IFTA Elects 8 To Board Of Directors; ‘Deep Murder’ Horror Comedy Cuts To Screen Media – AFM Briefs

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance‘s annual elections has resulted in eight new members voted to the alliance’s board of directors, the organization said Monday at the American Film Market. They join the 20-member board at the i…

AFM: Alison Thompson, Fred Tsui, Gene George Join IFTA Board

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Prominent film sales executives, Alison Thompson, founder of Cornerstone Films, Lionsgate’s Gene George, and Frederick Tsui of Hong Kong-based Media Asia are among eight new members elected to the board of the International Film & Television Allian…

Tate Taylor’s Allison Janney-Laura Dern Pic ‘Yuba County’ Inks Major Deals For AGC – AFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Tate Taylor’s noir-comedy Breaking News In Yuba County starring Allison Janney and Laura Dern has been one of the American Film Market’s most in-demand packages.
Stuart Ford’s AGC has inked widespread pre-sales on the movie…

AFM: VoD Sales Specialist Indie Rights Makes ‘Blood From Stone’ Production Move

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Indie Rights, a U.S.-based sales agent specializing in VoD rights, has expanded into production. Its first effort is genre-defying vampire film “Blood From Stone,” written and directed by Geoff Ryan. The film stars Vanja Kapetanovic, a powerhouse Serbi…

Argentina’s FilmSharks & Vista Sur, Peru’s Golem & Zentropa Spain’s Animation Arm Doce Launch ‘Dalia’ — AFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Argentinian firms FilmSharks and Vista Sur, Peru’s Golem and Zentropa’s Spain-based animation arm Doce are launching the animated film Dalia Y El Libro Rojo 3D (Dalia and the Red Book 3D) at the American Film Market.
According to…

Steven Quale Directing Shark Thriller ‘Alphas’ for Voltage Pictures

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“Aliens of the Deep” director, Steven Quale is set to direct aquatic thriller “Alphas” based on the screenplay by Frank Hannah. Finance and sales are by Voltage Pictures. The story sees a school of great white sharks terrorize a coastal town. The town’…

Producers Seek to Become the Engine That Powers Storytellers, AFM Panel Finds

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Amid the blur of technological change, producers at the American Film Market are seeking to become an all-encompassing destination for storytellers. That was the prevailing sentiment that emerged Friday the panel titled the Producer and Financier Persp…

‘Midnight Sun’ Director Scott Speer Signs On For Dark Rom-Com ‘S21’ – AFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Scott Speer, the director whose credits include Step Up Revolution, Til I See You and the Bella Thorne-Patrick Schwarzenegger romancer Midnight Sun, has come aboard to helm S21, a dark and edgy romantic comedy from Catapult Entertainment Gro…

Kate Bosworth To Star In And Produce Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Genesis’ – AFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Kate Bosworth has been set to star in the sci-fi action thriller Genesis, which she is also producing via her Make Pictures Productions with Jason Tamasco, Jerry Careccio and Zak Kristofek’s Bad Idea shingle. Mike Lè Han is directing t…

Shout! Studios Nets North American Rights to Russian Horror Thriller ‘The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Shout! Studios, the distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has taken North American rights to Russian horror thriller “The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead.” 4Digital Media has taken British right. The pic centers on Marina, who has just got engag…

Nick Robinson, Michael Shannon, Britt Robertson to Star in ‘Echo Boomers’

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Nick Robinson, Michael Shannon, Britt Robertson, and Alex Pettyfer are starring in the burglary drama “Echo Boomers.” Based on a true story, the film centers around a group of disillusioned twentysomethings, who break into and steal from th…

India’s Zee Making Push Into English-Language Genre Film Production (EXCLUSIVE)

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Zee Entertainment, one of India’s largest media groups, is making a committed foray into the English-language movie production business. The initiative is spearheaded by Dubai-based Shibani Kapur, Zee’s CEO of international production. “We are targetin…