Tribeca: Film Movement Acquires Italian Thriller ‘Human Capital’

By | Friday April 11, 2014 @ 11:03am PDT

HumanCapitalPaolo Virzi’s thriller Human Capital will hit theaters in early 2015 after Film Movement acquired rights to the Italian pic that stars Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Valeria Golino, and Fabrizio Bentivoglio. It  is having its North American premiere April 18 at the Tribeca Film Festival. The movie begins at the end: a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Rovellis, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. The deal was negotiated by Film Movement co-president Adley Gartenstein and Gilles Sousa, Head of International Sales at BAC Films. Read More »

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Former EOne President Michael Rosenberg To Co-Run Film Movement

By | Monday March 24, 2014 @ 10:48am PDT

MichaelRosenbergFilm Movement said it Michael Rosenberg has taken an equity stake in the NY-based indie distributor and has been named co-president alongside Adley Gartenstein. Rosenberg lands here after departing Entertainment One U.S. in September after a combined 26 years at … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Film Movement Says ‘A Thousand Times Good Night’ To U.S.; South Korea Takes ‘Prisoners Of War’

Film Movement Picks Up ‘A Thousand Times Good Night’ For U.S.
A Thousand Times Good NightFilm Movement has acquired U.S. rights to A Thousand Times Good Night, the Erik Poppe-directed drama that stars Juliette Binoche and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Film Movement will give the movie a theatrical release in the third quarter of the year, followed by home video and digital. The story follows a top war photographer who is struggling to reconcile her job with her family life. Maria Doyle Kennedy, newcomer Lauryn Canny and Larry Mullen Jr also star. The movie was released in Norway in October and has sold more than 100,000 tickets. Global Screen, which is handling worldwide sales, also just inked deals in Canada (Northwest Pictures), Japan (Kadokawa), Australia (Regency), Denmark (Smile), Turkey (Yeni Bir Film), ex-Yugoslavia (Discovery), Bulgaria (Multivision) and Latin America (HBO). Read More »

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Film Movement’s Genre Label RAM Boosts Inaugural Slate With Kim Ki-Duk’s ‘Moebius’

By | Thursday November 21, 2013 @ 10:41am PST

RAM Releasing has acquired horror pic Moebius from writer-director Kim Ki-Duk. It’s the follow-up to the filmmaker’s Pieta, which became the first Korean title to take the Golden Lion for best film when it bowed last year at … Read More »

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Toronto: Breaking Glass Buys ‘Unhung Hero’; Film Movement Acquires ‘Le Démantèlement’

By | Wednesday September 11, 2013 @ 3:51pm PDT

Breaking Glass Pictures has picked up North American rights at Toronto to the documentary Unhung Hero from Films Sales Company. The film, which premiered at SXSW in Read More »

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Film Movement Acquires Cannes Competition Title ‘Grigris’

By | Monday July 1, 2013 @ 1:29pm PDT

The fifth feature film from director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Grigris won the Vulcan Award for technical achievement in May at the Cannes Film Festival. The film tells the story of a 25-year-old Chadian who dreams of being a professional … Read More »

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Cannes: Film Movement Acquires Camera d’Or Winner ‘Ilo Ilo’

By | Wednesday May 29, 2013 @ 12:36pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Film Movement has acquired Ilo Ilo, the Anthony Chen-directed family drama that became the first Singaporean feature film to win a big prize at Cannes with the Camera d’Or. Pic’s in Chinese, English and Tagalog with English … Read More »

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Film Movement Nabs Uruguayan Comedy ‘Tanta Agua’

By | Tuesday April 9, 2013 @ 10:58am PDT

Film Movement will release Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge’s Spanish-language comedy later this year. Tanta Agua, about a divorced father on vacation with his two children, took home the Grand Prize at the Miami … Read More »

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Cannes Pic ‘Broken’ Acquired By Film Movement

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 1:46pm PDT

British stage director Rufus Norris’ feature debut Broken was the opening-night film at Cannes‘ Critics Week sidebar this year. Film Movement has acquired rights to the drama starring Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and newcomer Eloise Laurence. It … Read More »

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Toronto Roundup: Film Movement Nabs ‘Three Worlds;’ Paladin Saddles Up With ‘The We And The I’

By | Saturday September 8, 2012 @ 8:57am PDT
Mike Fleming

The deals, mostly small ones, are flowing here as the Toronto Festival heats up on a rainy Saturday.

* In their first major deal since forming a new distribution partnership last month, 108 Media and Paladin have acquired all … Read More »

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Film Movement Acquires ‘Hitler’s Children’ Doc

By | Wednesday April 11, 2012 @ 11:50am PDT
Mike Fleming

April 11th, 2012 (New York, NY) – Film Movement, the North American film distribution company that brings award-winning independent and foreign films to fans all across the U.S. and Canada, announced today their acquisition of HITLER’S CHILDREN, a powerful

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Film Movement Acquires Sundance Winner ‘Teddy Bear’

By | Tuesday March 20, 2012 @ 12:20pm PDT

Teddy Bear SundanceFilm Movement has landed North American rights to Teddy Bear, the Mads Matthiesen-helmed film that won a World Cinema Directing Award at Sundance this year. His first feature film centers on a shy Danish bodybuilder who … Read More »

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Film Movement Takes Rights To ‘The Day I Saw Your Heart’

By | Tuesday February 28, 2012 @ 10:10am PST

The second feature film from writer/director Jennifer Devoldère, The Day I Saw Your Heart stars Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds, Beginners) and Florence Loiret Caille (Trouble Everyday). Film Movement will release the French comedy centering on family, love and … Read More »

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‘Off White Lies’ Nabbed for North America

By | Monday February 6, 2012 @ 10:45am PST

Film Movement has picked up North American rights to Maya Kenig’s directorial debut Off White Lies. The 2012 Berlinale Generations sidebar debut centers on news stories and family events that Kenig experienced as a young mother during the … Read More »

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Toronto: Film Movement Buys ‘Historias’

By | Monday September 12, 2011 @ 2:23pm PDT
Mike Fleming

The deal volume of major festival acquisition titles has been slooow so far (see Toronto: Where Are The Film Deals?). So the small distributor Film Movement takes center stage for news that it has acquired North American … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Qatar, Europe

By | Thursday September 8, 2011 @ 3:00am PDT

‘Black Gold’ Will Open Doha Tribeca Film Festival
The premiere of Tarak Ben Ammar’s Black Gold will kick off the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, organizers said today. Backers of the film, billed as the biggest ever produced in the Middle East, also said that James Horner (Titanic, Avatar) had recently completed the score at London’s Abbey Road Studios. Warner Bros and Universal Pictures are set to release the film globally on November 23. The festival runs Oct. 25-29.

Study: Cable Revenues, Usage On The Rise In Europe
Europeans seem to be resisting the cord-cutting trend, or maybe they just haven’t gotten around to it. The European cable market continued to expand in 2010, with revenue throughout the E.U. rising by nearly 8% for the year on the strength of double-digit growth in digital TV, broadband and telephony subscribers, according to a new study from IHS. Guy Bisson, TV research director for IHS, said that the results show “that cord cutting doesn’t mean the end of the world. Strong increases in E.U. cable, Internet and telephony subscribers are more than compensating for increasing competition in the cable television business.” The number of individual subscribers rose above the 100 million level for the first time, reaching 101.1 million in 2010. Read More »

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FILM ROUNDUP: Steve McQueen & Chiwetel Ejiofor Join ‘Twelve Years A Slave’, Film Movement Buys ‘Corpo Celeste’, ‘Straight A’s Lands Leads

Steve McQueen and Chiwetel Ejiofor are going to be seeing a lot of each other. McQueen has come aboard to direct Twelve Years a Slave, which will star Ejiofor in a true story about a New York man who was kidnapped in the mid-1800s and forced to become a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. Brad Pitt’s Plan B is producing. The news comes more than a year after Deadline told you that McQueen and Ejiofor are teaming on a Focus Features film based on the Broadway musical Fela!, about African musician-activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Ejiofor has learned to play piano and saxophone for that role. It’s unclear which of these movies will be made first. McQueen — who made waves with his debut film Hunger, about the Irish hunger strike that starred Michael Fassbender and earned the helmer the Camera d’Or at Cannes in 2008 — will premiere his latest feature, Shame, this fall in Venice. …

Film Movement has acquired North American rights to the Cannes Film Festival drama Corpo Celeste, the Italian-language feature that played in the Directors Fortnight sidebar. Alice Rohrwacher’s debut feature follows a 13-year-old girl’s coming-of-age in the poor southern Italian province of Calabria. The company plans a first-quarter 2012 theatrical launch day and date with VOD, with a national rollout to follow. Read More »

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Film Movement Acquires ‘Prairie Love’

By | Tuesday June 28, 2011 @ 9:35am PDT

Film Movement has acquired Dusty Bias’ first feature film, Prairie Love, for the U.S and Canada. The comedic romantic drama, which played at Sundance this year, revolves around three lost souls looking for love on the North Dakota tundra. The indie distributor plans a release early next year. “We’re excited … Read More »

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