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Yellow Affair unleashes She Monkeys, Parked


BY GEOFFREY MACNAB Swedish sales outfit The Yellow Affair has closed a US deal on Darragh Byrne’s Parked with Olive Films. Yellow Affair has also


closed several territories on its Swedish festival hit, She Monkeys, directed by Lisa


Saint


Aschan. The film has gone to France (ASC Distribu- tion) and the UK (Pecca- dillo), as well as Denmark (Mis. Label), Finland (Kino Screen Illusion), Norway (Arthaus), Poland (Solopan) and several smaller territo- ries. The Swedish release of


the Tribeca winner will be handled by Tri Art Film. Meanwhile, The Yellow


Affair has added to its slate Swedish romantic drama With Every Heartbeat by Alexandra Therese Keining, about two stepsisters who fall in love.


Fords offer producer support


Dick Maas’ controversial horror film Saint (Sint), sold by Vicente Canales’ new Barcelona-based sales outfit Film Factory Entertainment, has sold to the UK (Metrodome), France, Germany and Scandinavia (eOne), Mexico (Corazon), Japan (New Select), Australia/New Zealand (Vendetta), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Vapet), Middle East (Gulf Films), Latin America pay TV (Leda Films), Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador (Eurofilms), China (HGC), Hong Kong (Sundream) and Taiwan (Schenchi). The deals were confirmed by Film Factory in association with Tom de Mol Productions and Parachute Pictures.


Geoffrey Macnab All Rights sells Capitalist


BY LIZ SHACKLETON Hong Kong and Paris- based sales outfit All Rights Entertainment has taken international rights to US- Hong Kong thriller Super- capitalist, starring Derek Ting, Kathy Uyen and Linus Roache. Directed by Hong Kong-


based Simon Yin, the film tells the story of a hedge- fund trader with a gam- bling habit. The English


and Cantonese-language film was produced and financed by 408 Films. Meanwhile, All Rights is


selling Hong Kong director Wong Ching Po’s Revenge: A Love Story, which has sold to Taiwan’s Flash Forward. All Rights is also selling


Florence Jaugey’s La Yuma from Nicaragua and a restored version of George A Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead.


French rebate delivers results


Cineci t tà Luce at Cannes 2011: I tal ian Pavi l ion I n t e r n a t i o n a l V i l l a g e – S t a n d 1 3 2


France’s CNC and Film France unveiled results for the first 16 months of TRIP — the country’s tax rebate scheme designed to lure foreign producers. The 20% rebate has been


applied to 31 projects overall including four TV live-action series (including Gossip Girl), four animated TV series, two feature-length


n 10 Screen International at the Cannes Film Festival May 14, 2011


animated projects and 21 features (including Inception and Midnight In Paris). It is not reserved solely


for the US with eight countries including the UK, Norway, China and Japan, turning to France to shoot. Direct spend totals


$170m (€119m) for the six- month period. Nancy Tartaglione


BY SARAHCOOPER Maura and Anthony Ford are launching Seven & Seven, a UK company offering specialist support to independent producers. The pair set up the Lon-


don-based company after spotting a gap in the mar- ket for a model which allows producers to main- tain control of their films, rather than having to license them out to an international sales agent. Seven & Seven will act


like a sales agent, helping producers to find territo- ries, negotiate deals and analyse reports. The com- pany will only represent films which are fully financed. The Seven & Seven slate


already includes Rob Hold- er’s comedy thriller Elimi- nate: Archie Cookson, which has its first market screen- ing in Cannes. Also screening in the


market are three films to come out of the company’s deal with the British Youth Film Academy: Re-Evolu- tion starring Brian Blessed, Julius Caesar and As You Like It. “We have the experience


to guide independent pro- ducers, to save them money and also make them money because we have the crea- tive know-how and we have the sales know-how. We can talk to them about festivals, and which distrib- utors are the best in each marketplace,” added Maura Ford, who has previously worked at Content Film and HanWay.


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