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Berlin: K5 Sells Bruce Willis Sci-fi Pic ‘Vice’ to 37 Countries in One Week

variety.com – Bruce Willis sci-fi title “Vice” is on the verge of selling out, with Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s K5 Intl. selling the pic to 37 countries in just under a week. Sales on Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films’ “Vice,” produced by Randall Emmett, George Furla and Adam Goldworm, stretched across Scandinavia, Russia, Benelux, Japan, China, Indonesia,... 3 years 39 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Berlin: Sony Classics Nears U.S. Deal for Zhang Yimou's 'Coming Home' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The movie, now in postproduction, is expected to make its world debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May and reunites the acclaimed Chinese filmmaker with actress Gong Li 3 years 39 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Berlin: Warm Weather & A Record Deal Can’t Fully Thaw Market Chill; Is EFM Worth It?

deadline.com – While the normally freezing weather in Berlin is an annual lament, this year’s unseasonably balmy clime became a major focus of conversation. And, as they say, when people have nothing else to talk about, they talk about the weather… The notably lackluster European Film Market boasted a small handful of buzz titles and only a few headline-grabbing deals. 3 years 39 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Berlin Review: Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy Star In Mopey Arctic Drama 'Aloft'

fb.indiewire.com – The snow-encrusted landscapes of the Arctic Circle provide a sweeping backdrop for spiritual yearning in Claudia Llosa's "Aloft," but the heavy-handed drama at the center of Peruvian director Claudia Llosa's first English language feature can't keep pace. 3 years 39 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Berlin: iPhone Film ‘Hooked Up’ Set for Sales

variety.com – Raven Banner has acquired worldwide sales rights to Pablo Larcuen’s feature debut “Hooked Up,” a movie totally shot with an iPhone, and is launching sales at Berlin. Jaume Collet-Serra (“Non-Stop”) and Juan Sola are executive producing through their Ombra Films banner. The story follows two young Americans who go on a sex-fueled trip to Barcelona... 3 years 39 weeks ago via brucelee
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Berlin: Buyers Not Worried About Slow Market, Expect Better in Cannes

feedproxy.google.com – A scarcity of buzz titles and big ticket deals during this year’s EFM left sellers and buyers all looking to Cannes in May to ignite a flurry of deal-making dynamism. 3 years 39 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Berlin: Open Road Acquires Thriller ‘The Tank’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Open Road Films is picking up U.S. distribution rights to The Tank, a thriller from writer-director Kellie Madison. The pic revolves around six people entering an isolation tank designed to simulate the lengthy trip to Mars. Production is set to begin in April in Ohio. Glacier Films’ Tove Christensen, Sarik Andreasyan and Vladimir Poliakov are producing alongside Steven Schneider. 3 years 39 weeks ago via jetli
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Berlin: Benicio Del Toro’s ‘Paradise Lost’ Gets North American Distribution

variety.com – Radius-TWC has acquired North American rights to “Paradise Lost,” starring Benicio Del Toro as drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The deal was closed at the European Film Market at Berlin. Radius plans a release later this year. Andrea Di Stefano directed in his feature debut, which also stars Josh Hutcherson from “The Hunger Games” series. 3 years 40 weeks ago via donnieyen
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First Look: John Travolta & Christopher Plummer Star in 'The Forger'

feedproxy.google.com – Lately John Travolta has been struggling as an actor, so much that he's lending his voice to a cheap animated film called Gummy Bear. But there might be some promise in his future still as we have a first look at The Forger, a new heist thriller being sold at the European Film Market right now. 3 years 40 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay to Star in ’45 Years,’ Directed by ‘Looking’ Helmer Andrew Haigh (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay are set to star in rising British helmer Andrew Haigh’s “45 Years,” which is being repped in international markets by The Match Factory. Haigh is the director and exec producer of the well-received HBO show “Looking.” “45 Years,” which will start to shoot this spring, follows Kate Mercer... 3 years 40 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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