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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
No Borders is the only international co-production market in the US, connecting US and international narrative projects at the script stage with financiers and buyers. Khumba, a Triggerfish production, tells the story of a half-striped zebra who leaves his herd on a daring quest when he is blamed for the drought affecting the Great Karoo. The concept which won the “25 words or less competition” in the Zero to Hero category in 2006 has been developed into a screenplay over the last 2 years by Anthony Silverston and Raffaella Delle Donne in close association with the NFVF and the UK Council. International script editor Camilla Bubna-Kastelitz has provided invaluable feedback and advice along the way. Among the other projects at the market are Howl executive produced by Gus van Sant and The Nightingale directed by Mark Bamford of Cape of Good Hope fame. The other South African projects are Lara Foot Newton’s And there in the Dust and Helena Spring’s Karoo Boy.
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Monday, September 8, 2008
Edward Noeltner's Cinema Management Group has closed sales on its key Toronto sales titles Zambezia, Killer Bean Forever and The People Speak.
Poland's Vison Film and Turkey's Film Pop acquired rights to the trio. The animated feature Killer Bean Forever is based on Jeff Lew's short Killer Bean 2: The Party, which became a cult hit when it launched on iFilm in 2000 and drew more than 1.8m unique hits. The children's story centres on a hitman who tracks down a gangster in a crime ridden fantasy world inhabited by coffee beans.
Zambezia is 3D CGI family title from South African-based animation house Triggerfish Animation set in the Zambezi River Valley where the eponymous bird comes under attack from violent forces.
Civil rights feature The People Speak, which plays in the Mavericks Conversations programme in Toronto as a work-in-progress, features Viggo Mortensen, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Danny Glover.
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South African-based animation house Triggerfish Animation's family tale takes place on the edge of a spectacular waterfall in the Zambezi River Valley where the eponymous bird comes under attack from vicious forces.
'This an exciting and visually exhilarating story with wonderful moral values which, much like Disney's Lion King, will appeal to audiences of all ages in every corner of the globe,' Noeltner said.
'We are very excited to be offering Zambezia for the very first time in Toronto where we have footage from the film to screen along with a full plate of new projects to offer.'
CMG will present in Toronto's Mavericks Conversations programme a work-in-progress screening and panel discussion of the civil rights feature The People Speak featuring Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Howard Zinn and producer Chris Moore along with TIFF's head documentaries programmer Thom Powers.
Noeltner's slate includes the National Geographic Entertainment presentation of Chris Davies' prison tale The Choir, which CMG signed up this summer, as well as the upcoming historical drama Heaven And Earth starring Natascha McElhone and James Purefoy that Marleen Gorris is set to begin shooting in January 2009. Noeltner pre-sold Swiss rights to Rialto Films this summer following discussions in Cannes.
CMG will also be talking up Holy Mountain, the fifth instalment to its Mysterious China documentary series, as well as six new cult titles from its 56-title Legend Films Collection with newly restored and colorised features starring Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price and Roger Corman's classic Creature From The Haunted Sea, among others.
taken from http://www.screendaily.com