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Cannes: With Fewer Pics in the Market, Buyers and Sellers Focus on Top Titles

By John Hopewell

What a difference a year makes. In 2013, Cannes was deluged by wave after wave of high-profile movie projects, very often from the U.S., very often only semi-packaged, semi-cast. Very often they didn’t get sold. Cut to a week out from this y...


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Cannes: Helmer Pablo Fendrik Talks About Turning the Western on Its Head

By John Hopewell

Pablo Fendrik’s “El Ardor,” an Amazon-set Western action adventure and Participant Media’s first investment under its Participant PanAmerica initiative, will play as a Special Screening at this year’s Cannes Festival. The third feature from ...


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Cannes Market Launches Next Program to Focus on Innovations in Cinema

By John Hopewell

“Le Judas,” by Canada’s Ziad Touma, Dane Julie Frik Walenciak’s “Muleum” and Australian Jonny Peter’s “Dream Channel” will feature at the Pitching Sessions of Next, a roundtable and workshop program that marks one of the biggest innovations...


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CANNES: Content Adds Leif Tilden's 'Life at These Speeds' to Slate

By Leo Barraclough

LONDON -- Content has added Leif Tilden's “Life at These Speeds” to its sales slate, and will introduce the film to buyers at Cannes. Pic, which starts production this fall, features Douglas Booth (“Noah”), Billy Crudup (“Almost Famous”), An...


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CANNES: Pretty Pictures Takes France, Germany, Benelux, Switzerland on ‘Manos Sucias’ (EXCLUSIVE)

By John Hopewell

PARIS – In a multi-territory deal which reps a large vote of confidence - and passion - for a first feature, James Velaise’s Paris-based Pretty Pictures has closed not only France – its usual home territory – but also Germany, Benelux and Sw...


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CANNES: Andrea Arnold to Shoot First U.S.-set Movie 'American Honey'

By Leo Barraclough

LONDON -- British filmmaker Andrea Arnold is to shoot her first U.S.-based film, “American Honey,” this summer. Protagonist Pictures will introduce the pic to buyers at Cannes. The road movie centers on a runaway teenager selling magazine su...


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Record Numbers of Chinese Executives Head For Cannes

By Patrick Frater

Producers and investors swell Cannes Market ranks as co-production events, parties attract delegates.


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CANNES: Juliette Binoche Set To Star In Sicily-Set Drama 'The Wait'

By Nick Vivarelli

ROME - Juliette Binoche is attached to star in female competition drama "The Wait" to be directed by first-time Italo helmer Piero Messina, assistant of recent foreign-language Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino ("The Great Beauty"). Gaul's Pathe...


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REVIEWS

'Cold in July'

By Scott Foundas

The spirits of 1980s genre maestros like John Carpenter, Walter Hill and William Lustig hover strongly over Jim Mickle’s “Cold in July,” a superior piece of Texas pulp fiction.


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'Whiplash'

By Peter Debruge

Miles Teller drums his heart out — and then some — in writer-director Damien Chazelle’s stellar career-starter.


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Relativity Media Celebrates 10th Anniversary (VIDEO)

By Jenelle Riley

If there is one thing everyone can agree on about Ryan Kavanaugh, it’s that he does things differently. Both supporters and detractors will tell you that the founder and chief executive officer of Relativity Media, which is celebrating its 1...


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Q&A: Relativity President Tucker Tooley

By Jenelle Riley

As president of Relativity Media, Tucker Tooley credits his successful collaboration with Ryan Kavanaugh to their differences. “I think any good partnership has to have completely different skill sets and bring something different to the tab...


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Relativity at 10: Division Heads on Firm's Future

By Jenelle Riley

Though known primarily as a film studio, Relativity has many flourishing departments, including television, fashion, sports management and digital media. The company recently announced the launch of Madvine, its inhouse agency. We spoke to t...


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