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Cannes 2012 - The Weinstein Company Acquires "The Sapphires" (Australia’s Answer To The Supremes)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 19, 2012 10:56 AM
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Screening out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival is an Australian musical drama titled The Sapphires, which is inspired by the real-life story of a soul singing quartet comprised of 4 Aborigine women (all sisters) who were the heroines of a play in which writer/director Wayne Blair was an actor in 2005.

Cannes 2012 - Wide Management Picks Up Alain Gomis' "Aujourd'hui" & Patrik-Ian Polk's "The Skinny"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 19, 2012 9:42 AM
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Leading independent film sales company, Wide Management, has picked up 2 new projects to represent and shop at the Marché du Film at Cannes: Senegalese director Alain Gomis' 3rd feature film titled Aujourd'hui (or Today in English, also known as Tey), which premiered at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February; and Patrik-Ian Polk's The Skinny - Polk being the director of LGBT-themed indie films Noah's Arc:Jumping the Broom and Punks, as well as the creator of the Noah's Arc series for the Logo network.

Cannes 2012 - Watch 3 Good-Looking Clips From Moussa Touré’s Survival Tale "La Pirogue"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 19, 2012 8:57 AM
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Screening in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival this month - a project we've been following since I first wrote about in December.

Cannes 2012: Trailer & Early Reviews Of Controversial Austrian-Produced Drama On Sex Tourism In Kenya

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2012 12:38 PM
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We missed this in our Cannes 2012 previews.

Kanye West To Premiere A New "Art Film" Titled "Cruel Summer" At Cannes

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2012 9:55 AM
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Apparently Kanye West directed a short film, an "art film" is how it's being described, titled titled Cruel Summer.

Cannes 2012: Cuba Gooding Jr. Actioner "Deception" Acquired By Voltage Pictures, Shopped At Market

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 3:49 PM
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More Cannes film market deals... Voltage Pictures has acquired international sales rights to the Cuba Gooding Jr. action flick titled Deception, which it will shop to buyers at the Cannes film market this week.

Cannes 2012: Marlon Wayans' Directorial Debut, Co-Starring Essence Atkins, Looking For A USA Home

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 1:40 PM
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Announced on this site in early February... Essence Atkins and Marlon Wayans star in the indie comedy/spoof titled Smart Ass, which is decribed as a spoof of all those found-footage flicks that have been released quite a bit in recent years.

Cannes 2012: Halle Berry Thriller "The Hive" Being Shopped At The Marché; June Start Date Planned

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2012 8:13 PM
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Film sales company Sierra/Affinity has come onboard to rep Brad Anderson's (Vanishing On 7th Street, The Machinist) Halle Berry thriller The Hive, and is currently in Cannes shopping the project (and a few others) around to international buyers.

Cannes 2012: Ken Burns' New Documentary "The Central Park Five"

  • By Sergio
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  • May 16, 2012 6:58 PM
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I'm an unabashed admirer of the work of doumentary filmmaker Ken Burns. His PBS extensive muti-part documentaries which chronicle the culture and history of America such Jazz, Frank Lloyd Wright, The Civil War and most recently last fall, Prohibition are amazing examples of documentary filmmaking at its most compelliing.

Cannes 2012 - Feature Doc "Mandela’s Children" Screening For Buyers At Market

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2012 11:10 AM
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