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Shoreline Entertainment has been appointed sales agent of the W2 Entertainment library of more than 60 features and is in talks with buyers here.
The W2 Entertainment titles were produced between 2004-2011 and include The Good Shepherd, Winged Creatures (pictured) and Dead Mary. The library raises Shoreline’s catalogue to more than 300 features.
“W2 Entertainment has built a strong collection of films at an opportune time as distributors are seeking to acquire quality titles in volume,” said Shoreline founder and CEO Morris Ruskin.
“Many of us at Shoreline have had the pleasure of knowing Warren Nimchuk and Warren Fergus for a number of years and we are also exploring opportunities for them to finance our upcoming productions, as well as for us to handle sales on future selections of their content.”
“We have observed Shoreline in action for many years at many markets worldwide and have always been impressed with what they do and how they present themselves »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Wilson will direct Mercy Road, a character-driven action thriller inspired by real events, which will shoot in the Us and Malaysia next year.
Scripted by Roy Freirich, the plot follows a small town sheriff who loses his daughter to cancer, then discovers she was given counterfeit medication, according to Deadline.com.
Freirich, who wrote Australian director Rowan Woods. 2008 Los Angeles-set drama Winged Creatures, will produce with Cheyenne Enterprises. Arnold Rivkin and Jay Judah. The co-producer is Leon Tan.s Malaysian-based DragonSlate Media. The project was among those pitched to the director via his Us reps Paradigm after Canopy premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.
- Don Groves
Tommy Lee Jones, Bennett Miller, David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan will duke it out with Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Michel Hazanavicius and the Dardenne brothers for the Palme d’Or at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, which unveiled its official selection lineup this morning in Paris by fest topper Thierry Fremaux.
The wide-ranging competition slate is typically heavy on French filmmakers, with Olivier Assayas’ international co-production “Clouds of Sils Maria” and Bertrand Bonello’s fashion-designer biopic “Saint Laurent” joining Hazanavicius’ “The Search” and Godard’s 3D experiment “Goodbye to Language.” Fremaux noted that Godard, famously a no-show at the 2010 Cannes premiere of his “Film socialisme,” had “promised he’ll be there — which doesn’t mean he will!”
One of the more intriguing developments of this year’s competition is the unusual dominance of Canadian auteurs. »
- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy
Producer Arnold Rifkin (“Live Free or Die Hard”) and his Cheyenne Enterprises have optioned Roy Freirich’s script “Mercy Road,” an action drama set in the world of counterfeit life-saving medication. Jay Judah brought the script to Cheyenne and will co-produce the feature via his Coin Toss Creative banner along with Freirich. See photos: 2014 Movie Preview: 60 Upcoming Winter & Spring Films – From ‘Paranormal’ Sequel to ‘Transcendence’ Freirich’s last produced script “Winged Creatures” (aka “Fragments”) starred Kate Beckinsale and Forest Whitaker and was released in 2009 by Sony Pictures Worldwide. Rifkin has produced several Bruce Willis movies including “Hostage,” “16 Blocks” and “The Whole Ten. »
- Jeff Sneider
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