German Sellers Hit Mipcom With Lots of High-End Crime and Historical Series

German sellers returning to Cannes’s Mipcom TV mart will be packing a wide selection of domestic and international TV fare heavy on high-end crime and historical series. With a market that has become increasingly open to different formats, sales companies see good opportunities for diverse offerings. More from Variety “Crime is still the most in- … Read more

US sellers and producers approach EFM 2021 with optimism | Features

One year after EFM 2020 offered a last hurrah for unsuspecting market attendees before the pandemic put paid to in-person gatherings, there is hope on the horizon even as this year’s virtual iteration promises to highlight problems both old and new. While few major sales packages had been unveiled at time of press, the situation … Read more

Michael Caine Starrer ‘Best Sellers’ to Open Raindance Film Festival

FESTIVAL Raindance Film Festival, Britain’s largest independent film festival, will return to cinemas this year, reimagined and restructured with a host of new partners and new films. Running Oct. 27 – Nov. 6, this year’s in-person event will partner with several cinemas across London and offer online screenings in the U.K., facilitated by Curzon Home … Read more

First announcements in Cannes for French sellers

07/07/2021 – The Marché du Film starts strong for Studiocanal, Pathé International, Les Films du Losange, mk2 Films, Elle Driver and Charades Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (© Glenn Francis) and actress Vanessa Kirby, who will work together on the new film by Thomas Bidegain, Suddenly The first day of the Marché du Film of the 74th … Read more

Canadian sellers talk new marketing strategies, pre-sales challenges, virtual markets | Features

After a year of virtual markets and Zoom meetings, Canadian sales agents are looking forward to getting down to business — in-person, jet-setting, late-night-bidding-war business, that is. “Everyone in the industry, buyer or seller, is starving for face-to-face interaction,” says Michaelangelo Masangkay, general manager of Toronto-based distributor and international seller Raven Banner Entertainment. “That’s so much … Read more

Protecting pre-sales model all important for sellers as Pre-Cannes Screenings kicks off | News

The latest round of bidding between independent distributors, streamers and studios for the plum film packages gets underway this week at the Pre-Cannes Screenings (June 21-25), albeit under drastically different circumstances from a year ago. Sixteen months after lockdowns began in the west, there is hope. Yes, differing government responses and vaccination rollouts have highlighted … Read more