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Toronto by Numbers Films with U.S. Distributors A-Z

by Sydney Levine
September 25, 2011 2:30 AM
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This U.S. distributor list is a work in progress which invites comments, latest news, etc. Please help us with your comments! After Toronto all U.S. acquisitions will be included in the Rights Roundup for Toronto, San Sebastian and AFM and any and all stops between stopping at Berlin

Going into Toronto out of 337 films showing, 56 had U.S. distributors attached. More U.S. distributors will be added as they acquire titles throughtout the Fall Festival and Market Season, so stay tuned. For a comprehensive report on current U.S. Distributors A - Z, use the link provided. (International Sales Agents are listed in parentheses.)
Predictably, SPC and IFC had the most films going into the festival, each with 7 films. There is also the competition of the Producer Reps with CAA leading the pack with 12 films, only one of which already has U.S. distribution.

Go below the jump for details on Toronto by numbers.

Toronto By Numbers:

40+ U.S. SALES MADE AT TIFF 2011:
5 acquired by IFC: 4:44, The Incident, Your Sister's Sister, Loosies, Sleeping Beauty

4 acquired by Sundance Selects for No. America: Trishna, Beloved, Into the Abyss, The Forgiveness of Blood

3 acquired by Kino Lorber: Elles, Headshot, The Giants
3 acquired by Magnolia/ Magnet: Goon, God Bless America, The Hunter
3 acquired by Sony Pictures Classics: Where Do We Go Now, Hysteria,Take Shelter

2 acquired by Film Movement for No. America: Free Men, Historias
2 acquired by Well Go for No. America from CJ: My Way, Tarbosaurus


1 acquired by others:
13 Tzameti - Anchor Bay
The Oranges-ATO (No. America)
The Lady-Cohen Media Group
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen-CBS Films
Shame-Fox Searchlight
Sarah Palin: You Betcha!-Freestyle
All Things Fall Apart-Image
Life Without Principle-Indomina (No. America)
Killer Joe-Liddell
Friends With Kids-Lionsgate/ Roadside Attractions
Rampart-Millennium
The Deep Blue Sea-Music Box
Wuthering Heights-Oscilloscope U.S., Jaguar - Airlines
This is Not a Film-Palisades Tartar
Splinters-Snag Films
Beauty-TLA
Detachment-Tribeca Film
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel - Samuel Goldwyn (No. America)
Q-Strand
Lovestorming-Venevision
The Day-WWE
Elena-Zeitgeist



U.S. DISTRIBUTORS GOING INTO TORONTO:
7: Sony Pictures Classics: In Darkness (Beta), The Skin I Live In (FilmNation), Take Shelter (FilmNation), Damsels in Distress (Sony Pictures Int’l Releasing), Restless (Sony Pictures Int’l Releasing), Footnote (WestEnd), A Separation (Memento)
7: IFC: Kill List (Protagonist), Snowtown (Protagonist), Beloved (Celluloid Dreams), Sleeping Beauty (Entertainment One), Habemus Papam (Fandango Portobello), Goodbye First Love (Films Distribution), Into the Abyss (ZDF)

5: The Weinstein Co.: Undefeated (Exclusive), Coriolanus (Icon), W.E. (IM Global), The Artist (Wild Bunch), Butter (De Luca Prods., No ISA)
4: Sony Pictures Releasing/ Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions: The Raid (Celluloid Nightmares), Anonymous (Sony), Moneyball (Sony), Ides of March (Sony)
3: Sundance Selects/ IFC Films: The Forgiveness of Blood (Fandango Portobello), Pina (HanWay), Kid with a Bike (Wild Bunch)

2: Fox Seachlight: Descendants (20th Century Fox), Martha Marcy May Marlene (UTA reps worldwide)
2: Magnolia: Headhunters (Trust/ Nordisk), Melancholia (Trust/ Nordisk)
2: Paramount: Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Like Crazy (No ISA, UTA reps worldwide rights)
2: The Cinema Guild: The Turin Horse (Films Boutique), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (No ISA)

1: Abramorama: Pearl Jam Twenty (Echo Bridge)
1: ATO: Woman in the Fifty (Memento)
1: Dimension: Livid (SND)
1: Eros: Mausam (Eros)
1: FilmDistrict: Drive (Sierra/ Affinity)
1: Focus: Pariah (Focus)
1: Indomina: Life Without Principle (Media Asia)
1: Janus: Le Havre (The Match Factory)
1: Menemsha: Restoration (Israeli Films)
1: Millenium: Trespass (Nu Image)
1: NBC Universal: Page Eight (UI)
1: Open Road: Killer Elite (Inferno)
1: Oscilloscope: We Need to Talk About Kevin (Independent)
1: Relativity: Machine Gun Preacher (LionsGate)
1: Roadside Attractions: Albert Nobbs (WestEnd)
1: Summit: 50/50 (Mandate/ LionsGate)
1: Strand: Tyrannosaur (Protagonist)
1: Zipporah has its own Frederick Wiseman’s Crazy Horse (Celluloid Dreams)
1: Disney: Up from Poppy Hill (Wild Bunch)
1: 20th Century Fox: Miss Bala (20th Century Fox, Mexico)

Producer Reps by the Number

12 CAA
• ALBERT NOBBS – U.S.: Roadside Attractions (ISA: WestEnd Films) - Ireland-Gala-Rodrigo Garcia-World Premiere
• PEACE, LOVE, & MISUNDERSTANDING (Voltage Pictures) – U.S.-Gala-Bruce Beresford-World Premiere
• KILLER JOE (Voltage Pictures) – U.S.-Special Presentations-William Friedkin-North American Premiere
• GOON (Myriad Pictures)-Canada-Special Presentations-Mike Dowse-World Premiere
• FROM THE SKY DOWN (Mercury Records/Universal Music Group)-U.S.-Gala Presentations-Davis Guggenheim-World Premiere
• YOU'RE NEXT(HanWay)-U.S.-Midnight Madness-Adam Wingard-World Premiere
• THE ORANGES (FilmNation)-U.S.-Special Presentations-Julian Farino-World Premiere
• BURNING MAN (Filmbox)-Australia-Special Presentations-Jonathan Teplitzky-World Premiere
• WINNIE (Film Bridge)-So. Africa/Canada-Gala Presentations-Darrell J. Roodt-World Premiere
• VIOLET & DAISY-U.S.-Special Presentations-Geoffrey Fletcher-World Premiere
• COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE-U.S.-Real to Reel-Morgan Spurlock-World Premiere

CAA /
6 WME

• HICK (Content Media)-U.S.-Special Presentations- Derick Martini- World Premiere

WME
• PEARL JAM TWENTY – U.S.: Abramorama (Echo Bridge for int’l TV)-U.S.-Special Presentations-Cameron Crowe-World Premiere
• PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE-U.S.-Real to Reel-Stephen Kessler-World Premiere
• RAMPART (Sierra/ Affinity)-U.S.-Special Presentations-Oren Moverman-World Premiere sold to Millennium for U.S. in the weeks after TIFF. Alexis Garcia negotiated for WME.
• NEIL YOUNG LIFE-U.S.-Mavericks-Jonathan Demme-World Premiere

WME and
5 UTA

• 360 (Wild Bunch)-U.K./Austria/France/Brazil-Special Presentations-Fernando Mereilles-World Premiere

UTA
• INTRUDERS (Universal Pictures International)-Spain-Special Presentations-Juan Carlos Fresnadillo-World Premiere
• SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (Lionsgate)-U.K.-Special Presentations-Lasse Hallstrom-World Premiere
• SLEEPING BEAUTY- U.S.: IFC (Entertainment One)-Australia-Special Presentations-Julia Leigh-North American Premiere

UTA and
3 Submarine

• YOUR SISTER'S SISTER-U.S.-Contemporary World Cinema-Lynn Shelton-World Premiere sold to IFC during TIFF.

Submarine
• THINK OF ME – U.S.-Contemporary World Cinema-Bryan Wiemann-World Premiere
• LAST CALL AT THE OASIS – U.S.-Real to Reel-Jessica Yu-World Premiere

2 ICM
• THE BROOKLYN BROTHERS BEAT THE BEST-( Hollywood Studios International)-U.S.-Discovery-Ryan O'Nan-World Premiere
• SAMSARA-U.S.-Real to Reel-Ron Fricke-World Premiere

2 Cinetic Media
• THE MOTH DIARIES (Wild Bunch)-Canada/Ireland-Special Presentations-Mary Harron-North American Premiere
• FRIENDS WITH KIDS (Red Granite Int’l)-U.S.-Special Presentations-Jennifer Westfeldt-World Premiere

2 Paradigm
• TEN YEAR (Voltage)-U.S.-Special Presentations-Jamie Linden-World Premiere
• THE INCIDENT

1 Each
• Cassian Elwes: HYSTERIA (Elle Driver)-U.K.,U.S. -Gala Presentations-Tanya Wexler-World Premiere (I think he's repping more than one!) was licensed to SPC.
• Traction Media: ROMEO ELEVEN-Canada-Canada First!-Ivan Grbovic-North American Premiere
• The Pitt Group: BARRYMORE-Canada/U.S.-Mavericks-Erik Canuel-World Premiere
• Primer Plano: POMPEYA-Argentina-City to City-Tamae Garateguy-North American Premiere
• Preferred Content: THE DAY (Content Media)-U.S.-Midnight Madness-Doug Aarniokoski-World Premiere

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4 Comments

  • Paradigm | October 3, 2011 12:48 PMReply

    Paradigm also represented CARRE BLANC (Vanguard) and HABIBI (Discovery).

  • Alex | October 3, 2011 9:49 AMReply

    There are a few titles in this list that were not in the TIFF official line-up, but were sold by companies attending. i.e. 13 Tzameti, My Way, Tarbosaurus

  • Anon | October 1, 2011 7:03 AMReply

    Kino Lorber picked up three films from memento.

  • Visit Films | September 22, 2011 11:34 AMReply

    We repped The Odds and Fable of The Fish as "producers reps" and also have int'l. U.S. deal on The Odds shortly.

    Note by Sydney: I may be wrong, but I tend to think that an international sales agent who is licensing rights to all territories, including the U.S., is in fact, a "producers rep" already. But the term "producers rep" tends to mean the rep is only licensing U.S. and not all other rights on behalf of the producer. That's why I don't mention every ISA who may in fact be licensing U.S. along with every other territory in the world which is up for distribution.

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