The Secret Garden (1993)
Raising the curtain on the European trade show Monday in Barcelona, Spain, the company laid claim to being the continent’s leading studio and offered some impressive stats to back it up, including touting its Paddington films, which are now a half-billion-dollar franchise thanks to 2017’s hugely successful installment.
Among the major titles in the presentation, given by StudioCanal ...
A24 acquired Gaspar Noé’s Acclaimed Drug Trip Movie Climax, winner of Directors’ Fortnight Art Cinema Award for No. America from Wild Bunch. Read the Indiewire review here.
Amazon picked up Best Director Prize Winner in the Competition, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, last August. Based on his own parents’ love story, this gorgeously shot, Robert Doisneau-esque (when in Paris) black and white period piece takes a slice of your heart away in its retelling. Read Indiewire review here.
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After glacial-paced early trading, titles sold from Cannes’ first weekend both to the U.S. and abroad at a steady, though never spectacular, rate.
But if Cannes, like February’s surprisingly buoyant Berlinale, suggested there is still life in the international independent film business, despite a tepid Sundance and dire American Film Market, it also delivered a sobering snapshot of new theatrical market realities.
Whichever way the 2018 Cannes Film Market is taken, heartening signs of continued market traction have to be placed in a context of a longer term attrition in the independent theatrical market affecting many mid-sized English-language movies and arthouse titles alike.
“A lot of times, people associate activity with the big players spending a lot of money and buying movies for big price tags,” Saban Films President Bill Bromiley told TheWrap from France on Friday.
“That can be a little misleading,” said the executive, whose company brought home five films — more than any other distributor to visit the festival this year.
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It was a polarizing year at Cannes, with no shortage of hemming and hawing about the state of affairs in the coastal haven. The headlines and soundbites came in
Studiocanal’s notably all-women sales team, overseen by distribution chief Anna Marsh and headed by international sales chief Anne Chérel, has also licensed “The Lost Prince,” to be directed by Academy Award winning Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist”), to near all the world outside the U.S.
The sales, compounded by bullish first results on Studiocanal’s Romain Gavras’ “The World is Yours,” beg the question as to the possible depth of Cannes’ pre-sales market. This year’s market buzz has, to date at least, centered very largely on a narrow band of high-profile titles backed by standout director, star or producer talent.
At least for Studiocanal, Europe’s biggest movie production-distribution-sales company,
The film is directed by Marc Munden from a script written by Jack Thorne.
“‘The Secret Garden’ is one of the world’s most beloved stories of all time celebrating friendship, nature and the limitless power of childhood imagination,” Friedman said. “We are proud to work with StudioCanal in bringing Marc’s version, starring an incredible cast led by Colin and Julie, to North American audiences and continue the legacy of the touching message that has prevailed for over a century.”
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The movie is based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel of the same name, which centers around 10-year-old orphan Mary Lennox, who feels lonely when she’s sent from India to live with her reclusive uncle Archibald (Firth) and his strict housekeeper Mrs. Medlock (Walters) in a mysterious Yorkshire manor. Her curiosity leads her to disobey the adults and explore the forbidding house. While roaming the grounds she discovers an enchanted garden that has been hidden for years and reflects her limitless imagination. With local boy Dickon, her sick cousin Colin and a playful stray dog, she unlocks secrets from the past, revealing a new life of hope and friendship.
“The Secret Garden” is financed by StudioCanal, and hails from Heyday Film’s David Heyman and Rosie Alison, with StudioCanal’s Didier Lupfer, Danny Perkins, and Dan MacRae executive producing. The acquisition was negotiated by John Zois, Global Road Entertainment’s Head of Worldwide Acquisitions & Co-Productions and StudioCanal. StudioCanal will handle international sales for the film. Principal photography on “The Secret Garden” began April 30 in the U.K.
“We are delighted to find a partner in Global Road and to work with Rob and his incredible team to bring Marc Munden’s fantastical reimagining of ‘The Secret Garden’ to North American audiences,” Anna Marsh Evp International Distribution for StudioCanal. “They quickly understood and shared our passion for and commitment to this incredibly special film.”
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Global Road has picked up North American rights from Studiocanal to The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters, which began production on April 30 in the UK.
Marc Munden directs the Heyday Films and Studiocanal children’s story from an adapted screenplay by Jack Thorne based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel.
Heyday Film’s David Heyman and Rosie Alison are producing, and Studiocanal’s Didier Lupfer, Danny Perkins, and Dan MacRae are on board as executive producers.
Firth plays reclusive uncle Archibald, whose 10-year niece Mary is sent from India to live
The film stars Oscar winner Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and Julie Walters (“Billy Elliott”). Marc Munden (“The Crimson Petal and the White”) directs from a script written by Jack Thorne (“National Treasure”).
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and first published in 1911, “The Secret Garden” follows 10-year-old orphan Mary Lennox, who is sent from India to live with her reclusive uncle Archibald (Firth) and his strict housekeeper Mrs. Medlock (Walters) in an eerie mansion. The lonely girl defies her strict guardians, exploring the house and finding a hidden garden. Mary, local boy Dickon, sick cousin Colin and a stray dog bond in the mysterious garden and bond over a shared fantasy world.
“‘The Secret Garden’ is one of
Global Road nabbed the title from StudioCanal, which is producing together with Heyday Films, and selling internationally.
Based on the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, The Secret Garden stars newcomer Dixie Egerickx as the unloved Mary Lennox, sent to England after the death of her parents in India to live with her uncle Archibald (Firth) on his isolated country estate. Marc Munden (TV's Utopia) is directing.
Rosemont died April 22 at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, his son, TV producer David A. Rosemont, announced.
Norman Rosemont won an Emmy in 1988 for producing the CBS telefilm The Secret Garden, honored as outstanding children's program, then guided a 2001 sequel for Hallmark Entertainment.
In 1984, Rosemont produced the seven-hour CBS miniseries Master of the Game, based on the best-selling novel by Sidney Sheldon and starring Dyan Cannon, and produced 1991's Long Road Home, which won...
At the 1988 Primetime Emmy Awards, Rosemont accepted the Emmy for outstanding children’s program for his work on the TV movie “The Secret Garden,” which first aired in 1987. “All Quiet on the Western Front” won the 1980 Golden Globe for best motion picture made for television. Before receiving those honors, Rosemont previously produced two Emmys ceremonies in 1977 and 1979.
Rosemont worked as an agent and on Broadway before moving his career to the screen,
If the streaming giant spends big to land the star-studded projects that are coming to the Côte d’Azur looking for distribution, that’s good news for sales agents. If not, bidding wars could be few and far between.
Heading into Cannes, Netflix made waves by declining to premiere its films in competition. Their feud with the festival stems from a rule that requires any films that play at Cannes to have an exclusive theatrical release before appearing on streaming platforms, something that runs afoul of Netflix’s business model. The contretemps robbed Cannes of splashy debuts — Netflix had considered bringing the likes of Paul Greengrass’ “Norway” and Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” to the Croisette.
Despite the bad blood, Netflix looks like it could still be actively buying films. It
If the deal goes through, Pfeiffer is set to play a Queen in the twisted tale.
With Jolie and Fanning already onboard, British actor, Ed Skrein is also in talks for an undisclosed role. Norwegian film director Joachim Ronning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) will direct the follow up to the Fantasy drama.
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The original was based on the story fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. As a beautiful young woman of pure heart, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threatens the land, Maleficent rises up to become its fiercest protector. However, a terrible betrayal hardens her heart and twists
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The enduring classic of children’s literature has been adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Jack Thorne, known for his wonderful ability to capture the natural idiom of children, most recently showcased in the smash hit Harry Potter play. Jack has reset The Secret Garden in a slightly later period, removing it from the Edwardian era to 1947, on the eve of Partition in India, and in the aftermath of WW2 in Britain.
Based on the original book by novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett, the story is set in England, The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox played by Dixie Egerickx, a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her. When her parents suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle,
Directed by Marc Munden, one of the most acclaimed and feted of UK TV Directors who has created brilliantly authored, highly visual worlds in TV shows like Utopia. Marc won the Best Drama Bafta for his TV series National Treasure in 2017.
This enduring classic of children’s literature has been adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Jack Thorne, known for his wonderful ability to capture the natural idiom of children, most recently showcased in the smash hit Harry Potter play. Jack has reset The Secret Garden in a slightly later period, removing it from the Edwardian era to
Colin Firth and Julie Walters will lead a cast that also includes Dixie Egerickx, Edan Hayhurst, Amir Wilson and Isis Davis. Check out the official synopsis for the film here:
Set in England, The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox played by Dixie Egerickx best known for her roles in Genius, The Little Stranger and A Royal Winter, a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her. When her parents suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. There, she
Shooting will take place in the U.K., and starts Monday. Marc Munden directs from Jack Thorne’s screenplay. Munden’s credits include TV drama “National Treasure,” which was written by Thorne. The period setting from the book has been changed, moving from the Edwardian era to 1947, on the eve of Partition in India, and in the aftermath of WW2.
Set in England, “The Secret Garden” follows Mary Lennox a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her. When her parents suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Firth). She meets her sickly
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