05.2024 / 20:27

Metrograph Pictures Nabs Sandhya Suri’s Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Highlight ‘Santosh’ For North America (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Metrograph Pictures has acquired North American rights to Sandhya Suri’s Cannes standout “Santosh” following its world premiere in Un Certain Regard. Metrograph Pictures will distribute the film theatrically, with additional release details to be announced at a later date. MK2 Films represents the movie in international markets.

Filmax Scoops Buzzy Spanish Animated Pirate Pic ‘The Treasure of Barracuda’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - Belgium
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20.05.2024 / 18:13

Filmax Scoops Buzzy Spanish Animated Pirate Pic ‘The Treasure of Barracuda’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jamie Lang Barcelona-based production, sales, and distribution company Filmax has secured global sales rights to the upcoming kids and family animated feature “The Treasure of Barracuda,” and is presenting the film to potential buyers at the Marché du Film. Having pitched at several international animation project events, “The Treasure of Barracuda” is one of the buzziest Spanish titles on the market right now. Just last year, the production received €500,000 ($545,700) in financial backing from the 2023 Eurimages Project Evaluation Sessions.

Sideshow, Janus Films Buy Payal Kapadia’s Cannes Competition Entry ‘All We Imagine as Light’ for North America (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - USA - Italy - India - Netherlands - Japan - Poland - Luxembourg
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20.05.2024 / 17:05

Sideshow, Janus Films Buy Payal Kapadia’s Cannes Competition Entry ‘All We Imagine as Light’ for North America (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Sideshow and Janus films (“Drive My Car”) have acquired all North American rights to Payal Kapadia‘s “All We Imagine as Light,” the first Indian film to screen in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 30 years. The movie will world premiere on Thursday, May 23. It’s also one of only four films in the Competition directed by a woman.

Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Movie ‘When The Light Breaks’ by Oscar-Nominated Icelandic Director Rúnar Rúnarsson Sells Widely (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Italy - Iceland - Norway - Switzerland - Denmark - county Aurora - Greece - Poland - Turkey - Finland - Hungary - Israel - Croatia
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20.05.2024 / 15:43

Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Movie ‘When The Light Breaks’ by Oscar-Nominated Icelandic Director Rúnar Rúnarsson Sells Widely (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Rolling off its buzzy world premiere at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, Oscar-nominated Icelandic filmmaker Rúnar Rúnarsson’s poignant drama “When The Light Breaks” has sold to a raft of territories. Represented in international markets by The Party Film Sales, the movie has been picked up for Italy (Movies Inspired), Switzerland (Xenix), Norway (Arthaus), Denmark (Ost for Paradis), Finland (Cinemanse), Hungary (Vertigo), Greece (Cinobo), Israel (New Cinema), Poland (Aurora), Turkey (Bir Film) and Baltics (Estofilm).

The Real Reason Why Katy Perry & Other Judges Left 'American Idol' Revealed - www.justjared.com - USA
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20.05.2024 / 12:59

The Real Reason Why Katy Perry & Other Judges Left 'American Idol' Revealed

American Idol just came to an end, and we now have a winner of Season 22!

A24 Closing U.S. Rights Deal on Ruben Ostlund’s ‘The Entertainment System Is Down’ - variety.com - Sweden
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19.05.2024 / 21:39

A24 Closing U.S. Rights Deal on Ruben Ostlund’s ‘The Entertainment System Is Down’

Michaela Zee A24 is closing an eight-figure deal to acquire the U.S. rights to Ruben Östlund’s “The Entertainment System Is Down,” Variety has confirmed.

TrustNordisk Boards Marjana Jankovic’s ‘Home’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Denmark - Serbia - city Copenhagen - Montenegro
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19.05.2024 / 05:41

TrustNordisk Boards Marjana Jankovic’s ‘Home’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Annika Pham Copenhagen-based TrustNordisk has picked up international rights to the Danish drama “Home” by actor-turned director Marijana Jankovic (“The House That Jack Built”). For her debut feature, Jancovic has assembled a high-profile cast that includes Claes Bang (“The Square”), Jesper Christensen (“Spectre”, “Casino Royal”), Trine Dyrholm (2024 Cannes competition title “The Girl With the Needle”), Dejan Cukic (“Snabba Cash”), Nada Sargin (“The Mould”), Zlatko Buric (“Triangle of Sadness”).

Johnny Depp’s ‘Modì’ Gets Italian Distribution Via Be Water and Maestro Distribution (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Italy
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18.05.2024 / 07:13

Johnny Depp’s ‘Modì’ Gets Italian Distribution Via Be Water and Maestro Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent The Johnny Depp-directed film “Modì,” about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, has secured a distribution deal in Italy, where it will be released by emerging production/distribution player Be Water. Above is a first-look image from the set of the film, which is now in post.

Kevin Costner’s Western Epic ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ Acquired in France by Metropolitan FilmExport (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - USA
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16.05.2024 / 12:51

Kevin Costner’s Western Epic ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ Acquired in France by Metropolitan FilmExport (EXCLUSIVE)

Kevin Costner‘s two-part Western epic “Horizon: An American Saga,” which makes its world premiere in the Out of Competition section of the Cannes Film Festival, has been acquired in France by Metropolitan FilmExport, one of the country’s biggest distributors. Daniel Baur’s K5 Intl. is handling international rights.

‘The Captive,’ From ‘The Others’ Director Alejandro Amenábar, Initiates Principal Photography, Drops First-Look Still (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - Berlin
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15.05.2024 / 07:59

‘The Captive,’ From ‘The Others’ Director Alejandro Amenábar, Initiates Principal Photography, Drops First-Look Still (EXCLUSIVE)

John Hopewell Chief International Correspondent Principal photography has begun on “The Captive,” a historical epic from “The Others’” Alejandro Amenábar, starring Julio Peña (“Berlin”) as “Don Quixote” author Miguel de Cervantes, a prisoner of Ottoman corsairs, seen in a very first still from the film, alongside Alessandro Borghi (“Suburra”), playing his captor, which has been shared in exclusivity with Variety. Paris and London-based production, finance and sales house Film Constellation handles worldwide sales.

France TV Distribution Closes Deals for ‘The Victoria System,’ Starring Damien Bonnard, Jeanne Balibar (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - South Korea - Greece - Turkey
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14.05.2024 / 18:03

France TV Distribution Closes Deals for ‘The Victoria System,’ Starring Damien Bonnard, Jeanne Balibar (EXCLUSIVE)

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor France TV Distribution has closed several territory deals for Sylvain Desclous’ “The Victoria System,” starring Damien Bonnard and Jeanne Balibar. The film has been acquired by Spentzos in Greece, Divisa Red in Spain, Arna Media in the CIS, NK Content in South Korea, AVJET in Taïwan and Mars in Turkey. The film centers on David Kolski, who is overseeing the construction of the highest tower ever built in France.

Bill Murray Joins Crime Comedy ‘Riff Raff’ as Signature Closes Multiple Territory Deals (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Australia - New Zealand - USA - Italy - Canada - county Lewis - Portugal - Greece - Poland - Turkey - city Pullman, county Lewis - Taiwan
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14.05.2024 / 06:37

Bill Murray Joins Crime Comedy ‘Riff Raff’ as Signature Closes Multiple Territory Deals (EXCLUSIVE)

Alex Ritman Bill Murray has joined the cast of “Riff Raff,” the upcoming crime comedy from director Dito Montiel set to feature Jennifer Coolidge (“The White Lotus”), Ed Harris (“Love Lies Bleeding”) Gabrielle Union (“The Inspection”), Lewis Pullman (“Top Gun: Maverick”), Emanuela Postacchini (“Robots”), Miles J. Harvey (“American Vandal”) and Pete Davidson (“The King of Staten Island”).

Sundance Drama ‘Exhibiting Forgiveness’ Unveils First Clip, Film Constellation to Screen Film for Buyers in Cannes (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA
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14.05.2024 / 06:05

Sundance Drama ‘Exhibiting Forgiveness’ Unveils First Clip, Film Constellation to Screen Film for Buyers in Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor London- and Paris-based production, finance and international sales outfit Film Constellation has unveiled a first exclusive clip from Titus Kaphar’s well-received drama “Exhibiting Forgiveness.” Film Constellation will screen the film for buyers in Cannes on Tuesday. The film received glowing reviews after its January premiere at Sundance in the U.S.

American Pavilion’s Cannes Program to Include Talks With Demi Moore, Frederick Wiseman, Billy Zane - variety.com - USA - Ukraine - county Moore - county Frederick
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13.05.2024 / 12:21

American Pavilion’s Cannes Program to Include Talks With Demi Moore, Frederick Wiseman, Billy Zane

Lexi Carson The American Pavilion has announced this year’s “Industry In Focus” series and “In Conversation” programming for the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. The programming will run from Wednesday, May 15, to Thursday, May 23, and will include a daily schedule of more than 25 panels, conversations and screenings.

Touching Trailer Revealed for Un Certain Regard’s ‘Viet and Nam’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Vietnam - city Busan
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11.05.2024 / 10:29

Touching Trailer Revealed for Un Certain Regard’s ‘Viet and Nam’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief French sales agent Pyramide International has dropped a dark and subtle trailer for “Việt and Nam” a gay drama about two young miners who must complete a mission before fate pulls them apart. Directed by Vietnamese auteur Trương Minh Quý, the film plays at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard with its world premiere on May 22. Per a synopsis from lead producer Epicmedia: “Nam and Việt, both young miners, cherish fleeting moments, knowing that one of them will soon leave for a new life across the sea. But the departure cannot happen as, lying in a far-off forest is Nam’s father, a soldier, whose remains they’re compelled to find.

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
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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).

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