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Exodus to Shangai by Anthony Hickox to celebrate the Market World Premiere at EFM February 12

Exodus to Shangai will receive its Market Premiere at EFM February 12th The world Premiere is set for Fantasporto March 3rd part of the Fantasporto for Peace Action.  The Crew and Cast will be attending the screening in the Market Feb 12th at 7:00 pm Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie, Potsdamer Strasse 2, 10785 Berlin www.micheladam.tv/shanghai/story/  I  Press Kit on filmfestivals.com I Ask for a screener I Take a meeting in Berlin I Book Exodus to Shangai fo...

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            Do not heistate to contact me with questions, I will be happy to brainstorm with you. We are the leading network for film and festivals, established in 1995, with 380 000 unique visitors every month, a subscribers base of 161 000 registered users. Furthermore my experience in marketing film (200 film launched wordwide) can be of some assistance. Check the online store for Pro Services for the Film Festival Community. Promote your Fe...

Moonrise Pictures signs exclusive world rights

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MOONRISE PICTURES, Madrid, has signed an exclusive world rights deal for two of FILMS IN MOTION, Berlin productions BONES OF THE WISE MEN stars Benjamin Sadler, Max Hopp and Silke Bodenbender. Film is being co-produced with SIRENA Films, CZ. LIFE THROUGH A DEAD MAN's EYES stars Matthias Habich, Herbert Knaup and Ursina Lardi. It's being co-produced with MERKUR FILM,  Oslo. Both films are part of a World War II trilogy. ...

Succesfull Market Screening and After Party for Exodus to Shangai

Michel Adam introduced the movie with the team to a crowd of festival organizers, buyers...  NYC Independent Film Festival Team Dennis Cieri, with Bruno Chatelin The true fun of film festivals - you never know who you're going to run into! Executive director Dennis Cieri and coordinator Maria Akay met with Manoj Annadurai, director of 2015 festival alum Get Happy right before the premier of Exodus to Shanghai at ‪#‎Berlinale‬ Dresses were elegant &nb...

Producers Stephen Fry and Robert Taylor announce dark comedy from David Thewlis

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Award winning actor and writer David Thewlis (THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, HARRY POTTER Series) is set to star in the dark comedy CROAK, to be directed by Kevin Thomas (SUNDAY ROAST) from Thewlis’ script.  The British heist film also starsAcademy Award nominee Juliette Lewis (AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY), Emmy Award nominated Zoe Kazan (RUBY SPARKS, OLIVE KITTRIDGE), Julia Garner (GRANDMA) and Craig Roberts (SUBMARINE, 22 JUMP STREET), announced the film’s producers.   13 Film...

Action horror feature AUX wrapped filming

London based production and sales company Evolutionary Films are proud to announce that they have just wrapped filming on their thrilling new action horror feature AUX starring John Rhys-Davies (LORD OF THE RINGS, INDIANA JONES, THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES), Rosie Fellner (HEIST, AGE OF HEROES, THE TRIP TO ITALY) and Paul Reynolds (EDDIE THE EAGLE, THE GUVNORS, CROUPIER).   US and UK distribution for AUX is already under negotiation and the Evolutionary Films team is attending EFM 2016 to m...

Mouthpiece is an urban Entourage meets The Hangover!

  Five young men struggle for success, power, fame, love and sex in ‘Los Scandalous’, armed with the ‘Laws,’ a step-by-step guide to get any man what he wants. In life you have to know the laws. You have to have a MOUTHPIECE! Starring: Lamonica Garrett (Transformers, Sons of Anarchy, Last Ship) Watch the trailer here ...

Deadpool, Review: Deaddy Cool

After it was shown to the Central Board of Film Certification in Mumbai last week, I learnt that Deadpool was offered a U/A (under 16 not allowed unless accompanied by adults), if they deleted some content, otherwise the certificate would say A (for Adults Only). The distributors were happy with an A rating, so the content was left intact. But the question that arose then, as it had arisen when I learnt that it was rated R abroad, was why is a super hero comic cartoon character film being rest...

UK sales for Vincent Perez’s Alone in Berlin

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ALTITUDE FILM DISTRIBUTION AND PICTUREHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRE UK DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO ALONE IN BERLIN AHEAD OF ITS LAUNCH AT THE BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL  Picturehouse Entertainment and Altitude Film Distribution have acquired the UK distribution rights to Vincent Perez’s Alone in Berlin, which will screen In Competition at the Berlin Film Festival. The deal was negotiated between Altitude Film Entertainment’s Will Clarke and Picturehouse Entertainment’s Clar...

Sales a'plenty for Paul Schrader, Nic Cage and Willem Dafoe's "Dog Eat Dog"

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Arclight Films and Pure Dopamine are delighted to announce the Berlin/EFM premiere of the forthcoming crime-thriller DOG EAT DOG and a slough of sales around the world. The film was directed by two-time Golden Globe and Palme d’Or nominee and WGA Laurel Award-winner Paul Schrader (RAGING BULL, TAXI DRIVER, AFFLICTED). DOG EAT DOG boasts a top-class cast, headlined by Academy and Golden Globe Award-winner Nicolas Cage (NATIONAL TREASURE films, LORD OF WAR, OUTCAST) and Willem Dafoe (SPIDERM...

Berlin’s EFM is First Stop for Award-winning Comedy 'Friends and Romans'

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 Berlin’s EFM is First Stop for Award-winning Comedy That Celebrates Mobsters We All Know and Love…Bada Boom, Bada Bing!     Michael Mailer Films announces that Angel Grace Worldwide (AGW) will handle international sales on its film “Friends and Romans,” featuring several stars from HBO’s “The Sopranos,” including Michael Rispoli (Two Family House, Kick-Ass), Emmy Award nominee Annabella Sciorra (The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Jungl...

Trumbo, Review: Oh my God! A Communist wrote Roman Holiday!

Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) is a successful American screen-writer in the Hollywood of the 30s and 40s. However, his outspoken support for labour unions, and his membership of the Communist Party of the USA, draws the contempt of staunchly anti-Soviet entertainment industry figures, such as columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and actor John ‘Duke’ Wayne (David James Elliott). J. Parnell Thomas (James DuMont) heads the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Trumbo is one o...

Best short film Competition - Ever! We fund you to collaborate!

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Best Short Film Competition - EVER!   Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. We let the community decide.   Up to $10K for the short script. Up to $25K for the filmmaker to shoot it.   Writers can't judge writers.  Filmmakers can't judge filmmakers. Everyone receives a massive amount of feedback.     The filmmaker owns 100% of the film. Writersandfilmmakers.com owns 0%.   Visi...

Magnolia Pictures takes U.S. Rights to Ira Sachs' ‘Little Men’

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  Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired U.S. rights to Ira Sachs' LITTLE MEN, to be released later this year theatrically. Directed by Sachs, the film stars Academy Award Nominee Greg Kinnear (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, AS GOOD AS IT GETS), Jennifer Ehle (ZERO DARK THIRTY, 50 SHADES OF GREY), Paulina Garcia (Netflix's NARCOS, GLORIA), and introduces two young stars, Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri. LITTLE MEN, Sachs’ sixth feature, was praised by au...

Bliss Media Takes a Stake in Insiders with Wild Bunch and Cine France

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Bliss Media (熙颐影业) announced they have acquired a stake in Insiders, the international sales company which was formed just before the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival, alongside Wild Bunch and Cine France. Insiders is headed by Vincent Maraval, also CCO of Wild Bunch. With offices in Shanghai and Los Angeles, Bliss Media is a finance, production and distribution company in China whose interest in Insiders will extend their reach and allow them to distribute its films globally thro...

SABAN FILMS ACQUIRES DOMESTIC RIGHTS TO RENNY HARLIN’S ACTION COMEDY “SKIPTRACE” STARRING JACKIE CHAN & JOHNNY KNOXVILLE LOS

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   Saban Films has acquired the US distribution rights to action comedy Skiptrace, directed by Renny Harlin (The Legend of Hercules, Die Hard 2) and written by Jay Longino and Ben David Grabinski. The film stars Jackie Chan (Rush Hour franchise, The Karate Kid), Johnny Knoxville (Jackass series), and Bingbing Fan (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3) and will open theatrically in Q3 this year.   Skiptrace follows a Hong Kong detective Bennie Black (Chan), who has been tracki...

Full Blood Moon Entertainment announces distribution deal for Indigenous Gothic Horror Film “Bohemian Blood”

 The Four Horsemen of Full Blood Moon Entertainment Inc.(FBM) Gerald Auger, Cam White, Cam Belseth and Michael Bourree, are pleased to announce the completion of their production of the Indigenous Gothic Horror Short Film Bohemian Blood. The Film is lead by the acting of Indigenous Co-writer/Lead, Gerald Auger (Pawnee Killer from Hell on Wheels) alongside Actor/Writer/Director Cam White, who makes his international directorial debut on this no-budget, high demand film. Filmed in Gr...

LEAN ON New film by award-winning writer-director ANDREW HAIGH

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International sales companies The Bureau Sales and Celluloid Dreams have secured the international rights to distribute the hotly anticipated new film by award-winning writer-director ANDREW HAIGH, LEAN ON PETE. The production will be backed by both the BFI and Film4, with shooting set for summer 2016 in Pacific Northwest, to be completed in Spring 2017. Casting has started and sales will begin in Berlin.The project has been developed with the support of Film4. The film will be produced by TRIS...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rocks its Way to World Premiere in Berlin Featuring Rock Legend Steven Tyler

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Arclight Films is thrilled to announce acquisition of the psychedelic thriller HAPPY BIRTHDAY, which is being presented for the first time to distributors in Berlin. With his pedigree as director and editor of spectacular, high-energy concert films and music videos, director and original script writer, Emmy Award-winner Casey Tebo (BLACK VEIL BRIDES: ALIVE AND BURNING, AEROSMITH: ROCK FOR THE RISING SUN) brings an eye for the dynamic and kinetic, drawing viewers in from the first shot ...

Production Underway on Biggest Ever Budgeted Chinese Australian Co-Production NEST

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  NEST Starring Li Bingbing, Kellan Lutz, Kelsey Grammer, Stef Dawson, Shane Jacobson and Wu Zun *First-look stills at end of press release   BERLIN (February 11, 2016) Filming is underway at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, Australia, on the 3-D movie NEST, starring Chinese superstar Li Bingbing. Stef Dawson (THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY 1 & 2), Chinese popstar and actor Wu Zun and Australian star Shane Jacobson (THE DRESSMAKER, ODDBALL, KENNY) have joined the s...

Moms On Fire watch this hot Stop Motion short at Berlinale

Sweden 2016, 12 min animated, Swedish by Joanna Rytel Moms on Fire had it‘s World Premiere a few weeks ago at the Gothenburg International Film Festival, where it received the Audience Award in the category of Best Swedish Short 2016.  An ordinary neighbourhood in an ordinary town. Two women sit on a sofa and scratch their pregnant bellies. Four days till the due date. The situation is as unbearable as it is unavoidable. It’s simply intolerable. Masturba...

DASEIN is a Meta modern, experimental, philosophical, non linear film

  “DASEIN” is a non linear, post modern, meta-narrative film. In this film the filmmaker tries to reinvestigate core values of existentialism, nihilism, futurism and deconstruction theory. The film deals with issues such as personhood, mortality and the paradox of living in relationship with other humans while being ultimately alone with one self. The story revels that morality does not inherently exist, and that any established moral values are abstractly contrived....

YOUNG WRESTLERS - doc about Turkish Oil Wrestling as seen through the eyes of its youngest competitors

Turkey's national sport of Oil Wrestling - as seen through the eyes  of its youngest and most determined competitors 2016 Berlinale - World Premiere Generation Kplus YOUNG WRESTLERS (GENÇ PEHLIVANLAR)    Netherlands-Turkey / 2016 / 90 min / Color / Documentary   Turkey's national sport of oil wrestling, in which fighting competitors douse themselves in olive oil, is an international phenomemon. Less well known are the children's tournamen...

Baltasar Kormákur directing and starring in a new thriller: “The Oath”

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  Prolific filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur is in production on a new feature film in his native Iceland. The Oath is a psychological thriller, which he co-wrote with Olafur Egilsson and is directing, producing and starring, returning to acting after an eight year hiatus.    In The Oath  Kormákur plays the part of a father who sets off on a mission to try to pull his daughter away from the world of drugs and petty crime, only to discover that danger can be found i...

Fortissimo Acquires STOCKHOLM MY LOVE, the fiction feature debut by award-winning writer/director Mark Cousins

Fortissimo Films announced today its acquisition of worldwide sales rights (excluding Sweden and the UK) to STOCKHOLM MY LOVE, the fiction feature debut by award-winning writer/director Mark Cousins (THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY; THE FIRST MOVIE).   The musical film stars world-famous Swedish singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry in her first feature role, who also contributes five new songs to the soundtrack. Cinematography is by the acclaimed and award-winning Christopher Doyle (HERO; ...
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