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The European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival marks the first major film market of the year, and is one of the few events where nearly everyone from the global movie business comes together to network and launch new projects.
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This year’s Efm will draw more than 1,600 buyers from roughly 70 countries into a deal-making bonanza for films in every stage of development and production, much like the American Film Market in Los Angeles and the Marché du Film in Cannes. Efm will include around 730 screenings this year, more than 600 of which will be market premieres.
What are the movies and screenplays already on executives’ radars? Here are 10 hot projects that could be prime targets.
- Graham Winfrey
Paris– Fabien Marsaud, aka Grand Corps Malade, is a popular French slam poet who has been filling concert halls across the country and has collaborated with some of France’s biggest music stars including Johnny Halliday and Charles Aznavour. But before undertaking this career in music, Marsaud was a promising basketball player whose dreams of becoming a professional athlete got smashed by an accident that left him quadraplegic for some time.
“Step by Step” is the feature film adaptation of his autobiographical novel “Patients,” a bestseller which chronicles Marsaud’s experiences in a physical therapy center where he made true friends and regained, to some extent, the use of his limbs. “Step by Step” is produced by Mandarin Cinema, the Paris-based outfit behind “Oss 117,””Les Kairas,””Frantz” and “The Innocents.”
Gaumont is co-producing, selling and will be distributing in “Step by Step” in March. As with “Intouchables,” Gaumont has been »
- Elsa Keslassy
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