Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New York - No Borders 2008

A team from Triggerfish attended the IFP film week in NY representing Khumba at the No Borders co-production market. 

We arrived September 11 and were there during the Wall Street crash. Between meetings we managed a bit of sight-seeing . 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Khumba: From the Karoo to New York

For the first time in its 30 years running, an animated script has been accepted into the Independent Film Week. Khumba is one of three South African projects that will participate in the No Borders International Co-Production Market in New York from 14th to 19th September. The event offers opportunities to pitch to sales agents, financiers and distributors in a series of one-on-one meetings.
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.
Formerly known as the IFP Market, Independent Film Week™ is qualitatively and quantitatively the best and biggest venue for financiers, sales agents, and distributors to discover new works-in-progress from experienced, producers and directors, as well as new voices on the independent film scene. The six-day event consists of: the Independent Filmmaker Conference; free public screenings of films by IFP alumni and emerging short filmmakers; and the Project Forum, a pitch meeting showcase for over 150 works-in-progress. It is presented by IFP, America’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers. Pin It

Monday, September 8, 2008

CMG seals three-picture deals with Poland, Turkey

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CMG takes on 3D CGI animated feature Zambezia

Cinema Management Group (CMG) president Edward Noeltner has picked up international rights ahead of Toronto to the 3D CGI animated feature Zambezia.

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.

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