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Jack Black and director Jared Hess reunite in ‘Micronations’

Buffalo Film Company has announced it will produce the comedy Micronations which will star Jack Black.  Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess will helm the film, reuniting with Black after their…

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Netflix Sparks More Concern at Cannes

Many sales agencies and distributors see VOD expansion as a sign of hope, while they are equally as hopeless in the face of greater digital integration into a single-market.…

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Devilworks takes “Black Mountain Side” to Cannes

Devilworks recently acquired international rights to the Canadian arctic thriller, Black Mountain Side which the company will offer to buyers at Cannes from Wednesday.…

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Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux today revealed films selected for inclusion in this year’s Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24) Emmanuelle Bercot’s La Tête Haute (Standing Tall), will open the festival.…

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Timbuktu director to head Cannes Cinéfondation and Short Films jury

Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako, who was in competition in 2014 with Timbuktu, returns for the 68th edition of the festival (13-24 May) as president of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury.…

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Coen brothers to head jury at the 68th Festival de Cannes

Palme d’Or winners Joel and Ethan Coen have accepted an invitation from President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux to serve as presidents of the jury for the 68th Festival de Cannes.…

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Meet the Buyers: Cannes 2014

Jon Gerrans Co-President Strand Releasing (USA) Independent multi-platform distributor acquiring titles from Europe and South America to release theatrically in North America. Acquiring Theatrical, TV, DVD-Video, VOD, Airline, Domestic. Recent Acquisitions The Way He Looks…

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Meet the Buyers: Cannes 2014

Carl Rickmers Acquisitions Splendid Film (DE) Active in the film licensing business for more than 35 years, acquiring film rights for Benelux and German-speaking Europe Acquiring Theatrical, TV, DVD-Video, VOD, Airline Recent Acquisitions Rock The…

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Meet the Buyers: Cannes 2014

Elisa Martin De Blas Head of International Acquisitions TriPictures (SP) Madrid-based Spanish distributor and producer acquiring from North America and Europe across drama, family and action/adventure genres Acquiring Theatrical, TV, DVD-Video, VOD Recent Acquisitions The…

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The Growth of Animation

Animated Enthusiasm by James Clarke “Animation has now moved into adult acceptance rather than just being ‘for kids’ primarily because of the quality of the screenplays being developed and written.” – Michael Cowan, Stealth Media…

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