Thursday, June 6, 2013

Deals at Cannes (and what they mean)/Frances Ha in Theaters

Good Thursday...

I'm headed to Taos, NM see Mumford and Sons.  Paul McCartney last week and Mumford today...jealous?

I'll keep my eyes peeled for any Carey Mulligan (Mrs. Mumford) sightings.

Late breaking about Ms. Mulligan...reports are that she's the likely choice to play Hilary in "Rodham" or whatever it's going to be titled.

DEALS AT CANNES (and what they mean...maybe)

Among other things, the Cannes Film Festival serves as a market place for film.  Distribution deals and the distributors that make them can point us to some films that could end up at the Telluride Film Festival.  Consequently I have included a series of links to a variety of stories/posts about acquisitions that occurred at Cannes or in its immediate aftermath:  Beginning with a big swath of multiple posts from IndieWire

More individual stories are as follows:

Sundance Selects grabs "Blue is the Warmest Color" (Palme d'Or winner) and "Like Father, Like Son":

And "The Selfish Giant":

And "Young and Beautiful"

 AND...Sony Pictures Classics has "The Lunchbox"

Sundance was represented at Telluride last year with "The Central Park Five" and in 2011 by several films.  All four listed above should be considered potential films for the TFF #40 program.

Meanwhile SPC's grab of "The Lunchbox" also means that it has some very definite Telluride potential.  SPC has been very well represented at Telluride for a good long time.

Later this month, I'll break down the distributor/producer players and look at which has what films and what that means for T-ride.


Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig's delightful collaboration is in theaters now.  A definite highlight of TFF are interviews with Baumbach from Moviefone:

and another from The Playlist:

and with actor Michael Zegen from The Huffington Post:

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More on Friday...

1 comment:

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