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Cannes — Sony Pictures Television has sold its new drama “The Art of More” into 25 territories. The series made its world premiere at TV market Mipcom in Cannes on Sunday, with the show’s stars — Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth, Christian Cooke and Cary Elwes — in attendance.
The 10-episode drama, which debuts in the U.S. on digital streaming service Crackle on Nov. 19, has been sold by Spt to Viacom’s Colors Infinity channel in India, Osn across the Middle East and D-Smart in Turkey.
“The Art of More” is set in the high-stakes world of New York auction houses, and follows Graham Connor (Cooke), a blue-collar young man who leverages his way into the exclusive realm of premium auction houses by exploiting connections to antiquities smuggling rings he was exposed to as a soldier in Iraq. Bosworth (“Still Alice”) plays Roxanna Whitney, daughter of the CEO of one of two warring auction houses, »
- Leo Barraclough
By the end of the 2000s, getting number one at the American box office was a valuable marketing commodity. As such, studios pumped more and more money into making sure they at least had a great opening weekend for their product.
The consequence of this was that it was harder and harder for smaller and quirkier films to take a brief spot in the sun. Certainly towards the second half of the decade, it seems that the number one movie each week was pre-ordinained in a marketing meeting somewhere.
Still, there were some films that have since fallen out of public view that clawed their way to number one. How many of these do you remember?
January 2000, one week
Based on Marc Behm's book of the same name, »
Cmg prexy Ed Noeltner will transfer to Paris to head up company operations from there for at least much of the year. Cmg Europe was established officially as a French company last week.
The move in a way is a product of globalization: the dramatic build of ambitious local industries around the globe that have called on Cmg to take their films beyond their national borders.
Also working with established production hubs – at Berlin having sold animated feature “Saving Santa 3D”and heist thriller “Plastic,” Cmg will premiere the Terry Stone-produced “The Messenger” by BAFTA award-winning director David Blair, with Robert Sheenan, Lily Cole and Joely Richardson — Cmg has increasingly acquired world sales rights on a slew of animated features and live-action films from international »
- John Hopewell
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