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Will Smith, Antoine Fuqua Thriller ‘Emancipation’ Lands at Apple

Apple has won the bidding for the runaway slave thriller “Emancipation” starring Will Smith and directed by Antoine Fuqua. Warner Bros, MGM, Lionsgate and Universal also made offers on the property starting last week at the Cannes virtual market. CAA Media Finance, which arranged the financing for the film, represents U.S. rights at the market. […]
Tags: Apple, News, Will Smith, Cannes, Antoine Fuqua, Cannes Market, CAA Media Finance, Will Smith Antoine Fuqua, Warner Bros MGM Lionsgate

Five Takeaways From Cannes: Winners, Platforms, Women Directors, Rebates, Next On-Site Market

Cannes Market officially wrapped its first ever virtual edition on Friday. While many deals are still in the works, here are the five takeaways from this unusual 2020 edition: The Winners Cannes’ Marché du Film and the Hollywood agency-led A Demain Platform initiative delivered on the dealmaking front, re-invigorating the market after months of anxiety-inducing […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Global, Cannes, Cannes Market, Cannes 2020, Winners Cannes Marché du Film

Michael Bay’s Pandemic Thriller ‘Songbird’ Scores First Sale with Germany’s Leonine (EXCLUSIVE)

Michael Bay-produced pandemic thriller “Songbird” has secured its first international sale out of the virtual Cannes market. European powerhouse Leonine has snapped up rights for German-speaking Europe, Variety can reveal. It’s believed there’s been strong interest on the continent, and that a number of U.S. distributors are also circling the film, which was shopped to […]
Tags: News, Germany, Michael Bay, Global, Cannes, Cannes Market, European powerhouse Leonine, Europe Variety

Virtual Cannes Market Reveals New Movies With Bruce Willis, Liam Neeson, and Chris Pine

The Virtual Cannes Market is currently in full swing, which means we’re learning about a whole slew of new movies. These films are hoping to find backing so they can eventually find their way to audiences. Dream big, Cannes Market movies. Dream big. Three new titles announced include films featuring Bruce Willis, Liam Neeson, and Chris Pine. Honest Thief  The saying goes that there’s no such thing as an honest thief, but don’t tell that to Open Road Films. Open Road declared bankruptcy bac...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Davis, Poland, Liam-Neeson, Cannes, Reactor, Eastern Europe, Bruce-Willis, Chris-Pine, Foster, Pine, Willis, Mark Williams, Neeson, Festival de Cannes

Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana Movie Sells to Neon

“Spencer” — a drama starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana— has sold its U.S. rights to Neon, the production company behind last year’s Oscar-winner “Parasite.” Topic Studios will help distribute the film. The drama centers on a weekend in the early 1990s when Diana decided to separate from Prince Charles. “Jackie” director Pablo Larrain is on […]
Tags: Diana, Kristen Stewart, Spencer, Pablo Larrain, Cannes Market, Parasite Topic Studios, Charles Jackie

Cannes Delivers Big Titles, Sales & Hope but Questions Market Models

“The Blacksmith,” “Ferrari,” “Armageddon Time” and “The Card Counter” look like market highlights of an extraordinary Cannes market, which saw its two virtual platforms delivering for a select number of big U.S. projects, amid large market caution and even fear of a second COVID-19 spike. In the art film sector, Cannes Official Selection label titles […]
Tags: News, Global, Cannes, Cannes Market

Ellen Kuras to Direct Kate Winslet in Lee Miller Movie ‘Lee’

Ellen Kuras, whose credits include “Ozark” and “Catch 22,” has come on board to direct Kate Winslet as Vogue cover model turned war correspondent Lee Miller. Joining them is screenwriter Liz Hannah (“The Post,” “Long Shot”). “Lee” follows Lee Miller as she travels to the frontlines of World War II as a photojournalist and embarks […]
Tags: News, Vogue, Kate Winslet, Lee Miller, Ellen Kuras, Liz Hannah, Cannes Market, Lee Miller Movie ` Lee

Variety’s Cannes 2020 Spanish Cinema Digital Spotlight: New Rebates, Evolving Sales, Key Titles

Variety published this week a digital Spanish Cinema Spotlight, looking at one of Europe’s fastest-growing content production scenes, galvanized by new rebates, the huge Spanish-language market and a thirst for streaming hits along the lines of “The Platform.” Below is the Spotlight, with its take on Spain’s burgeoning production hub, rebate revolution, evolving sales sector, multi-laureled […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Spain, Cannes, Cannes Market

Dominicans Pitch Diverse Projects at Cannes Marche du Film

Domestic violence, child trafficking, Caribbean myths, cyber terrorism and psychological thrillers were among the weighty subjects presented at the Dominican Republic’s June 25 online pitching sessions during Cannes’ virtual Marche du Film. Some projects, however, were inspired by the millions of tourists that visit the country each year and one took on the COVID-19 lockdown […]
Tags: Caribbean, Cannes, Dominican Republic, Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, Cannes Marché, Cannes Market

Joseph Mangat’s ‘Holy Craft’ Wins Docs-in-Progress Award as Cannes Docs Wraps

Director Joseph Mangat’s “Holy Craft” won the Docs-in-Progress Award at an online ceremony Friday evening to close the Cannes Docs sidebar of the Cannes Film Market Online. Presented as part of the Showcase Philippines during Cannes Docs, “Holy Craft” (pictured) is a documentary examining the peculiarities of religion, labor and capital intersecting at a Catholic […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Catholic, Cannes Market, Cannes Docs, Joseph Mangat, Cannes Docs Wraps, Cannes Film Market Online Presented, Showcase Philippines

Veloz Aiming to Win Back International Partners for Venezuelan Productions as it Launches Streaming Service (EXCLUSIVE)

Caracas-based Veloz Distribución may be the only Venezuelan company attending Cannes’s Marché du Film this year, but the five-year-old shingle has some impressive film and TV projects in development, including the latest work by celebrated auteur Román Chalbaud. Headed by actress Elaiza Gil and writer-director Edgar Rocca, Veloz is also in the process of launching […]
Tags: News, Global, Production, Markets & Festivals, Venezuela, Cannes, Directors, Producers, Caracas, Cannes Market, Veloz Distribución, Elaiza Gil, Edgar Rocca Veloz

Cinema From Spain Wins Cannes Market’s Best Pavilion Design Award

A jury at Cannes Film Market has selected Cinema From Spain, a Spanish cinema promotion organization backed by support from the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) and the Spanish Institute of Cinematography and the Audiovisual Arts (ICAA), as the winner of this year’s award for Best Pavilion Design. In the context of an entirely […]
Tags: News, Global, Spain, Cannes Film Market, Cannes Market, Spanish Institute of Cinematography, Cinema From Spain, Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade ICEX, Audiovisual Arts ICAA

‘No,’ ‘Jackie’ Director Pablo Larrain on ‘Lost Generation’ of Filmmakers

While the coronavirus pandemic has been good for independent film sales to content-hungry streamers, this year’s string of canceled festivals may lead to a “lost generation” of filmmakers, Pablo Larrain, director of Oscar-nominated films “No” and “Jackie,” has warned. Speaking in a Cannes Film Market online conversation with Efe Cakarel, CEO of arthouse streaming service […]
Tags: News, Global, Jackie, Mubi, Cannes Film Market, Pablo Larrain, Cannes Market

‘Nadia, Butterfly’ Director Pascal Plante on His Intimate Olympics Drama

With “Nadia, Butterfly,” a Cannes-selected character study that follows a young swimmer in the immediate aftermath of her final race, Quebecois director Pascal Plante looked to explore the often-unseen side of the Olympic dream with timely resonance. Building on his own experiences as a competitive swimmer as well as those of lead actress Katerine Savard […]
Tags: News, Global, Olympics, Cannes, Pascal Plante, Cannes Market, Nadia Butterfly, Katerine Savard

Bruce Willis Action Thriller ‘Reactor’ Goes to Saban in North America, U.K.

Saban Films has acquired the North American and U.K. rights to Jared Cohn’s “Reactor,” starring Bruce Willis. The Exchange is handling international sales at the Cannes Market. “Reactor” follows a former soldier as he takes down a gang of mercenaries whose leader’s (Willis) lust for revenge leads to him holding a nuclear power plant hostage. […]
Tags: News, Global, Saban, Bruce Willis, Willis, Saban Films, North America U K, Jared Cohn, Cannes Market, Cannes Market Reactor

Christina Ricci, Tom Hopper, David Dastmalchian Boarding ‘Can’t Stop the Dawn’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Christina Ricci, Tom Hopper, and David Dastmalchian will star together in the independent action-thriller  “Can’t Stop the Dawn.” AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of the AMBI Media Group, is handling global sales and is introducing the project to buyers at the Cannes Virtual Market. Principal photography on “Can’t Stop the Dawn” will commence this […]
Tags: Markets & Festivals, Christina Ricci, Ambi, Tom Hopper, David Dastmalchian, AMBI Media Group, Cannes Market, Can't Stop the Dawn, Christina Ricci Tom Hopper, Cannes Virtual Market Principal

Charades Seals Major Territory Deals on Cannes Label Comedy ‘The Speech’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Charades has closed a raft of sales on the French comedy “The Speech” which is part of Cannes 2020’s Official Selection and is screening at Cannes’ virtual Marché du Film. “The Speech” is adapted from Fabcaro’s novel “Le discours,” and is directed by Laurent Tirard, the popular French helmer of “Little Nicholas” and “Astérix and […]
Tags: News, Global, Cannes, Nicholas, Charades, Laurent Tirard, Cannes Market, Cannes 2020, Cannes Label, Fabcaro

10 Spanish Projects Pitch at Cannes’ Marché du Film

Backed by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the Spanish Institute of Cinematography and the Audiovisual Arts (ICAA), 10 promising Spanish projects participated in a marathon day of speed meetings through the day on Thursday at Cannes’ Marché du Film. Below, summaries of the hopeful projects: “A Thousand Lives,” (Marina Seresesky) Meridional Producciones and Wandermoon […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Cannes, Ministry of Culture, ICAA, Cannes Market, Spanish Institute of Cinematography

Producers, Talents Talk Hit Saudi Biopic ‘Born a King’ Which ‘Marks Birth of a Film Industry’

Key members of the team that shepherded hit biopic “Born a King,” about Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia, talked about the experience of “witnessing the birth of a film industry” in Saudi, as Spanish director Agustí Villaronga put it, during a Cannes Virtual Market panel. They also announced that they will be making a sequel.  […]
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Global, Markets & Festivals, Agusti Villaronga, Cannes Market, Prince Faisal, Cannes Virtual Market, Born a King

Nick Jonas, Laurence Fishburne Thriller ‘The Blacksmith’ Sold Worldwide by AGC Studios

Starring actor-singer-songwriter Nick Jonas and Laurence Fishburne, action thriller “The Blacksmith,” which is financed and produced by AGC Studios, has become the first major new U.S. title at this year’s Cannes to announce major territory deals across much of the world. Sold by AGC Studios, big territory deals include Germany and Switzerland (Constantin Film), France […]
Tags: News, Nick Jonas, France, Germany, Global, Switzerland, Laurence Fishburne, Cannes, AGC Studios, Cannes Market, Nick Jonas Laurence Fishburne

Phillip Noyce Pitches Bank Robber Movie ‘Peggy Jo,’ Starring Lily James, to Cannes Buyers

As part of its Cannes Market presentations, HanWay Films arranged for Phillip Noyce to tell buyers about its true-crime love story “Peggy Jo,” which he will direct, with “Baby Driver” and “Yesterday” actress Lily James starring. The film is loosely based on the true-story of the life of Texan Peggy Jo Tallas, who takes to […]
Tags: News, Global, Lily James, HanWay Films, Phillip Noyce, Peggy Jo Tallas, Cannes Market, Peggy Jo, Phillip Noyce Pitches Bank Robber Movie, Cannes Buyers

Dani Rosenberg Offers First Look at Cannes Drama ‘The Death of Cinema and My Father Too’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Israeli multi-hyphenate Dani Rosenberg marks his feature debut with “The Death of Cinema and my Father Too,” a self-reflexive hybrid film that mixes fact, fiction and autobiography as it grapples with the big questions. Presented under the Cannes 2020 label and sold internationally by Films Boutique, the film follows a rising director as he tracks […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Cannes Market, Cannes Drama, Dani Rosenberg, The Death of Cinema and My Father Too

Michele Penetta on ACID Cannes’ ‘Il Mio Corpo,’ Loneliness in a Forgotten Italy

After a strong reception at Visions du Reél, Varese-born director Michele Penetta will screen “Il Mio Corpo,” his second feature, in Paris on Sept. 25. The Swiss-Italian production continues an exploration of the Sicilian terrain that first started with the short film “A Iucata” and continued with Penetta’s debut feature “Fishing Bodies.” Produced by Close […]
Tags: News, Global, Paris, Italy, Cannes, Cannes Market, Michele Penetta, Mio Corpo, Reél Varese, Penetta

Director Cyril Schaublin Finds Timely Moment for ‘Unrest’

Like many of his countrymen, Swiss filmmaker Cyril Schäublin has watchmaking in his blood, a legacy he can trace back through his grandparents’ generation. That influence is apparent in his meticulously crafted second feature, “Unrest,” whose historical and philosophical parts fit together as smoothly as the gears of a Swiss timepiece. “Unrest” is set in […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Cyril Schäublin, Cannes Market, Swiss Films, TorinoFilmLab

Promo Teaser Trailer for All-Girl Punk Band Body Horror 'Spare Parts'

"The dirt is dry!" A promo trailer has debuted online for a body horror film called Spare Parts, which is currently being sold at the Cannes Market this summer. Made by Canadian filmmaker Andrew T. Hunt, it was produced by Raven Banner under their production label, Hangar 18 Media. The film follows an all-girl punk band named Ms. 45 - they get kidnapped after a show in the wrong part of town. They wake up to find that they’ve had their limbs replaced with crude mechanized weapons, and their ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Horror, To Watch, Cannes Market, Andrew T Hunt, Julian Richings

Lucrecia Martel’s ‘Chocobar’ Among Locarno Festival Lineup of ‘Films After Tomorrow’ Works-in-Progress

New works by prominent auteurs Lucrecia Martel, Lav Diaz, Lisandro Alonso and Wang Bing grace the lineup of works-in-progress unveiled by the Locarno Film Festival. The canceled Swiss fest dedicated to indie cinema on Thursday announced 20 titles that made the cut for its innovative The Films After Tomorrow initiative that will provide support to filmmakers […]
Tags: Global, Festivals, Locarno Festival, Wang Bing, Lucrecia Martel, Cannes Market, Lucrecia Martel Lav Diaz Lisandro Alonso

Epic Action-Adventure ‘Tomiris,’ About Kazak Warrior Queen, Sells to Key Territories

Sales agency Arclight Films has closed multiple key distribution deals for “Tomiris,” the epic action-adventure about the legendary Kazak warrior queen, directed by Akan Satayev (“The Liquidator”). The latest deals include Blue Swan for Italy, SND Films for France, Art Mood for Spain, AT Entertainment for Japan, Gulf Film for Middle East, Challan for South […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Italy, Arclight Films, Cannes Market, Tomiris, Akan Satayev, Blue Swan, Middle East Challan

Variety’s Cannes Digital Daily, Day 4: Nossiter’s ‘Last Words,’ Wei Shujun’s ‘Striding’

Since you can’t be in Cannes this year, Variety is bringing Cannes to you. We’re publishing daily digital editions, running June 22-25, of coverage from the Cannes market, spanning the Marché du Film Online as well as the agency-led A Demain Marché. To read Day 4 coverage, please click below. Catch up on Day 1, […]
Tags: News, Global, Cannes, Cannes Market, Nossiter, Cannes Digital Daily Day, Wei Shujun

Frontieres Genre Filmmakers Weigh up Streamer and Theatrical Options

With cinemas closed in much of the world and viewers watching films via streaming platforms, genre filmmakers at this week’s Frontières could be forgiven for primarily looking to OTT services to distribute their projects. Genre films, of course, have increasingly found a home in recent years on SVODs. Mainstream platforms like Netflix have enjoyed success […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Frontieres, Cannes Market

Fantastic 7 Film Festivals Endorse Potential Upcoming Genre Standouts at Cannes Session

Rising interest amongst the world’s leading film festivals to create genre sidebars for horror, thriller, sci-fi and fantasy films, inspired the Cannes Festival, the Sitges Fantastic Film Fest and Bernardo Bergeret, creator of Ventana Sur’s genre market, Blood Window, to create a special pitching event, that aims to showcase upcoming trends in fantastic cinema production […]
Tags: News, Global, Ventana Sur, Bernardo Bergeret, Cannes Market, Cannes Session