Sean Ellis’ Philippines-set Metro Manila is bound for a remake courtesy of Fox International Productions which acquired rights earlier this week. The Sundance World Cinema Audience Award winner has now been picked up by distribution partners 108 Media and Paladin for North America. Written by Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated English filmmaker Ellis (Cashback) and Frankie E. Flowers, the thriller follows a poor farmer seeking a brighter future who takes the most dangerous job in Manila as an armored transport driver. Paladin’s Mark Urman and 108 CEO Rastogi negotiated the deal with Independent’s Abigail Walsh and Jessica Lacy, on behalf of ICM partners, who represent Ellis.
EXCLUSIVE: One of the last buzz titles at the Toronto Film Festival is about to find a distributor. I’m told that Mark Urman’s Paladin/108 Media is acquiring all U.S. rights to Midnight’s Children, the Deepa Mehta-directed adaptation … Read More »
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 »
The weekend’s big box office news is of course Lionsgate’s monolithic Hunger Games, but new specialty rollouts managed to have the odds favor them as well, most notably Samuel Goldwyn Films’ October Baby and Sony … Read More »
This weekend’s specialty offerings are comparatively light compared to last week’s openings. A few of this week’s new limited releases are forgoing the typical New York and Los Angeles showings, with Music Box’s The Deep Blue Sea … Read More »
Ahead of its world premiere tomorrow at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, New York-based indie distributor Paladin has picked picked up Otter 501. The film is the true story of an orphaned otter that is rescued on … Read More »
Susan Seidelman’s latest feature film Musical Chairs will be released by indie distributor Paladin. Newcomers Leah Pipes and E.J. Bonilla play aspiring New York City dancers Mia and Armando. When … Read More »
Mark Urman’s Paladin made a U.S. distribution deal for Boy, the Taika Waititi-directed film that became a sleeper hit on its home turf in New Zealand. Set in 1984, the film focuses on an 11-year-old (James Rolleston) who … Read More »
The Whale, a documentary about a lonely young killer whale who caused upheaval in a small Western Canadian town when he tried to make friends with humans, will be released theatrically by Paladin, company president Mark Urman announced today. Canada-born Ryan Reynolds, fresh off his starring role in Green Lantern, … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Love Etc., the Jill Andresevic-directed documentary that is the first film production from Jonathan Tisch’s Walnut Hill Media, has been acquired for distribution by Paladin CEO Mark Urman. The documentary made its premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival … Read More »
Last we heard from Tom Shadyac, he’d captained the first giant flop of a mostly hit-filled resume, with the bloated Noah’s Ark pic Evan Almighty. That led to his exit from the Universal lot where he generated such blockbusters as Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar, Patch Adams and The Nutty Professor. Turns out, Shadyac has been quite busy. Mark Urman’s Paladin has made a deal to release I Am, a first person documentary that Shadyac directed that chronicles his unusual journey of self-discovery. Read More »