21 May 2014 1:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

International trade was low-key in contrast to the fanfare that surrounded Us activity, yet the market correction that has brought more real projects and less bombast augurs well for savvy operators.

A flood of Us deals combined with headline-grabbing activity on Story Of Your Life defied early expectations and set the tone for a solid week of market business.

A handful of must-haves translated into a torrent of sales for the likes of A Monster Calls from Lionsgate International, The Dressmaker from Embankment, StudioCanal’s Bastille Day, eOne’s Eye In The Sky, Foresight Unlimited’s Inversion, Im Global’s Civilian and Sea Of Trees from Alex Walton’s new sales company Bloom.

International trade was low-key in contrast to the fanfare that surrounded Us activity. Open Road acquired Nightcrawler from ambitious Bold Films, whose The Coup went to the Weinsteins.

The latter bought Sing Street and shelled out $12m for Lion, while A24 used »


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