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Karlsen: relationships crucial to financing Todd Haynes' Carol

2 December 2014 1:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen Film Summit: UK producers and financiers talk finance.

Producer Elizabeth Karlsen, speaking at the Screen Film Summit in London on Monday, revealed how experience, long-time industry relationships and “googling” were crucial in pulling together the finance for Todd Haynes’ New York-set lesbian love story Carol.  

An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952, New York-set novel The Price of Salt, the film stars Cate Blanchett as a wealthy woman in a loveless marriage who falls for a young shop girl, played by Rooney Mara.

“It’s a period, lesbian love story and that has a certain price tag in the marketplace, even though we eventually got an A-list cast of Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara on board, and that’s around $15m,” said Karlsen.

“To shoot a period film in New York, you’re going to be hard pressed to do it for less than $25m.” 

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Zygi Kamasa, Matthew Justice join Screen Film Summit

7 November 2014 4:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New additions to the line-up also include BBC Films head Christine Langan, Hammer’s president Simon Oakes and Blueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent.

Lionsgate’s CEO Zygi Kamasa, Big Talk Productions’ MD Matthew Justice and BBC Films head Christine Langan are to join the UK Film Industry Wishlist panel at the upcoming Screen Film Summit, which takes place at the BFI on December 1.

Together with Framestore’s William Sargent, Independent’s Andrew Orr and Vue’s Tim Richads they will be discuss the challenges facing their particular sectors and what they would like to see for the future of the industry.

Meanwhile, Hammer president/CEO Simon Oakes and Blueprint Pictures’s Graham Broadbent will be discussing how best to maximise the potential of British film abroad.

Joining them on the panel will be West End Films’ head of sales Fabien Westerhoff, former agent and founder of UK production company 42 Josh Varney and the BFI’s Isabel Davis.

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