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Cannes Market Watch: Solution Takes 'Grand Piano' with Elijah Wood, High Point Media Group Gets John Boorman Documentary

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood May 9, 2012 at 5:23PM

The Solution Entertainment Group acquired the international rights to "Grand Piano," starring Elijah Wood. The thriller from Spanish producing team, directed by Eugenio Mira ("The Birthday") tells the story of a piano virtuoso, crippled by stage fright, who fights to return to the stage. Currently Wood is filming Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit." The Solution will be presenting the title to international buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.
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Elijah Wood

The Solution Entertainment Group acquired the international rights to "Grand Piano," starring Elijah Wood. The thriller from the Spanish producing team, directed by Eugenio Mira ("The Birthday"), tells the story of a piano virtuoso, crippled by stage fright, who fights to return to the stage. Currently Wood is filming Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit." The Solution will present "Grand Piano" to international buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.

Carey Fitzgerald's High Point Media Group acquired international rights to Cannes Classics selection "Me and Me Dad," about legendary filmmaker John Boorman ("Point Blank," "Deliverance"), directed by his daughter Katrine Boorman.  Katrine spent four years filming her father, who took the opportunity to offer her a crash course in filmmaking.

More pre-Cannes buys news from TOH here.
 

This article is related to: Festivals, Festivals, Cannes, Elijah Wood, Documentary, Cannes Film Festival


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.