Vendors & product: film sellers put their wares on the global sales block (A-G). (Cannes 2002).
51 Ormonde Terrace London NW8 7LR, U.K.
Fax: (44-20) 7813-4808
Web site: www.abfilmsales.com
Stand: Riviera H2; phone 92-99-32-06
Attending: Anne Billard, intl. sales; Madeleine Lim, producer, FilmHouse London; Michael Gunther, director,
"The Honeytrap," producer, Madeleine Lim; director, Michael Gunther; cast, Emily Lloyd, Valerie Edmond, Anthony Green. A woman is forced to discover her dark side when she investigates her husband's suspected infidelity. Screening.
Adriana Chiesa Enterprises
Via Barnaba Oriani 24A 00197 Rome, Italy
Fax: (39-06) 8068-7855
In Cannes: Carlton, Salon du Bridge; phone 9306-4100
Attending: Adriana Chiesa Di Palma, president; Rossella Gori, sales manager; Celine Dalix.
"Angela," director, Roberta Torre; cast, Andrea di Stefano, Donatella Finocchiaro. Drama.
"Black Angel" (Senso '45), cast, Anna Galiena, Gabriel Garko. Erotic drama about the wife of a high-ranking government officer and a young German officer. Screening.
"Burning in the Wind" (Brucio Nel Vento), director, Silvia Soldini; cast, Ivan Franek, Barbara Lukesova. Screening.
"Light of My Eyes" (Luce del Miei Occhi), director, Giuseppe Piccioni; cast, Sandra Ceccarelli, Luigi Lo Cascio. Screening.
10850 Wilshire Blvd., 9th floor Los Angeles, CA 90024
Fax: (310) 446-1600
In Cannes: Riviera, Stands E7 & F8; 9299-8823
Attending: Jean Prewitt; president-CEO; Jonathan Wolf, exec VP; Lawrence Safir, chairman, AFMA Europe; John McKenna, director, membership development; Dorian Dawson, agent & associate counsel.
6464 Sunset Blvd., Suite 812 Los Angeles, CA 90028
Fax: (323) 464-7396
In Cannes: Rivieria, Stand E-5
Attending: Michael Kananack, Claude Kananack, sales VPs.
"Slash," producer, Amy Moorer; director, Neal Sundstrom; cast, Steve Railsback, James O'Shea, Zuleikha Robinson. A teen rock band gets stuck on a haunted farm while visiting the lead singer's family. Thriller; completed.
"12 Horas," producers, Elba Luis Lugo, Jorge Rojas; director, Raul Marchand; cast, Marcos Betancourt, Teofilo Torres, Wanda Rovira. Twelve hours into the nightlife in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the intercut stories of a group of hip youngsters living on the edge. Comedy; completed.
"What's Cooking," producer, Jeffrey Taylor; director, Gurinder Chadha; cast, Mercedes Reuhl, Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick. Four families with very diverse backgrounds face contemporary problems in Los Angeles as they prepare for a holiday dinner. Comedy; completed.
"Sam & Janet," producers, Greg Price, Cindy Cieminsky, Rick Walker; director, Rick Walker; cast, Gary Busey, Ryan Brown, Jennifer Ferguson. Taking years before he finally decides to give marriage one more shot, Sam finds out his potential wife has kept a dark secret that could cost him his life. Comedy; completed.
Alain Siritzky Prods.
23 rue Raynouard 75016 Paris, France
Fax: (33-1) 42-24-66-42
Web site: www.clickstudioshollywood.com
In Cannes: Carlton Hotel's Beach
Attending: Alain Siritzky; George Pilzer.
"Around the World in 80 Lays," the Love Balloon drops anchor in the world's sexiest cities.
"Steele's Super Sexy Spy School," a world-famous secret agent trains new spies about survival, seduction and stamina.
"Sex Files III," new slate of sexual stories dealing with the supernatural and unknown.
"Scandal II," series that takes you behind the closed doors of the rich and powerful.
Alibi Films Intl.
35 Long Acre London WC2E 9JT, U.K.
Fax: (44-20) 7836-6919
Web site: www.alibifilms.co.uk
In Cannes: 23 rue Mace, Top Floor; phone 04-92-59-03-66; fax 04-92-59-03-67
Attending: Hilary Davis, director of sales; Rachel Hughes, sales assistant; Roger Holmes, CEO, Alibi Communications; Linda James, managing director, Alibi Prods.
"The Hard Word," producer, Al Clark; director, Scott Roberts; cast, Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths. Three bank-robbing brothers find a profitable way to spend their jail time. Screening.
"Secretary," producers, Steven Shainberg, Andrew Fierberg, Amy Hobby; director, Shainberg; cast, James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lesley Ann Warren. A young woman's unique brand of love frees her from the past and the expectations of others. Screening.
"South West 9," producers, Allan Niblo; director, Richard Parry; cast, Wil Johnson, Orlessa Edwards, Frank Harper. Six people become entangled in a frenzied 24 hours that will alter their lives forever. Completed.
"Guns, Money & Homecooking," producer, Phillip Emanuel; director, Nadia Tass; cast, Joan Plowright, Vinnie Jones, Kylie Minogue. Four bank robbers take cover in a lighthouse occupied by an eccentric granny in her late 70s. Pre-production.
Allengate Film Group
4335 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 282 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Fax: (818) 783-1180
In Cannes: Noga Hilton, Suite 207
Attending: William Baughn; Bill Gardiner; Casey Valentine.
"The Waking," cast, R.G. Armstrong, Tim Card, Marco St. John. In a seemingly quiet little town there are a few dark secrets you won't find on any map, and a couple trapped in a nightmare filled with ghouls and demons so horribly real there's no waking from it. Horror; completed.
"Making a Killing," cast, Hywel Morgan, Sean Gallagher, Milton Johns. An insurance scam goes bad as a maniac on the loose continues to viciously murder young women and paint their blood on the walls as the press paints headlines of a terror-stricken city. Thriller; completed.
"Straight Right," cast, Brent Smith, Mary Woronov, Robed Romanus. A man who couldn't control his temper must face his fears, open his heart and find the courage to survive behind bars. Drama; completed.
"A Time and a Place," cast, Samuel Meitner, Jacob Gagnon, Maryanne Johnston. A 10-year-old learns that life can sometimes throw you a curve ball, as he and his grandfather drive 3,000 miles to watch their favorite player pitch his last game. Drama; completed.
121 Bloor St. East, Suite 1500 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 3M5
Fax: (416) 960-0971
In Cannes: 23 rue Mace, 4th floor; 9399-8359, fax 9399-8362
Attending: Charlotte Mickie, managing director, intl. motion picture sales, entertainment group; Ariel Veneziano, director, intl. motion pictures sales, entertainment group; Peter Sussman, CEO, entertainment group; Seaton McLean, president, production, entertainment group; Ted Riley, president, distribution entertainment group; Victor Loewy, CEO motion picture distribution group.
"Ararat," producers, Robert Lantos, Atom Egoyan; director, Egoyan; cast, Charles Aznavour, Eric Bogosian, Brent Carver. A contemporary story that weaves between history in the making and the effects of history on modern culture; it explores the quest for personal, sexual and cultural identity through the intimate moments shared by lovers, strangers and families. Drama; completed.
"Morvern Callar," producers, Robyn Slovo, Charles Pattinson, George Faber; director, Lynne Ramsay; cast, Samantha Morton. A disaffected and dispassionate young woman disposes of her boyfriend's body then hits the road to take a walk on the wild side from the bleak Scottish highlands to the raves of sunny Ibiza. Drama; completed.
"Dirty Deeds," producers, Bryan Brown, Debbie Balderstone; director, David Caesar; cast, Brown, Sam Neill, Toni Collette. A comical look at a lengenday incident that occurred in Sydney's organized crime world in the 1960s, when the Vietnam War brings in the U.S. soldiers to Sydney for some R&R, business booms for local hoodlum Barry Ryan. Comedy; completed.
"The Good Thief," producers, Stephen Woolley, John Wells, Seaton McLean; director, Nell Jordan; cast, Nick Nolte, Tcheky Karyo, Said Taghmaoui. A down-on-his-luck gambler haunts the blackjack tables in the early hours and plans one last spectacular heist in Monte Carlo. Drama; completed.
Allied Entertainment Group
8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 911 W. Hollywood, CA 90048
Fax: (310) 271-0706
In Cannes: Riveria, Stands J-7 & K-8
Attending: James Moder, president; Andrew King, Janet Liu, VPs-sales consultants.
"Las Vegas Warrior," producer-director, Nastasha Baron; cast, Laurie Hanley, Suk Woo Nam. When a martial arts fighter gets killed during a bare-fisted kick-boxing fight, an investigative journalist decides to pursue this story. Action-adventure; completed.
"Throttle," producers, Atul Sharma, Cheryl Bedford; director, Sharma; cast, Liam Watson, Jody Booth. A career criminal gets out of prison determined to live it up in Baja with millions that he and his only friend stole from a drug cartel, but things change when they find George and savagely murder him and his wife. Thriller.
"Horrorvision," producer, J. R. Bookwalter, Scott Phillips; director, Danny Draven; cast, Jake Leonard, James Black. A Web master mistakenly logs onto Horrorvision.com, a site that kills all who come across it. Horror.
"Home Sweet Hoboken," producers, Yuko Yoshikawa, Daisuke Sekiguchi; director, Yoshifumi Hosoya; cast, Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley, Richard Kind. A waitress discovers that a ring she thought was worthless is valued at $10 million and her grandsons join in a wild diamond-stealing chase. Comedy; completed.
Alpha Film Group
216 S. Main St. Alpharetta, GA 30062
Fax: (770) 740-1046
In Cannes: Riviera, Stands J-7 & K-8
Attending: Ray Guthrie, president; Susan Harris, licensing & acquisitions; Andre King, acquisitions & sales.
"Vicious," producer, Ken Porter; director, Matt Green; cast, Tom Savini, Brian Bremer, Malanie Parker. A group of campers is threatened by a deadly creature and the government agent that controls it. Completed.
"Paranoid," producers, Ray Guthrie; director, Ash Smith; cast, Shaunda Besler, Summer Lapan, Shawn Wright. A young woman is haunted by the memory of her twin's murder, becoming obsessed as the killer returns to carry on his deadly mission. Thriller; completed.
"Unstable Minds," producer, Scott Henderson; director, Surinder Singh; cast, Stefan Lysenko, Rena Riffel, Al Sapienza. A man is driven to the brink of insanity by the actions of his unfaithful wife. Completed.
"Menace," producer, Dana Janklowiza-Mann; director, Amir Mann; cast, Laura Rogers, Robert Mammana, Patrick Belton. A woman and her daughter are threatened by home invaders seeking a fortune in diamonds left behind in her new home. Completed.
7471 Melrose Ave., Suite 7 Los Angeles, CA 90046
Fax: (323) 658-7265
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand J6; 9299-8831
Attending: Douglas Witkins, president; Koing Kuoch, VP, sales; Chris Phillips, director, distribution; Alex Martinez, sales assistant.
"A Dirty Little Business," producer, Zoe Edgerton; director, Len Richmond; cast, Michael York, Prunella Gee, Beverly D'Angelo. A personable Russian emigrant buys a sexual novelties shop and finds himself in bed with the mob. Comedy; completed.
"Alec to the Rescue!," producer-director, Derrick Louw; cast, Oliver Tobias, Barbara Carrera, Ben Jeffrey. A young boy must save his archaeologist father from ruthless kidnappers. Adventure; completed.
"Bellyfruit," producers, Bonnie Dickenson, Robert Bauer; director, Kerri Lee Green; cast, Tamara LeSeon Bass, Tonatzin Mondragon, Kelly Vint. Three teenage girls struggle with unexpected pregnancy amid the chaos of urban life. Drama; completed.
"The Long Ride Home," producer, Paul Tinder; director, Robed Marcarelli; cast, Eric Roberts, Randy Travis, Ernest Borgnine. This mystery is set in 1860s Old West and Jack Fowler must fight the law and the lawless to clear his name and reunite with his wife and son. Action-adventure; completed.
America Video Film
Virrey Loreto 2426 1426-Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fax: (5411) 4787-9094
In Cannes: Carlton, Office 225; 9306-4225, fax 9306-4226
Attending: Enrique Maya, president; Freddie Hancock, senior VP, acquisitions; Claudio Braskavsky, marketing director; Maria Fernanda Fernandez, business affairs; John Alexander, sales exec; Hiroko Ebisawa, Japanese representative.
"The Diamond of Jeru," producer, Michael Joyce; directors, Ian Barry, Dick Lowry; cast, Billy Zane, Keith Carradine. A diamond hunter takes an American couple deep into the wild forest of Borneo in search of a dangerous treasure.
"Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," producer, Larry Albucher; director, Martha Coolidge; cast, Halle Berry. Drama, completed.
"Trapped," producer, Will Bardnet; director, Deran Sarafian; cast, William McNamara, Meat Loaf. Hotel guests trapped in a fire begin to suspect the arsonist is among them. Action-adventure.
"Tracker," producers, Gil Grant, Adrian Paul; director, Holly Dale; cast, Paul. Alien fugitives have escaped to Earth and one has been sent to bring them back.
American Cinema Intl.
4640 Lankershim Blvd., Suite 500 N. Hollywood, CA 91602
Fax: (818) 985-4848
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand E3; 9299-8873
Attending: George Shamieh, CEO; Chevonne O'Shaughnessy, president.
"The Account," producer, George Shamieh; director, Robert Tiffe. Her family lost in a tragic accident, she's starting over with a new job that holds more than she expected, throwing her into a deadly conspiracy. Pre-production.
"Design of Darkness," producer, George Shamieh; director, Bryan Goeres. A cop from L.A. boards a plane to Barcelona in order to save his sister from being forced to be part of a terrorist act. Pre-production.
"Power Play," producer, George Shamieh; director, Joseph Zito; cast, Dylan Walsh, Alison Eastwood, Tobin Bell. A reporter gets more than he bargained for when he falls into a world of deception surrounding earthquakes and an experimental power source causing them. Completed.
"Flying Virus," producer, George Shamieh; director, Jeff Hara; cast, Gabrielle Anwar, Craig Sheffer, Rutger Hauer. A government experiment is taken on a commercial flight and escapes, leaving all in its path fighting to stay alive. Completed.
American World Pictures
6355 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 428 Woodland Hills, CA 91467
Fax: (818) 715-1081
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand F6
Attending: Todd Olsson, exec VP acquisitions & distribution; Mark Lester, president; Jennifer Dillon, director intl. sales & distribution.
"Night at the Golden Eagle," producers, Steve Bing, Adam Rifkin; director, Rifkin; cast, Vinnie Jones, Natasha Lyonne, Ann Magnuson. A dark, edgy story about a tough convict on his first night out and his best friend, who has plans for them to go legit until his ex-con friend murders a young hooker in his hotel room and they must cover it up. Thriller; completed.
"Sheer Bliss," producers, Mark Botvinick, Sim Sarna; director, Marni Banack; cast, Milo Ventimiglia, Maggie Lawson, Eddie Kay Thomas. After graduating from college, four friends decide to spend the winter having a wild time in Aspen, Colo., before having to deal with "real life". Comedy; post-production.
"Second to Die," producers, Paula Silver, Lara Levicki-Lavi; director, Sean Marlowe; cast, Erika Eliniak, John Wesley Shipp, Jerry Kroll. A young woman decides she needed to kill her husband in order to get ahead, but finds out one murder is never enough. Thriller; completed.
"The Russian Job," producer, Sergey Konenkov; director, Jeffrey Wolf; cast, Danny Aiello, Ivana Milicevic, Artie Lang. The misadventures of a Hoboken Mafia don's nephew sent to deal with the Russian mob. Comedy; post-production.
Amka Film Prods.
Via Sole 2 6942 Savosa, Switzerland
Fax: (41-91) 967-2172
Web site: www.amka.ch
Stand: Riviera H2; phone 92-99-32-06
Attending: Tiziana Soudani, CEO & producer; Tina Boillat, PR officer & producer.
12001 Ventura Place, Suite 404 Studio City, CA 91604
Fax: (818) 766-7873
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand F9
Attending: Alan Solomon, president; Joseph Beral, director, intl. servicing.
"Alien Rampage," director, Don Sohler; cast, Donna Sherman, Patrick Bussink, David Parker. A biomechanical alien armed with weapons from another galaxy is on a violent rampage that leaves the fate of the entire planet hanging in the balance. Sci-Fi Thriller; completed.
"American Chai," director, Anurag Mehta. Sureel is a first-generation Indian American college music major whose controlling father still believes that he is pre-med. Drama; completed.
"Wind and Cloud: A Martial Arts Saga," director, Chin Liang Hsu; cast, Sonny Shiba, Chao Wen Cho, Annie Wu. The adventures of two youngsters born into the world of martial arts. Fantasy; screening.
"The Frightening," director, David DeCoteau; cast, Elizabeth Bruderman, Robed Donavan, Tanya Demsey. A new student discovers his classmates are falling prey to a pack of bloodthirsty phantasms. Horror; completed.
967 Hwy. 40 New Franklin, MO 65274-9778
Fax: (573) 698-3900
In Cannes: Riviera, 0-0196; 9291-7101
Attending: William H. Hoehne, chairman-owner; Wilhelm Du Sackville, president; Joyce L. Chow, CEO-CFO; Linda G. Grotzinger, VP, marketing & advertising; Matthew P. Eastman, VP, production.
"Phoeenix, The New Adventures," producer-director, William Hoehne; cast, Stephanie Le Gee, BD Hoehne, Wilhelm Von Herrmann. Further adventures of time traveler Phoeenix. In production.
"March of the Woolley Worms," producer-director, Joyce Chow; cast, Leana Le Gee, Gretchen Eastman, Bill Hoehne. Woolley Worms awaken after a 100 million-year sleep and try to retake the world. In production.
18034 Ventura Blvd., Suite 435 Encino, CA 91436
Fax: (818) 990-9344
In Cannes: Majestic, Suite 139; 9706-8559
Attending: Shimon Arama, chairman.
"Michael Angel," producers, Shimon Arama, Don Schneider, Igor Barkagan; director, William Gove; cast, Dennis Hopper, Richard Grieco. A tormented priest traces his brother's murder to a brilliant abstract painter who may be a serial killer. Thriller; completed.
"Chapter Zero," producers, Tony DiTocco, Diane Jacques; director, Aaron Mendelsohn; cast, Penelope Ann Miller, Dylan Walsh, Colm Meaney. Novelist Adam Lazarus must examine his life and his ambitions when his world is turned upside-down by a sexy publisher. Comedy; completed.
"The Heist," producers, Shimon Arama, Alfred Sapse; director, Kurt Voss; cast, Luke Perry, Ice T, Richmond Arquette. A good guy, his small-time crook brother, and a gang of robbers battle over the loot and a beautiful hostage from an armored-car heist. Action-adventure; completed.
"Eminent Domain," producers, Shimon Arama, Vera Belmont; director, John Irvin; cast, Donald Sutherland, Anne Archer. Top official in pre-Peristroika Poland becomes nonperson overnight and must save his family from the brutal government. Drama; completed.
Arcadia Film Group
255 Parkside Drive San Fernando, CA 91340
Fax: (818) 557-0056
In Cannes: 6, La Croisette, 4th floor; 9338-2182
Attending: D'Arcy Conrique, president.
"An American Haunting," producers, Courtney Solomon, Linda Reisman; director, Solomon. Based on the true story of the first recorded incident in U.S. history where a ghost was found responsible for killing a person; Thriller; pre-production.
"The Movienut and His Audience," producers, Alex Sulaimani, Richard Middleton; director, Brad Gottfred; cast, Jeremy Sisto, Peter Stormare, Dina Meyer. Blake is not only obsessed with cinema, he is convinced that his life is a movie. Completed.
"Don Juan," producer, Joel Castleberg; director, JJ Bigas Luna. Drama.
"Howling: Children of the Moon," producer, Joel Castleberg; director, Duane Dell'Amico.
1201/39 McLaren St. N. Sydney 2060 Australia
Fax: (6102) 995-8828
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand H3; 9299-3241, fax 9299-3242
Attending: Gary Hamilton.
"Baby Juice Express," producers, Jason Piette, Michael Cowan, Andreas Bajahra; director, Mike Hurst; cast, Nick Moran, Samantha Janis, Julian Cleary. Wannabe criminals in debt to a jailed crime boss trying to get pregnant hijack her sperm. Comedy; completed.
"Bollywood Queen," producers, Michael Cowan, Jason Piette, Jeremy Woodling; director, Wooding; cast, Preeya Kalides, James McAvovy, Ian McShane. Two lovers cross cultures, families and the law in this head-warming homage to Bollywood musicals. Comedy; completed.
"Subterano," producers, Richard Becker, Barbi Taylor; director, Mod S. Seben; cast, Alex Dimitriades, Tasma Walton, Chris Haywood. In a bleak, automated future, misfits trapped inside a videogame play for their lives; Sci-Fi; completed.
Arri Media Worldsales
Turkenstr. 89 80799 Munich, Germany
Fax: (48-89) 3809-1619
Web site: www.arri-mediaworldsales.de
In Cannes: German Pavilion, Village Intl.; phone 9343-3942
Attending: Antonio Exacoustos Jr., head of world sales.
12 Rue Raynouard 75016 Paris, France
Fax: (331) 5392-2920
In Cannes: Grand Hotel, Bldg. LE, Cormoran II; 9399-5667
Attending: Pierre-Richard Muller, director-president; Chantal Lam, director-VP; Elphin Delphe, exec sales;
"Triggered," producer, Denis Karvil; director, Gerard Cuq; cast, Christophe Laubion, Bernard Farcy. After celebrating a colleague's birthday, a slightly drunk police detective goes into his bank to ask for his credit card that was just swallowed by an ATM machine and he ends up robbing a security guard escorting a large amount of money. Thriller; completed.
"The Target to Kill," director, Pierre Courege; cast, Daniel Russo, Hippolyte Giardot, Anemone. A young Navy serviceman, desperate to find lost love, tries to enlist the help of a TV star to help him find his girlfriend. Comedy; completed.
"The Poacher," director, Serge Penard; cast, Francis Perrin, Henri Guybet. For a young man, life in Normandy after WWII takes on a new beginning when he starts living with his relatives. Comedy; completed.
"The Setting Sun," director, Tomono Ro; cast, Kato Masaya, Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland. Set in the 1930s during the opium wars between China and Japan, an idealistic Japanese soldier is forced to question alliances when he meets and falls in love with the leader of the rebel movement. Drama; completed.
2700 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Fax: (310) 255-3860
In Cannes: Savoy, 5, rue Francois Einesy; 9299-7200
Attending: Amir Malin, CEO; Steve Rothenberg, president, domestic theatrical distribution, Adisan Releasing; Patrick Gunn, exec VP; Gary Rubin, exec VP, sales & acquisitions, Adisan TV distribution; Rachel Cohen, senior VP, acquisitions & production, Artisan Pictures.
Artist View Entertainment
12500 Riverside Drive, Suite 201 North Hollywood, CA 91607
Fax: (818) 752-9339
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand J8
Attending: Scott J. Jones, president; Jay Joyce, VP; Thomas Emma, senior VP; Casey Waskiewica, director, sales & acquisitions.
"Black Cadillac," producers, John Murlowski, Stephen Smith, Kenny Burke; director, Murlowski; cast, Randy Quaid, Josh Hammond, Jason Dohring. Through the darkness of a cold winter night, three young men must face danger head on as they are terrorized in a high-speed chase by a mysterious pursuant. Thriller.
"Behind the Red Door," producer, Kjehl Rasmussen; director, Matia Karrell; cast, Kiefer Sutherland, Kyra Sedgwick, Stockard Channing. A dying man must reunite with his estranged sister to face their family's violent past; for this is the only way they can find peace in their tortured lives. Drama.
"The Bread, My Sweet," producer, Adrienne Wehr; director, Melissa Martin; cast, Scott Baio, Kristin Minter, Rosemary Prinz. In this modern-day romance you will meet a man who believes that doing the outrageous is better than doing nothing at all. Adventure.
"Scared," producers, Luciano Saber, Keith Walley, Ric Wolfe; director, Walley; cast, Saber, Kate Norby, Cory Almeida. A group of young Hollywood filmmakers gets their big break and the result is a roller-coaster ride of thrills and horrifying moments that leaves you screaming for more. Thriller.
6671 Sunset Blvd., Bldg 1593 Hollywood, CA 90028
Fax: (323) 463-6299
In Cannes: Riviera, Stands E11 & F 12; 9299-3232
Attending: Sherri Strain, intl. sales; David Rimawi, domestic sales.
"Girls & Boys," producer, Gigi de Pourtales; director, Nick David; cast, Jennifer Garner, Amanda Peet, Dan Futterman. Friends, lovers and rivals are forced to deal with one another and their relationships when a new year's party is held captive by a gun-yielding host. Completed.
"Hell's Highway," producers, Susan Wright, Steve Grabowsky; director, Steve Taylor; cast, Ashley Elizabeth, Aaron Buer, Jill Jacobs. Seven teenagers on a road trip through the desert are set up upon by cannibals. Post-production.
"Fish in a Barrel," producers, Stephen Ingle, Kent Dalian, Rene Rigal; director, Dalian; cast, Jeremy Renner, Arly Jover, David Kelsey. When four friends pull a diamond heist all goes smoothly until one of them turns killer. Completed.
"King of the Ants," producers, Duffy Hecht, David Michael Latt, David Rimawi; director, Stuart Gordon; cast, Run Livingston, George Wendt. When an aimless drifter falls into murder, he discovers that killing becomes easy with practice. Pre-production.
Rumfordstr. 29-31 D-80469 Munich, Germany
Fax: (49-89) 224332
Web site: www.atlasfilm.com
Stand: Riviera M9/N10; phone 92-99-33-28
Attending: Dieter Menz; Stefan Menz; Christi Blum.
"The Red Phone," directors, Jerry Jameson, Joe Copello; cast, Arnold Vosloo, Michael Wincott, Joe Penny. When the Red Phone rings, an anti-terrorist team made up of special units throughout the European Union goes into action; 2 x 90 min. Completed.
"More Ants in the Pants," director, Granz Henman; producer, Bernd Eichinger; cast, Tobias Schenke, Axel Stein, Diana Amft. Flo's "best friend" tries to help improve his image and conquer the beautiful Maja. Completed.
"Vortex," director, Michael Pohl; cast, Hardy Kruger Jr., Arne Fuhrmann, Harald Leipnitz. Thriller about a mysterious prison that no one ever leaves. 50 min. Completed.
"Beyond the Limits," director, Olaf Ittenbach; cast, Michael Carr, Russel Friedenberg, Kimberly Liebe. A devilish artifact's unholy power stretches from medieval England to modern-day Los Angeles. In production.
5655 Lindero Canyon Road, Suite 420 Westlake Village, CA 91362
Fax: (818) 707-8141
In Cannes: Carlton, Office 133; 9306-4006
Attending: Christopher Fries; Jerry Kohn.
"Perseverance," producers, Christopher Fries, Christopher Zimmer; director, Jimmy Kaufman; cast, Peter Fonda, Kelly McGillis. A New England fisherman finds a magical moss that can heal all. Family; completed.
"Stiltskin," producers, Jun Fries, Christopher Fries; director, Craig Mitchell. Horror; pre-production.
"The Story of Marguerite," producers, Ava Lazar, Ina Gotman; director, Alfonso Arau. A young French aristocrat and her lover are exiled to an island off the coast of North America. Drama; pre-production.
"Cahoots," producers, Mike Erwin, Max Kirishima; director, Dirk Benedict; cast, Keith Carrdine, David Keith. Can a marriage survive a past relationship? Drama; completed.
Bloemgracht 282 NL-1015 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fax: (31-20) 4202574
In Cannes: c/o phone 316-5537 4342
Attending: Bero Beyer.
"Rana's Wedding," producers, Hamoude Burqai, George Ibrahim, Bero Beyer; director, Hany Abu-Assad; cast, Clara Khoury, Khalifa Natour. An Arab girl sneaks out of the house to find her boyfriend in war-torn Jerusalem. Screening.
9350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400 Beverly Hills, Ca 90212
Fax: (310) 278-9992
In Cannes: Majestic, Suites 759-760
Attending: Steve Bickel, president-partner; Jeffrey Kramer, partner.
"The Big Empty," producer, Steve Kaplan, Gregg Daniel, Doug Mankoff; director, Steve Anderson; cast, Jun Favreau, Rachael Leigh Cook, Sean Bean. Ad actor with a stalled career and financial woes is asked to deliever a suitcase to a mysterious gentleman in the desert and the journey transports him to another world. Comedy; post production.
"A Time for Dancing," producer, Kelly Gonda, Jeffrey Kramer; director, Peter Gilbert; cast, Larisa Oleynik, Sherri Appleby, Peter Coyote. Bonded by their love for dance, Sam and Jules have been girlfriends since they were little, now as teenagers a crisis teaches them the greatest lessons about life and love. Drama; completed.
Suite 137 56 Gloucester Road London SW7 4UB, U.K.
In Cannes: Sol Hotel, Ay. Du Dr. Picaud
Attending: Huck Melnick, president; Jeremy Herman, VP of production; Ben Trebilcook, producer.
"Silvertown," an inept thief has a hot laptop in his possession, and the only person he can trust is the police officer who most wants to put him away.
"Direct Sunlight," a vampire hitman is betrayed by his own agency.
"Looking for Number 14," never make love to your best friend's girl, your best friend's ex, or the girl your best friend wants to make love to.
"The Originals," two young men struggle to create what will become the world's most elite military force.
Av. Burgos 12, Floor 10 Madrid 28036, Spain
Fax: (34-91) 768-4833
Stand: Spanish Pavilion, Riviera A1/C2; phone 92-99-32-50
Attending: Javier Gracia Alvarez-Ossorio, deputizing managing director; Mocha Aguilar, director of intl. sales; Alberto Canizares, director of acquisitions; Jose Maria Sanchez, programming director; Jorge Vazquez, director of marketing; Federico Parrilla, director of video.
"Rencor," director, Miguel Albaladejo; cast, Lolita, Jorge Perugorria, Elena Anaya. A singer tries to destroy her ex-boyfriend. Completed.
"Liable to Burn" (Arderas Conmigo), director, Miguel Angel Sanchez; cast, Cristina Silva, Daniel Cabello, Manuel Bias. Thriller. Completed.
"Ten Days Without Love" (El Cielo Abierto), director, Miguel Albaladejo; cast, Sergi Lopez, Mariola Fuentes. A woman leaves her husband for his father. Completed.
"Less Is More" (Menos Es Mas), director, Pascal Jongen; cast, Sergio Peris-Menchieta, Eisa Pataki, Vanesa Saiz. Don't tell the guy you're falling for how to get the other girl, you'll regret it if he succeeds. Completed.
9615 Brighton Way, Suite M180 Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Fax: (310) 275-6720
In Cannes: Carlton, Office 165; 9306-4006, fax 9306-4025
Attending: Andrew Van Slee, president; Kendra Moore, director, distribution; Bill Evans, director, finance; Bella Mackie, distribution associate.
"Totally Blonde," cast, Krista Allen, Michael Buble, Colin Mocherie. Completed.
"The Haven," cast, Andrew Bowen, Briel DiCristofaro, Mellissa Crider. Completed.
"Revenge of the Extras," Pre-production.
"Totally Brunette," Pre-production.
4426 Juneau St. Bumaby, B.C., Canada V5C 4C8
Fax: (604) 298-3664
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand F4; 9299-3204
Attending: Michael Derbas, CEO-producer; David Newman, director of sales.
"Cause N' Defect," directors, Dave Wewee, Tom Greenhut; cast, Don Handfield, Brad Sergi, Daniel Murray. A young man finds his identity and his way home after a seedy and sometimes comical involvement in the L.A. drug scene. Action; completed.
"Celebration Day," producer-director, Kris Sako; cast, David Andriole, Kathryn Tucker, Nathan Adams. After a failed suicide attempt, a troubled girl takes a trip to Las Vegas where she must come face to face with her demons. Thriller; post-production.
"Dead Room," producers, Julian Boote, Ian David Diaz; director, Diaz; cast, Anthony Ofoegbu, Giles Ward, Richard Banks. A dark and twisted story of the various occupants of innocuously numbered Room No. 2. Thriller; postproduction.
"Duct Tape Forever," producer, Sari Friedland; director, Eric Till; cast, Steve Smith, Patrick McKenna, Bob Bainborough. This film follows the hilarious antics of Red Green and his nephew Harold as they hit the road to enter a duct tape contest where they must win third prize to save their cherished Possum Lodge. Comedy; completed.
12 D'Arblay St. London W1V 3FP
Fax: (44-20) 7287-7740
Web site: www.axiomfilms.co.uk
In Cannes: Le Grand Hotel; phone 93-68-12-90
Attending: Douglas Cummins, managing director; Rocio Freire-Bernat, acquisitions director; Melanie Robbins, marketing & publicity exec.
"Beneath Clouds," producer, Teresa-Jayne Hanlon; director, Ivan Sen; cast, Damian Pitt, Danielle Hall. Youths bond while hitchhiking to Sydney. Screening. "The Bank," producer, John Maynard; director, Robed Connolly; cast, Anthony LaPaglia, David Wenham, Sibylla Budd. A young math genius questions using his talents to make money for a bank. Screening.
"Small Cuts" (Petites Coupures), producers, Philippe Liegeois, Jean-Michel Rey; director, Pascal Bonitzer; cast, Kristin Scott Thomas, Daniel Autieul. A man reaches a crisis point in his life. Post-production.
"Regret Not Speaking," producer, Douglas Cummins; director, Richard Kwietniowski; A bizarre and intriguing encounter on a long-distance flight. Pre-production.
Bauer Martinez Studios
801 W. Bay Drive, Suite 436 Largo, FL 33770
Fax: (727) 582-9709
In Cannes: Carlton, Office 203; 9306-4203
Attending: Philippe Martinez, CEO; Stephanie Martinez, president, intl. distribution; Karinne Martinez, COO; Elvira Largo, exec assistant.
"Citizen Jury," producer, Philippe Martinez; director, Larry Smith; cast, Christopher Lambed, Jerry Springer.
Increasing crime has led the government to allow a live trial and punishment television show and as millions of viewers tune in to see the worst offenders tried on live TV a dramatic drop in the crime rate occurs. Thriller; pre-production
"The Good War," producers, Alessandro Verdecchi, Giuseppe Pedersoli; director, Giorgio Serafini; cast, Roy Scheider, Luca Zingaretti. Thousands of Italian prisoners are held captive in Texas at the end of WWII, and there starts a relationship of two men, enemies of war who will be forced to rely on each other to survive. Drama; completed.
"The Contract," producers, Robert Lavetta, Lee Friedlander; director, Steven R. Monroe; cast, Jeff Fahey, Camilla Overbye Roos. A young woman tells a mysterious stranger her sorrows and soon realizes that each person she listed is murdered. Thriller; completed.
"The Piano Player," producers, Philippe Martinez, Andreas Klein; director, Jean Pierre Roux; cast, Christopher Lambed, Dennis Hopper. As a young boy, Alex stands by as his parents are gunned down by the mob, scarring him for life; he becomes an expert in bank robbing. Action; post-production.
Bavaria Film Intl.
Bavariafilmplatz 8 D-82031 Geiselgasteig, Germany
Fax: (49-89) 6499-3720
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.bavaria-film-international.de
Stand: Riviera N9; phone 92-99-32-08
Attending: Michael Weber, managing director; Thorsten Schaumann, head of sales; Stefanie Zietler, junior sales manager; Brigitte Suarez, sales manager; Thorsten Hitter, head of marketing; Sebastian Kiesmuller, acquisitions.
"A Map of the Heart" (Der Felsen), producer, Gloria Burkert; director, Dominik Graf; cast, Karoline Eichhorn, An tonio Wannek, Sebastian Urzendowsky. A heartbroken woman falls in love with an adventurous man. Completed.
"Baby," producers, Frank Kaminski, Ulrich Stiehm; director, Philipp Stolzl; cast, Alice Dywer, Lars Rudolph, Filip Peeters. A tragic car accident has a profound effect on those who survive. Completed.
"Epstein's Night" (Epstein's Nacht), producer, Andreas Bareib; director, Urs Egger; cast, Marlo Adorf, Bruno Ganz, Otto Tausig. A gripping tale of guilt and forgiveness, friendship and betrayal, love and hate. Completed.
"Father Mother Child" (Vater Mutter Kind), producer, Manuela Stehr; director, Dani Levy; cast, Sebastian Blomberg, Maria Schrader, Ezra-Valentin Lenz. A stressful daily routine affects a happy couple's marriage. Completed.
1 Mortimer St. London W1T 3JA, U.K.
Fax: (44-20) 7765-0278
Web site: www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms
In Cannes: Relais de le Heine
Attending: David Thompson, head of BBC Films; Tracey Scoffield, exec producer & head of development; Jane Wright, head of rights & commercial affairs; Isabel Begg, head of business and legal affairs; Ann Faggetter, head of production; Michael Wood, production exec.
Robert-Burkle-Str. 2 85737 Ismaning, Germany
Fax: (49-89) 9956-2703
Web site: www.betacinema.com
Stand: German Pavilion, Village Intl.; phone 9343-3942
Attending: Dirk Schurhoff, head of beta cinema, acquisition exec; Andreas Rothbauer, sales agent; Isabelle Palluaud, festival coordinator.
"Sass Brothers," director, Carlo Rola; cast, Ben Becker, Jurgen Vogel, Henry Hubchen. Set in Berlin in the '20s, working-class brothers Franz and Erich Sass become Berlin's most notorious and celebrated gangsters. Screening.
"Getting My Brother Laid," director, Sven Taddicken; cast, Roman Knizka, Hinnerk Schonemann, Marie-Luise Schramm. Screening.
"Heart Over Head," director, Michael Gutmann; cast, Tom Schilling, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, Anna von Berg. The teenage love story of Wanda and Jacob. Screening.
"At Night in the Park," director, Uwe Janson; cast, Heino Ferch, Heike Makatsch, Pasquale Aleardi. A heart surgeon is wrongly accused of being a serial killer and takes a psychologist hostage as he flees from the police. Screening.
53-55 Brisbane St. Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia
Fax: (612) 9281-9220
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand G5; 9299-3218
Attending: Mikael Borglund, managing director-CEO; John Thornhill, marketing manager; Stephen Kelliher, sales & marketing manager.
"Australian Rules," producer, Mark Lazarus; director, Paul Goldman; cast, Nathan Phillips, Luke Carroll, Lisa Flanagan. A 16-year-old discovers unexpected love and his own courage in a backwards country town. Completed.
"The Vector File," producers, Grant Bradley, Richard Stewart, Wolfram Tichy; director, Christophe Graves; cast, Casper Van Dien, Catherine Oxenberg, Katherine Kennard. In a satellite ground station a scientist works late and has no idea his world is about to be overturned. Completed.
"Puckoon," producers, Ken Tuohy, Terence Ryan; director, Terence Ryan; cast, John Lynch, Richard Attenborough, Elliott Gould. In 1924, Ireland is divided and the village of Puckoon is cut in two with border posts and barbed wire fences, and will never be the same again. Completed.
"Three Blind Mice," producers, Guillaume Godard, Carolyn Caldera, Jean-Luc De Fanti; director, Mathias Ledoux; cast, Edward Furlong, Emilia Fox. A stylish thriller revolving around a bizarre ring of online murders. Post-production.
Rue des Visitandines 1/48 B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Fax: (32-2) 511-8139
Stand: Riviera K9; phone 92-99-3324
Attending: Jochen D. Girsch, CEO; Marie-Do De La Patelliere, sales director.
"Absolute Hundred," producers, Ana Stanic, Srdan Golubovic; director, Golubovic; cast, Vuk Kostic, Srdan Todorovic, Paulina Manov. A competitive marksman's heroin-addict brother tries to sell their shooting gallery to escape his threatening "friends." Completed.
"Alexei and the Spring," producers, Komatsubara Tokio, Kamiya Sadako; director, Motohashi Seiichi. Documentary about the 56 people who remained in their contaminated village in Belarus near Chernobyl because it was their home. Screening.
"Eden," producer, Tomasz Filipczak; director, Andrzej Czeczot. A roller-coaster ride through the essence of Euroamerican culture, based on books, myths and beliefs. Screening.
Via P. Leonardi Cattolica 3 00195 Rome, Italy
Fax: (39-06) 3903-8231
Web site: www.buskinfilm.com
Stand: D1 E8 Espace Riviera; phone 93-99-86-32
Attending: Roberto Bessi, president; Antonio Guadalupi, CEO; Renzo Rossellini, U.S representative; Claudia Fischer, exec assistant, intl. sales.
"The Council of Egypt" (II Consiglio d'Egitto), producers, Mariella Li Sacchi, Amedeo Letizia; director, Emidio Greco; cast, Silvio Orlando, Tommaso Ragno, Marine Delterme. Drama set in Sicily in 1872 concerning a monk who sets out to damage aristocratic privileges. Screening.
"L'Eau ... Le Feu" (L'Acqua ... II Fuoco), producer, Roberto Bessi; director, Luciano Emmer; cast, Sabrina Ferilli. Three stories about three lonely women. In production.
"Days" (Giorni), producer, Francesco Paolo Montini; director, Laura Muscardin; cast, Thomas Trabacchi, Riccardo Salerno, Davide Bechini. Story of two men, one of whom is HIV positive. Screening.
"Nobel," producers, Gherardo Pagliei, Elisabetta Riga; director, Fabio Carpi; cast, Hector Alterio, Stanislas Merhar, Katja Riemann. Having won a Nobel, a writer heads for Sweden with a young journalist who's writing an article about him. Screening
BV Intl. Pictures
Kvalavagsveien 156 P.O. Box 17 N-4299 Avaldnes, Norway
Fax: (47) 52846461
Web site: www.bvfilm.com
Stand: M11/N12-N14; phone 92-99-88-20
Attending: Bjorg Veland, president; Andrew Chang, sales exec, U.S. office; Solveig Langeland, sales exec, German office; Heather Playford-Denham, production & development; Rita Olsen, finance/acquisitions; May Hestvik, head of business & legal affairs.
"Kites Over Helsinki," producer, Claes Olsson; director, Peter Lindholm; cast, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius; Pekka Strang; Paavo Kerosuo. A young man betrays his father to save the life of his brother. Completed.
"Song of the Stork," producers, Peggy Lim, Ngo Thi Bich Hanh; directors, Jonathan Foo, Nguyen Phan Quang Binh; cast, Pham Gia Chi Bao, Ta Ngoc Bao; Nguyen Ngoc Hiep. Film about the Vietnam War. Post-production.
"One Love," producers, Yvonne Deutschman, Shelaagh Ferrell; director, Don Letts; cast, Ky-Mani Marley; Cherine Anderson. Romantic comedy set in Jamaica. In production.
"One Point O," directors, Jeff Renfroe, Marteinn Steinar Thorsson. A look at what will happen when advertisers are able to place their brand messages inside the human brain. Pre-production.
23 Queensdale Place London W11 4SQ, U.K.
Fax: (44-20) 7471-6012
Web site: www.capitolfilms.com
In Cannes: 4 La Croisette, 2nd Floor; phone 9399-8383
Attending: Sharon Harel, Jane Barclay, managing directors; Josh Kramer, head of intl. sales; Eve Schoukroun, intl. sales; Hannah Leader, Maya Amsellem, legal & business affairs.
"Hollywood Ending," producer, Letty Aronson; director, Woody Allen; cast, Allen, Tea Leoni, Treat Williams. An egomaniacal film director wakes up blind the day before shooting. Screening.
"Spider," producers, Catherine Bailey, Samuel Hadida, David Cronenberg; director, Cronenberg; cast, Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne. The only thing worse than losing your mind is finding it all over again. Screening.
"The Gathering," producers, Marc Samuelson, Peter Samuelson, Pippa Cross; director, Brian Gilbert; cast, Christina Ricci, Ioan Gruffudd, Kerry Fox. A young American backpacker suffering amnesia after a car accident begins to have premonitions of terrifying events. Screening.
"Festival in Cannes," producer, John Goldstone; director, Henry Jaglom; cast, Anouk Aimee, Greta Scacchi, Ron Silver. Comedy about the day-to-day chaos of the Cannes Film Festival. Screening.
Casa Nova Films
209 S. Fuller Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
In Cannes: 21, Ave. du Marechal Juin; 6309-3331.
Attending: Stefan de Vries, Joshua Gabel, directors; Marieke Oudejans, intl. acquisitions.
"Cold Turkey," producer, Joshua Gabel, Stefan de Vries; cast, Andrea Andes, Ray Limon. A film about an infant, a single mother, a baby sitter and a cold turkey. Comedy; completed.
"Stickles," producer, Joshua Gabel; director, Stefan de Vries. A romantic short film about a beautiful girl and an American trying to learn French the hard way. Pre-production.
The Untitled Ibiza Project, producers, Joshua Gabel, Stefan de Vries. An international comedy of errors on the island of Ibiza. In development.
"The Faded Hyacinth," producers, Joshua Gabel, Stefan de Vries. A true story about a Jewish girl who keeps a diary, dies at Auschwitz, and is not Anne Frank. In development.
Cecchi Gori Group
Via Valadier 42 00193 Rome, Italy
Fax: (39-06) 32472303
Web site: www.cecchigori.com
In Cannes: C.22 -- Relais de la Reine, 42 La Croisette; phone 92-59-00-91
Attending: Gianni Nunnari, president, Cecchi God Pictures; Marco Duradoni, managing director & CEO; Leandro Pesci, director of distribution; Donatella Mazza, marketing & communication manager; Michela de Carlo, intl. sales manager.
"Figli-Hijos," director, Marco Bechis; cast, Carlos Echevarria, Stefania Sandrelli, Enrique Pineyro. Drama.
"Life as It Is" (La Vita Come Viene), director, Stefano Incerti; cast, Stefania Sandrelli, Tony Musante, Valeria Bruni Terdeschi. Drama.
"The Prince and the Pirate" (II Principe e il Pirata), director, Leonardo Pieraccioni; cast, Pieraccioni, Massimo Ceccherini. Comedy.
"My Name is Tanino," director, Paolo Virzi. Comedy.
Shaw Administration Bldg. Lot 220, Clear Water Bay Road Kowloon, Hong Kong
Fax: (852) 224-1100
In Cannes: Riviera, Stands G7-02
Attending: William Pfeiffer, CEO; Wong Jing, president, production; Gordon Cheung, exec VP, distribution; Su-Mei Thompson, senior VP, business development; Patty Keung, marketing director; Veronique Tan, VP, distribution.
"The 36th Chamber of Shaolin," producer, Mona Fong; director, Liu Chia-Liang; cast, Liu Chia-Hui, Wang Yu, Loh Lieh. Capturing the monastery's martial arts world where anti-Ching Dynasty rebels revolt against the Manchus. Completed.
"Martial Arts of Shaolin," producers, Lam Ping Kuan, Lu Yin Pei, Wong Ying Cheong; director, Liu Chia-Liang; cast, Jet Li, Huang Qiu-Yan. Set in the days of imperial China, the classic tale of good vs. evil gives young Jet ample opportunity to display the prowess that won him several Chinese national martial arts championships. Completed.
"Golden Lotus," producer, Runme Shaw; director, Li Han-Hsiang; cast, Yeung Kwan, Hu Chin, Tanny Tien Ni. A WWII drama takes place in prewar Shanghai and Hong Kong in the wake of the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor. Drama; completed.
"Love in a Fallen City," producer, Lawrence Wong.
2 rue Turgot 75009 Paris, France
Fax: (33-1) 49-70-03-71
Web site: www.celluloiddreams.com
In Cannes: Residences du Grand Hotel, La Dauphin, Apt. 7D; phone 93-39-50-20
Attending: Hengameh Panahi, head of sales & acquisitions; Pierre Menahem, Tanja Meissner, intl. sales execs; Virginie Devesa, TV sales exec.
"The Son" (Le Fils), producers-directors, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; cast, Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, Isabella Soupart. Why is Olivier so interested in a boy called Francis and why does he seem so afraid of him? Screening.
"Unknown Pleasures" (Ren Xiao Yao), producer, Li Kit Ming; director, Jla Zhang Ke; cast, Zhao Tao, Zhao Wei Wei, Wu Qiong. Drama about two 19-year-old, jobless friends who don't see the point of living past 30. Screening.
"Russian Ark," producers, Jens Meurer, Karsten Stoeter, Andrey Deryabin, Martin Scorsese; director, Aleksandr Sokurov. Musical and visual feast of art, politics and mysticism. Post-production.
"Kedma," producer, Michel Propper; director, Amos Gitai; cast, Andrei Kashkar, Elena Yaralova, Yussef Abu Warda. A group of concentration camp survivors arrives in Palestine in 1948 and has to immediately take up arms against the Arabs. Screening.
Centre Film Sales
45 Cedar Grove London W5 4AS, U.K.
Fax: (44-20) 8566-2388
Stand: European Media Pavilion; phone 93-39-70-28
Attending: Eddie Leahy, Janet Price.
"Cradle Of Fear," director, Alex Chandon; cast, David McEwen, Dani Filth. While a deranged serial killer and hypnotist rots in prison, his alter ego executes his revenge on the world outside.
"The Haven," director, Ray Kilby; cast, Sophie Lindfield, Nick Rowe, Alexander Siddig. A young couple finds that the neighbors keep a haunting and terrible secret.
"$la$her$," director, Maurice Devereaux. The American version of Japan's ultimate reality show, where it's either kill or be killed and only the survivor gets rich.
"Between Two Women," director, Steven Woodcock. A working-class wife falls in love with another woman.
Christopher Johnson Co.
8 Stapleton Hall Road Stroud Green London N4 3QD, U.K.
Fax: (44-20) 7272-3449
Email: cj-cjc@bt connect.com
In Cannes: 6 rue Leon Noel; phone 92-59-15-64
Attending: Christopher Johnson.
Leopoldstr. 18 D-80802 Munich, Germany
Fax: (49-89) 331089
Web site: www.cine-international.de
Stand: Riviera L11; phone 92-99-3230
Attending: Lilli Tyc-Holm, president; Susanne Groh, head of intl. sales; Jesse Vogel, co-production adviser.
"As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me," producer, Jimmy C. Gerum; director, Hardy Martins; cast, Bernhard Bettermann, Irina Pantaeva, Michael Mendl. German soldier Clemens Forell escapes from a Siberian labor camp after WWII. Completed.
"The Room," producers, Ute Meisenheimer, Petra Knieper; director, Roland Reber; cast, Mira Gittner, Marcus Gruesser, Marina Anna Eich. Sophie and Christoph are looking after a house with one room they must not enter. Completed.
"Demonium," producers, Andreas & Sonja Schnaas; director, Andreas Schnaas; cast, Andrea Bruschi, Claudia Abbate, Charlotte Roche. When an elderly man is murdered in a secluded castle, a group embarks on a terrifying quest for survival. Completed.
"Palermo Whispers," producer-director, Wolf Gaudlitz; cast, Mimmo Cuticchio, Francesco Di Gangi, Simone Genovese. After having been in exile, Mimmo returns to his hometown, Palermo, for the last time. Completed.
Incline Bldg., 3rd Floor 891-37 Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu Seoul, 135-280 Korea
Fax: (822) 538-0479
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand K11; 9299-3220
Attending: Youngjoo Shu, managing director; Sang-eun Chi, manager; Yunjeong Kim, assistant manger; Ji Park, assistant manger.
"Champion," producer, Won-jang Cho; director, Kyung-taek Kwak; cast, Ohsung Yoo. Kim goes into the ring to become the world champ, but he falls into a coma and never opens his eyes again. Drama; in production.
"Iron Palm," producer, Ji-yong Hong; director, Sang-hyo Yuk; cast, In-pyo Cha, Yun-jin Kim, Charlie Chun. Iron Palm goes to L.A. to find his first love, but finds she already has another boyfriend. Drama; completed.
"Make It Big," producer, In-taek Yoo; director, Ui-seok Joh; cast, Seung-heon Song, Sang-woo Kwon, Bum-soo Lee. Three young kids run first and think later. Completed.
"Oulala Sisters," producer, Mi-sook Lee; director, Je-hyun Park; cast, Lee, Won-hee Kim; Min Kim. The singing dance group Oulala Sisters fights for its club. Completed.
Cinema Arts Entertainment
9350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 203 Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Fax: (310) 550-1182
Email: cinema email@example.com
In Cannes: Grand Hotel, Bldg. LE, Cormoran II; 9399-5667
Attending: Pierre-Richard Muller, chairman; Chantal Lam, exec VP; Elphin Delphe, exec of sales.
"Lulu," director, Jean Henri Roger; cast, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Elli Medeiros, Gerard Meylan. A young girl caught up by a past she's done everything to forget, panics and is the prime suspect in murder and blackmail. Drama; completed.
"Story of O," producer, Pierre-Richard Muller; director, Philip Leirness; cast, Danielle Ciardi, Nell Dickson, Max Parrish. Based on the international bestseller by Pauline Reage. Drama; completed.
"The Bridesmaid," producers, Pierre-Richard Muller, Antonio Passalia; director, Claude Chabrol. Thriller; pre-production.
"Dreamers," director, Ann Lu; cast, Jeremy Jordon, Mark Ballou, Courtney Gains. Two childhood friends growing up in small-town America dream about escaping to Los Angeles to pursue their fame and fortune. Drama; completed.
43-1 Joo-Ja Dong, Joong-gu 5th floor, Heung-Ku Bldg. Seoul 100-240, Korea
Fax: (822) 2264-2180
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand J5; 9299-8815
Attending: Woo-suk Kang, Michael Kim, presidents; Jennifer Muhn, director; Josh Lee, Jenny Chung, sales managers; Rachel Lin, festival marketing.
"Strokes of Fire," producer, Tae-won Lee; director, Kwon-taek In; cast, Minshik Choi, Sung-ki Ahn, Ho-jung Yoo. The life of the great painter Seung-ub Jang. Completed.
"Turning Gate," producer, Byung-joo Ahn; director, Sang-soo Hong; cast, Sang-kyung Kim, Sang-mi Chu, Ji-won Yeh. One man and two women on the occasion of remembering the turning gate. Completed.
"Volcano High," producer, Sung-jae Cha; director, Tae-gyun Kim; cast, Hyuk Jang, Min-ah Shin, Soo-ro Kim. A new kid with uncontrollable power arrives at Volcano High. Completed.
"No Blood No Tears," producer, Meebee Kim; director, Seung-wan Ryu; cast, Do-yeon Jeon, Hye-young Lee, Jaeyoung Jeong. Two women struggling to survive in a dogfight world. Completed.
434 Queen St. E Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 1T5
Fax: (416) 363-2305
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand M5-N6; 9299-3334
Attending: Nick Stiliadis, CEO; Amy Beecroft, VP, distribution; Steve Arroyave, VP, production; Irene Loewy, distribution exec; Wayne Gasner, distribution manager.
"Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)," producers, Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Paul apak Angilirq; director, Kunuk; cast, Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq. An epic saga based on an ancient Inuit legend set in the eastern Arctic wilderness, near Igloolik, at the dawn of the first millennium. Action-adventure; completed.
"The Perfect Lover," producers, Andres Tagliavini, Dean Masserman; director, Gabriela Tagliavini; cast, Ryan Hurts, Daniela Kunkewitz, Justin Walker. In the future a shy bachelor designs his perfect mate: a female android. Sci-Fi; completed.
"A Family Flaw," producers, Harry Allan Towers, Fulvio Lucisano; director, Alberto Simone; cast, Nino Manfredi. Two brothers are reunited when they have to drive across Italy with the body of their dead mother. Comedy; completed.
"Eve," producer, Tim Dutaud; director, Neil St. Clair; cast, Inger Ebeltoft, Matt Scarborough. Driven by desire, the first woman on Earth searches for a soulmate. Erotic; completed.
Sonnenstr. 21 81331 Munich, Germany
Fax: (49-89) 55876-229
Web site: www.telepool.de
Stand: Riviera L1/M2; phone 92-99-33-13
Attending: Dr. Thomas Weymar, CEO; Marc Gabizon, Philippe van Doornick, Dr. Cathy Rohnke, deputy managing directors; Wolfram Skowronnek.
"Berlin Symphony," producers, Nico Hofmann, Thomas Schadt; director, Schadt. Documentary on Berlin in the midst of a uniquely vibrant and exciting transition. Screening.
"Anansi," producers, Alena & Herbert Rimbach; director, Fritz Baumann; cast, George Quaye, Jimmy Akingbola, Naomie Harris. A group of West Africans takes a perilous journey to Germany. Screening.
"Nogo," producers, Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker; directors, Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl; cast, Meret Becker, Oliver Korittke, Jasmin Tabatabai. Three couples meet in a rundown gas station in the middle of nowhere. Screening.
"Help, I'm a Boy," producer, Dirk R. Duewel; director, Oliver Dommenget; cast, Sarah Hannemann, Nick Seidensticker, Philipp Blank. Emma and her enemy switch bodies. Screening.
8255 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046
Fax: (323) 650-6400
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand B2; 9299-8827
Attending: Marcy Rubin, senior VP, intl. distribution; Mary Judy, VP, distribution services.
"Virtual Storm," director, Terry Cunningham; cast, Adrian Paul, Bai Ling. A young man's past as a convicted computer hacker is used against him when he is blackmailed by an interactive computer player who forces him to use his skills to steal highly sensitive military software that creates weather. Screening.
"Written in Blood," director, John Terlesky; cast, Peter Coyote, Michael Weiss. Detective Ransom must track down a serial murderer that leaves behind clues reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes' mystery books. Screening.
"Con Express," director, Terry Cunningham; cast, Sean Patrick Flanery, Arnold Vosloo, Ursula Karven. When an FBI agent and a security liaison for the Kremlin join forces to hunt a political prisoner, they find themselves on a deadly chase through the wilds of Alaska. Screening.
"Devil Winds," After losing his son in a tornado he failed to predict, expert weatherman Pete Meiers must race against time to repair his reputation and warn the public of a coming swarm of killer twisters. Pre-production.
78 avenue des Champs-Elysees 75008 Paris, France
Fax: (33-1) 45-63-85-26
In Cannes: 11 avenue Paul Guigou; phone 93-99-78-15
Attending: Anne-Marie Rombourg-Caraco, general manager.
"Serbia Year Zero" (Serbie, Annee Zero), director, Goran Markovic; cast, Markovic, Rade Markovic, Sophie Duez. An insight into the political situation in Serbia.
"Maddening Noise" (Un Bruit Qui Rend Fou), director, Alain Robbe Grillet; cast, Fred Ward, Arielle Dombasle, Charles Tordjman. On a sultry Mediterranean island, local villagers are frightened by the ghostlike return of a man who mysteriously disappeared after allegedly killing a young Eurasian girl.
"Chloe's Summer" (L'ete de Chloe), director, Heikki Arekallio; cast, Elisabeth Vitali, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Valentina Vargas. 14-year-old Chloe will never forget the summer she falls in love, and trains on a beautiful horse to win a local championship.
"Mademoiselle Else," director, Pierre Boutron; cast, Julie Delarme, Francois Marthouret, Beatrice Agenin. A look at love, madness and death.
Cleveland House 33 King St. London SW1Y 6RJ, U.K.
Fax: (44-20) 7451-2360
Web site: www.cobaltmg.com
In Cannes: 2 La Croisette, 2nd Floor; phone 93-99-83-73
Attending: Peter Rogers; Ralpho Borgos; Peta Browne; Hal Sadoff; Rodney Payne, Myles Nestel.
"Vacuums," producers, Verna Harrah, Susan Ruskin, Quincy Jones, Joel Simon; directors, Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas; cast, Kip Pardue, Rose McGowan, Lee Evans. Comedy, rhythm and romance against a backdrop of two warring vacuum factories. Post-production.
"Mike Bassett: England Manager," producers, Neil Peplow, Steve Barron; director, Barron; cast, Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Redman, Bradley Walsh. A minor-league football club manager is made manager of the England squad, with disastrous results. Completed.
"The Locked Room," producer, Ted Hartley. Before you step into a dead man's shoes, be sure he's dead.
"Shade," producers, Ted Hadley, Chris Hammond, David Schnepp; director, Damian Nieman. A crew of young hard-edged hustlers and card mechanics scams its way around L.A. Pre-production.
Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl.
10202 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
Fax: (310) 244-1421
In Cannes: Carlton, Salon Californie II; 9306-4466
Attending: Jeff Blake, president, worldwide marketing & distribution; Peter Schlessel, president of production, Columbia Pictures; Nigel Clark, Mark Zucker, senior exec VPs; Sal Ladestro, senior VP, marketing & distribution, acquisitions & local-language productions; Susan van der Werff, senior VP, publicity & promotions.
600 Flower Ave., Suite 5 Venice, CA 90291
Fax: (310) 396-3832
In Cannes: Palais Miramar, Suite 201; 9394-2648, fax 9394-1985
Attending: Pascal Borno, president; Chris Perry-Melish, senior VP.
"Mr. Bones," producers, Anant Singh, Helena Spring; director, Gray Hofmeyr; cast, Leon Schuster, David Ramsey, Faizon Love. A medicine man is sent looking for the son of his tribal king, and brings back an American golfer and a host of goons intent on keeping him in the golf tournament. Comedy; screening.
"Marujas Asesinas," director, Javier Rebollo; cast, Neus Asensi, Antonio Resines, Karra Elejake. A crazy wife plans to eliminate her husband to become a widow, but discovers that the crime is like drugs and that once you start you can't stop. Comedy; screening.
3599 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90068
Fax: (818) 255-0290
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand L4; 9299-3340
Attending: J. David Williams, president; Michael Harpster, marketing president; Jennifer De Costa; comptroller; Tara Lynne Taggart, director, development; Scott A. Moore, VP, business affairs.
24 rue Lamartine 75009 Paris, France
Fax: (33-1) 56-02-60-01
Attending: Philippe Bober, managing director; Lene Ingemann, Chinlin Hsieh, producers-sales agents; Rebekka Garrido, sales agent.
"19," producers, Katsuaki Takemoto, Tsutomu Kuno; director, Kazushi Watanabe; cast, Daijiro Kawaoka, Takeo Noro, Ryo Shinmyo. A Tokyo student, kidnapped by a trio of young punks, turns from victim to accomplice. Completed.
"Dog Days," producers, Helmut Grasser, Philippe Bober; director, Ulrich Seidl; cast, Alfred Mrva, Maria Hofstatter, Georg Friedrich. The dog days of summer, steeped in alcohol, sex and song, unleash a fury of violence and raw emotions. Screening.
"Japon," producers, Carlos Reygadas, Carlos Serrano Azcona; director, Reygadas; cast, Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalena Flores. A man from the city heads to a remote canyon village to end his life, but finds salvation instead. Screening.
"Lovely Rita," producers, Antonin Svoboda, Philippe Bober, Heinz Stussack; director, Jessica Hausner; cast, Barbara Osika. A teenager's efforts to break out of her solitude and her claustrophobic environment end up isolating her even more. Completed.
Cowan Symes & ASSOC.
83 Charlotte St. London W1P 1LB, U.K. (44-20) 7323-1200 Fax: (44-20) 7323-1070
In Cannes: Salon Picasso, Hotel Savoy
Attending: Ronaldo Mourao; Phil Symes.
8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212 Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Fax: (323) 866-3417
In Cannes: Riviera, Stands L3 & M4; 9299-3312.
Attending: Ted Chalmers, head of worldwide distribution; Ray Haboush, head of intl. sales.
"All the Queen's Men," cast, Matt LeBlanc, Eddie Izzard, Udo Kier. Revolves around a motley team of Special Forces agents who that is sent to Nazi Germany, and dressed as women, must infiltrate an Enigma factory and steal the much-coveted decoding device. Comedy; completed.
"That Summer in L.A.," cast, Talisa Soto, Adam Caine, Alexis Cruz. A British tourist becomes entangled in a gang shootout on the mean streets of L.A. Action-adventure; completed.
"Bruce Campbell Presents Hatred of a Minute," cast, Gunnere Hansen. Based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, a young man struggles with imaginary demons that are slowly driving him toward murder. Horror; completed.
"Aero-Troopers," cast, Mark Hamill, Billy West, Jess Harnell. In a distant world, a dark force attacks a floating society and only the Aero Troopers can save them. Animation; completed.
Creative Union Entertainment
15000 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Fax: (818) 906-2096
In Cannes: Carlton, Office 160; 9306-4006, fax 9306-4025
Attending: Julie Savay-Ross, president, worldwide distribution; Yarek Danielak, VP, intl. distribution; Zachary Kahn, coordinator, motion picture group.
"Children of the Dust," producers, Jeffrey Klein, Chris Bongirne. During the Vietnam War, a heroic U.S. Navy pilot falls in love with a beautiful nurse who cares for the abandoned mixed-race children of American servicemen. Action-adventure; in development.
"When the Ride Is Ruff," director, Kirk Wong; cast, Wesley Snipes. Blamed for the brutal murder of the leader of a pan-American motorcycle club, Sam has only days to prove his innocence, find the killer, and escape the wrath of motorcycle gangs across the country. Action-adventure; pre-production.
"Madison," producers, Matin Wiley, William Bindley; director, Bindley; cast, Jim Caviezel, Mary McCormack, Jake Lloyd. Based on a true story of the river town of Madison, Ind., and its legendary efforts during the hydroplane racing season of 1971. Action-adventure; completed.
"Searching for Debra Winger," producers, Happy Walters, David Codikow, Rosanne Arquette; director, Arquette; cast, Patricia Arquette, Emmanuelle Beart, Katrin Cartlidge. This film talks about the biggest film actresses and the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry. Docu; completed.
1901 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 605 Los Angeles, CA 90067
Fax: (310) 553-9895
In Cannes: Carlton, Office 223; 9306-4006, fax 9306-4025
Attending: Steven Paul, president-CEO; Joseph Inga, VP, finance.
"Werewolf by Night," A Shakespearean tale of werewolves, passion ate love and intrigue. Action-adventure; in development.
"Deathlok," A film about a man who is unknowingly injected with an experimental virus that transforms him into a robotic fighting machine. Sci-Fi; in development.
"Unleashed," producer, Steven Paul, David Marlow, Frank Hubnov; director, Bob Clark. A detective hits a dead end when he discovers that the only witness to the murder of an old man in Chinatown is his faithful dog. Action Comedy; completed.
"Superbabies: Baby Geniuses II," producers, Steven Paul, David Marlow, Frank Hubner; director, Bob Clark; cast, Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel. Talking toddlers seek the help of a suave superbaby to stop an evil villian's quest for world domination. Comedy; completed.
3907 W. Alameda Ave. Burbank, CA 91505
Fax: (818) 566-1719
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand N2; 9299-3221; fax 9299-3222.
Attending: Carole Curb, president; Wendy Reeds, exec director-head of sales.
"Almost Salinas," producer, Wade Danielson; director, Terry Green; cast, John Mahoney, Linda Emond, Virginia Madsen. Life takes a strange turn when a group of outsiders comes to the small town of Cholame, the famed site of James Dean's fatal car crash.
"Bug," producers, Lysa Hayland, Kate Margolis; directors, Matt Manfredi, Phil Hay; cast, Brian Cox, Jamie Kennedy, Ed Begley Jr. In the hip urban Los Angeles neighborhood of Silverlake, strangers with apparently nothing in common interact with humor, love, rage, fear and generosity. Action-adventure.
"Wendigo," producer, Jeff Levy-Hinte; director, Larry Fessenden; cast, Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, Erik Per Sullivan. A blue Volvo makes its way through the fading light this chilly winter evening in upstate New York. Thriller.
"Dummy," producer, Richard Temtchine; director, Greg Pritikin; cast, Adrien Brody, Illeana Douglas, Milla Jovovich. All Steven ever wanted was to find a decent job and meet a nice girl; but his family thinks he's nuts, his friends think he's hopeless, and the police think he's guilty. Comedy.
Daniel Zuta Filmproduktion
Kleine Neikenstr. 17 60488 Frankfurt, Germany
Fax: (49-69) 239058
Stand: c/o Focus Germany
Attending: Daniel Zuta, CEO, producer& distributor; Bogdan Dreyer, director.
"Meteorites," producer, Daniel Zuta; director, Bogdan Dreyer; cast, Harvey Keitel, Gerard Depardieu. When parts of a big meteorite storm approach a small village in Sicily, various gold-diggers move in to see if there is any money to be made. Pre-production.
Danish Film Institute
Gothersgade 55 DK-1123 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Fax: (45) 3374-3445
Web site: www.dfi.dk
In Cannes: 55 La Croisette; phone 93-99-83-77
Attending: Henning Camre, CEO; Lars Feilberg, head of production & development; Vinca Wiedemann, film consultant; Anders Geertsen, head of distribution & marketing; Jimmy Bredow Pedersen, promotion manager, feature films; Pernille Munk Skydsgaard, intl. relations, features.
99 Hudson St., 5th floor New York, NY 10013
Fax: (212) 941-3836
In Cannes: Majestic, Salle Royan; 9706-8500; fax 9706-8504
Attending: Rick Sands, chairman, worldwide distribution, Miramax Films; Edward Noeltner, senior VP, distribution & sales, Miramax Intl.; Sally Morrison, senior VP, intl. publicity, Miramax Intl.; Marc Bunag, VP, creative marketing, Miramax Intl.; Mark Lindsay, VP, intl. distribution, Miramax Intl.; Danielle Frank, director, intl. publicity, Miramax Intl.
"Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams," producers, Elizabeth Avellan, Robert Rodriguez; director, Rodriguez; cast, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega. Mom and dad have gotten themselves into a whole heap of trouble and our young heroes have another daring rescue on their hands. Action-adventure; in production.
"The Guest," producers, Gil Netter, John Jacobs; director, David Zucker; cast, Ashton Kutcher, Tara Reid, Andy Richter. A young low-level employee volunteers to house-sit for his boss mostly in the hopes of winning a date with his beautiful daughter. Comedy; post-production.
"Hellraiser VI: Hellseeker," director, Rick Bota; cast, Doug Bradley, Dean Winters, Ashley Laurence. The puzzle box has been solved again and the demonic Pinhead has returned to Earth with his legion of followers to bring torture and death to those who stand in his way. Horror; in production.
"Halloween: Resurrection," producer, Paul Freeman; director, Rich Rosenthal; cast, Busta Rhymes, Bianca Kajlich, Thomas Ian Nicholas. A small-time Internet entrepreneur is promoting a Halloween night Webcast to try and capitalize on the place where it all began. Horror; post-production.
8282 Sunset Blvd., Suite A Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 848-4140
Fax: (323) 848-4144
In U.K.: Surrey House Suite 219A 34 Eden St. Kingston-Upon-Thames Surrey KT1 1ER
Fax: (44-20) 8481-3778
In Cannes: Palais D'Orsay, 62 La Croisette, 4th Floor; phone 93-43-08-95
Attending: Anant Singh, Brian Cox, producers; Sanjeev Singh, acquisitions exec; Paul Janssen, sales exec.
"I Capture the Castle," producers, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, David Parfitt; director, Tim Flywell; cast, Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Henry Thomas. A young girl discovers the secrets of her feelings and sexuality. Post-production.
"Zu Warriors," producer-director, Tsui Hark; cast, Zhang Zi Yi; Ekin Cheng; Sammo Hung. A warrior princess and her soldiers fight a war against the army of darkness. Completed.
"Mr. Bones," producers, Anant Singh, Helena Spring; director, Gray Hofmeyr; cast, Leon Schuster, David Ramsey, Faizon Love. The aging king of a South African tribe sends a white witchdoctor to find his lost son. Completed.
100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg. 9128, Suite 1386 Universal City, CA 91608
Fax: (818) 733-0759
In Cannes: Carlton, Office 161
Attending: David DeFalco, president-CEO; Grant Raynham, VP intl. sales.
"Redemption," producer, David DeFalco; director, Art Camacho; cast, Don Wilson, Chris Penn, Cynthia Rothrock. A bank robbery forces an ex-cop to choose a path of greed and evil or redemption. Acton-adventure; completed.
"The Back Lot Murders," producer, Steven Jay Bernheim; director, David Defalco; cast, Corey Haim, Priscilla Barnes, Charles Fleischer. During the shooting of a rock video on a studio back lot a series of gruesome murders takes place. Horror; completed.
"Point Doom," producer, David DeFalco; director, Art Camacho; cast, Richard Grieco, Ice T, Angle Everhart. A Hollywood talent agent falls into a love triange with a woman who thrusts him into the world of strip clubs, drugs and deadly motorcycle gangs. Action-adventure; completed.
"Gangland," producer, Art Camacho; director, David DeFalco; cast, Costas Mandylor, Kathleen Kinmont, Sasha Mitchell. In 2005, three heroes battle to free a scientist in a plague-ridden post-apocalyptic city controlled by an evil gang and ruled by the malevolent Lucifer. Action-adventure; completed.
57 rue Pierre Charron 75008 Paris, France (33-1) 42-89-23-11 Fax: (33-1) 42-89-23-17
In Cannes: 116 La Croisette
Attending: Edward Douek, president; Rene Soussana, VP of finance; Juliette Dinh, VP of production.
8489 W. Third St., Suite 1038 Los Angeles, CA 90048
Fax: (323) 655-5603
In Cannes: Riviera, Stands J2 & K2; 9299-8843
Attending: Ehud Bleiberg, chairman-CEO; Yitzhak Ginsberg, president; Nadine de Barros, director, sales & acquisitions; Moshe Peterburg, exec producer; Shannon Wilson, exec assistant.
"According to Spencer," producers, Ehud Bleiberg, Terence Michael, Yitzhak; director, Shane Edelman; cast, Jesse Bradford, Mia Kirshner, Adam Goldberg. A young man, reunited with his childhood crush, is determined to make her fall in love with him. Comedy; screening.
"RSVP," producers, Len Combs, John Boesel III, Mrk Anthony Galluzzo; director, Mark Anthony Galluzzo; cast, Glenn Quinn, Majandra Delfino, Jason Mewes. A group of friends throws a party only to discover they are being killed off by one of the guests. Horror; screening.
"Shoot `Em Up," producers, Ehud Bleiberg, Yitzhak Ginsberg, Rudy Cohen; director, Michael Davis. Action-adventure; pre-production.
"Monster Man," producers, Ehud Bleiberg, Yitzhak Ginsberg; director, Michael Davis. A band of murderers driving a monster truck terrorizes a couple of college kids traveling cross-country. Horror; pre-production.
10-12 Haehwa-dong, Jongro-gu Seoul, 110-530 Korea
(822) 3673 2545
Fax: (822) 3673 2544
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand J2; 9299 3336
Attending: Paul Yi, CEO-president; Cho E J, manager.
"Who Are You?," producers, Shim Bokyung, Cho Dongwon; director, Choi Ho; cast, Lee Nayong, Cho Seungwoo. A very hip and modern story between twentysomethings set in the tallest building in Seoul. Completed.
"Desire," producer, Lee Eun; Kim Eungsu; cast, Lee Sua, Lee Dongkyu, An Taegun. A woman finds herself lost and seeking her own desire after discovering her husband having an affair with a man. Completed.
"Camel," producer, Ko Choonggil; director Park Kiyong; cast, Lee Daeyeon, Park Myungshin. A film about a man and a woman who meet and leave their families behind to take a trip to the seaside. Completed.
280 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 303 Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Fax: (310) 205-9325
In Cannes: 13, Square Merimee 2nd floor; 9339-3658
Attending: Barbara Mudge, president; Ron Ricciardi, CEO, Entertainment Capital Group; Ron Collins, senior VP, Entertainment Capital Group; Susannah D'Arcy, acquisitions, Access Motion Pictures.
"The Climb," producer, John Shepard; director, John Schmidt; cast, Jason George, Ned Vaughn, Clifton Davis. Two hotshot mountain climbers tackle their darkest fears in order to survive their inner pain as well as their upward ascent. Action-adventure; screening.
"Dinner Rush," producers, Lou DiGiaimo, Patti Greaney; director, Bob Giraldi; cast, Danny Aiello, Eduardo Ballerini, Vivian Wu. The aging owner of a neighborhood bistro is dealing with its transition to a trend-setting establishment, his turbulent son the head chef, its patrons and two local hoods eager to become partners. Comedy; screening.
"The Sinister Saga of Making the Stunt Man," producer-director, Richard Rush; cast, Rush, Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback. This film takes us through the turbulent making of the classic 1980 award- winner feature "The Stunt Man." Docu.; completed.
"Pigeonholed," producers, Tripp Swanhaus, Michael Swanhaus, Bill McCutcheon; director, Michael Swanhaus; cast, Justin Pierce, Jon Abrahams, Chris Noth. For the children of the rich, survival is just as difficult as for everyone else but in their own trouble-filled minds finding a reason to live can be the hardest struggle of all. Comedy; completed.
10520 Venice Blvd Culver City, CA 90232
Fax: (310) 836-6795
In Cannes: Noga Hilton, Suite 335
Attending: Franco Columbu, Art Birzneck, presidents; Sridhar Sreekakula, sales manager.
"Ancient Warriors," producers, Franco Columbu, Liz Ryan; director, Walter von Huene; cast, Daniel Baldwin, Columbu, Richard Lynch. A retired military unit reunites to battle an evil crime lord hiding out in a maze of abandoned mines occupied by the spirits of ancient warriors. Completed.
"Doublecross," producer-director, Franco Columbu; cast, Columbu, Frank Stallone, Barbara Nive. Six years after a top-secret agent single-handedly stopped an arms deal aimed at leveling Southern California, deception and revenge follow him back to his home halfway around the world. Completed.
"The Process," producer, Keigh McNamara; director, Ernie Reyes Jr.; cast, Ernie Reyes, Reyes, Corin Nemec. A martial arts champion travels to America in search of his destiny, ultimately aiding a young man in trouble with a ruthless gang. Completed.
"Beretta's Island," producer, Franco Columbu; director, Michael Preece; cast, Columbu, Ken Kercheval, Arnold Schwarzenegger. An Interpol operative follows a killer's trail to the operative's hometown on the beautiful island of Sardinia, where drugs are turning a peaceful village into a hell-hole. Completed.
Egmond Film & TV
Potgieterstraat 38 1053 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fax: (31-20) 589-0901
Web site: www.egmondfilm.nl
Stand: Riviera 3; phone 92-99-32-05
Attending: Hans de Weers.
"Nynke," producer, Hans de Weers; director, Pieter Verhoeff; cast, Monic Hendrickx, Jeroen Willems. Drama about a woman ahead of her time. Completed.
"Qui Vive," producer, Hans de Weers; director, Pieter Verhoeff; cast, Pierre Bokma, Catherina ten Bruggencate. Drama about a group of people who were all touched by the war. Completed.
Emperor Multimedia Group
Room 3104-09, 31/F Two Chinachem Exchange Square 338 King's Road North Point, Hong Kong
Fax: (852) 2893-4309
In Cannes: Noga Hilton, Suite 202; 9299-5201
Attending: Carl Chang, CEO; Gordon Chan, CPO; May Yip, distribution & acquisition manager; Bey Logan, associate producer; Kitty Leung, marketing manager; Helen To, assistant producer.
"The Twins Effect," producer, Carl Chang; director, Dante Lam; cast, Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung, Edison Chen. Two cute young Chinese vampire slayers stalk the undead on the mean streets of Hong Kong. In development.
"Thieves Like Us," producer, Carl Chang; director, Wilson Ip; cast, Edison Chen, Eason Chan, Joey Yung. Three mischievous youngsters break into the great museums of Europe, then find themselves the pawns of a criminal mastermind. In development.
"Swordbearer," producer-director, Gordon Chan. A naive youngster sets out on the road of vengeance and learns the true way of the blade. In development.
"New Blood," producers, Joe Ma, Ivy Kong, Ip Kwong Klm; director, Cheang Pou Sol; cast, Niki Chow, Bernard Chow, Cyrus Chow. An attempted suicide, a life-saving transfusion and a vengeful spirit make up a new vein of horror. Completed.
15030 Ventura Blvd., Suite 762 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Fax: (818) 709-9597
In Cannes: Carlton, Office 204; 9306-4006, fax 9306-4025
Attending: Emilio Ferrari, consultant; Gregg Ratinoff, sales consultant.
"I Know What You Did Last Winter," Five teenage friends enter the world's biggest snowboarding contest and find themselves competing for more than just prize money as a murderer is on the loose. Post-production.
"Never Say ... Never Mind," cast, The Swedish Bikini Team, Bruce Payne, John Rhys-Davies. A team of beautiful and highly intelligent women fights the forces of evil using not only beauty and brains but high-tech gizmos and combat techniques.
"Down Town," An ex-cop working as a security guard at a Las Vegas casino tries to save the day after he gets involved with a group of rebellious extremist Marines attempting to heist the city of sin. Pre-production.
"Moonbreaker," The Swedish Bikini Team will battle an evil terrorist group that plans to infect the Earth from a distant planet. Action-adventure; pre-production.
33 avenue des Champs Elysees 75008 Paris, France
Fax: (33-1) 42-25-73-38
Web site: www.eurocine.net
Stand: Riviera F3; phone 92-99-33-20
Attending: Daniel Lesoeur, chairman; Ilona Kunesova, head of acquisition and development; A.L. Mariaux, production; Michelle Magnan, sales.
"Wild Bees" (Divoke Vcely), producer, Viktor Schwarcz; director, Bohden Slama. Black comedy about relationships and hidden loves, set in a forgotten village in Northern Moravia. Completed.
"Nightmares Come at Night," director, Jess Franco; cast, Soledad Miranda, Diana Lorrys, Paul Muller. Obsessed with bloody nightly visions, Anne lives in anguish of schizophrenia. Completed.
"Sade's Eugenia," director, Jess Franco; cast, Soledad Miranda, Paul Muller, Andre Montcall. Eugenia and her father plan to commit the perfect crime. Completed.
"Justine de Sade," director, Claude Pierson; cast, Alice Arno, Yves Arcanel, Georges Beauvillier. A young orphan's tough upbringing is in stark contrast to that of her sister.
53 rue Ampere 75017 Paris, France
Fax: (33-1) 47-63-83-20
Web site: www.europacorp.com
In Cannes: Le Relais de la Reine; phone 93-06-60-10
Attending: Pierre-Ange le Pogam, COO; Gregoire Melin, head of intl. department; Flore Turra, director, intl. department; Sara May, head of acquisitions; Frederic Monnereau, head of theatrical distribution.
"Peau D'Ange," director, Vincent Perez; cast, Morgane More, Guillaume Depardieu. A young girl waits for fate to reunite her with a drifter with whom she had a one-night stand. Screening.
"Blanche," producer, Philippe Rousselet; director, Bernie Bonvoisin; cast, Lou Doillon, Roschdy Zem, Jean Rochefort.
In 17th century France, the leader of a gang of thieves plots revenge against Cardinal Mazarin for the murder of her family. Post-production.
"La Felicita Non Costa Niente," director, Mimmo Calopresti; cast, Mimmo Calopresti, Vincent Perez, Francesca Neri. After a car accident, Sergio feels he must search for happiness and sets out on a quest for a new life. Post-production.
"Taxi 3," director, Gerard Krawczyk; cast, Samy Naceri, Frederic Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard. Our offbeat heroes count on the back-up of the deadly duo Lily and Petra who have more than one trick up their sleeves. Post-production.
European Film Promotion
Friedensallee 14-16 22765 Hamburg, Germany
Fax: (49-40) 3906249
Web site: www.efp-online.com
In Cannes: Appia Hotel; phone 93-06-59-59
Attending: Renate Rose, managing director; Jo Muhlberger, project manager.
Export Union des Deutschen Films
Sonnenstr. 21 80331 Munich, Germany
Fax: (49-89) 59978730 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.german-cinema.de
Stand: German Pavilion, Intl. Village; phone 93-43-39-42
Attending: Christian Dorsch, managing director; Susanne Reinker, PR manager; Angela Hawkins, intl. publications editor; Heinz Badewitz, management, German Screenings; Cornelia Klimkeit, PR assistant.
Luis Bunuel 2 -- 2o izq Ciudad de la Imagen Pozuelo de Alarcon 28223 Madrid, Spain
Fax (34-91) 512-0148
Web site: www.fapae.es
Stand: Riviera A1.C2
Attending: Eduaro Campoy, president; Fabia Buenaventura, general manager; Maria Jose Vadillo, intl. relations director.
Farabi Cinema Foundation
55 Sie-Tir Avenue Tehran 11358, Iran
Fax: (9821) 6708155
Web site: www.fcf.ir.com
Stand: Riviera E6; phone 92-99-33-30
Attending: Mehdi Asgarpoor, managing director; Amir Esfandiari, director of intl. affairs; Mohammad Esfandiari, sales manager; Jamal Omid, selection committee; Shahin Bazil, acquisitions; Reza Tashakkori, festivals.
"A House Built on Water," director, Bahman Farmanara; cast, Reza Kianian, Hedyeh Tehrani, Ezzatollah Entezami. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, a doctor meets his savior. Screening.
"White Dream," director, Hamid Jebelli; cast, Hamis Jebelli, Soghra Karimi, Elizabth Amini. A young man who works in a tailor's shop falls in love with a young lady. Screening.
"Exam," director, Naser Refai. Drama about a group of young women taking the University National Entrance Exam. Screening.
"I'm Taraneh, 15," director, Rasul Sadr Ameli; cast, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mahtab Nasirpoor, Hassein Mahjoob. Taraneh wants to live in a safe society. Screening.
Film & Music Entertainment
34 Bloomsbury Street London WC1B 3QJ, U.K
Fax: (44-20) 7636-9229
Web site: www.fame.uk.com
In Cannes: Fulmara (Soho House Boat), Jetee Albert-Edouard
Attending: Mike Downey, managing director; Sam Taylor, head of production.
"Deathwatch," producers, Sam Taylor, Mike Downey; director, Michael J. Bassett; cast, Jamie Bell, Hugo Speer, Matthew Rhys. Spine-chilling horror story set in the trenches of WWI. Post production.
"Falcons," producers, Mike Downey, Sam Taylor, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Peter Rommel, Egil Odegaard; director, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson; cast, Keith Carradine, Margaret Vilhjalmspottir. A young woman and an ex-convict flee the country with a strange and valuable cargo. Post-production.
"Under the Stars," producer, Sam Taylor; director, Christos Georgiou. A mismatched couple illegally cross partitioned Cyprus. Completed.
"Josephine," producers, Mike Downey, Dan Maag; director, Rajko Grlic; cast, Giancarlo Esposito, Maria Schrader. A melodramatic post-cold war love story between a simple Czech cheesemaker and an East German ex-zoologist dancer. Completed.
Film Artists Network
P.O. Box 93032 Hollywood, CA 90093
Fax: (818) 344-0569
Email: email@example.com In Cannes: Riviera, Stand F 15
Attending: Eugene Mandelcorn, president; Fenny Mandelcorn, Erin Slattery, Marzia Larpin, sales representatives.
"No Turning Back," producer, Jesus Nebot; directors, Jesus Nebot, Julia Montejo; cast, Nebot, Chelsea Rendon, Lindsay Price. After losing his wife and home to a hurricane, father and daughter illegally immigrate to the United States, and out of fear and desperation they go undercover to escape a police manhunt that intensifies after a tragic accidental death. Thriller; completed.
"Junk Yard to Finish Line," producers, Kris Hemenway, Mike Anderson; director, Hemenway; cast, Anderson, Vic McLean, Sam Mandel. A 1954 antique Mercury car from a junkyard restored to drive in the historical road rally La Carrera Panamericana. Docu; completed.
"Deep in the Heart of Texas," producer-director, Stephen Pervis; cast, Kenneth Cranham, Amanda Root, Marco Perella. A comic road movie about two Brits lost in Texas. Comedy; completed.
"The Demolition Crew," producer-director, John Vitali; cast, Vitali, Susan Blake, Robed Pascucci. To Anthony's Dek Hockey team, loosing didn't matter until they lost more than a game. Drama; completed.
Film Bridge Intl.
1316 Third St. Promenade, Suite 105 Santa Monica, CA 90401
Fax: (310) 656-8683
In Cannes: (33-6) 08-52-81-26
Attending: Ellen S. Wander; Incoronata Pagliuca; Lori Mathison.
"Clive Boomer's Success," A heist story about a sultry bank teller who manipulates three men and ultimately gets caught up in a web of intrigue, murder and a million- dollar heist.
"Invidia," director, Elide Cortesi. Set in Italy about two childhood friends and rivals who are reunited as adults in the late '60s; envy is the powerful emotion that clouds the relationship between the two old friends. Drama.
"Big Spender," An ex-con is assigned to care for an ailing race horse and in the process learns about love, forgiveness and second chances. Family.
"Say Nothing," cast, William Baldwin, Nastasaja Kinski. The lives of a young married couple are turned upside-down when a stranger's obsession puts not only their marriage but their lives at stake. Thriller; completed.
Film Festivals Entertainment Group
4 rue d'Artois 75008 Paris, France
Fax: (33-1) 42-56-28-35
Attending: Malo Girod de I'Ain, president; Bruno Chatelin, COO; Carol Shyman, managing editor.
"Cannes Film Festival Highlights," daily coverage of the festival.
1024 N. Orange Dr. Hollywood, CA 90038
Fax: (323) 308-3494
In Cannes: Palais Level 1, Office 26-06; 9299-8114
Attending: Sydney Levine, president; Peter Belsito, exec VP; Nicole Luther, administrator.
"Film Finders Tracking Reports"
The Film Library
3345 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA 90010
Fax: (310) 362-8890
In Cannes: Grand Hotel Residence
Attending: Alexandra Sun.
5130, St-Laurent, Suite 400 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2T 1R8
Fax: (514) 274-0214
In Cannes: Le palais des iles, 2e, #24; cell phone (514) 570-8055
Attending: Pierre Latour, Joanne Senecal, associates.
Mathildenstr. 20 71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany
Fax: (49-7141) 969292
Web site: www.filmakademie.de
Stand: c/o German Cinema
Attending: Dr. Arthur Hofer, president.
"I'll Wait on You Hand and Foot," producer, Silke Parzich; director, lain Dilthey; cast, Eva Lobau, Dirk Waanders, Manfred Kranich. Eighteen-yearold Ramona tries to make her dream of a family come true.
Miguel Hernandez 81-87 Poligono Pedrosa 08908 L'Hospitalet de LlobregatBarcelona, Spain
Fax: (34-93) 263-0824
Web site: www.filmaxinternational.com
In Cannes: La Relais de la Reine; phone 92-59-01-15
Attending: Julio Fernandez, chairman; Carlos Fernandez, president; Antonia Nava, snr. VP, sales & co-productions; Carlos Rojano, snr. VP, marketing; Jorge Tuca, head of acquisitions; Vicente Canales, sales manager.
"Second Name," producers, Julio Fernandez, Joan Ginard; director, Paco Plaza; cast, Erica Prior, Trae Huolihan, Craig Hill. The story of a woman fighting against her destiny, a daughter who discovers her father's terrible past and a victim who decides to change everything. Screening.
"El Cid: The Legend," producer, Julio Fernandez; director, Josep Pozo. An animated feature based on the historical legend set in the court of King Fernando I in Spain. In-production.
"Oblivion," producer, Julio Fernandez; director, Nacho Cerda. In an isolated town, a strange woman arrives threatening to reveal a secret that will destroy a doctor's life and perhaps the entire town.
"Darkness," producers, Julio Fernandez, Brian Yuzna; director, Jaume Balaguero; cast, Anna Paquin, Lena Olin, lain Glen. Evil infiltrates a family in pain. Post-production.
336 W. End Ave., Suite 16 F New York, NY 10023
In Cannes: Noga Hilton; (917) 4430298 Attending: Daniel Blumberg, producer.
"Inferno," producer, Daniel Blumberg; director, Matthew Harrison; cast, Kris Park, Ivan Martin, Tami Reynolds. A stylized love story that journeys through New York City's downtown urban scene. Post-production.
Via Polonia 9 00198 Rome, Italy
Fax: (39-06) 8550248
Web site: www.filmexport.com
Stand: Riviera C5/D4
Attending: Roberto di Girolamo, president & CEO; Laura Maurano, sales manager; Andrea Di Girolamo, production & acquisitions; Antonio Pacillo, assistant.
"The Astromavericks," directors, Victor Rambaldi, Camillo Teti. Cartoon about a young extraterrestrial who saves his people from extinction with the help of a child and his grandfather. Pre-production.
"Beauty Queen Olivia," director, Federica Martino; cast, Carolina Felline, Eleonora Materazzo, Elena Bonelli. A 16-year-old girl runs away from her dysfunctional family with her friend. Completed.
"Titanic -- The Legend Goes On," director, Camillo Teti. Cartoon about a young couple who survive the sinking of the Titanic and finally get married. Completed.
"The Other Woman" (L'atra Donna), director, Bruno Mattel; cast, Dana Ceci, Danilo Quintilli, Roberto Verrocchi. A bored, married young woman changes her life through real experiences and erotic dreams. Post-production.
76-78 Charlotte St. London WlP 1LX, U.K.
Fax: (44-20) 7868-7766
Stand: Riviera N7; phone 92-99-8801
Attending: Janine Gold, head of FilmFour Intl.; Natalie Brenner, deputy head of Intl. film sales; Libby Hughes, film sales executive; Bridget Pedgrift, head of intl. publicity & marketing; Hayley Castle, Shelley Warnaby, publicity & marketing execs.
"Gerry," producer, Dany Wolf; director, Gus Van Sant; cast, Casey Affleck, Matt Damon. Two boys go hiking in the desert and get lost. Screening.
"Miranda," producer, Laurence Bowen; director, Marc Munden; cast, Christina Ricci, John Simm, Kyle MacLachlan. She's sexy, smart and dangerous to know and she'll become any man's fantasy to get what she wants. Screening.
"The Actors," producers, Nell Jordan, Redmond Morris, Stephen Woolley; director, Conor McPherson; cast, Michael Caine, Dylan Moran, Lena Headey. Two struggling rather eccentric actors prove the little known adage that bad actors make great cooks. Screening.
"Once Upon a Time in the Midlands," producer, Andrea Calderwood; director, Shane Meadows; cast, Robed Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke. An epic of small-town life with two men fighting each other for the love of a woman and her daughter. Post-production.
Unit 1357, 13/F Hongkong Intl. Trade & Exhibition Centre 1 Trademart Drive Kin Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Fax: (852) 2736-7111
Email: ahkat@netvigator, com
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand G7
Attending: Derek Yee, head of production; Katherine Lee, VP, distribution.
"Inner Senses," producer, Derek Yee; director, Lo Chi-Leung; cast, Leslie Cheung, Karena Lam. Completed.
"July Rhapsody," producers, Derek Yee, Ann Hui; director, Hui; cast, Jacky Cheung, Anita Mui, Karena Lam. Completed.
"Losing Thirty Years," producer, Derek Yee; director, Banny Lo; cast, Richie Jen, Candy Lo. Post-production.
"The Martial Kid," producer, Tsui Hark; director, Yeung Yung. In production.
6 rue de L'Ecole de Medecine 75006 Paris, France
Fax: (33-1) 53-10-33-98
Web site: www.filmsdistribution.com
Stands: K5/L8; phone 92-99-33-41
Attending: Nicolas Brigaud Robed; Francois Yon, Didar Domheri.
"The Girl From Paris" (Une Hirondelle A Fait Le Printemps), producer, Christophe Rossignon; director, Christophe Carion; cast, Michel Serrault, Mathilde Seigner, Jean Paul Roussillon. A 30-year-old Parisian woman buys a farm from an old man.
"The Landlords" (1000/1000 eme), producer, Daniel Wuhrmann; director, Remi Waterhouse; cast, Patrick Chesnais, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Albert Delpy. Under the leadership of a cunning and depressive, property manager, the owners of the apartments at 28, rue des Oursins clash with each other.
"A Piece of Sky" (Une Part du Ciel), producers, Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin, Joseph Rouschop, Donato Rotunno, Eddy Geradon-Luyckx; director, Benedicte Lienard; cast, Severine Caneele, Sofia Leboutte, Josiane Stoleru. Film that recounts the resistance of women held prisoner in a jail and of a group of workers in a factory.
"Good Old Naughty Days" (Polissons et Galipettes), producer-director Michel Reilhac. A look at how, from the very first days of silent movies, the camera seems to have been the perfect voyeuristic tool to film people making love.
Stationsweg 32 2312 AV Leiden, The Netherlands
Fax: (31-71) 565-9960
Web site: www.fintagehouse.com
In Hungary: Terez Korut 46, 3rd Floor H-1066 Budapest, Hungary
Fax: (36-1) 312-0607
Email: mail@fintagemagyar, hu
Web site: www.fintagehouse.com
In Cannes: Residences du Grand Hotel, Apt. IC, Entree Goeland; phone 93-99-55-34
Attending: Robbed Aarts, Niels Teves, co-CEOs; Maarten Melchior, managing director, film & TV; Peter Kostense, director of sales & acquisitions; Said Boudarga, director of intl. distribution; Katalin Cser, director of operations.
421 S. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Fax: (310) 789-4747
In Cannes: Private yacht
Attending: Daniel Diamond, president; Jay Firestone, chairman; Pliny Porter, head of development.
"Empire," producers, Daniel Bigel, Michael Mailer; director, Franc Reyes; cast, John Leguizamo, Denise Richards, Peter Sarsgaard. A slick drug dealer runs a lucrative business selling a drug mix dubbed Empire. Drama; completed.
"Long Hello, Short Goodbye," producers, John Woo, Terence Chang; director, Gustavo Musquero. An obsessed cop tries to bust an ex-con but his plan backfires when a fellow cop falls in love with the target. Drama; pre-production.
First Floor Features
Czaar Peterstraat 213 1018 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fax: (31-20) 6227282
In Cannes: Carlton Hotel
Attending: Laurens Geels, president; Hubert Nieuwendijk, CEO.
"Resistance," producers, Laurens Geels, Paige Simpson; director, Todd Komarnicki; cast, Bill Paxton, Julia Ormond, Philippe Volter. An American WWII fighter pilot, downed in occupied Belgium, falls in love with the wife of a resistance member, whose task it is to save him. Post-production.
"Valentin," producers, Laurens Geels, Pablo Wisznia, Thierry Forte; director, Alejandro Agresti; cast, Carmen Maura, Rodrigo Noya, Alejandro Agresti. A very lonely 9-year-old boy, living at his grandmother's in Buenos Aires, is determined to find a new wife for his father in order to create a family of his own. Post-production.
Flach Pyramide Intl.
5 rue du Chevalier de Saint-George 75008 Paris, France
Fax: (33-1) 40-20-05-51
Web site: www.flach-pyramide.com
In Cannes: 6 La Croisette; phone 9339-03-97
Attending: Eric Lagesse, head of world sales; Philippe Leconte, sales assistant; Paul Richer, festivals & markets.
"Divine Intervention," producer, Humbert Balsan; Ella Suleiman. Drama. Screening.
"Seaside" (Bord de Mer), producer, Alain Benguigui; director, Julie LopesCurval; cast, Bulle Ogler, Helene Filieres. Comedy. Completed.
"Nearest to Heaven" (Au Plus Pres du Paradis), producers, Fabienne Vonier, Gilles Sandoz; director, Tonie Marshall; cast, Catherine Deneuve, William Hurt, Bernard Lecoq. Romance. Completed. "Intimate Scenes," producer, Jean-Francois Lepetit; director, Catherine Breillat; cast, Anne Darillaud, Gregoire Colin, Roxanne Mesquida. Comedy. Completed.
Handelskaai 18-B2 B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Fax: (32-2) 219-3402
Web site: www.flanders-image.com
Stand: Riviera A2; phone 92-99-3315
Attending: Annemie Degryse, general manager; Veerle Creve, assistant.
"Hop," director, Dominique Standaert.
"A Girl," director, Dorothee Vandenberge
"Alias," director, Jan Verheyen.
"Any Way the Wind Blows," director, Tom Barman. Pre-production.
Flanders Intl. Film Festival -- Ghent
Leeuwstraat 40B B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Fax: (32-9) 2219074
Web site: www.filmfestival.be
Stand: Riviera A2
Attending: Jacques Dubrulle, CEO-secretary general; Christian de Schutter, media & industry exec; Wire de Witte, program exec; Gwen Vande Pitte, external relations; Marian Ponnet, Danielle Heynickx, guest officers.
Fortissimo Film Sales
Cruquiusweg 40 1019 AT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fax: (31-20) 626-1155
Web site: www.fortissimo-films.com
In Cannes: Residence La Brise, 5th Floor; phone 92-98-95-09
Attending: Wouter Barendrecht, Michael J. Werner, co-chairmen; Esther Bannenberg, director of intl. sales, servicing & acquisition; Marnix van Wijk, director of marketing & festivals; Winnie Lau, director of intl distribution (Hong Kong); Nelleke Driessen, director of intl. distribution (Amsterdam).
"Mon-Rak Transistor," producers, Nonzee Nimibutr, Duangkamol Limcharoen; director, Pen-ek Ratanaruang; cast, Suppakorn Kitsuwan, Siriyakorn Pukkavesa, Black Pomtong. An aspiring folk singer abandons the love of his life in his search for stardom. Screening.
"Bear's Kiss," producers, Christoph Friedel, Karl Baumgartner; director, Sergei Bodrov; cast, Rebecka Liljeberg, Joachim Krol, Sergei Bodrov Jr. Fairy tale that goes beyond the borders of reality. Post-production.
"The Eye," producer, Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui; directors, Oxide and Danny Pang; cast, Angelica Lee, Lawrence Chow, So Yut Lai. A cornea transplant restores Mann's vision, but a series of inexplicable events leads her to believe there is more than meets the eye to her new gift of sight. Post-production.
"Springtime in a Small Town," producers, Bill Kong, Li Xiaowan, Tang Yatming; director, Tian Zhuangzhuang. A well-respected family gets an unexpected visitor who stirs up feelings of lust and passion in 1946 China. Post-production.
42nd Street Prods.
Pje Mendez Vigo 3 08009 Barcelona, Spain
Fax: (34-934) 677 263
Stand: Riviera N1
Attending: Thomas Spieker, CEO; Monika Ganzenmuller, snr. VP, intl. sales & marketing; Gemma Folch, snr. VP, contents & business affairs.
"Food of Love," director, Ventura Pons; cast, Juliet Stevenson, Kevin Bishop, Paul Rhys. He is young, beautiful and ambitious ... but talent has no price. Screening.
"Fausto 5.0," directors, Isidro Ortiz, Alex Olle, Carlos Padrissa; cast, Miguel Angel Sola, Eduard Fernandez, Nawja Nimri. Contemporary take on Goethe's Faust myth. Screening.
4 Winds Film/Mystic Knight Prods.
P.O. Box 2191 Malibu, CA 90265
Fax: (818) 313-9018
In Cannes: Sol Hotel; 9347-6300
Attending: Michael Schultz, president, 4 Winds Film; Steve Barlaam, Mystic Knight Prods..
"Archangel," producers, Steve Barlaam, Michael Schultz; director, Schultz; cast, Steve Barlaam. In development.
8228 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046
Fax: (323) 822-2165
In Cannes: Carlton, Office 138
Attending: Elie Samaha, chairman-CEO; Andrew Stevens, president-COO; Mimi Steinbauer, president, intl.distribution; Lori Drazen, exec VP, worldwide marketing; Nolan Pielak, intl. distribution.
"The Whole Nine Yards II," cast, Bruce Willis. A comedy about "Jimmy the Tulip," the hitman with heart.
"Alex and Emma," director, Rob Reiner; cast, Kate Hudson. A writer pressed by loan sharks to churn out a novel in 30 days hires a beautiful stenographer for help and she soon realizes the story of romance is based on his growing love for her.
"Till Death Do Us Part," director, Andrew Fleming; cast, Michael Douglas. In the week of his daughter's wedding, a mild- mannered foot doctor discovers that his new in-laws are international smugglers. Pre-production.
"A Sound of Thunder," director, Peter Hyams; cast, Ed Burns, Catherine McCormack. A tourist on a time-travel safari to hunt dinosaurs in the Jurassic Age accidently steps off the marked path and changes the course of evolution. Pre-production.
Fries Film Group
22817 Ventura Blvd., Suite 909 Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Fax: (818) 888-3042
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand F5
Attending: Charles Fries, president.
"Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of the Mists," producers, Usha Ganesarajah, Sriram Sundar Rajan; directors, Even Ricks, Alan Jacobs. Sinbad undertakes a perilous voyage into uncharted waters to save a kingdom from a wizard's evil spell. Animation; completed.
"The Hew Adventures of Pinocchio," producers, Raju Patel, Jeffrey Sneller, Harold Reichebner; director, Michael Anderson; cast, Martin Landeau, Udo Kier. Sequel to "The Adventures of Pinocchio"; an evil spell casts both Pinocchio and Geppetto into wooden puppets. Family; completed.
"To Protect to Serve," producer, Maurice Smith; director, Ed Anders; cast, Michael Madsen, Dennis Hopper, Charles Durning. L.A.'s finest have crossed the line between cop and criminal in this true story of the L.A. Police Dept.'s battle with corruption. Thriller; completed.
"Fatal Blade," producer, Simon Tse; director, Talun Hsu; cast, Gary Daniels, Kiyoshi Nakojo, Eric Lutes. East meets West as the Japanese Yakuza battle drug lords and the police in the streets of Los Angeles. Action-adventure; completed.
Full Moon/Shadow Entertainment
1655 N. Cherokee St., 2nd floor Hollywood, CA 90028
Fax: (323) 769-9390
In Cannes: Carlton, Office 245; 9306-4006, fax 9306-4025.
Attending: Ed Shields, VP, intl. sales; Christopher Shaw, director, intl. sales.
"Deathbed," producers, Stuart Gordon, Charles Band; director, Danny Draven; cast, Tanya Dempsy, Joe Estevez, Brave Head. An evil entity trapped in a bed sets its sights on a young woman and weaves a strangling web of sensuality and dark power around her. Horror; completed.
"Trancers 6," producers, Johnnie Young, Charles Band; director, Jay Woelfel; cast, Zette Sullivan, Jennifer Capo, Robed Donavan. Jack travels back in time in the body of his daughter; a new brainwashing technique has created more powerful Trancers Assassins than ever before. Sci-Fi; completed.
"Hell Asylum," producer, Tammi Sutton; director, Danney Draven; cast, Debra Mayer, Tanya Dempsy, Sunny Lombardo. The ultimate reality TV show sends five sexy models into a haunted house and the one who survives until morning wins a cool million dollars in cash. Horror; completed.
"Dead and Rotting," producers, Trent Haga, Charles Band; director, David P. Barton; cast, Stephen O'Mahoney, Tom Hoover, Debbie Rachon. Three prankster buddies release the wrath of an old witch when they unwittingly become accomplices to the murder of her son. Horror; completed.
4370 Tujunga Ave., Suite 140 Studio City, CA 91604
Fax: (818) 761-9835
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand L4; 92993340
Attending: John Fremes, president; Brad Maeder.
"$windle," producer, Lee Faulkner; director, K.C. Bascombe; cast, Tom Sizemore, Sherilyn Fenn, Dave Foley. Four thieves attempt to pull off the richest score in history but don't realize that there is an undercover cop among them and that they have been set up as part of a much larger plan. Action-adventure; completed.
"Snake Island," producer-director Wayne Crawford; cast, Crawford, William Katt. Stranded on an island, tourists battle to survive a relentless night of reptilian savagery where humans are the endangered species. Thriller; post-production.
"Caught in the Headlights," producer, Anthony Esposito; cast, Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin. An FBI agent must overcome hit men and rogue agents when trying to transport a murder suspect back for trial. Action-adventure; pre-production.
"Harvard Man," producers, David Bigel, Michael Mailer; director, James Toback; cast, Sarah Michele Gellar, Adrian Grenier, Joey Lauren. A Harvard basketball player falls victim to the daughter of a Mafia boss. Thriller; completed.
30 avenue Charles de Gaulle 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Fax: (33-1) 46-43-20-33
In Cannes: 55 La Croisette; phone 93-68-90-20
Attending: Franck Chorot, president, worldwide marketing & distribution; Philippe Rostain, president, intl. sales; Philippe de Chaisemartin, VP, intl. sales, feature films; Loic Trocme, director, intl. sales, feature films.
"Rage" (Fureur), director, Karim Dridi; cast, Samuel Le Bihan, Yu Nan. Paris' Chinatown: different people, different rules, different fights ... one love. Shooting.
"La Mentale," director, Manuel Boursinhac; cast, Samy Naceri, Samuel Le Bihan. An ex-convict decides to put his past behind him, but an old friend gets him involved in one last heist.
"I'm With Lucy," director, Jon Sherman; cast, Monica Potter, Henry Thomas, John Hannah. Lucy hurls herself into a disastrous series of blind dates, but does Mr. Perfect exist?
"The Race" (Le Raid), director, Djamel Bensalah; cast, Helene de Fougerolles, Roschdy Zem, Lorant Deutsch. Four thieves enroll in an outdoor survival challenge to kill an heiress and win $4 million.
34 Boulevard Sebastopol 75004 Paris, France
Fax: (33-1) 44-54-17-25
Stand: Riviera J3/K4; phone 92-99-32-37
Attending: Paulo Branco, producer; Laurent Baudens, acquisitions & sales manager; Audrey Haber, acquistions & sales.
"Two" (Deux), producer, Paulo Branco; director, Werner Schroeter; cast, Isabelle Huppert, Bulle Ogier, Manuel Blanc. Drama.
"The Principle of Uncertainty" (O Principio da Incerteza), producer, Paulo Branco; director, Manoel de Oliveira; cast, Luis Miguel Cintra, Leonor Silveira, Leonor Baldaque. Drama.
"The Wolf of the West Coast" (Le Loup de la Cote Ouest), producer, Paulo Branco; director, Hugo Santiago; cast, James Faulkner, Anna Mouglalis, Gerard Watkins. Thriller.
"Rose La China," producer, Paulo Branco; director, Valeria Sarmiento; cast, Juan Luis Galliardo, Maria-Luisa Gimenez. Drama.
Global Cinema Inc.
101 Convention Center Dr., Suite 777 Las Vegas, NV 89109
Fax: (818) 368-1817
In Cannes: Villa Olivaie Du Cap, Chemin De La Garoupe. Cap D'Antibes, 06; phone 0049 175524 3305
Attending: Joseph Geissler, president; Otto Urschitz, acquisition.
"Jaguar," producer, Karin Thome; director, Kevin Lewis. A beautiful treasure hunter and a drug lord fight for their lives when they encounter the mystical Jaguar people deep inside the Amazon. Action-adventure.
"Twin Soul," producer-director, Karin Thome. A voodoo curse threatens the life of a woman who is alerted by her son who has been dead for three years. Thriller.
"The Trojan Chip," producer, Karin Thome; director, Kevin Lewis. A young boy and his sister must solve their parents' kidnapping via a portal to other worlds that they discovered inside a popular videogame. Family.
"Trophy Wives and Toy Boys," producer-director, Karin Thome. A woman being groomed to marry the rich and famous falls in love with a Mexican busboy. Comedy
GMG Production & Distribution
Via Rapa di Porta Ticinese 33 20143 Milan, Italy
Fax: (39-02) 89403721
Web site: www.giannamariagarbelli.com
In Cannes: c/o The Marketplace -- Media Programme
Attending: Gianna Maria Garbelli, producer, director & actress.
"Jailbirds" (Tentazioni Metropolitane), producer-director, Gianna Maria Garbelli; cast, Garbelli, Anne Girardot, Stephane Ferrara.
Goldcrest Films Intl.
65-66 Dean St. London W1D 4PL, U.K.
Fax: (44-20) 7437-4448
In Cannes: 57 La Croisette, 1st Floor; phone 92-59-01-51
Attending: John Quested, chairman, N.Y. office; Stephen Johnston, president, L.A. office; Chris Quested, managing director; Peter McRae, snr. VP of co-productions; Abigail Walsh, sales coordinator.
"To End All Wars," producers, Jack Hafer, David Cunningham; director, Cunningham; cast, Robed Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Ciaran McMenamin. True story about four Allied POWs who are forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle by their Japanese captors. Completed.
Golden Harvest Entertainment
Peninsula Office Tower 18 Middle Road, 16th floor Kowloon, Hong Kong
Fax: (852) 2351-1683
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand G7
Attending: Teerachai Triwongwaranat, director distribution; Yvonne Law, distribution manager.
"Sharp Guns," producer, David Chan; director, Billy Tang; cast, Alex Fong, Ken Chang, Anya. A mysterious kidnapping is accompanied by death-defying fights in the underworld. Action-adventure; completed.
"Extreme Challenge," producers, Stephen Chu, David Chan, Jiu-hui Shi; director, Wai Tung; cast, Ken Chang, Patricia Lee, Jacqueline Lee. An international martial arts championship pits fighters against each other, but the ultimate match is fixed by a large media corporation. Action-adventure; completed.
"2002," producer, Vincent Kok; director, Wilson Yip; cast, Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung, Danielle Graham. Two buddies learn about friendship and what is most important in their lives through a series of ghost-hunting adventures featuring magnificent martial arts spectacular special effects and traditional Chinese rituals. Completed.
"P.S. I Love You," producer, Manfred Wong; director, Wai-man Yip; cast, Daniel Chan; Hailu Qin. A Cinderalla journey of Lu & Doc through the dusk of Doc's life. Post-production.
Golden Network Asia
Unit 1803A, Nanyang Plaza 57 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong Kowloon, Hong Kong
Fax: (852) 2750-4862
Stand: Riviera E15-F16; phone 92-99-33-35
Attending: Carrie Wong, managing director; Clarence Tang, head of sales & acquisitions; Hazel Cheung, Joanne Chan, sales & marketing exec; Lammy Li, personal assistant to managing director.
"Hollywood Hong Kong," producers, Sharon Harel, Christine Ravet, Kei Heruna, Sylvain Burztejn; director, Fruit Chan; cast, Zhou Xun, Glen Chin. Second part of a trilogy about prostitutes from China. Completed.
"Nothing to Lose," producers, Somat Songthammakul, Carrie Wong, Daniel Yun; director, Danny Pang; cast, Pierre Png. In production.
"Bangkok Haunted," producers, Jantima Liawsirikun, Pisuth Praesaengaim; directors, Pisuth Praesaengaim, Oxide Pang-Shun; cast, Pete Thong-Jeur, Pramote Sangsorn, Pimsiree Pimsee. Three women talk about their frightening experiences with ghosts and the supernatural. Completed.
"The Rule of the Game," producers, Chu Yen-Ping, Mac Huang Patrick; director, Ho Ping; cast, Chang Chih, Hsia Ching-Ting, Ni Min-Jan. Completed.
Golden Sun Film
7B 4/F Dragon House 7-7B Cameron Road Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 2385 5939
Fax: (852) 2368 3873
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand G7-06; 9299 3302, fax 9299-3303
Attending: Lan Tien Hong, president; Lan Ketsarinh, VP; Jame Chung, distribution manager; Phouang Phet Labourel, sales exec.
"Krai Thong," producer, Ruwt Lertliang Chai; director, Suthat Intaranupakorn; cast, Vanai Kraiboot, Praifa Sirivisa. Thriller; completed.
"Triad Story," producers, Lee Shing, Lam Kong; director, Sham Wei; cast, Stephen Chow, Ko Chun Hsiung. Action-adventure; completed.
"Shanghai Affairs," producers, Lau Chuen Fai, Wong Chi Ming; director, Donnie Yen; cast, Yen, Chu Yan. Action-adventure; completed.
"Iron Monkey 2," producer, Lee Shin; director, Yuen Ho Pink; cast, Donnie Yen, Billy Chow, Collin Chou. Action-adventure; completed.
Good Machine Intl.
417 Canal St., 4th floor New York, NY 10013
Fax: (212) 343-7412
In Cannes: Cormoran II, 7th floor; 9259-0141, fax 9259-0142
Attending: David Linde, president; Glen Basner, senior VP, sales; Amy Kaufman, senior VP, acquisitions & co-productions; Beth Binnard, VP, publicity; Heta Paarte, VP, marketing; Tim Spencer, director, sales & acquisitions.
"How to Deal," producers, Erica Huggins, Scott Kroopf, Bill Teitler; director, Claire Kilner; cast, Mandy Moore. A story about a teenage girl juggling divorced parents, her sister's wedding and her best friend's pregnancy ... while falling in love for the first time. Comedy; pre-production.
"Laurel Canyon," producers, Susan Stover, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte; director, Lisa Cholodenko; cast, Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale. The story of a straight-laced Ph.D. student who moves to Los Angeles with her conservative fiancee to stay at his mother's house in Laurel Canyon. Post-production.
"My Life Without Me," producers, Ogden Gavanski, Esther Garcia; director, Isabel Coixet; cast, Sarah Polley, Mark Ruffalo, Deborah Harry. Follows the story of a young mother with two daughters who discovers she is dying and lives her last days with a sensual and furious intensity she had not known before. In production.
"Zhou Yu's Train," producers, Huang Jian Xian, Sun Zhou, Sun Mian; director Sun Zhou; cast, Gong Li, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Sun Hong Lei. The sensual journey of a beautiful woman whose devotion to her lover is tested not only by the distance that divides them but also her temptation for a liaison with another man. Post-production.
Greek Film Centre
10 Panepistimiou Avenue 10671 Athens, Greece
Fax: (3010) 3614336
Web site: www.gfc.gr
Stand: H1; phone 92-99-33-18
Attending: Diagoras Chronopoulos, president; Voula Georgakakou, head of sales & promotion; Despina Mouzaki, VP; Iliana Zakopoulou, festivals coordinator.
"One Day in August," director, Constantinos Giannaris; cast, Amalia Moutoussi, Akyllas Karizissis, Eleni Kastani. As city dwellers leave en masse for the last vacations of summer, a burgler robs their empty homes and apartments. Completed.
"The Only Journey of His Life," director, Lakis Papastathis; cast, Ilias Logothetis, Frangiski Moustaki, Metin Belgin. Drama based on the short story by Georgios Vizyenos, which deals with writer's relationship with his grandson. Completed.
"Hard Goodbyes: My Father," director, Penny Panayotopoulou; cast, Ioanna Tsirigouli, Giorgos Karayannis, Despo Diamantidou. Drama concerning a 10year-old boy who refuses to accept his father is dead. Completed.
"Under the Stars," director, Christos Georgiou; cast, Sotos Stavrakis, Akis Sakellariou, Mirto Alikaki. Two young people living in the occupied part of Cyprus are forced to confront their personal demons. Completed.
255 Parkside Drive San Fernando, CA 91340
Fax: (818) 557-0056
In Cannes: 6, La Croisette, 4th floor; 9338-2182
Attending: Talaat Captan; D'Arcy Conrique.
"The Time of Her Time," producers, Talat Captan, Brad Southwick, Vince Ravine; director, Frances Delia; cast, Linden Ashby, Leslie Bega, Larry Drake. The story of a self-styled Don Juan with a passion for bullfighting who meets his match in a very sexy female counterpart. Completed.
"Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula," producer, Butch Kaplan; director, Joe Chappelle; cast, Rudolph Martin, Jane March, Peter Weller. The true story of Vlad the Impaler, Prince of Romania, whose life became the basis for the legend of Dracula. Completed.
"Last Producer," producers, Daniel Bigel, Michael Mailer; director, Burt Reynolds; cast, Burt Reynolds, Benjamin Bratt, Sean Astin. An old-school Hollywood movie producer is desperately trying to recapture his past fame and glory with one last hit film. Completed.
"Air Rage," producer, Talaat Captan. A south African mercenary kidnaps a top biological warfare scientist aboard an airplane and attempts to fly to safe harbor in Colombia. Pre-production.
Lorentzweg 46B 1221 EH Hilversum, The Netherlands
Fax: (31-35) 642-0668
Greenlight Media Gormannstrasse 22 10119 Berlin, Germany
Fax: (49-30) 7262-00222
Web site: www.greenlightmedia.com
In Cannes: Majestic Hotel, Room 751
Attending: Rick van den heuvel, president & CEO; Lynn Chadwick, VP; Stefan Beiten, CEO, Greenlight Media; Nikolaus Well, COO, Greenlight Media; Heath McLaughlin, presidnet. U.S Operations.
"Happily Never After," producers, John Williams, Nikolaus Well, Stefan Beiten, Andre Sikojev; directors, Gerd Hahn, Paul Bolgar; cast, Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. In the Fairy Tale Land of Simsala, the balance between good and evil is turned upside down and Cinderella & co. are forced to fight against an unholy alliance of fairy tale bad guys. In production.
Rua Capitao Salomao, 42 Humaita Rio de Janeiro -- RJ -- 22271-040 Brazil
Fax: (5521) 2266-3637
In Cannes: Riviera, Stand B3-C6; 9299-8846
Attending: Tarciscio Vidigal, president; Lucia Fares, VP production; Alfredo Calvino, sales manager; Alessandra Durso, sales exec; Daniela Ribeiro, sales exec; Joao Vargas Penna, promotion
"A Hidden Life," director, Suzana Amaral; cast, Caca Amaral, Sabrina Greve. A simple, yet rich girl leaves home to live with her cousins. Completed.
"At the Left of the Father," director, Luiz Fernando Carvalho; cst, Selton Mello, Simone Spoladore, Raul Cortez. A particular version of the parable of the prodigal son. Completed.
"The Trespasser," producers, Bianca Villar, Renato Ciasca; director, Beto Brant; cast, Paulo Miklos, Marco Ricca, Alexandre Borges. Two partners decide to eliminate a third partner, but the hitman they hired has his own agenda. Completed.
"The Xango of Baker Street," producer, Bruno Stroppiana; director, Miguel Faria Jr; cast, Maria De Medeiros; Joaquim De Almeida, Marco Nanini. Sherlock Holmes adventures in 19th century Brazil. Completed.
Gruppo Minerva Pictures
Via Domenico Cimarosa 18 00198 Rome, Italy
Tel: (39-06) 84242430
Fax: (39-06) 8558105
Web site: www.minervapictures.com
Attending: Gianluca Curti, chairman & CEO; Cristina Cassano, VP, intl. dept.
"The Calvi Affair -- The Bankers of God," director, Giuseppe Ferrara; cast, Omero Antonutti, Giancarlo Giannini, Rutger Hauer. A bank president's illegal financial operations and dirty political dealings force the bank into bankruptcy.
"Killers on Holiday" (Assassini Di Un Giorno di Festa), director, Damiano Damiani; cast, Carmen Maura, Riccardo Reim, Angnese Nano. A troupe of actors are inspired by a funeral to use reality as their stage.
"The Squad" (La Banda), director, Claudio Fragasso; cast, Edoardo Leo, Ivan Lucarelli, Giampiero Lisarelli. A policeman, whose wife has been killed by Albanian gangsters, reunites his own childhood gang to seek revenge.
"When A Man Loves A Woman" (Quando Una Donna Non Dorme), director, Nino Bizzarri; cast, Francesca Schiavo, Vincenzo Peluso. A gigolo rejects the woman he originally pursued once she falls in love with him.
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|Date:||May 13, 2002|
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