What's for sale.
Web site: www.sfsales.net
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B23
Attending: Rasmus Ramstad, president-CEO; Ann-Kristin Westerberg, Robert Enmark, senior VPs.
"Let's Play House," Drama; producer, Jan Blomgren; director, Kjell-Ake Andersson; cast, Torkel Petersson, Maria Bonnevie, Sven Nordin. A road worker on paternity leave plans to build a dream house for his family. Screening.
"Popular Music," Drama; producer, Joachim Stridsberg; director, Reza Bagher; cast, Niklar Ulfvarsson, Max Endefors, Kati Outinen. Boys form a pop band to escape their small town. In production.
"The Queen of Sheba's Pearls," Drama; producer-director, Colin Nutely; cast, Eileen Atkins, Helena Bergstrom, Peter Vaughun. A meditation on the cycle of life. In production.
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 3, Stand E06
Attending: Adriana Chiesa Di Palma, president; Rossella Gori, head of sales; Celine Dalix, assistant.
"Agata and the Storm," Comedy; director, Silvio Soldini; cast, Licia Maglietta, Giuseppe Battiston, Emilio Solfrizzi. A gentle woman finds herself in the midst of a raging storm of passion. Post-production.
"The Card Player," Thriller; director, Dario Argento; cast, Stefania Rocca, Liam Cunningham, Claudio Santamaria. A serial killer challenges the police through a videogame. Post-production.
"The Wedding Dress" (II vestito da sposa)," Thriller; director, Fiorella Infascelli; cast, Maya Sansa, Andrea Di Stefano, Piera Degli Esposti. A disturbing event changes Stella's life completely. Screening.
Office: Pavilion 26, Hall 2, Stand E04; 4342 3207
Attending: Charlotte Micke, intl. motion picture sales; Irene Read, distribution, Asia & Australasia; Ariel Veneziano, sales & home video.
"Foolproof," Action-adventure; producers, Bill House, Seaton McLean; director, William Phillips; cast, Ryan Reynolds, Kristin Booth, Joris Jarsky. A criminal mastermind discovers three friends' hobby of plotting virtual crimes. Completed.
"The Blue Butterfly," Drama; producers, Francine Allaire, Arnie Gelbart, Claude Bonin; director, Lea Pool; cast, William Hurt, Pascale Bussieres, Marc Donate. A terminally ill boy persuades an entomologist to take him in search of a rare butterfly. Completed.
"Touch of Pink," Comedy; producers, Jennifer Kawaja, Martin Pope, Julia Sereny; director, Ian Iqbal Rashid; cast, Jimi Mistry, Kyle MacLachlan, Kristen Holden-Ried. A young man confronts his confused sexuality when his conservative mom comes to town. Post-production.
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B35; (310) 271-0703
Attending: James Moder, chairman; David Newman, VP; Janet Y. Liu, VP-sales consultant, Asia.
"Las Vegas Warrior," Action; producer-director, Nastasha Baron; cast, Laurie Hanley, Suk Woo Ham. A reporter investigates the world of illegal underground kickboxing. Completed.
"Night All Day," Action; producer, Sandra Fragel; director, Basil Schlegel; cast, George Tasudis. A girl falls into a dark, twisted world of sex, betrayal and violence after her father disappears. Completed.
"Throttle," Action; producers, Atul Sharma, Cheryl Bedford; director, Atul Sharma; cast, Dam Watson, Jody Booth. A career criminal has a crisis of conscience after his best friends are killed. Completed.
Web site: www.alphafilmgroup.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B35
Attending: Ray Guthrie, president; Ace Cruz, sales.
"Fate," Thriller; producer, Ray Guthrie; director, Ace Cruz; cast, Lee Majors, Philip Michael Thomas, Michael Pare. Two detectives hunt a killer who is using his victims as characters in a story. Complete.
"Menace," Thriller; producer, Dana Janklowics-Mann; director, Amir Mann; cast, Laura Rogers, Robert Mammana, Patrick Belton. Burglars seeking an abandoned diamond fortune threaten a mother and daughter. Complete.
"Sleepless Nights," Thriller; producer, Howard Nash; director, William Hopkins; cast, Jacqueline Anderson, Matthew Thomas, Duke York. A vampire teams up with a vampire hunter to stop a vampire looking to take over the world. Complete.
Office: Hall 8, Stand A38; 4342 3025
Attending: Enrique Maya, president; Beba Maya, public relations; Freddie Hancock, senior VP, acquisitions.
"Devil's Arithmetic," Drama; producers, Dustin Hoffman, Mimi Rogers; director, Donna Deitch; cast, Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy. A young woman is transported into a WWII Nazi death camp. Completed.
"Fidel & Che," Action; producer, David Picker; director, David Attwood; cast, Gael Garcia Bernal, Victor Hugo Martin. The true story of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara's rise to power. Completed.
"Wedding Night," Comedy; producers, Denise Robert, Daniel Louis; director, Emile Caudreault; cast, Francois Morency, Genevieve Brouillette. An engaged couple fears the merging of their families. Completed.
Web site: www.aci-americancinema.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B34
Attending: George Shamieh, CEO; Chevonne O'Shaughnessy, president.
"Falcon," Action; producer-director, William Webb; cast, Stephen Baldwin. A man kills his past to start a new life.
"Hatchetman," producer, George Shamieh; director, Robert Tiffe; cast, Cheryle Burns, Nina Tapanin, Chris Moir. The friends of a law student working as a stripper start turning up dead.
"Target," Action; producer-director, William Webb; cast, Stephen Baldwin, James Russo, Deborah Worthing. A man becomes the target in an Army sniper's game.
American World Pictures
Web site: www.americanworldpictures.com
Office: Pavilion 26, Hall 2, Stand E08; 9191 5436
Attending: Mark Lester, president; Terese Linden Kohn, exec VP, distribution; Lawrence Silverstein, VP, acquisitions
"Darkhunters," Horror; producer, Caroline Hancock; director, Johannes Roberts; cast, Dominique Pinon, Susan Paterno, Jeff Fahey. Charlie is dead and only one woman can help him save his soul. Completed.
"Fugitives for a Day," Action; producers, Jack Clements, Eda Lishman, Lars Lehmann; director, Philip Spink; cast, David Hasselhoff, Michael Moriarty, Gordon Tootoosis. A rodeo cowboy and a corporate Indian are mistaken for robbery suspects. Completed.
"Wild Roomies," Comedy; producer, Oliver Robins; director, Michael Baumgarten; cast, A.J. Buckley, Holly Fields, Jennifer Lyons. Reno is worried that his new roomates want to sleep with his girlfriend. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A33
Attending: Alan Solomon, president; Joseph Beral, intl. sales & marketing.
"Circuit 3: Street Monk," Action; director, Jalal Merhi; cast, Oliver Gruner,. A vagrant befriends an orphaned girl escaping from a vicious cartel. In production.
"Halloween House Party," Horror; producer, Giancario Gamboa; director, Leo Lawrence; cast, Mac 10, Joe Torry. A couple unknowingly releases the curse of the Soul Snatcher. Post-production.
"The Unnamable Returns," Horror; director, Jean-Paul Ouellette; cast, John Rhys-Davies, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Charles Klausmeyer. A demonic creature terrorizes the college students that summoned it.
Office: Stand C055; 2341 2189
Attending: William. Hoehne Jr., owner; Joyce L. Chow, CEO-CFO; Matthew Eastman, VP, production.
"Caravan," Docu; producers, William H. Hoehne Jr., Stephanie Le Gee; director, Stephanie Le Gee; Follows a 10-month tour of import auto shows. In production.
Web site: www.arclightfilms.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A16; 4342 3063
Attending: Gary Hamilton, managing director; Nicolas Chartier, VP, worldwide sales; Ian Gibbins, general manager.
"Fat Pizza," Comedy; director-cast, Paul Fenech; A serving of fast cars, fast chicks and fast food. Completed.
"Merchant of Venice," Drama; director, Michael Radford; cast, Al Pacino, Ian McKellan, Joseph Fiennes. Pre-production.
"Silver Hawk," Thriller; director, Jingle Ma; cast, Michelle Yeoh. A masked crime fighter battles an evil entrepreneur. Post-production.
Office: Stand A32; 7899 8495
Attending: Yarek Danielak, VP, intl. distribution.
"Drum," Thiller; producers, Chris Sievernich, Rudolf Wichman; director, Zola Maseko; cast, Taye Diggs, Jason Flemyng. Two journalists expose the brutality of apartheid. In production.
"One Point O," Thriller; directors, Jeff Renfroe, Marteinn Thorsson; cast, Jeremy Sisto, Deborah Unger, Udo Kier. A secret experiment in corporate advertising is tested on a computer programmer. Completed.
"Overnight," Action; producers, Doug Liman, Chris Sievernich, Matt Milich; A case of mistaken identity entangles a young couple in the criminal underworld. In development.
Web site: www.arrimediaworldsales.de
Office: Stand no. C12, hall 10 level 2; 4342 3005
Attending: Antonio Exacoustos, head of world sales
Office: Pavilion 26, Hall 2, Stand D12; 3533 9027
Attending: Pierre-Richard Muller, director-president; Chantal Lam, director-VP.
"The Moon Is Red," Drama; A man receives an email from his lover who was killed in a car accident. Completed.
"The Target to Kill" (Le cible), Thriller; director, Pierre Courege; cast, Daniel Russo, Hippolyte Girardot, Anemone. A sailor enlists a TV star to help find his girlfriend. Completed.
"Triggered" (Les percutes), Thriller; producer, Denis Karvil; director, Gerard Cuq; cast, Christophe Laubion, Bernard Farcy. Circumstances force a police detective to help rob a bank. Completed.
Web site: www.artisanent.com
Attending: Patrick Gunn, exec VP; Gary Rubin, sales & acquisitions.
Web site: www.artistviewent.com
Office: Hall 8, Stand A18
Attending: Scott J. Jones, president; Jay Joyce, VP.
"Artworks," Thriller; producers, Andrew C. Pepper, Jim Amatulli; director, Jim Amatulli; cast, Virginia Madsen, Rich Rossovich, Daniel von Bargen. A couple plots to steal overlooked but valuable paintings from wealthy clients. Completed.
"The Eliminator," Action; producers, G. Anthony Joseph, Sean Atkins, Julian Caine; director, Ken Barber; cast, Michael Rocker, Bas Rutten, Marco Ruas. A former Navy Seal plays a game of survival with five others. Completed.
"The Kiss," Drama; producer, Arthur Chang; director, Gorman Bechard; cast, Terence Stamp, Francoise Surel, Eliza Dushku. A book editor stumbles across a passionate love novel with a missing final chapter. Completed.
Web site: www.theasylum.cc
Office: Level 2, Stand C28; +44-7764-414-406
Attending: Sherri Strain, intl. sales; David Rimawi, domestic sales, acquisitions.
"Chaos," Action; producer, Torsten Leschly; director, Geraldine Creed; cast, Jason Barry, Phelim Drew. Athletes compete in gladiator battles with fire, motorcycles and chainsaws. Completed.
"Croak," Horror; producers, David Rimawi, Sherri Strain; director, David Michael Latt; A comet infects a bucolic American town with mutant frogs that turn people into killer amphibians. Pre-production.
"King of the Ants," Thriller; producer, David Michael Latt; director, Stuart Gordon; cast, Daniel Baldwin, Karl Wuhrer, George Wendt. A man follows a government official into murder, torture and a wild love affair. Completed.
Web site: www.atlasfilm.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 3, Stand E02; 4342 3043
Attending: Dieter Menz, president-CEO; Stefan Menz, president; Christi Blum, VP, foreign sales.
"Crazy Race," Comedy; director, Michael Kausch; cast, Kai Lenroth, Christian Tramitz, Ottfischer. A man enters a cross-country car race to win money he owes a gangster. Completed.
"The Garden of Love," Horror; director, Olaf Ittenbach; cast, Natacza Boon, Daryl Jackson, Dela Felsenheimer. One person survives a Christmas massacre of a commune. Completed.
Web site: www.auraent.com
Office: Pavillion 25, Hall 2, Stand A18
Attending: Steve Bickel, president-partner; Brian Stearns, creative affairs.
"Love Comes to the Executioner," Dark Comedy; producers, Steve Bickel, Doug Draizin; director, Kyle Bergersen; cast, Jonathan Tucker, Jeremy Rennet, Ginnifer Goodwin. A man is offered the job of executioner at the prison where his brother is slated to die.
"Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box," Docu; producer, Michael Lewis; director, Brett Leonard; cast, Siegfried & Roy. The life story of the illusionists. Completed.
"The Big Empty," Dark Comedy; producers, Doug Mankoff, Steve Bickel, Steve Kaplan; director, Steve Anderson; cast, Jon Favreau, Rachael Leigh Cook, Sean Bean. A budding actor is faced with a stalled career and a mountain of debt.
Web site: www.aurum.es
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 3, Stand E14; +34 625 15 95 05
Attending: Mocha Aguilar, director of intl. sales; Alberto Garcia Canizares, director of acquisitions
"Mil camaras" (Who Is Watching?), Thriller; director, David Alonso; cast, Antonio Hortelano, Eva Marciel, Fernando Andina. Ordinary events involve students in a disturbing story. Completed.
"Nudos" (Life Tides), Romance; producer, Ovideo; director, Luis Maria Guell; cast, Charo Lopez, Goya Toledo, Carlos Alverez-Novoa. A fisherman and insurance company clash over a seaman's mysterious death. Completed.
"Slam," Comedy; director, Miguel Marti; cast, Ivan Hermes, Tomas Fonzi, Andreu Castro. Rival interns compete for a writing job at a popular magazine. Completed.
Office: Hall 2, Stand B11; 4342 3171
Attending: Angad Paul, chairman; Vic Bateman, managing director; Jane Carolan, sales & marketing.
"Dead Run," Action-adventure; producers, Ronnie Clemmer, Sharon Cicero, Marla White; director, Don Burgess; cast, Chris Klein, William Fichtner. A fast-moving action pic. Pro-production.
"EMR," Thriller; producers, James Erskine, Danny McCullough, John Lentaigne, George Calil; directors, James Erskine, Danny McCullough; cast, Adam Leese, Tom Hardy, Jeremy Edwards. When fantasies and realities merge, the world turns dark. In production.
"School for Seduction," Comedy; producers, Steve Bowen, Christine Alderson, Angad Paul; director, Sue Heel; cast, Kelly Brook, Emily Woof, Dervla Kirwan. Four women gain sexual and emotional self-confidence. Post-production.
Web site: www.vreleasing.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A27
Attending: Andrew Van Slee, president; Elke Kummerow, VP, distribution.
"Adam & Evil," Horror; producer, Steven Popper; director, Andrew Van Slee; cast, Sean Arnfinson, Barbara Kottmeier. A psychotic killer stalks teens on a camping trip. Completed.
"Net Games," Thriller; producer-director, Andrew Van Slee; cast, C. Thomas Howell, Marina Sirtis, Ed Begley Jr. A married man is unwittingly drawn into a voyeuristic affair.
"Threat of Exposure," Thriller; producer, Dennis Fallon; director, Tom Whitus; cast, Sean Young, William Devane. A man poses as a hypnotherapist's patient to find his missing brother. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B40; 4243 3214
Attending: Philippe Martinez, chairman-CEO; Karinne Martinez, COO-CFO; Shirley Bester, intl. distribution.
"Modigliani," Drama; producers, Philippe Martinez, Stephanie Martinez, Andre Djaour; director, Mick Davis; cast, Andy Garcia, Elsa Zylberstein. The artist has a bitter rivalry with Picasso. Post-production.
"Out of Season," Thriller; producer, Kim Pegatt; director, Jevon O'Neill; cast, Dennis Hopper, Gina Gershon. Four eccentrics become involved in a woman's scheme to murder her husband. Post-production.
"Wake of Death," Action; producer, Philippe Martinez; director, Cess Silvera cast, Jean Claude Van Damme. After his wife is murdered, an ex-cop wages war against a Chinese triad. In production.
Web site: www.bavaria-film-international.de
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand C13; 4342 3157
Attending: Michael Weber, managing director; Thorsten Schaumann, head of sales; Stefanie Zeitler, sales manager.
"In the City," Drama; producers, Marta Esteban, Gerardo Herrero; director, Cesc Gay; cast, Monica Lopez, Eduard Fernandez, Maria Pujalte. What eight friends can and cannot tell one another. Completed.
"Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring," Drama; producers, Lee Seungjae, Karl Baumgartner; director, Kim Kiduk; cast, Oh Young-soo, Kim Jong-ho, Seo Jae-kyung. Two monks realize they may be isolated from the world. Completed.
"The Miracle of Bern," Drama; producers, Tom Spiess, Sonke Wortmann, Hanno Huth; director, Sonke Wortmann cast, Louis Klamroth, Peter Lohmeyer, Johanna Gastdorf. A boy's peaceful life is disrupted when his father returns from Soviet captivity. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B15
Attending: Reiko Bradley, president; Debi Bradley, sales assistant
"Marigold: An Adventure in India," Comedy; producers, Tom Wilhite, Charles Salmon, Willard Carroll; director, Willard Carroll; cast, Salman Khan. L.A. actress stranded in India is cast in a Hollywood movie and falls in love with a prince. Pre-production.
"Osama," Drama; producers, Julia Fraser, Julie Lebrocquy; A girl in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan must dress as a boy to get food for her mother and grandmother. Completed.
"Three Dollars," Drama; producer, John Maynard; director, Robert Connolly; cast, David Wenham, Sarah Wynter. An engineer with a wife, a child and three dollars to his name tries to survive. Pro-production.
Web site: www.betacinema.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 3, Stand E18; +49 (160) 9066 4357
Attending: Andreas Rothbauer, theatrical sales; Robert Czajkowski, co-production; Isabelle Palluaud, coordinator.
"Devot," Thriller; producers, Patrick Knippel, Steffen Router, Igor Zaritzky; director, Igor Zaritzky; cast, Annett Renneberg, Simon Boeer. Completed.
"Herr Lehmann (Berlin Blues)," Comedy; producer, Claus Boje; director, Leander Haussmann; cast, Christian Ulmen, Katja Danowski, Detlev Buck. It was a crazy time in a crazy place, and he was the prince of fools. Completed.
"Liegen Iernen (Learning to Lie)," Comedy; producer, Maria Koepf; director, Hendrik Handloegten; cast, Fabian Busch, Susanne Bormann, Fritzi Haberlandt. A young man cannot forget his first love. Completed.
Web site: www.beyond.com.au
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B32; 4342-3135
Attending: Hilary Davis, head of sales; Stephen Kelliher, senior sales & acquisitions executive.
"A Good Woman," Drama; producers, Jonathan English, Alan Greenspan, Steven Siebert; director, Mike Barker; cast, Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson. Based on the Oscar Wilde play "Lady Windemere's Fan." In production.
"Guns, Money & Homecooking," Comedy; producer, Phillip Emanuel; director, Nadia Tass; cast, Vinnie Jones. After a heist in a seaside town, four inept robbers take refuge with an elderly lady. In production.
"The Oyster Farmer," Drama; producers, Anthony Buckley, Piers Tempest; director, Anna Reeves; cast, Jack Thompson, David Field, Kerry Armstrong. A romantic Western set in frontier Australia. In production.
Web site: www.birchtreefilms.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B13; +1 (604) 728-2782
Attending: Art Birzneck, president-CEO; Britta Ziegert, VP, production & development; Markus Selin, producer.
"Bad Boys: A True Story," Drama; producer, Markus Selin; director, Aleksi Makela; cast, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Peter Franzen, Niko Saarela. The Euro Daltons commit more than 100 thefts and robberies. Completed.
"Bad Guys," Action-adventure; producers, Frederico Lapenda, Art Birzneck; director, Mtano Loewi; cast, Don Wilson. In development.
"The Process," Action-adventure; producer, Art Birzneck; director, Ernie Reyes Jr.; cast, Ernie Reyes Jr., Ernie Reyes Sr., Corin Nemec. A martial-arts champion travels to America in search of his ultimate destiny. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 3, Stand E05; 7391 7510
Attending: Jochen Girsch, CEO; Marie-Do De La Patelliere, VP, sales & acquisitions.
"Hop," Family; producers, Thierry De Coster, Michel Houdmont, Dominique Standaert; director, Dominique Standaert cast, Jan Decleir, Antje De Boeck, Alexandra Vandernoot. An illegal pygmy confronts the Belgian authorities to recover his expelled father. Completed.
"I Always Wanted to Be a Saint," Drama; producers, Claude Waringo, Patrick Quinet; director, Genevieve Mersch; cast, Marie Kremer, Thierry Lefevre, Janine Godinas. A teenage girl's perfectly organized life is turned upside down. Completed.
"My Grandpa," Drama; producers, Junichi Kimurar, Yoshitaka Hori, Tetsujire Yamagami; director, Yoichi Higashi; cast, Bunta Sugawara, Satomi Ishihara, Tadanubo Asano. A 68-year-old man leaves prison and changes the life of his granddaughter. Completed.
Web site: www.buskinfilm.com
Office: Stand G06-E23
Attending: Roberto Bessi, president; Antonio Guadalupi, CEO; Vanessa Capurso, intl. sales.
"Hijos" (Figli), Drama; producer, Amedeo Pagani; director, Marco Bechis; cast, Carlos Echevarria, Julia Sarano, Stefania Sandrelli. The story two children of desaparecidos. Completed.
"Just Do It" (Fate come noi), Comedy; producer, Massimo Chiesa; director, Francesco Apolioni; cast, Pupella Maggio, Agnese Nano, Francesco Venditti. Two boys live in the suburbs of Rome. Completed.
"Memory Lane" (Le intermittenze del cuore), Drama; producer, Antonio Guadalupi and Roberto Bessi; director, Fabio Carpi; cast, Hector Alterio, Assumpta Serna, Clement Sibony. A film about Proust and involuntary memory in a series of free associations. Completed.
Web site: www.capitolfilms.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B42; 4342 3118
Attending: Jane Barclay, managing director; Nicole Mackey, head of intl. sales; Eve Schoukroun, intl. sales.
"Don't Move" (Non ti muovere), Drama; producers, Riccardo Tozzi, Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini; director, Sergio Castellitto; cast, Penelope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto. A successful surgeon's daughter is in a life-threatening accident. Post-production.
"Elvis Has Left the Building," Comedy; producer, Tova Laiter; director, Joel Zwick; cast, Kim Basinger, John Corbett, Denise Richards. A saleswoman's life seems to be interwoven with Elvis Presley's. Post-production.
"Five Children and It," Family; producers, Nick Hirschkorn, Lisa Henson; director, John Stephenson; cast, Kenneth Branagh, Zoe Wanamaker, Eddie Izzard. Five children dig up a sand fairy who is prepared to make their dreams come true. Post-production.
Web site: www.memimiracle.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A42
Attending: John Daly, David Gordian, Tony Blakey, directors.
"A Whiter Shade of Pale," Drama; producer, Tim Palmer; director, Syd McCartney; cast, Kip Pardue, Patrick Bergin. Police search for an Irish boy who runs away with two American hippies. Pre-production.
"My First Wedding," Comedy; producer, Joan Carr-Wiggin; director, Laurent Firode; cast, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kenny Doughty. A bride-to-be unwittingly confesses her fantasies to a carpenter who masquerades as a priest to seduce her. Pre-production.
"The Petersburg-Cannes Express," Action-adventure; producers, John Daly, Vladislav Moskalev; director, John Daly; cast, Nolan Hemmings, Susha Alpherova, Jay Benedict. Two young revolutionaries fall in love. Completed.
Web site: www.celestialpictures.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 3, Stand F12
Attending: William Pfeiffer, CEO; Gordon Cheung, exec VP, distribution.
"Golden Swallow," Martial Arts; producer, Runme Shaw; director, Chang Cheh; cast, Jimmy Wang Yu, Cheng Peipei, Lo Lieh. Sequel to King Hui's "Come Drink With Me." Completed.
"One-Armed Swordsman," Martial Arts; producer, Runme Shaw; director, Chang Cheh; cast, Jimmy Wang Yu, Pan Yin-tse, Chiao Chiao. An alienated swordmaster fights with one arm. Completed.
"The Chinese Boxer," Martial Arts; producer, Runme Shaw; director, Jimmy Wang Yu; cast, Jimmy Wang Yu, Lo Lieh, Wang Ping. A noble young martial-arts student refuses to give up. Completed.
Web site: www.celluloid-dreams.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B24
Attending: Hengameh Panahi, president; Pierre Menahem, Tanja Meissner, intl. sales.
"Good Morning, Night," Drama; producers, Marco Bellocchio, Sergio Pelone; director, Marco Bellocchio; cast, Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio. A young woman conceals her terrorist identity from her new boyfriend. Completed.
"Koktebel," Drama; producer, Roman Borisevich; directors, Boris Khlebnikov, Alexei Popogrebsky; cast, Gleb Puskepalis, Igor Chernevich, Vladimir Kucherenko. After his wife's death, a father sets off with his son for his sister's house by the Black Sea. Completed.
"Sea of Silence," Drama; producers, Els Vandevorst, Ineke van Wierst; director, Stijn Coninx; cast, Huub Stapel, Johanna ter Steege, Neeltje de Vree. A girl and her alcoholic father develop spiritually and emotionally. Completed.
Web site: www.cineexcel.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B35 Attending: David Huey, president-CEO; Ed Tillman, VP of production; Dom Magwili, VP, distribution & marketing.
"666: The Demon Child," Horror; producer, David Huey; director, Cary Howe; cast, Jennifer Jackson, Jose Rosete, Jennie Epstein. Six archaeologists uncover a demon child. Post-production.
"Gi-Ants," Sci-fi; producer, David Huey; director, Carribou Seto; cast, Mel Novak. Giant killer ants invade Earth. Post-production.
"Magma: Earth's Molten Core," Action-adventure; producer, David Huey; director, Carribou Seto; cast, J. Scott Johnson, Tina-Desiree Berg, Mel Novak. Nuclear weapons are used to seal a volcano. In production.
Web site: www.cine-international.de
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B21
Attending: Lilli Tyo-Holm, president; Susanne Groh, sales & acquisitions.
"Gone," Drama; producer-director, Zoltan Paul; cast, Adele Neuhauser, Christof Gareisen, Robert Giggenback. An author with a suicidal and psychotic publisher suffers from writer's block. Completed.
"Red and Blue," Drama; producer-director, Rudolf Thome; cast, Hannelore Elsner. Serpil Turhan, Hanns Zischler. An architect is forced to face her past. Completed.
"The Puppet Grave Digger," Drama; directors, Claudia Prietzel, Peter Henning; cast, Suzanne von Borsody, Sven Hoenig, Bernd Tauber. A small village is plagued by murders and disappearances. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 26, Hall 2, Stand D12; 3522 9027
Attending: Pierre-Richard Muller, chairman; Chantal Lam, exec VP.
"Hera Purple (Devil Goddess)," Drama; director, Chung Gil-Chae; cast, Kim Chung, Lee Se-Chang, Lee Ho-Sung. Detectives investigate murders committed by a woman possessed by the goddess Hera. Completed.
"Looking Through Lillian," Drama; director, Jake Torero; cast, Jade Renham, Sam Bottoms, Robert Glen Keith. A girl must choose between life on her own or with a wealthy benefactor. Completed.
"Lulu," Drama; director, Jean Henri Roger; cast, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Elli Medeiros, Gerard Meylan. An ex-pimp on the run turns up and tries to blackmail his former protegee. Completed.
Web site: www.cinemaservice.com/eng
Office: Stand G09
Attending: Michael Kim, CEO-president; Josh Lee, deputy general manager; Jenny Chung, sales manager.
"Into the Mirror," Horror; producer, Kim Eun-young; director, Kim Sung-ho; cast, Yu Gi-tae, Kim Myung-min. Department store employees are killed mysteriously in front of a mirror. Completed.
"Spring Breeze," Romantic comedy; producer, Kwan-soo Lee; director, Hang-joon Jang; cast, Seung-woo Kim, Jung-eun Kim. The cheapest writer alive is kicked out of his own room when a coffeeshop hostess moves in. Completed.
"Wishing Stairs," Horror; producer, Choon-yeon Lee; director, Jae-yeon Yoon; cast, Han-byul Park, Ji-hyo Song, Ahn Jo. When a rival is selected for a ballet competition, a dancer makes a secret wish. Completed.
Web site: www.cinemavault.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B19; 4342 3084
Attending: Nick Stiliadis, CEO; Steve Arroyave, VP, production; Natalie Kampelmacher, intl. sales.
"Paris," Thriller; producers, Ramin Niami, Karen Robson; director, Ramin Niami; cast, Chad Allen, Bai Ling, James Russo. A rookie detective enters the underworlds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Completed.
"The Gospel of John," Drama; producers, Garth H. Drabinksy, Chris Chrisafis; director, Philip Saville; cast, Henry Ian Cusick, Scott Handy, Tristan Gemmill. A word-for-word film adaptation of the fourth Gospel. Completed.
"The Limit," Thriller; producers, Gary Howsam, Jamie Brown; director, Lewin Webb; cast, Lauren Bacall, Claire Forlani, Pete Postlethwaite. May Markham is trying to protect her money, dignity and life. Completed.
Office: Hall 8, Stand B46
Attending: Paul Hertzberg, president; Marcy Rubin, senior VP, intl. distribution; Jason Tolbert, director, intl. distribution.
"Caved In," Action; Thieves unknowingly lead wealthy tourists through an abandoned salt mine. Pre-production.
"Cerberus," Action; A band of mercenaries seeks the lost sword of Attila the Hun. Pro-production.
"Eruption," Action; A volcanic eruption unleashes an alien species of fire creatures. Pro-production.
Web site: www.cjent.co.kr
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 3, Stand D02
Attending: Kang-bok Lee, CEO-president; Edison Jeon, senior VP; June Lee, director.
"My Wife Is a Gangster 2," Action; producer, Soon-yeol Lee; director, Heungsoon Jung; cast, Eun-kyung Shin, Jun-kyu Park. A gangster woman loses her memory. Completed.
"The Greatest Expectation," Comedy; producer, Kang-bok Lee; director, Oh Sang-hoon; cast, Chang-jung Yim, Sun-ah Kim, Two freeloaders witness a traffic accident and try to collect a reward from the victim's family. Completed.
"Untold Scandal," Drama; producers, Kang-bok Lee, Jung-wan Oh; director, E J-Yong; cast, Yong-jun Bae, Mi-sook Lee, Do-yeon Jeon. An infamous Cassanova, a temptress and a virtuous widow become entangled. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A30; 4342 3138
Attending: Pascal Borno, president; Chris Perry-Melish, senior VP.
"Asylum," Drama; producer, Peter Hoffman; director, David Mackenzie; cast, Natasha Richardson, Marton Csokas, Ian McKellen. A forensic psychiatrist's wife has a passionate affair with a charismatic patient. Post-production.
"Illusion," Drama; producers, James Burke, Scott Disharoon, Kevin Wiseman; director, Michael Goorjian; cast, Kirk Douglas, Michael Goorjian, Kevin Tucker. A director on his death bed is awakened by a ghost who offers to help save his estranged son's life. Post-production.
"Man-Thing," Horror; director, Brett Leonard; cast, Matt Le Nevez, Rachael Taylor, JackThompson. Based on the popular Marvel comicbook. In production.
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A09
Attending: Jamie Carmichael, managing director; Harry White, sales exec; Judith Baugin, marketing manager.
"Rick," Black comedy; producers, Ruth Charny, Jim Czarnecki, Sofia Sondervan; director, Curtiss Clayton; cast, Bill Pullman, Aaron Stanford, Agnes Bruckner. A bitter businessman accepts an offer to have his obnoxious boss murdered. Screening.
"Spivs," Thriller; producer, Hamish Skeggs; director, Colin league; cast, Ken Stott, Nick Moran, Kate Ashfield. Four con artists unwittingly steal a truckful of illegal immigrants. Screening.
"Wicked Prayer," Horror; producers, Edward Pressman, Jeff Most; director, Lance Mungia; cast, Edward Furlong, Tara Reid, David Boreanaz. When a man and his girlfriend are murdered by a satanic cult, he is reincarnated as the Crow. Completed.
Controlled Chaos Movie
Web site: www.controlledchaosmovie.com
Office: Excelsior Hotel Gallia; +39 0 267 851
Attending: Azita Zendel, president.
"Controlled Chaos," Drama; producer-director, Azita Zendel; cast, Don Hughes, Amy Blomquist, Charley King. A woman works as an assistant to a top Hollywood director. Completed.
Web site: www.creativelightworldwide.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B20; +39 340 777 3123
Attending: Ted Chalmers, worldwide distribution; Ray Haboush, intl. sales.
"Campfire Stories," Horror; producers, Andrzej Krakowski, John Scaccia; directors, Bob Coa, Jeff Mazzola, Andrzej Krakowski; cast, Jamie Lynn Sigler, David Johnson, John Hensley. A trio lost in the woods meets a forest ranger with a penchant for scary stories. Completed.
"Creature Unknown," Sci-fi; producers, Scott Zakarin, Eric Mittleman, Michael Burnett; director, Michael Burnett; cast, Chase Masterson, Chris Hoffman, Maggie Grace. A weekend reunion becomes a confrontation with an inhuman creature. Completed.
"Secret Sins," Erotic; producers, Karin Jacoby, Tim Snow, Sasha Wolf; director, Steven D. Binder; cast, Nicole Eggert, Rosemary Forsythe, Tony Sirico. A stripper is stalked by an ex-boyfriend. Completed.
Web site; www.crystal-sky.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A36-38
Attending: Steven Paul, president-CEO; Joseph Inga, VP, finance; Melanie O'Patry, sales & marketing.
"Tekken," Action-adventure; producer, Steven Paul; A young man discovers great power and must battle a team of elite fighters. In development.
"The Karate Dog," Action-adventure; producers, Steven Paul, Frank Huebner, David Marlow; director, Bob Clark; cast, Jon Voight, Simon Rex, Jaime Pressly. Cho-Cho is the world's only fast-talkin', car drivin', toga-partyin', karate-fightin' canine. Complete.
"Werewolf by Night," Action; producers, Avi Arad, Steven Paul; A werewolf struggling to control his animalistic nature falls in love with a beautiful werewolf hunter. In development.
Web site: www.curbentertainment.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B62; 4342 3002
Attending: Carole Curb, president; Wendy Reeds, exec director.
"A Promise Kept," Thriller; producers, Daniel Millican, Betty Buekley; director, Daniel Millican; cast, Sean Patrick Flanery, Joey Lauren Adams, Mimi Rogers. A detective's wife is killed by a serial killer. Complete.
"Happy Hour," Drama; producers, J. Todd Harris, Kimberly Shane O'Hara, Eric M. Klein; director, Mike Bencivenga; cast, Anthony LaPaglia, Eric Stoltz, Carleen Feeney. Two people come to understand a gifted New York writer. Complete.
"Tough Luck," Thriller; producers, Brian Etting, Josh Etting; director, Gary Ellis; cast, Armand Assante, Norman Reedus, Dagmara Dominczyk. A wandering grifter is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his wife. Complete.
Web site: www.miramax.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A03-A07; 4342 3088
Attending: Rick Sands, CO0, Miramax; Stuart Ford, Jere Hausfater, exec VPs, Miramax Intl.
"Bad Santa," Comedy; producers, John Cameron, Sara Aubrey, Bob Weinstein; director, Terry Zwigoff; cast, Billy Bob Thornton, Lauren Graham, John Ritter. A man robs shopping malls while dressed as Santa. Post-production.
"Cursed," Thriller; producers, Wes Craven, Marianne Maddelena; director, Wes Craven; cast, Christina Ricci, Skeet Ulrich, Jesse Eisenberg Three strangers develop new appetites after a werewolf attack. Post-production.
Office: Four Seasons
Attending: Anant Singh, producer; Sanjeev Sing, acquisitions director; Brian Cox, producer.
"I Capture the Castle," producers, Anant Singh, David Thompson, David Partitt; director, Tim Flywell; cast, Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Henry Thomas. A young girl discovers the secrets of her own feelings and sexuality. Completed.
"Long Walk to Freedom," producer, Anant Singh; director, Shekhar Kapur; cast, Morgan Freeman. The biography of Nelson Mandela. In development.
"Maqbool," producer, Bobby Bedi; director, Vishal Bhardwaj; cast, Irfan Khan, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah. A modern-day "Macbeth" set in Bombay's underworld. Completed.
Web site: www.babysbreaththemovie.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Stand B26
Attending: Matthew Krause, president; Laufin Krause, VP, sales; Amber Rouse, sales manager.
"Baby's Breath," Horror; producers, Robert Lane, Laurin Krause; director, Matthew Krause; cast, Lynn Hamilton, Gregory Michael Yoder, Kaitlyn Blackburn. A little girl's angry spirit tries to point out her would-be killer. Completed.
Email: dream@d reamentertainment.net
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand A22
Attending: Ehud Bleiberg, chairman-CEO; Yitzhak Ginsberg, president; Nadine de Barros, VP, sales & acquisitions.
"Disaster!," Action; producers, Ehud Bleiberg, Yitzhak Ginsberg, John Glenn, Travis Wright, Evan Astrowsky; director, Roy Wood; Spoof of big-budget action films. In production.
"Monster Man," Horror; producers, Yitzhak Ginsberg, Ehud Bleiberg, Larry Rattner; director, Michael Davis; cast, Eric Jungmann, Justin Urich, Aimee Brooks. A man driving a monster truck terrorizes college kids traveling cross-country.
"The Manson Family," Thriller; producers, Carl Daft, David Gregory, Jim Van Bobber: Mike King; director, Jim Van Bebbet; cast, Marcelo Games, Mark Pitman, Leslie Orr. The true story of the Charles Manson family cult.
Web site: www.ebsla.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A23; +1 (770) 560-0974
Attending: Richard Cooper, head of acquisitions; Wayne Wong, head of production; Rick Jordan, producer-director.
"A Conspiracy," Action; producers, Wayne Wong, Richard Cooper; director, Rick Jordan; cast, Rick Jordan, Athena Maria Bitzis, Rob Pralgo. An attorney witnesses a murder that sends him on the run as a fugitive. Completed.
"By the Sea," Comedy; producers, Dean Barnes, Dean Huh; director, Dean Barnes; cast, Elena Aaron, Robert Pemberton, Christopher Rivaro. A woman encounters the ghost of her grandfather, a turn-of-the-century Cuban baseball player. Completed.
"Stage Fright," Horror; producers, Wayne Wong, Richard Cooper; director, Rick Jordan; A touring company's actors are mysteriously killed. In production.
Web site: www.echelonent.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B42; 9026 9831
Attending: Eric Louzil, president-CEO; Gloria Morrison, acquisitions & development; Stacey Parks, intl. sales.
"CockFight," Thriller; producers, Jill Noonan, Mac Maguire; director, Rod Slane; cast, Robert Knott, Alex Meneses, Wilford Brimley. A bill to ban cockfighting causes battle lines to be drawn in the Oklahoma Legislature. Completed.
"Nobody Knows Anything," Comedy; producer, Amy Rogers; director, William Tannen; cast, Janeane Garofalo, Wayne Rogers, Mike Meyers. An aspiring filmmaker meets a gangster who agrees to finance her film, for a price. Completed.
"Seizing Me," Thriller; producers, Kathleon J. Powell, Halfdan Hussey; director, Halfdan Hussey; cast, Howard Antony, Lisa Keller, Kathy Garver. Rose kidnaps and imprisons three unique people. Completed.
Office: Hall 8, Stand B46
Attending: Lucie Salhany; Michael Rosenblatt; Daniel March.
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand C09; 4342 3045
Attending: Janine Gold, Natalie Brenner, co-managing directors; Peta Browne, head of marketing.
"Beyond the Sea," Drama; producers, Andy Paterson, Kevin Spacey, Arther Friedman; director, Kevin Spacey; cast, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman. The story of I960s singing idol Bobby Oarin. In production.
"In My Father's Den," Drama; producers, Trevor Haysom, Dixie Linder; director, Brad McGann; cast, Matthew Macfadyen, Miranda Otto, Vicky Haughton. A disillusioned war journalist is implicated in the disappearance of a teenage girl. In production.
"Man About Dog," Comedy; producers, Rob Walpole, Simon Channing-Williams; director, Paddy Breathnach; cast, Alan Leech, Ciaran Nolan, Tom Murphy. Three cash-strapped Irish lads steal a champion greyhound. Post-production.
Web site: www.ent7.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B06
Attending: Emilio Ferrari, consultant; Bill Wilder, director, intl. sales.
"House of Horror," Thriller; producer-director, Emilio Ferrari; Young Poe is drawn into the psycho realm of a delusional person. Pro-production.
"Miss Management," Comedy; producer, Emilio Ferrari; cast, Caprice, Udo Kier. Supermodel takes over the family modeling agency. Pre-production.
"White Out," Action; producer-director, Emilio Ferrari; cast, Emilio Ferrari; Teens get caught up in a series of murders. Completed.
Web site: www.equatorfilms.co.uk
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand C31; +44 (7713) 642 653
Attending: Steve Turney, sales director.
"Charlie," Drama; producers, Tim Ireland, Tim Lewiston, Malcolm Needs; director, Malcolm Needs; east, Luke Goss, Steven Berkoff, Leslie Grantham. Charlie Richardson is a notorious London gangster. Complete.
"The Long Good Friday," Drama; producer, Barry Hanson; director, John Mackenzie; cast, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan. Things go wrong for a gangster on the verge of his biggest deal. Complete.
"Time Bandits," Action; producer-director, Terry Gilliam; cast, John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall. A boy travels through time with a group of bandits. Completed.
Web site: www.eurocine.net
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B21; +33 (6) 0918 2359
Attending: Daniel Lesoeur, chairman; Ilona Kunesova, head of acquisition & development Michele Magnan, sales.
"El Rey: The Man Who Changed the Fate of a City," Action; producer, Daniel Lesoeur; director, Antonio Dorado; cast, Fernando Solorzano, Cristina Umana, Vanessa Simon. Rise and fall of a narco-dealer who believed he was the king. Post-production.
"Justine de Sade," Erotic; director, Claude Pierson; cast, Alice Arno, Yves Arcanel, Georges Beauvillier. A young orphan is maltreated her whole life while her sister is not. Completed.
"Sade's Eugenia," Horror; director, Jess Franco; cast, Soledad Miranda, Paul Muller, Andre Montcall. Eugenia and her father plan to commit a perfect crime. Completed.
Web site: www.europacorp.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B24; + 33(6)8751 0396
Attending: Gregoire Melin, head of intl. dept.; Francoise Tomczak, intl. dept.
"Cheeky," Drama; producer, Trudie Styler; director, David Thewlis; cast, David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Ian Hart. Completed.
"Danny the Dog," Action; producer, Luc Besson; director, Louis Leterrier; cast, Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins. Postproduction.
"Ong Bak," Action; producer, Sukanya Vongsthapat; director, Prachya Pinkaew; cast, Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol. Completed.
F for Film
Office: Stand B24; +33 (6) 0843 8943
Attending: Margarita Seguy, acquisitions & sales manager.
"Skinhead Altitude," Docu; director, Daniel Schweizer; A musical portrait of contemporary skinheads. Completed.
"Vodka Lemon," Comedy; producer, Fabrice Guez; director, Hiner Saleem; cast, Romik Avinian, Lula Sarkissian, Ivan Franek. In a Caucasus Kurdish village a widowed and retired army officer daily visits a cemetery where he meets a widow at her husband's grave. Completed.
"We Are Not Bottom Shelf," Docu; director, Jean-Pierre Thorn; cast, Bouda, Sydney, Kool Shen. A portrait of 30-year-old Bouda, a hip-hop dancer who lives in France. Completed.
Web site: www.filmbridgeinternational.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Hall 1, Stand B27
Attending: Ellen Wander, Incoronata Pagliuca, Loft Mathison.
"Dolan's Cadillac," Action; producers, Jonathan Sanger, Trevor Macy; director, Stacy Title; Stephen King's story about a man who seeks revenge on the mobster who killed his wife. In production.
"The Four Saints," Action; director, Jean-Pierre Isabouts; cast, Donald Sutherland, Famke Janssen. Four WWI nurses risk their lives on the front line of battle. In production.
"When We Were Modern," Drama; producer, Sue Milliken; director, Philippe Mora; Artist Sydney Nolan has a love triangle with his benefactor and her husband. In production.
Web site: www.filmaxinternational.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A06
Attending: Antonia Nava, senior VP of sales & co-productions; Julio Fernandez, chairman; Carlos Fernandez, CEO.
"El Cid, the Legend," Animated; producer, Julio Fernandez; director, Josep Pozo; The 11th-century historic Spanish legend. Completed.
"Romasanta," Horror; producers, Julio Fernandez, Brian Yuzna; director, Paco Plaza; cast, Julian Sands, John Sharian, Elsa Pataki. A man dares to travel through woods infested with wolves. Post-production.
"The Machinist," Suspense; producer, Julio Fernandez; director, Brad Anderson; cast, Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sanchez Gijon. A machinist loses the ability to sleep. Post-production.
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B24; 5310 3399
Attending: Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, CEO; Francois Yon, head of sales; Didar Domehri, intl. sales.
"Los abajo firmantes," Drama; producer-director, Joaquin Oristrell; cast, Javier Camara, Juan Diego Botto, Elvira Minguez. Completed.
"Matrubhoomi--A Nation Without Women," Drama; director, Manish Jha; cast, Tulip Joshi, Sudhir Pandey. Completed.
"Pornografia," Drama; producers, Law Rywin, Antoine De Clermont-Tonnerre; director, Jan Jakub Kolski; cast, Krzysztof Majchrzak, Adam Ferency. Completed.
Web site: www.fintagehouse.com
Office: Hotel Michelangelo
Attending: Said Boudarga, intl. distribution; Peter Kostense, sales & acquisitions; Maarten Melchior, managing director
Web site: www.firstlookmedia.com
Office: Hall 8; Stand A09-B12; 4342 3274, fax 4342 3275
Attending: Liz Mackiewicz, senior VP, worldwide sales; Ildi Davy, director, intl. home entertainment; J.D. Beaufils, director, worldwide sales.
"Boys From County Clare," Comedy; director, John Irvin; cast, Andrea Corr, Bernard Hill, Colm Meaney. Feuding brothers who lead rival bands compete at an Irish music festival. Completed.
"The Emperor's Wife," Drama; director, Julien Vrebos; cast, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Max Beesley, Hosanna Pastor. The emperor searches for a new bride who can bear him an heir. Completed.
"The Snow Walker," Drama; director, Charles Martin Smith; cast, Barry Pepper, Annabella Piugattuk. Stranded by a plane crash, a pilot traverses the tundra to the nearest outpost. Completed.
Web site: www.firstupfilm.biz
Office: Hall 10, Stand C33; + 44 (0) 7951 059 295
Attending: Elisena Tatalo, head of sales; Robin Andrews, senior sales exec; Alan Potashnick, acquisitions.
"Asylum," Drama; producer-director, Nigel Roffe-Barker; cast, Nabil Elouahabi, Dai Bradley, Fuman Dar. Young Kurdish refugees take refuge in a church in England. Completed.
"Deserter," Action-adventure; producers, Martin Huberty, Laura Burrows; director, Martin Huberty; cast, Tom Hardy, Paul Fox. Wartorn men question honor, hope, morality. Complete.
"Lighthouse Hill," Comedy; producer, Hamish Skeggs; director, David Fairman; cast, Jason Fleming, John Sessions, Kirsty Mitchell. A mystical story about the redemptive power of love. Complete.
Web site: www.flach-pyramide.com
Office: Stand B24
Attending: Eric Lagesse, head of sales; Philippe Leconte, legal & business affairs.
"France Boutique," Comedy; producers, Fabienne Vonier, Gilles Sandoz; director, Tonic Marshall; cast, Karin Viard, Francois Cluzet, Judith Godreche.
"The Kite," Drama; producer, Humbert Balsan; director, Randa Chahal Sabbag; cast, Randa Asmar, Julia Kassar, Hence Dick.
"Travelling Light," Drama; producer, Helen Bowden; director, Kathryn Millard; cast, Pla Miranda, 8rett Stiller, Sacha Horler.
Web site: www.focusfeatures.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand A19-B20; 4342 3107
Attending: David Linde, co-president; Glen Basher, senior VP, intl. sales & distribution; Heta Paarte, VP, intl. marketing & publicity.
"Bad Education," producer, Agustin Almodovar; director, Pedro Almodovar; cast, Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martinez, Javier Camara. In production.
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," producers, Steve Colin, Anthony Bregman; director, Michel Gondry; cast, Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst. Post-production.
"Vanity Fair," producers, Janette Day, Donna Gigliotti, Lydia Pilcher; director, Mira Nair; cast, Reese Witherspoon, James Purefoy. Romola Garai. Post-production.
Web site: www.fortissimofilms.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Hall 1, Stand B08
Attending: Michael J. Werner, Wouter Barendrecht, co-chairmen; Esther Bannenberg, director of intl. sales.
"Spellbound," Docu; producers, Jeff Blitz, Sean Welch; director, Jeff Blitz; cast, Harry Altman, Angela Arenivar, Ted Brigham. Documents popular TV spelling competition for kids. Completed.
"The Iron Ladies II," Drama; producers, Prasert Wiwattananonpong, Jira Maligool, Yongyooth Thonkongthun; director, Yongyooth Tongkonthun; cast, Chaichan Nimpoolsawasdi, Jesdaporn Pholdee, Sahaparp Virakmintr. Story of gender-bending volleyball team before it shot to stardom. Completed.
"The Wooden Camera," Drama; producers, Ben Woolford, Olivier Delahaye, Richard Green; director, Ntshavheni Wa Luruli; cast, Junior Singo, Innocent Msimango, Dana de Agrella. Two teens see a body thrown from a train in post-apartheid South Africa. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 26, Hall 2, Stand D02
Attending: Elie Samaha, chairman-CEO; Mimi Steinbauer, president of distribution; Nolan Pielak, director of distribution.
"Dead Fish," Thriller; director, Charley Stadler; cast, Gary Oldman, Robert Carlyle, Andrew Potts. An average man accidentally switches cell phones with a charismatic hit man. Pre-production.
"Scheherazade," Suspense; producer, Jeremy Thomas; director, Michael Apted; cast, Juliette Binoche, Gary Sinise, Laurence Fishburne. A woman held captive by hit men buys herself time by telling stories involving their boss. Pre-production.
"The Wendell Baker Story," Comedy; directors, Andrew Wilson, Luke Wilson; cast, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell. An ex-con works at a retirement home and helps the residents rebel against crooked owners. In production.
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A40 Attending: Charles Fries, president; Jon Fries, VP of sales.
"Alien Agent," Sci-fi; director, Sidney Furie; A lawman from another galaxy must stop an invading force. Pre-production.
"Midnight Boogie," Action; Five young parachutists on a competition jump over the Ivory Coast land in a civil war. Pre-production.
"Road," Thriller; A woman accidentally runs over a girl related to a killer who vows revenge. Pre-production.
Office: Stand D07 Attending: John Fremes, president; Brad Maeder, director of operations.
"Adrenaline," Action; producer-director, Roel Reine; cast, Louis Rivas, Georgina Verbaan, Jason Fijal. A man seeks his missing girlfriend in the dangerous world of professional thrill-seekers. Completed.
"Caught in the Headlights," Action; producers, Davide Doerksen, John Fremes; director, Gavin Wilding; cast, Erika Eleniak, Kim Coates, Stacy Keach. An FBI agent transports a murder suspect to trial. Post production.
"The Maid," Thriller; producers, John Fremes, David Doerksen; A woman poses as a maid to get revenge on a wealthy family for the death of her child. Pre-production.
Web site: www.gaumont.fr Office: Stand E08
Attending: Franck Chorot, marketing & distribution; Philippe de Chaisemartin, senior VP, intl. sales; Loic Troeme, director, intl. sales.
"Albert est merchant," Comedy; director, Herve Palud; cast, Michel Serrault, Christian Clavier, Arielle Dombasle. A man in dire financial straits tries to get his half-brother to renounce his inheritance. Post-production.
"L'Empire des Ioups," Thriller; cast, Jean Reno. From the bestselling book "Crimson Rivers."
"Ripoux 3," Thriller; director, Claude Zidi; cast, Philippe Noiret, Thierry Lhemitte, Lorant Deutsch. Two scam artists with a past are pitted against each other.
Web site: www.gemini-films.com
Office: Stand B24
Attending: Laurent Baudens, Elisabeth Perlie, acquisitions & sales.
"A Talking Picture" (0 filme falado), Drama; producer, Paulo Branco; director, Manoel de Oliveira; cast, Leonor Silveira, John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve. A cruise from Lisbon to Bombay leads to a reflection on Western civilization. Completed.
"It's Easier for a Camel" ... (Il est plus facile pour un chameau ...), Comedy; producer, Paulo Branco; director, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi; cast, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Chiara Mastroianni, Jean-Hugues Anglade. A rich woman seeks comfort in her imagination. Completed.
"That Day" (Ce jour-la), Comedy; producer, Paulo Branco; director, Raoul Ruiz; cast, Elsa Zylberstein, Bernard Giraudeau, Michel Piccoli. Livia inherits an immense family fortune while her father desperately needs money. Completed.
Office: Hall 8, Stand B05
Attending: Stephen Johnston, president; Peter McRae, co-productions; Abigail Walsh, sales.
Office: Stand E20-E22
Attending: Carrie Wong, managing director; Clarence Tang, sales & acquisitions; Jeanne Chan, sales & distribution.
"Cheerleader Queens," Comedy; producer, Chareon Iamphungporn; director, Poj Arnon; cast, Montonn Pariwat, Wongteap Kunarattanawat, Sumet Saelee. Thai ladyboys try to be accepted through their love of cheerleading. Completed.
"McDull--The PineApple Bun Prince," Animation; producer, Brain Tse Lap-man; director, Toe Yuen; cast, McDull. McDull's dad dreams of his glory days as the Pineapple Prince. In production.
"Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior," Action; producer, Somsak Techaratanaprasert; director, Prachya Pinkaew; cast, Tony Jaa, Mun Jokmok, Pumwaree Yodkamol. The first Thai film to show real Muay Thai martial arts. Completed.
Attending: Lan Tien Hong, president; Lan Ketsarinh, VP; Catherine Lin, distribution exec.
"Hero Among Heroes," Action-adventure; producer, Chan Chin Chung; directors, Yuen Woo Ping, Chan Chin Chung; cast, Donnie Yen, Yuen Kit Ying. During the reign of Emperor Tao Kwang, Ching Dynasty, Tan Kwang appoints Lin Shih Tsui to get rid of opium in South China. Completed.
"High Voltage," Action-adventure; producer, Ngo Ching Mau; director, Kam Yeung Wah; cast, Donnie Yen, Roy Cheung, Lily Lee. Since Chiang's wife was murdered by drug-dealing maniac Meed, Chiang has become the most lethal weapon on the Hong Kong police force. Completed.
"Shanghai Love Story," Drama; producers, Yeung Be ling, Li Pok Lun, Wong Chung Shang; director, Lau Hung Yi; cast, Jacklyn Ng, David Ng, Marcellino. The romance of a youthful couple. Completed.
Web site: www.greenfilms.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B33; +44 (791) 968-6543
Attending: D'Arcy Conrique, president.
"Lucky Town," Drama; producer-director, Paul Nicholas; cast, Kirsten Dunst, James Caan, Luis Guzman. Two teenagers try to win big in Las Vegas to save their future. Completed.
"Passionada," Comedy; producer, David Bakalar; director, Dan Ireland; cast, Jason Issacs, Emmy Rossum, Sofia Milos. A gambler tries to seduce a widowed goddess. Completed.
"The Movie Hero," Comedy; producers, Richard Middleton, Alex Sulaimani; director, Brad T. Gottfred; cast, Jeremy Sisto, Dina Meyer, Peter Stormare. A man becomes convinced his life is a movie. Completed.
Web site: www.greenestreetfilms.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A08; 4342 3106
Attending: Cedric Jeanson, partner; Michelle Jonas, assistant.
"2001 Maniacs," Horror; producers, Christopher Tuffin, Brett Nemeroff, Scott Spiegel; director, Tim Sullivan; cast, Robert Englund, Lin Shaye. Travelers unwittingly take a detour to terror. In production.
"Slow Bum," Thriller; producers, John Penotti, Sidney Kimmel, Bonnie Timmermann; director, Wayne Beach; cast, Ray Liotta, James Todd Smith, Mekhi Phifer. A labyrinth of illusion, action and betrayal. Post-production.
"Yes," Drama; producers, Christopher Sheppard, Andrew Fierberg; director, Sally Potter; cast, Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Sam Neill. A married American scientist sparks an affair with a Lebanese surgeon exiled in London. Post-production.
Web site: www.greeniightmedia.com
Office: +49 (178) 726-2440
Attending: Sophokles Tasioulis, VP, production; Nikolaus Well, C00.
"Deep Blue," Docu; producers, Alix Tidmarsh, Sophokles fasioulis; directors, Alastair Fothergill, Andy Byatt; a journey into the oceans. Completed.
Web site: www.h3ofilm.eom
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand A10; 4342 3161
Attending: John Curtis, president-CEO; Rod Akizuki, senior manager; Samantha Esteves, sales associate.
"Distant Shadow," Thriller; producer, Mark Andrews; director, Howard Ford; cast, Rosie Fellner, Stephen Tiller. A woman haunted by her tragic past is dragged into a world of violence and revenge. Completed.
"Pale Blue Moon," Sci-Fi; producers, Mark Hosack, Ray Hosack; director, Mark Hosack; cast, Johnny Sneed, Ice Mrozek. A police detective struggles with whether to believe a mental patient's alien conspiracy stories. Completed.
"Ripper II: Letter From Within," Horror; producers, John Curtis, Evan Tylor; director, Jonas Quastel; cast, Erin Karpulk, Nicholas Irons. Sequel to the successful "Ripper: Letter From Hell." Post-production.
Web site: www.hannibaipictures.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A14; 8770 9467
Attending: Richard Rionda Del Castro, chairman-CEO; Patricia Rionda Del Castro, president; Mathilde Aupetit, sales & marketing.
"Escobar," Action; producer, Richard Rionda Del Castro; director, Andrzej Sekula; The career of drug lord Pablo Escobar. Pro-production.
"Masked and Anonymous," Drama; producers, Nigel Sinclair, Jeff Rosen; director, Larry Charles; cast, Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, Bob Dylan. A folk singer tries to make a difference in a revolutionary country. Completed.
"Twelve Twisted Tricks," Action; producer, Richard Rionda Del Castro; director, Balaji Kumar; Pm-production.
Web site: www.hanwayfilms.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Stand B02 A01; 4342 3077
Attending: Thierry Bailey, managing director; Ana Ayesta, intl. sales; Jonathan Staunton, marketing & publicity.
"Back to Gaya," Animation; producer, Holger Tappe; director, Lenard Krawinkel; Six characters from a kids TV series are sucked into the real world.
"Don't Come Knocking," Drama; producer, Peter Schwartzkopff; director, Wim Wonders; cast, Sam Shepard, Jean Reno, Jessica Lange. A once-great film star learns about himself. Pre-production.
"Festival Express," Drama/Docu; producers, Gavin Poolman, John Trapman; director, Bob Smeton; cast, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia. The story of the biggest rolling rock party in history. Screening.
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2 Stand A01; 4342 3190
Attending: Penny Wolf, managing director; Lissa Lebel, sale exec.
"And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself," Drama; producers, Josha Maurer, Mark Gordon, Larry Gelbart; director, Bruce Beresford; cast, Antonio Banderas, Eion Bailey, Alan Arkin. D.W. Griffith and Harry Aitken film Pancho Villa's Mexican revolution. Completed.
"Empire Falls," Drama; producers, Paul Newman, Scott Steindorff, Marc Platt; director, Fred Schepisi; cast, Ed Harris, Paul Newman, Helen Hunt. Story of a New England town and its inhabitants. In production.
"The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," Drama; producers, Freddy DeMann, George Faber, Simon Bosanquet; director, Stephen Hopkins; cast, Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson. Details the triumphs and defeats of the prolific and gifted comedic actor. Post-production.
Web site: www.regententertainment.com
Office: Hall 2, Stand A24
Attending: Gene George, president, Regent Ent,; Mark Reinhard, president.
"Friends & Family," Comedy; producers, Linda Moran, Kristen Coury, Joseph Triebwasser; director, Kristen Coury; cast, Tony Lo Bianco, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Greg Lauren. A gay couple in Manhattan is visited by one of their parents. Completed.
"The Trip," Comedy; producers, Thomas Blount, Miles Swain; director, Miles Swain; cast, Larry Sullivan, Steve Braun, Alexis Arquette, Two old friends are reunited on a cross-country road trip and find themselves outlaws. Completed.
"Urbania," Drama; producers, Stephanie Golden, Jon Shear, J. Todd Harris; director, Jon Shear; cast, Dan Futterman, Alan Cummings, Lothaire Blueteau. A traumatized young man chances upon a mysterious stranger and comes to believe he's found the key to his recovery. Completed.
Web site: www.highpointfilms.co.uk
Office: Pavilion 8, Hall 1, Stand A24
Attending: Ronald de Neef, CEO; Carey Fitzgerald, managing director; Isabel Pascual, sales exec.
"Bella Bettien," Thriller; producer-director, director, Hans Pus; cast, Thekla Reuten, Kim Van Kooten, Vincent Riotta. An ordinary woman becomes a ruthless drug baron. Completed.
"Godforsaken," Action; producers, Anton Smit, Hanneke Niens, Reinier Selen; director, Pieter Kuijpers; cast, Tygo Gernhandt, Egbert Jan Weeber, Angela Schijf. Two young criminals' friendship is tested when petty theft turns into a ruthless killing spree. Screening.
"Twin Sisters," Drama; producers, Anton Smit, Reinier Selen; director, Ben Sombogaart; cast, Nadja Uhl, Thekla Reuten, Jeroen Spitzenberger. Two sisters separated before WWII reunite to find one has married an SS soldier and the other a Jew. Screening.
Web site: www.hollywoodclassics.com
Office: Stand A04; +44 (774) 774 3615
Attending: Joe Dreier, director; Melanie Tebb, sales administrator; David Llewellyn-Jones, sales exec.
"And Now for Something Completely Different," Comedy; producer, Patricia Casey; director, Ian MacNaughton; A compiliation of the earliest Monty Python sketches. Completed.
"Bride of the Wind," Drama; producers, Lawrence Levy, Evzen Kozar; director, Bruce Beresford; cast, Sarah Wynter, Jonathan Pryce, Vincent Perez. Biopic of Alma Mahler who married Gustav Mahler, and had affairs with Oskar Kokoshka and Walter Gropius. Screening.
"Stealing Time," Drama; producers, Mike Gabrawy, Michael Garrity; director, Marc Fusco; cast, Charlotte Ayanna, Ethan Embry, Peter Facinelli. Four college friends plan the biggest bank robbery in L.A. history. Screening.
Web site: www.filmhorJzon.com
Office: Hall 8, Stand B29
Attending: Rob Straight, president; Michael Tavern& sales & acquisitions; Caroline Stern, distribution & marketing.
"A Little Monk," Drama; producer-director Kyung-jung Jog; cast, Tae-Jin Kim, Tae-Jin Kim, Ye-Ryung Kim. A monk dreams of life outside the temple. Completed. "Japanese Horror Anthology," Horror; Nine horror episodes based on books by Kodakowa Shoten. Completed.
"Shadows of the Dead," Horror; producer-director, Carl Lindbergh; cast, Jonathan Flanigan, Beverly Hynds. A couple contracts a deadly disease after their car breaks down in the woods. Completed.
Web site: www.iconmovies.net
Office: Stand B28
Attending: Nick Hill, CEO; Simon Crowe, sales; James Norrie, sales manager.
"Compleat Female Stage Beauty," Comedy; producers, Robert de Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Hardy Justice; director, Richard Eyre; cast, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett. A period romp about love and sex. Post-production.
"I Heart Huckabee's," Comedy; producers, Scott Rudin, Gregory Goodman, David O. Russell; director, David O. Russell; cast, Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Huppert, Jude Law. An existential tale of love philosophy and Shania Twain. Post-production.
"Paparazzi," Thriller; producers, Moi Gibson, Bruce Davey, Stephen McEveety; director, Paul Abascal; cast, Cole Hauser, Dennis Farina, Robin Tunney. Action movie star fights intruding paparazzi. Post-production.
Office: Hotel Excelsior Gallia; 3902 6785
Attending: Jerome Bliah, president.
"Voyage," Action-adventure; producers, John Davis, Tarak Ben Ammar, Peby Guisez; director, John MacKenzie; cast, Rutger Hauer, Eric Roberts, Karen Allen. A couple embarks on a high-seas adventure to save their marriage. Completed.
"Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Clans," Family; producer, Duke Fenady; director, Charles Jarrot; cast, Charles Bronson. A little girl has her faith in Christmas rekindled. Completed.
Webs ite: www.ifmfilm.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand A12
Attending: Antony Ginnane, president; Anthony Lyons, VP, intl.; David Makhlout, director, intl. sales.
"Grim Weekend," Thriller; producers, Bob Willems, Ken Hebert; director, Bob Willems; cast, Ken Hebert, Amanda Watson. A hitchhiker scares people staying in a cabin with tales of a killer clown. Completed.
"In the Red," Action; producers, Glenn Ruehland, Rina Reiss; director, Glenn Roehland; cast, Steve Bisley, Damien Bradford, Terry Serrio. A gang has a passion for fast worn]on and faster cars. Completed.
"Seamless: Kidz Rule," Thriller; cast, Shannon Elizabeth. Street kids gravitate to a fashion music guru running a hip boutique in LA. Completed.
Web site: www.imageworksentertainment.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B01; 4342 3082
Attending: David Shoshan, president, sales; Richard Pepin, president, production; Ben Brower, sales.
"Blue Hill Avenue," Action; producers, Max Kirishima, Mike Erwin; director, Craig Ross Jr.; cast, Allen Payne, William Forsythe, Clarence Williams III. Boston street kids grow up into gangsters. Completed.
"The Drop," Thriller; producer, Steven Nash; director, Kevin Lewis; cast, John Savage, Sean Young, Michael Bondies. He thought it was just a job. Completed.
"The Other Side of Heaven," Adventure; producer, Gerald R. Molen; director, Mitch Davis; cast, Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway, Joe Folau. Complete.
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A28
Attending: Pierre David, Tom Berry, cochairmen; Lawrence Goebel, president.
"Decoys," Action; producers, Tom Berry, Franco Battista, Neil Bregman; director, Matt Hastings; cast, Nicole Eggert, Corey Sevier, Stefanie yon Pfetten. Dream creatures arrive on a college campus and capture every man's fantasy. Post-production.
"Out for Blood," Action; producers, Richard Brandes, Anita Sgarro; director, Richard Brandes; cast, Kevin Dillon, Lance Henriksen, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe. A detective follows a case into a dark and secret underworld. Post-production.
"Stranger at the Door," Thriller; producers, Pierre David, Tom Berry, Stetan Wodoslawsky; director, Douglas Jackson; A woman's long-lost son brings terror to her family. In production.
Office: Pavilion 26, Stand DO4
Attending: Graham King, president; Stephanie Denton, sales & distribution.
"An Unfinished Life," Drama; producers, Leslie Holleran, Alan Ladd Jr., Kelliann Ladd; director, Lasse Halistrom; cast, Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman. A woman reconnects with her estranged and emotionally wounded father-in-law. Post-production.
"Rose and the Snake," Drama; producer, Lemore Syvan; director, Rebecca Miller; cast, Daniel Day-Lewis, Catherine Keener, Camilla Belle. A man and his daughter undergo their own sexual awakening when he finds a new lover. Post-production.
"The Aviator," Drama; producers, Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Graham King, Charlie Evans Jr.; director, Martin Scorsese; cast, Leonardo DiCaprio, Care Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale. Howard Hughes becomes an icon of the 20th century. In production.
Web site: www.interactivefilmsales.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A26
Attending: Daniel Sales, president; Frederic Demey, sales consultant; Uwe Boll, president.
"Alone in the Dark," Action-adventure; producers, Shawn Williamson, Wolfgang Herold; director, Uwe Boll; cast, Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff. A detective of the paranormal comes face to face with inescapable horror. Post-production.
"Bloodrayne," Action; producers, Shawn Williamson, Uwe Boll; director, Uwe Boll; Based on the bestselling videogame, Agent Bloodrayne is half-human, halfvampire. In development.
"House of the Dead," Horror; producers, Uwe Boll, Shawn Williamson, Wolfgang Herold; director, Uwe Boll; cast, Jurgen Prochnow, Jonathan Cherry, Clint Howard. College students are stalked by killer zombies. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 26, Hall 2, Stand D03; 4342 3041
Attending: Mary Beth Barnbridge, senior VP, distribution & finance.
"Francis Ford Coppola Presents: The Legend of Suriyothai," Action-adventure; producers, Francis Ford Coppola, Kim Aubry, Karnia Yukol; director, Chatrichalerm Yukoi; cast, M.L Piyapas Bhirombhakdi, Saruoyoo Woegkrchang Based on actual events in 16th-century Siam. Completed.
"If Only," Romance; producers, Bobby Newmyer, Jeffrey Silver; director, Gil Junger; cast, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls, Tom Wilkinson. A man gets the chance to relive and improve his girlfriend's last day alive. Post-production.
"Oliver Stone's Untitled Alexander the Great Project," Drama; producers, Thomas Schuehly, Morilz Borman, ,Jon Kilik; director, Oliver Stone; cast, Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Angelica Jolie. The ancient leader conquers a large part of the world. In production.
Web site: www.intramovies.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B27
Attending: Paola Corvino, CEO; Jeff Nuyts, director, intl. sales.
"Break Free," Drama; producer, Domenico Procacci; director, Gianluca Maria Tavarelli; cast, Luigi Maria Burruano, Elio Germano, Nicole Grimaudo. Man seeks money to escape his hometown and attend university. Screening.
"Now or Never," Comedy; producer, Domenico Procacci; director, Lucio Pellegrini; cast, Jacopo Bonvicini, Violante Placido, Edoardo Gabbriellini. A man follows a woman to a student assembly and a new world opens before his eyes. Screening.
"The Undesirables," Drama; producers, Galliano Juso, Marco Poccioni, Marco Valsania; director, Pasquale Scimeca; cast, Vincent Gallo, Antonio Catania, Marcello Mazzarella. A group of 120 Italian-Americans accused of Mafia ties are sent back to Italy. Screening.
Web site: www.itndistribution.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A25
Attending: Stuart Alson, president; Anoo Cottoor, VP; Jack Campbell, sales & acquisitions.
"Blazin'," Action; director, Marcos Miranda; cast, Fat Joe, Angle Martinez, Michael Wehrhahn. The daughter of a drug lord falls in love with the police chief's son. Completed.
"Drop Dead Roses," Dark Comedy; producer, Daniel D'Or; director, Jessica Hudson; cast, Brian O'Halloran, Eddie McGee. Two irregular businessmen find themselves in a twisted love story. Completed.
"The Water's Edge," Sports; directors-cast, Mark Trumbull, Gary Maynard; A 48-state, 19,000-mile water-skiing adventure. Completed.
Kathy Morgan Intl.
Office: Pavilion 26, Hall 2, Stand D13; 4342 318O
Attending: Kathy Morgan, president; Kimberly Fox, director of intl. sales; Lori Nicholas, director of business affairs.
"A Love Song for Bobby Long," producers, Bob Yari, David Lancaster, Paul Miller; director, Shainee Gabel; cast, John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Grabiel Macht. A story about the lies families tell each other. Post-production.
"Instant Karma," producers, Scott Ross, Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio; A man reincarnated as a fly learns to do good deeds and move up the food chain. Pre-production.
Web site: www.keypics.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand C16, B25
Attending: Michael Strange, president; Tim Brown, director, distribution.
"Annie the Nannie," Family; producers, Robert Vince, Anna McRoberts; A family's new English nanny turns out to be an orangutan. In development.
"Hairy Puffer," Family; producers, Robert Vinee, Anna McRoberts; An orangutan plays on a pro golf tour. In development.
"Spymate," Family; producers, Robert Vince, Anna McRoberts; director, Robert Vince; cast, Chris Potter, Emma Roberts, Richard Kind. A spy chimp and his partner must stop a greedy scientist. Completed.
Web site: www.kevinwa.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand C17; 34 667 540 547
Attending: Kevin Williams.
"Carmen," Erotic; producer. Starling; director, Vicente Aranda; cast, Paz Vega, Leonardo Sbraglia. The classic tale stripped to the bone. Completed.
"Comandante," Docu; director, Oliver Stone; cast, Fidel Castro, Oliver Stone. The first major interview with Cuban leader Fidel Castro in 40 years. Completed.
"Noviembre," Drama; producer, Tesela; director, Achero Manas; cast, Oscar Jaenada, Ingrid Rubio, Hector Alterio. Students set up a radical street theater group. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A04
Attending: Peter Rogers, president of intl.; Eric Reid, COO; Robert Burke, VP, worldwide marketing.
"Madhouse," Horror; director, William Butler; cast, Joshua Leonard, Jordan Ladd, Lance Henriksen. A ghostly killer stalks the staff at a mental hospital prison. Post-production.
"The Mayor of the Sunset Strip," Docu; producers, Christ Carter, Greg Little, Tommy Penna; director, George Hickenlooper; cast, Rodney Bingenheimer, Cher, David Bowie. Radio host Rodney Bingenhelmet is obsessed with celebrities and music. Screening.
"Wicker Park," Drama; producers, Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Andre Lamal; director, Paul McGuigan; cast, Josh Hartnett, Matthew Lillard, Rose Byrne, Diane Kruger. A man obsessively searches for his missing lover. Completed.
Web site: www.lightning-ent.com
Office: Hall 8, Stand B23; 4342 3033
Attending: Richard Guardian, Marc Greenberg, co-presidents; Tannaz Anisi, VP, intl. sales.
"American Crime," Thriller; producers, Jeff Ritchie, Wu Ring; director, Dan Mintz; cast, Annabelle Sciorra, Cary Elwes, Rachael Leigh Cook. A reporter assigned to cover a local drowning discovers a video of the drowned woman. Completed.
"The Dust Factory," Fantasy; producers, Erika Lockridge, Tani Cohen, Eric Small; director, Eric Small; cast, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Kelley. A story of fading art of the old being nourished by the young. Completed.
"The Event," Drama; producers, Thorn Fitzgerald, Bryan Hofbauer; director, Thorn Fitzgerald; cast, Parker Posey, Olympia Dukakis, Sarah Polley. An inquiry into one man's death becomes a celebration of his life. Completed.
Web site: www.lionsgatefilms.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand A29, B22; 4342 3222
Attending: Nicolas Meyer, Sergei Yershov, co-presidents; Peter Block, president, home entertainment.
"Godsend," Thriller; producers, Sean O'Keefe, Cathy Schulman, Marc Butan; director, Nick Harem; cast, Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Robert De Niro. Parents turn to human cloning to resurrect their son. Post-production.
"The Final Cut," Thriller; producer, Nick Wechsler; director, Omar Naim; cast, Robin Williams, Mira Sorvino, Jim Caviezel. A man who edits recorded memories questions his own. Post-production.
"The Prince and Me," Comedy; producer, Mark Amin; director, Martha Coolidge; cast, Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, Ben Miller. An ambitious woman in love with a true Prince Charming. Post-production.
Web site: www.m6da.com
Office: Stand F02
Attending: Isabelle Drouart, film sales; Caroline Mougey, TV sales.
"Animal Docu (title TBD)," Docu; producer, MC4; director, Laurent Charbonnier; The love life of animals.
"Asterix and the Vikings," Animated; director, Stefan Fjeldmark;
"Not for or Against," Thriller; director, Cedric Klapisch; cast, Marie Gillain, Vincent Elbaz.
Web site: www.mainlinereleasing.com
Office: Hall 8, Stand B23; 4342 3033
Attending: Marc Greenberg, president; Tannaz Anisi, VP, intl. sales; Jennifer Thomas, director, intl. sales.
"Clipping Adam," Family; producers, Mike Gabrawy, Michael Picchiottino; director, Michael Picchiottino; cast, Louise Fletcher, Kevin Sorbo, Chris Eigeman. Alter the deaths of his mother and sister, Adam faces a new school and a distant father. Completed.
"Jack the Dog," Comedy; producer, Bobby Roth; directors, Bobby Roth, Jeff White; cast, Nestor Carbonell, Barbara Williams, Andrew Ferchland. A womanizer discovers true love.
"Simple Revenge," Thriller; producer, Josh Eggleston; director, Brian Averill; cast, Frank Avoleita, Mellisa Picarello, Holly Perkins. A woman denied a promotion kills her boss and frames the husband.
Web site: www.maxfilms.ca
Attending: Alexandra Wermester, director
"La Grande Seduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis)," Comedy; producers, Roger Frappier, Luc Vandal; director, Jean-Francois Pouliot; cast, Raymond Bouchard, Benoit Briere, David Boutin. A small fishing village bends over backward to lure a young doctor. Screening.
Web site: www.mediaasia.com
Office: Hall 8, Stand B61
Attending: Jeffrey Chan, distribution & sales; Ricky Tse, assistant general manager; Frederick Tsui, co-production & distribution.
"Infernal Affairs II," Drama; producer, Andrew Lau; directors, Andrew Lau, Alan Mak; cast, Edison Chen, Shawn Yue, Anthony Wong. A triad mole in the police vies with an undercover cop in the triads. Completed.
"Internal Affairs III," Drama; directors, Andrew Lau, Alan Mak; cast, Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Leon Lai. A former undercover cop suspects a high-ranking mole on the police force. In production.
"Magic Kitchen," Comedy; director, Chi Ngai Lee; cast, Andy Lau, Sammie Cheng, Jerry Yen. A beautiful chef strives to break free from a family curse by concocting her food of love. In production.
Office: Pavilion B, Hall 1, Stand A13-B 14
Attending: Mark Damon, chairman-CEO; Brian O'Shea, senior VP, worldwide distribution; David Gaynes, senior VP, marketing & publicity.
"Havoc," Drama; producers, John Morrissey, Stewart Hall, Jack E Murphy; director, Lars Bjorck; cast, Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips, Mike Vogel. Teen culture clashes with the real world of urban Latino gangstas.
"Monster," Drama; producers, Charlize Theron, Mark Damon, Clark Peterson; director, Patty Jenkins; cast, Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern. Explores the darkly intriguing psyche of serial killer Aileen Wournos. Completed.
"The Upside of Anger," Drama; producers, Alex Gartner, Jack Binder, Sammy Lee; director, Mike Binder; cast, Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen. When Terry's husband deserts her, her four daughters watch their mother's ups and downs. Post-production.
Web site: www.medialuna-entertainment.de
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B22; 4342 3031
Attending: Ida Martins, managing director; Andrew Chang, sales manager; Francesca Breccia, festival & sales.
"Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi," Comedy; director, Shemi Zarhin; cast, Oshri Cohen, Esti Zakhem, Arie Elias. A teen cares for his family in his own quiet way. Screening.
"Cowboys & Angels," Drama; director, David Gleeson; cast, Michael Legge, Allen Leech, Amy Shiels. A hapless civil servant moves in with a a gay fashion student and becomes a model. Screening.
"Maria," Drama; director, Peter Calin Netzer; cast, Diana Dumbrava, Horatiu Malaele, Serban Ionescu. A woman chooses prostitution as a last-ditch solution to fend for her children. Completed.
Web site: www.mvjr.com.
Attending: John Rodsett, president; Tim Lennane, VP.
"Love Is Hell," Horror; producer, Paul White; director, Frank Henenlotter; Preproduction. "Society 2: Body Modification," Horror; producer, Paul White; director, Richard Stanley; Pre-production.
"Trojan Warrior," Action-adventure; producer, David Teitelbaum; director, Salik Silverstein; cast, Stan Longinidis, Arthur Angel. A one-man army fights organized crime. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2 Stand C15; +1 (310) 505-9487
Attending: Neil Friedman, president; Beatfix Wesle, head of European sales.
"Autumn Spring," Comedy; director, Vladimir Michalek; cast, Vlastimil Brodsky. A 76-year-old man has the heart of a teenager. Completed.
"Avellenada's Moon," Comedy; director, Juan Jose Campanella; cast, Ricardo Darin. A club owner is threatened when the club begins to lose its cachet. In production.
"The Story of the Weeping Camel," Drama; producer, Natalie Lambsdortf; director, Byambasuren Davaa; A musician tries to get a camel to accept her newborn calf. Completed.
Web site: www.minervapictures.com
Office: Hall 8, Stand A40
Attending: Gianluca Curti, president; Cristina Cassano, intl. VP; Sara Polese, intl. exec.
"Bad Inclinations," Thriller; director, Pierfrancesco Campanella; cast, Franco Nero, Florinda Bolkan, Eva Robbins. Completed.
"Miracolo a Palermo," director, Beppe Cino; cast, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Luigi Burruano, Valentina Graziano. A poetic Italian tale.
"The Letter," Drama; director, Luciano Cannito; cast, Vittoria Belvedere, Timothy Dalton, Dino Abbrescia. A letter written by a charming teacher helps save a man on death row.
Web site: www.miramax.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A03-A07; 4342 3088
Attending: Rick Sands, COO, Miramax Films; Stuart Ford, Jere Hausfater, exec VPs, Miramax Intl.
"Cold Mountain," Action-adventure; producers, Sydney Pollack, William Horberg, Albert Berger; director, Anthony Minghelia; cast, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger. A wounded Confederate soldier returns home to a beautiful woman he left behind. Post-production.
"Kill Bill Vol. 2," Action; producer, Lawrence Bender; director, Quentin Tarantino; cast, Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu. The Bride seeks revenge on her former lover. Post-production.
"Proof," Drama; producers, John Hart, Jeff Sharp, Allison Owen; director, John Madden; cast, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal. A mathematics prodigy tries to solve a problem left behind by her mathematician father. Pro-production.
Web site: www.mirovision.com
Attending: Jason Chae, CEO; Cassio Yoo, VP, intl. division; Soojin Jung, Jamie Lee, intl. division.
"Doppelganger," Thriller; producers, Sato Atsushi, Shimoda Atsuyuki, Kawabata Motoo; director, Kurosawa Kiyoshi; cast, Yakusho Koji, Nagasaku Hiromi, Yusuke Santamaria. Completed.
"Sword in the Moon," Drama; producer, Lee Dong-kwon; director, Eui-seok Kim; cast, Min-soo Choi, Jae-hyun Cho, Bokyung Kim. Friends are forced to wield their swords as foes. Completed.
"The Park," Horror; producers, Andrew Lau, Robert Li, John Chong; director, Andrew Lau; cast, Bo Bo Chan, Mathew Paul Dean, Derek Tsang. An amusement park is haunted. Completed.
Web site: www.mk2-catalogue.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B24
Attending: Olivier-Rene Veillon, VP, intl; Florence Stern, head of intl. sales.
"Opopomoz," Animated; producer, Al-bachiara; director, Enzo d'Alo; Completed.
"S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine," Docu; director, Rithy Panh; Completed.
"The Rain Children," Animated; director, Philippe Leclerc; Completed.
Office: Pavilion 25, Stand A34; (818) 943-1595
Attending: Ken DuBow, senior VP, worldwide sales; Allyson Hall, VP, intl. sales; Leah Marks, director, intl. sales.
"Charlotte Sometimes," Drama; producer, Marc Ambrose; director, Eric Byler; cast, Michael Idemoto, Jacqueline Kim, Eugenia Yuan. An auto mechanic and two women enter a triangle of friendship, love and deception. Completed.
"Edith Piaf, Her Story ... Her Songs," Docu; producers, George Elder, Gerald Prolman; director, George Elder; cast, Raquel Bitton. A tribute to to the singer. Completed.
"Shira--The Vampire Samurai," Action-adventure; producer, Jeff Centauri; directors, Simon Centauri, Jeff Centauri; cast, Chona Jason, Adrian Zmed, James Lew. A half-human, half-vampire woman is caught between two worlds. In production.
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B46; 4342 3086
Attending: Ernst Stroh, CEO; Yael Stroh, president.
"The Promise," producers, Chen Hong, Chen Kaige, Han San Ping, Etchie Stroh; director, Chert Kaige; A general, a princess and a slave deal with war and love. In production.
"The Toolbox Murders," Horror; producer, Tony DiDio; director, Tobe Hooper; cast, Angela Bettis, Juliet Landau, Rance Howard. A madman uses drills, saws and claw hammers to kill his victims. Screening.
"Together," Drama; producers, Ton Gang, Chen Hong; director, Chen Kaige; cast, Tang Yun, Liu Peiqi, Chen Hong. A teen studying violin in Beijing meets his first true love. Completed.
Motion Picture Corp. of America
Web site: www.mpcafilm.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B11
Attending: Brad Krevoy, CEO-chairman; Sigrid Ann Davison, president; Francisco Gonzalez, sales & marketing.
"Blast," Action; producers, Brad Krevoy, Klaus Rettig, Gerhard Schmidt; director, Anthony Hickox; cast, Eddie Griffin, Breckin Meyer, Vinnie Jones. A tugboat captain and an undercover FBI agent must stop terrorists. Post-production.
"Bookies," Drama; producers, Alan Greenspan, Sabine Mueller, Paul Greenstone; director, Mark Illsley; cast, Nick Stahl, Rachael Leigh Cook, Lukas Haas. College friends start an illegal gambling operation and get in trouble with the local Mafia. Completed.
"Dracula 3000," Sci-fi; producers, Brad Krevoy, David Lancaster, David Wicht; director, Darrell James Roodt; cast, Casper Van Dien, Erika Eleniak, Coolio. Dracula terrorizes an intergalactic spaceship. Postproduction.
Web site: www.moviehouseent.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B33; 4342 3056
Attending: Gary Phillips, head of sales; Mark Vennis, head of acquisitions; Claire Battersby, marketing & publicity.
"Blind Flight," Drama; producer, Sally Hibbin; director, John Furse; cast, Ian Hart, Linus Roache. From solitrude to the greatest friendship of their lives. Completed.
"The Illustrated Family Doctor," Comedy; producer, Catherine Kerr; director, Kriv Stenders; cast, Samuel Johnson. Bodies, strange behavior and corruption. Post-production.
"The Rage in Placid Lake," Comedy; producer, Marian MacGowan; director, Tony Manamara; cast, Bee Lee, Rose Byrne, Miranda Richardson. A hero arrives for anyone who ever felt different. Completed.
Office: Hall 8, Stand A17;B18; 4342 3116
Attending: Kirk D'Amico, president; Eric Christenson, exec VE intl. distribution; Samantha Horley, senior VP, intl. distribution.
"Eulogy," Comedy; producers, Steven Haft, Richard B. Lewis, Kirk D'Amico; director, Michael Clancy; cast, Hank Azaria, Ray Romano, Debra Winger. Three generations of a dysfunctional family reunite for a funeral. Screening.
"Imagining Argentina," Suspense; producers, Geoffrey C. Lands, Michael Peyser, Diane Sillan Isaacs, Santiago Pozo; director, Christopher Hampton; cast, Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson. A man whose wife is kidnapped finds he can see the destiny of others who have disappeared. Screening.
"Trauma," Thriller; producers, Jonathan Cavendish, Nicky Kentish Barnes; director. Marc Evans; cast, Colin Firth, Mona Suvari, Brenda Fricker. A spiritualist tells a man whose wife has died that she may still be alive. Post-production.
Web site: www.newlinecinema.com
Office: Pavilion 26, Hall 2, Stand E07-D12; 4342 3234
Attending: Roll Mittweg, president-COO, worldwide distribution; Camela Galano, president, New Line Intl.; Nestor Nieves, exec VP, New Line Intl.
"After the Sunset," Comedy; producers, Beau Flynn, Trip Vinson; director. Brett Ratner; cast, Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson. A retired master thief competes with his lifelong nemesis. In production.
"Blade Trinity," Action; director, David Goyer; cast, Wesley Snipes, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds. Blade is caught between the vampire and human worlds. In production.
"Cellular," Thriller; producers, Dean Devlin, Lauren Lloyd; director, David Ellis; cast, Kim Basinger, William H. Macy, Chris Evans. A man receives a random call from a woman who has been kidnapped. In production.
New Zealand Film
Web site: www.nzfilm.co.nz
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand A07; 4342 3001
Attending: Ruth Harley, CEO; Kathleen Drumm, marketing & sales.
"For Good," Thriller; producer, Neil Pardington; director, Stuart McKenzie; cast, Lisa Pearce, Michelle Langstone, Grant Wilson. A journalist becomes obsessed with the death of a childhood friend. Screening.
"Perfect Strangers," Romance; producers, Robin Laing, Gaylene Preston; director, Gaylene Preston; cast, Sam Neill, Rachael Blake. A woman becomes the object of a man's obsession on a deserted island. Screening.
"The Locals," Horror; producer, Steve Sachs; director, Greg Page; cast, John Barker, Dwayne Cameron, Kate Elliott. Two boys meet the living dead. Screening.
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand C27
Attending: Kiyohiko Shoji, general manager; Yasue Nobusawa, manager.
"Ginji the Slasher," Drama; producer, Kazukata Katashima; director, Takeshi Miyasaka; cast, Riki Takeuchi, Isao Natsuyagi. A man opposes the darkness of postwar Japanese society. Completed.
Web site: www.nonstopsales.net
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand C15; +46 707 33 28 55
Attending: C.G. Anderson, CEO; Michael Werner, sales director; Karin Thun, sales coordinator.
"Buddy," Comedy; producers, Knut Jensen, Gudny Hummelvoll; director, Morten Tyldum; cast, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Aksel Hennie, Anders Basmo Christensen. About discovering that your wild 20s are over. Completed.
"Make Believe," Drama; producer, Katinka Farago; director, Kjell Grede; cast, Tuva Novotny, Shanti Roney, Orjan Ramberg. Theodor holds on to the old world; Paula is part of the new. Completed.
"Miffo," Comedy; producer-director, Daniel Lind-Lagerlof; cast, Jonas Karlsson, Livia Millhagen, Ingvar Hirdwall. A new minister unexpectedly encounters love at work. Completed.
Web site: www.sales.nordiskfilm.com
Office: Hall 10 booth B23
Attending: Sanne Arlo, sales exec; Susan Wendt, sales exec; Klaus Rasmussen, sales exec:
"The Green Butchers," Comedy; producet, Tivi Magnusson, Kim Magnusson; director, Anders Thomas Jensen; cast, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Line Kruse. Two owners of a butcher shop concoct a new delicacy. Completed.
"Reconstruction," Drama; producer, Tine Grew Pfeiffer; director, Christoffer Boe; cast, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Maria Bonnevie, Nicolas Bro. A photographer and woman meet and fall in love in one intense day. Completed.
"Evil," Drama; producer, Hans Lonnerheden, Ingemar Leijonberg; director, Mikael Hafstrom; cast, Andreas Wilson, Linda Zilliacus, Henrik Lundstrom. Story of violence, friendship and the beginnings of love.
Office: Hall 8, Stand B13
Attending: Danny Dimbort, Avi Lerner, co-chairmen-CEO; Carole Delossantos, VP, intl. sales.
"Control," director, Tim Hunter; cast, Ray Liotta, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Rodriguez. A pharmaceutical researcher tests a drug to tame violent offenders. Post-production.
"Loverboy," Drama; director, Kevin Bacon; cast, Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Ashley Judd. A single mother tries to raise an exceptional child. Pre-production.
"Shadow of Fear," director, Rich Cowan; cast, James Spader, Aidan Quinn, Matt Davis. A man is forced to commit murder to save his marriage and his life. Post-production.
Web site: www.oasisinternational.com
Attending: Peter Emerson, president; Valerie Cabrera, exec VP; Steve Murphy, VP, sales & acquisitions.
"Burn," Drama; cast, Jonathan Scarfe, Alan Scarfe, Kristin Booth. A family whose land has been contaminated turns to an outlaw environmentalist for help. Completed.
"Cornered," Drama; cast, Lee Broker, Domenic Cina. Three distant men are reunited by a tragedy for an underground boxing match. Completed.
"Samhain," Horror; cast, Richard Grieco, Jenna Jameson, Chasey Lain. A disfigured mutant hunts students on a class trip. Post-production.
Web site: www.oberoncinematografica.com
"Are Tolbukhin: In the Mind of a Killer," Thriller; producer, Antonio Chavarrias; directors, Agusti Villaronga, Lydia Zimmermann, Isaac P. Racine; cast, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Carmen Beato. A false documentary about a true murderer.
"Celia's Lives," Thriller; producer, Antonio Chavarrias; director, Antonio Chavarrias; A young girl is raped and murdered during a neighborhood fair. In development.
"The Fakir's Double Life," Docu; producer, Antonio Chavarrias; directors, Esteve Riambau, Elisabet Cabeza; A magic trick between reality and fiction. In development.
Office: Stand A17; 4342 3071
Attending: Ralph Kamp, chairman-CEO; Pascal Degove, sales exec; Tamzin Denny, assistant.
"Moby Dick: The Legend Returns," Animation; producers, Gerry Shirren, Michael Coldeway; director, Michel Coldeway; In 1937, two young people search for the legendary white whale. In production.
"Renaissance," Animation; producer, Aton Soumache; director, Christian Volckman; A Parisian detective uncovers a hidden laboratory. In production.
"Seeing Other People," Comedy; producer, Gavin Polone; director, Wallace Wolodarsky; cast, Jay Mohr, Julianne Nicholson, Ed Were. A married woman decides she hasn't slept with enough moo. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A13
Attending: Matthew McCombs, president; Scott Bedno, VP, sales.
"Billabong Odyssey," Docu; producers, Vincent Leone, Ivan Cheah, Alvaro Otero; director, Philip Boston; A chronicle of extreme wave surfing. Screening.
"Bloom," Drama; producers, Sean Walsh, Mark Byrne; director, Sean Walsh; cast, Stephan Rea, Patrick Bergin. Adapts the James Joyce novel "Ulysses." Screening.
"Suspended Animation," Horror; producers, Robert Hiler, John Hancock; director, John Hancock; Screening.
Web site: www.parkentertainment.com
Office: Stand A05-B06; 4342 3136
Attending: Jim Howell, CEO; Simon Barnes, film sales; Linda Vezzoli, marketing & sales.
"The Great Goose Caper," Family; producer, Wendy Hill-Tout; director, Nicholas Kendall; cast, Chevy Chase, Joan Plowright, James Purefoy. A boy tries to save a talking goose from the Christmas cooking pot. Post-production.
"The Purifiers," Martial Arts; producer, Chris Atkins; director, Richard Jobson; cast, Kevin McKidd, Dominic Monaghan, Rachel Grant. Martial-arts gangs battle in future Britain. Post-production.
Web site: www.patheinternational.fr
Office: Pavilion 26, Hall 2, Stand D08-E05; 4342 3264
Attending: Annouchka Lesoeur, VP, intl. sales.
"Je reste," comedy; producer, Alain Terzian; director, Diane Kurys; cast, Sophie Marceau, Vincent Perez, Charles Berling. Completed.
"Le cout de la vie," Comedy; producer, Anne Dominique Toussaint; director, Philippe Le Guay; cast, Vincent Lindon, Fabrice Luchini, Lorent Deutsch. Completed.
"Mauvais esprit," Comedy; producer, Manuel Munz; director, Patrick Alessandrin; cast, Thierry Lhermitte, Ophelie Winter, Maria Pacome. A tale about the difficulties of parenthood. Completed.
Web site: www.peacearch.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A12; 4342 3152
Attending: Charlie Bloye, head of sales; James MacKenzie, sales manager.
"Hollywood Flies," Action-adventure; producers, Massimo Pacilio, Gary Howsam, Pieter Kroonenburg, Leo Pescarolo; director, Fabio Segatori; cast, Brad Renfro, Vinnie Jones, Caprice. A road trip turns into a race against time. Post-production.
"Shadow Dancer," Drama; producers, Gary Howsam, Jamie Brown, Massimo Pacilio; director, Brad Mirman; cast, Harvey Keitel, Joshua Jackson, Gerard Depardieu. An aspiring writer tracks a literary titan to his refuge in rural Italy. Pre-production.
"The Keeper," Thriller; producers, Gary Howsam, Jamie Brown, Juliet Jones; director, Paul Lynch; cast, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Lochlyn Munro. A policeman abducts a beautiful dancer. Completed.
Web site: www.grupopi.tv
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand C37
Attending: Jose Huertas, general manager; Geraldine Gonard, sales director; Laura Minarro, sales exec.
"Danubio Hotel," Drama; director, Antonio Gimenez Rico; cast, Santiago Ramos, Carmen Morales, Inaki Miramon. A failed writer in 1950s Madrid has an affair with a young chorus girl. Screening.
"Illegal," Thriller; director, Ignacio Vilar; cast, Chisco Amado, Lucia Jimenez, Chete Lera. Two reporters try to uncover the mob's transport of illegal immigrants from Africa to Europe. Screening.
"Los novios Bulgaros" (Bulgarian Lovers), Drama; director, Eloy De La Iglesia; cast, Fernando Guillen Cuervo, Pepon Nieto, Ditran Biba. A man in love with a Bulgarian immigrant risks his social position to make her happy. Screening.
Web site: www.ponycanyon.co.jp/intl
Office: Hall 10, Stand C19-21; 6892 7975
Attending: Hirofumi Ogoshi, G.M.; Shinji Sakoda, deputy G.M.; Eri Kubo, acquisitions.
"Bayside Shakedown 2," Comedy; producer, Chihiro Kameyama; director, Katsuyuki Motohiro; cast, Yuji Oda, Toshiro Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu. Post-production.
"Cosmic Rescue," Sci-fi; producer, Yu Hirose; director, Shinsuke Sato; cast, Go Morita, Ken Miyake, Junichi Okada. Young men and women live on the moon. Completed.
"Dragonhead," Adventure; producer, Takashi Hirano; director, George Iida; cast, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Sayaka, Naohito Fujiki. An intimately real apocalypse. Completed.
Web site: www.porchlight.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Hall 1, Stand A31
Attending: Stephanie Slack, Adam Wright, VPs, worldwide sales; Laura Hoffman, worldwide sales.
"Lightning: Bolts of Destruction," Action-adventure; producer, Deboragh Gabler; director, Brenton Spencer; cast, Joanna Pacula, Nick Mancuso, Ken Tremblett. A race against time to save the Earth from a global lightning storm. Completed.
"Moon Dance," Drama; producers, Tim Misenhimer, David Wiggins, David Clayton Miller; director, Jim Langford; cast, Alan Young, Mary Mara, Danielle Harris. A widower visits his wife's grave on their anniversary. Completed.
"Murder in Hopeville," Thriller; producers, Wendy Ord, Jamie Dipaolo; director, Wendy Ord; cast, Melanie Doane, Michael Riley. A woman is not surprised when her boyfriend is a suspect in a robbery. Completed
Web site: www.portmanfilm.com
Office: Hall 8, Stand B50; 4342 3032
Attending: Tristan Whalley, managing director; Jane Baker, sales manager.
"A Way of Life," Drama; producers, Patrick Cassavetti, Peter Edwards, Charlie Hanson; director, Amma Asante; cast, Stephanie James, Brenda Blethyn, Oliver Haden. Post-production.
"Bullet Boy," Drama; producer, Ruth Caleb; director, Saul Dibb; cast, Asher D, Luke Frazer, Claire Perkins. A gun changes hands and leaves in its wake a trail of destruction. Post-production.
"Intermission," Drama; producers, Stephen Woolley, Neil Jordan, Alan Moloney; director, John Crowley; cast, Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson, Kelly Macdonald. A couple breaks up briefly, sending ripples through the lives of everyone around them. Screening.
Web site: www.ps-mill.com
Office: Stand A36
Attending: William McAbian, president; Tal McAbian, VP; Riki Ella, sales.
"Classic Wrestling Superstars," Sports; Brings to life the fierce battles, raw power and legendary rivalries of wrestling. Complete.
"Natural Journeys," A catalog of eight healing, exercise and holistic living series. Complete.
"Peach Pleasures," Adult; In production.
Office: Hall 8, Stand AO6; 4342 3078
Attending: Jonathan Kramer, president; Eric Bernstein, VP, intl. sales.
"Ghost Monkey," Action; director, Paul Andresen; A simianlike serial killer moves in the shadows and strikes with vicious force. Pro-production.
"I Witness," Action; producers, Jon Kramer, Paul De Souza, David Bixler; director, Rowdy Herrington; cast, Jeff Daniels, James Spader, Portia de Rossi. A man investigates the deaths of the 27 people found in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana. Completed.
"Scavenger Hunt," Children's; producers, Jon Kramer, Steve Beswick, Karri O'Reilly; director, Eric Hendershot; cast, Jonathan Cronin, Brittany Armstrong. The Clubhouse Detectives have a new misadventure. Completed.
Web site: www.quantumentertainment.info
Office: Stand B25
Attending: Pamela Vlastas, VP; Michael Sellers, president; Adam Welles, VP, intl. sales.
"Mesmerist," Thriller; cast, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Capshaw. A doctor convinces a dying man's family to allow him to put the man in a trance. Completed.
"Nursie," Horror; cast, C. Thomas Howell. A man is held captive by a sadistic nurse. Completed.
"Vlad," Thriller; cast, Billy Zane, Francesco Quinn, Brad Dourif. Death stalks three students visiting the Carpathian homeland of Vlad Tep Drakul. Post-production.
Webs ite: www.reel-pictures.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 3; +1 (917) 362-2479
Attending: William C. Medici, Richard E. Jansen, principals; Becca Levi, director, marketing.
"Gladio," Thriller; producers, William Medici, Richard Jansen; Three generations of one family must come to terms with a dangerous secret. In development.
Web site: www.regententertainment.com
Office: Hall 2 Stand A24
Attending: Gene George, president; Mark Reinhart, president, here! Films.
"Cave In," Action; producers, Stephen Jarchow, Paul Colichman, Jeffrey Schenck; director, Rex Piano; cast, Mimi Rogers, Ted Shackleford. A woman running a mining operation learns her husband and son are trapped in a cave-in. Completed.
"Ring of Darkness," Horror; producers, Stephen Jarchow, Paul Colichman, Jeffrey Schenck; director, David DeCoteau; cast, Adrienne Barbeau, Jeremy Jackson, Ryan Starr. A rock band makes a deal with the devil for success and immortality. Post-production.
"The Paradise Virus," Action; producers, Stephen Jarchow, Paul Colichman, Jeffrey Schenck; director, Brian Trenchard-Smith; cast, Lorenzo Lamas, Ralf Moeller, Melody Thomas-Scott. A scientist and her son try to prevent a deadly virus from spreading. Completed.
Web site: www.renaissance-films.com
Office: Pavilion 10. Hall 2, Stand A07, B08; 4342 3326, fax 4342 3330
Attending: Angus Finney, managing director; Claire Taylor, head of intl. sales; Fiona Cheyne, sales assistant.
"Candy," Drama; producers, Margaret Fink, Emile Sherman; director, Neil Armfield; cast, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush. Love is a high you can never come down from. In development.
"Vapor," Drama; producers, Gail Mutrux, Philip Steuer; director, Neil LaBute; cast, Sandra Bullock, Ralph Fiennes. Pre-production.
"We Don't Live Here Anymore," Drama; producers, Harvey Kahn, Naomi Watts, Jonas Goodman; director, John Curran; cast, Laura Dern, Mark Ruffalo, Naomi Watts. Post-production.
Web site: www.rexfilms.com
Office: Stand A11; (310) 435-7383
Attending: George Lascu, CEO; Cyndy Kuipers, president; Liana Villeanov, VP, acquisitions.
"Antikiller," Action-adventure; producers, Yussup Bakshiev, Vladimir Kilburg; director, Yegor Knochalovsky; cast, Yuri Kutsenko, Mikhail Ulyanov, Viktor Sukhorukov. A police officer tries to avenge the death of his partner. Completed.
"Darkness Falling," Thriller; producers, Peter Simpson, Allan Scott; director, Dominic Shiach; cast, Janet Kidder, Paul Johansson, Patsy Kensit, Jason Priestley. After her twin sister kills herself, an attorney puts together the pieces of her sister's life. Completed.
"Red Serpent," Action-adventure; producers, Oleg Kapanets, George Lascu; director, Eugene Tanasescu; cast, Roy Scheider, Michael Pare, Oleg Taktarov. An American mistakenly involved in a drug deal tries to elude a drug kingpin. Completed.
Office: Hall 8, Stand AO6; 39.02.4342.3078
Attending: Jonathan Kramer, president; Eric Bernstein, VP, intl. sales
"Malunde," Drama; producers, Jurgen Biefang, Dieter Horres; director, Stefanie Sycholt; cast, Ian Roberts, Kagiso Mtetwa. A street kid in South Africa saves the life of a former apartheid army soldier. Completed.
"Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet & the Cello," producers, Ulrich Felsberg, Nicolas McClintock, Nigel Thomas; directors, Victor Erice, Werner Herzog, Jim Jarmusch; World-renowned directors bring their own interpretations of time to the screen.
"The Blues," Docu; producers, Martin Scorsese, Uli Felsberg, Jody Patton; directors, Charles Burnett, Clint Eastwood, Mike Figgis; Seven directors explore music in a series of short films. Completed.
Web site: www.roissyfilms.com
Office: Stand B24; 6090 9196
Attending: Raphael Berdugo, Beatrice Roig.
"Back to Kotelnitch," Docu; director, Emmanuel Carrere; The filmmaker travels home and tells his family story. Completed.
"My Father," Drama; director, Egidio Eronico; cast, Charlton Heston, Thomas Kretschmann, F. Murray Abraham. A man believes the father he never knew was a monster. Completed.
"The Dog, the General and the Birds," Animated; director, Francis Nielsen; A fable and Christmas tale of humor and poetry.
Web site: www.screenmedia.net
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand A20; 4342 3029
Attending: Joseph Kovacs, president; Steve Nurkin, exec VP; Almira Malyshev, VP, intl. sales.
"Austin Powers: Intl. Man of Mystery," Comedy; producers, Mike Myers, Demi Moore; director, Jay Roach; cast, Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley. Completed.
"My Life," Drama; producers, Jerry Zucker, Bruce Joel Rubin; director, Bruce Joel Rubin; cast, Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman. Terminally ill man embarks on a voyage of self-discovery and reconciliation. Completed.
"The Real McCoy," Action; producer, Martin Bregman; director, Russel Mulcahey; cast, Val Kilmer, Kim Basinger, Terence Stamp. Retired thief is blackmailed into action when her son is kidnapped. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B34; 4342 3301
Attending: Joe Drake, president; Brian Goldsmith, CEO; Pierre Weisbein, exec VP, sales & distribution.
"Something Borrowed," Comedy; producers, Nathalie Marciano, Michelle Chydzik, Jessica Bendinger, Paul Brooks; director, Dana Cox; cast, Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Adams. A woman finds the best man at her sister's wedding is her former fiance. Post-production.
"The Assassination of Richard Nixon," Drama; producers, Alfonso Cuaron, Jorge Vergara; director, Niels Mueller; cast, Sean Penn, Naomi Watts,
Don Cheadle. A man struggles to claim his stake in the American dream. Post-production.
"The Grudge," Horror; producers, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Taka Ichise; director, Takashi Shimizu; A supernatural curse is passed from victim to victim. Pre-production.
Web site: www.7thart.com
Office: Stand E03; +1 (323) 708-6876
Attending: Udy Epstein, principal.
"Five Sides of a Coin," Docu; producers, Paul Kell, Jana Ritter; director, Paul Kell; An in-depth look at hip-hop. Completed.
"Gotham Fish Tales," Docu; producer-director, Robert Maass; History of recreational and commercial fishing in New York City. Completed.
"Valley of Tears," Docu; producer-director, Hart Perry; Follows migrant farm workers who struck in Raymondville, Texas, in 1979. Completed.
Web site: www.shochiku.com/film
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B37 Attending: Takeo Hisamatsu, managing director; Akir Abe, general manager, video; Masaki Koga, intl. business.
"Casshern," Sci-fi; producers, Hideshi Miyajima, Toshiharu Ozawa, Toshiaki Wakabayashi; director, Kazuaki Kiriya; cast, Yusuke Ziseya, Kumiki Aso, Toshiaki Karasawa. Live-action feature based on 1970s animation. Post-production.
"Hou Hsiao-hsien Project," Drama; producers, Hideshi Miyajima, Liao-Ching-sung, Fumiko Osaka; director, Hou Hsiao-hsien; cast, Tadanobu Asano, Yo Hitoto, Masato Hagiwara. Post-production.
"Out of This World," Drama; producer, Yukiko Shili; director, Junji Sakamoto; cast, Masato Hagiwara, Joe Odagiri, Peter Mullan. A musician who loves jazz wants to play for American GIs after WWII. Completed.
Web site: www.shorelineentertainment.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand A08; (702) 524-3114
Attending: Morris Ruskin, CEO; Sam Eigen, director, worldwide distribution; Monique R. White, intl. division.
"Irish Eyes," Thriller; producers, Daniel McCarthy, Julian Valdes; director, Daniel McCarthy; cast, Daniel Baldwin, John Novak, Wings Hauser. Two Irish-American brothers in Boston rise to greatness on opposite sides of the law.
"Parasite," Horror; producers, Morris Ruskin, Jason Kingsley, Chris Kingsley; director, Andrew Prendergast; cast, Saskia Gould, Conrad Whitaker, G.W. Stevens. When oil-riggers use a new biochemical cleaner, a new breed of parasite appears.
"Real Time," Thriller; producers, Ce'Sar Balestra, Hugo Stieglitz; director, Fabrizion Prada; cast, Jorge Castillo, Raul Santamaria, Leticia Velenzuela. Five thieves turn on each other in a film shot in one take.
Web site: www.showcaseentertainment.com
Office: Stand A02
Attending: David Jackson, president; Bruce Livingston, CFO; Monica Vespe, VP, intl. sales.
"Aunt Agatha's Apartment," Comedy; cast, Melissa Joan Hart, Carmen Electra, Ryan Browning. A young couple tries to keep a dead aunt's rent-controlled apartment.
"Klepto," Thriller; cast, Meredith Bishop, Leigh Taylor-Young. A store detective obsesses over a kleptomaniac.
"Quigley," Family; director, William Hillman; cast, Gary Busey, Oz Perkins, Curtis Armstrong. A man who hates dogs dies and returns to Earth as a dog.
Web site: www.silverlinepictures.com
Office: Hall 8, Stand B41; 39347-4933-735
Attending: Leman Cetiner, CEO; Axel Munch, president; Robert Yap, VP.
"Finder's Fee," Thriller; producers, Katy Wallin-Sandalis, Brad Van Arragon, Shawn Williamson; director, Jeff Probst; cast, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster, James Earl Jones. Six men betray and deceive each other for $6 million. Completed.
"Ghost Rock," Action; producers, Renee Roland, Dustin Rikert; director, Dustin Rikert; cast, Gary Busey, Jeff Fahey, Michael Worth. Three gunfighters overthrow a gang of ruthless outlaws. Completed.
"Lethal," Action; producers, Leman Cetiner, Axel Munch, Robert Yap; director, Dustin Rikert; cast, Lorenzo Lamas, Frank Zagarino, Heather Marie Marsden. A sexy female bounty hunter takes on international weapons dealers. Completed.
Web site: www.sogepaq.es
Office: Hall 8, Stand B54
Attending: Jacques Roldan, director distribution; Simon De Santiago, deputy director, distribution; Sophie De Mac Mahon, sales.
"Football Days," Comedy; producer, Tomas Cimadevilla; director, David Serrano; cast, Ernesto Alterio, Alberto San Juan, Natalia Verbeke. A man escapes his troubles by playing soccer with his friends. Screening.
"Take My Eyes," Drama; producer, Santiago Garcia De Leaniz; director, Iciar Bollain; cast, Laia Marull, Luis Tosar, Candela Pena. A woman and her son flee their abusive home. Completed.
"Torremolinos 73," Comedy; producer, Tomas Cimadevilla; director, Rablo Berger; cast, Javier Camara, Candela Pean, Juan Diego. In 1973's puritanical Spain, a couple gets a lucrative opportunity to make amateur erotic movies. Completed.
Office: Hall 8, Stand A26
Attending: David Glasser, Lisa Wilson, Ruzanna Kegeyan.
"Hostage," producers, Mark Gordon, Arnold Rifkin, Bob Yari, Bruce Willis; director, Florent Siri; cast, Bruce Willis. Burned-out LAPD negotiator takes a job with a two-man police department in a country town. Pre-production.
"House of D," producers, Richard Lewis, Bob Yari, Jane Rosenthal; director, David Duchovny; cast, David Duchovny, Tea Leoni, Robin Williams. Explores the joys of childhood. In production.
"Thumbsucker," producers, Anthony Bregman, Bob Stevenson; director, Mike Mills; cast, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vince Vaughn. A teen with an oral fixation deals with his dysfunctional family, new-age dentist and a soap star. Post-production.
The Steel Co.
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A21
Attending: Gordon Steel, president; John Baca, VP; Tyler Erskine, acquisitions.
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand A16; 4342 3034
Attending: H. Michael Heuser, president-CEO; Asadeh Khanedani, intl. distribution.
"Crusade in Jeans," Action-adventure; producer, Kees Kasander; director, Ben Sombogaart; A 16-year-old goes back in time to 1212 Germany. Pre-production.
"Johnny Hit and Run Pauline," Drama; producers, H. Michael Heuser, Kees Kasander; director, Fay Lellios Efrosini; A woman fights back against her abusive husband. Pre-production.
"Preacher," Action; producer, Rupert Harvey; director, Rachel Talalay; A small-town minister with a troubled past gains great power after a rupture in heaven. Pre-production.
Web site: www.studiocanal.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 3, Stand E13; 4342 3017
Attending: Michel Schmidt, exec & marketing VP; Muriel Sauzay, head of intl. sales; John Kochman, director, intl. sales.
"Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse," director, Olivier Dahan; cast, Jean Reno, Benoit Magimel, Camille Nata. Police captain teams up with an old pal and a young cop who specializes in religious iconography. Post-production.
"Genesis," producer, Alain Sarde; directors, Claude Nuridsany, Marie Perennou; cast, Sotigui Kouyate. An African storyteller recounts the world's creation. Post-production.
"Riding Giants," Docu; director, Stacy Peralta; cast, Laird Hamilton. Five legendary surfers confront the biggest waves ever captured on film. Post-production.
Office: Pavilion 26, Hall 2, Stand D03; 4342 3041
Attending: Patrick Wachsberger, president-CEO; Bob Hayward, COO; David Garrett, exec VP.
"Around the World in 80 Days," Action-adventure; producers, Hal Lieberman, Bill Badalato; director, Frank Coraci; cast, Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cecile de France. Jules Verne's classic tale of global travel. Post-production.
"Inside Deep Throat," Docu; producers, Brian Grazer, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato; directors, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato; Explores the success of "Deep Throat" and charts the sexual education of a nation. In production.
"The Jacket," Thriller; producers, George Clooney, Steven Soderberg, Peter Guber; director, John Maybury; cast, Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley. Imprisoned for a crime he can't remember, a man must prove his innocence. Pre-production.
Web site: www.surffilm.com
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 3, Stand E12; 4342 3085
Attending: Massimo Vigliar, president; Stefania Carnevale, Agnes Trincal, foreign sales.
"The End of a Mystery," Drama; director, Miguel Hermoso; cast, Nino Manfredi, Alfredo Landa, Kiti Manver. Federicu Garcia Lorca survived his supposed execution in 1936 and lived many years as an amnesiac. Completed.
"The Mark," Horror; director, Mariano Equizzi; cast, Robert Purvis, Milena Mancini, Raquel Merono. A curse kills everyone who meets the flesh, bones and miniskirt ghost of Serena. Completed.
"Traveling With Che Guevara," Docu; director, Gianni Mina; Ernesto Guevara travels Latin America with Alberto Granado in 1952.
Web site: swipefilms.com
Office: +44 7887 954005
Attending: Frank Mannion, producer.
"Grand Theft Parsons," Comedy; producer, Frank Mannion; director, David Caffrey; cast, Johnny Knoxville, Christina Applegate, Robert Forster. Unusual events surround the death of a cult musician. Post-production.
Web site: www.telepool.de
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B22; 4342 3122
Attending: Thomas Weymar, CEO; Cathy Rohnke, deputy director, Cinepool; Marc Gabizon, deputy director.
"Hierankl," Drama; producers, Alena Rimbach, Herbert Rimbach; director, Hans Steinbichler; cast, Johanna Wokalek, Barbara Sukowa, Josef Bierbichler. A woman returns to her family's farm and uncovers a dark secret. Screening.
"Play It Loud!," Comedy; producers, Jacob Claussen, Thomas Woebke; director, Benjamin Quabeck: cast, Tom Schilling, Robert Stadlober, Jessica Schwarz. It's the 1980s and everything is neon-colored dresses, cheeky looks and all about the music. Screening.
"Supertex," Drama; producers, Haig Balian, Wiebke Toppel; director, Jan Schuette; cast, Stephen Mangan, Jan Decleir, Elliot Levey. A man refuses to step into his father's shoes as the heir to a textiles empire. Screening.
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand A03; (917) 667-8116
Attending: Vesna Loney, president; Slobodan Jocic, producer.
"The Cordon," Drama; producers, Slobodan Jocic, Ljuba Djordjevic; director, Goran Markovic; cast, Marko Nikolic, Dragan Petrovic, Nenad Jezdic, Nikola Duricko. Policemen confront citywide protests. Completed.
"Without a Trace," Drama; producers, Dulce Kuri, Francisco Gonzalez Compean; director, Maria Novaro; cast, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, Tiare Scanda. Two women go on the run. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand C011; 4342 3074
Attending: Patrick Binet; Sara May, Nicolas Eschbach, senior VPs, intl sales.
"Bed & Breakfast," Comedy; producer, Bruno Levy; director, Claude Duty; cast, Marina Fois, Philippe Harel, Julie Depardieu. A Parisian couple buys a bed-and-breakfast in the country. Completed.
"Hanging Offense," Drama; producer, Frederic Bourboulon; director, Guillaume Nicloux; cast, Josiane Balasko, Eric Caravaca, Thierry Lhermitte. A policewoman investigates a suicide and triggers her own cycle of terror. Completed.
"The Overeater," Drama; producer, Jean-Louis Livi; director, Thierry Binisti; cast, Eric Cantona, Rachida Brakni, Caroline Silhol. An obese detective investigates a woman who's guilty of murdering her uncle. Completed.
Office: Hotel Berlino
Attending: Joey Thompson, president; Jen Starr, sales; George Thompson, acquisitions.
"Invasion of Bee Girls," Horror; cast, the Bee Girls. Secret institute gleefully creates a race of supergirls.
"North of the Sun," Docu; cast, Gdon Eastman. The last great hunters in the Arctic.
"The Prowler," Drama; producers, Dalton Trumbo, Sam Spiegel; cast, Van Heflin, Evely Keyes. Noir tale of adultery and murder.
Web site: www.toei.co.jp
Office: Hall 10, Stand B05
Attending: Hideyuki Baba, Tadayuki Okubo, managers.
"Battle Royale II," Thriller; producers, Kimio Kataoka, Mitsuru Kawase; directors, Kinji Fukasaku, Kenta Fukasaku; cast, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Riki Takeuchi, Beat Takeshi. A Battle Royale survivor leads a group that has declared war against adults. Completed.
"Skyhigh," Horror; producers, Hitoshi Endo, Hiroshi Dome, Ikuhide Yokouchi; director, Ryuhei Kitamura; cast, Yumiko Shaku, Takao Osawa, Shosuke Tanihara. Murder victims visit the Gate of Grudge after death. Post-production.
"Worst by Chance," Drama; producers, Masatake Kondo, Genichi Taniguchi; director, Gu Suyeon; cast, Hayato Ichihara, Mika Nakashima. A boy goes to Korea with the corpse of his elder sister. Completed.
Web site: www.toho.co.jp
Office: Hall 10, Stand B05
Attending: Haruo Sai, acquisitions; Tetsuya Kurosaki, managing director; Yukio Kotaki, sales.
"Godzilla: Tokyo SOS," Sci-fi; producer, Shogo Tomiyama; director, Masaaki Tezuka; cast, Noboru Kaneko, Miho Yoshioka, Mitsuki Koga. Godzilla, Mothra and Mechagodzilla fight to the death. Completed.
"Like Asura," Comedy; producer, Hideyuki Honma; director, Yoshimitsu Morita; cast, Shinobu Otake, Hitomi Kuroki, Tatsuya Nakadai. Unforgettable human comedy that rivals the plays by Chekhov. Completed.
Web site: www.tomorrowfilms.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B04
Attending: Yoram Pelman, president-producer; Brad Shelton, sales coordinator.
"Ash Tuesday," Drama; producers, Tony Spiridakis, Shannon Goldman; director, Jim Hershleder; cast, Giancarlo Esposito, Janeane Garofolo, Tony Goldwyn. Manhattanites struggle to live in post-9/11 Hew York. Complete.
"Focus," Drama; producers, Robert A. Miller, Neal Slavin; director, Neal Slavin; cast, William H. Macy, Laura Dern, David Paymer. A man and his wife are misidentified as Jews by anti-Semitic neighbors. Completed.
"Til Human Voices Wake Us," Drama; producers, Thomas Augsberger, Nigell Odell, David Redman; director, Michael Petroni; cast, Guy Pearce, Helena Bonham Carter. A man encounters the ghost of a woman he once loved. Completed.
Web site: www.trust-film.dk
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand A14; +45 2222 8060
Attending: Annakarin Strom, CEO; Tine Klint, sales agent.
"Details," Drama; director, Kristian Petri; cast, Jonas Karlsson, Michael Nyqvist, Pernilla August.
"Seeking Temporary Wife," Drama; producers, Peter Hiltunen, Johan Falemark, Peter Possne; director, Lisa Ohlin; cast, Gustaf Hammarsten, Lotta Ostlin Stenshall, Irina Jonsson.
"The Third Wave," Thriller; producer, Joakim Hansson; director, Anders Nilsson; cast, Jakob Eklund, Nicholas Farrell, Ben Pullen.
Web site: www.tube-entertainment.co.kr
Office: Stand B56
Attending: Catherine Park, intl. business; Jane Kim, sales; Lucy Lee, sales manager.
"Love: Impossible," Comedy; producer, Asia Line; director, Cho-Shin Jung; cast, In-Sung Cho, Sa-Rang Kim, Hyung-Jin Gong. Lovers from North and South Korea overcome differences. Complete.
"Natural City," Sci-Fi; director, Byung-Chun Min; cast, Ji-Tae Yoo, Rin Seo, Jae-Eun Lee. A desperate love story between a cyborg and a human. Complete.
"Spring Bears Love," Romance; director, Yong Yi; cast, Doo-Na Bae, Nam-Jin Kim. A romantic note found in a library book leads a woman to the man of her dreams. Complete.
Office: Pavilion 26, Hall 2, Stand E06; 4342 3051
Attending: Said Ben Said, president; Eva Diederix, VP, sales; Christophe Pecot, sales exec.
"Blueberry," Western; producers, Thomas Langmann, Ariel Zeitoun; director, Jan Kounen; cast, Vincent Cassel, Juliette Lewis, Michael Madsen. A marshal and his rival search for a hidden gold mine. Post-production.
"Les Dalton" (The Daltons), Comedy; producers, Said Ben Said, Yves Marmion; director, Philippe Haim; cast, Eric Judor, Ramzy Bedia, Til Schweiger. Unsuccessful outlaw brothers steal a magic sombrero that makes them invincible. Pre-production.
"Tais-Toi (Ruby & Quentin)," Comedy; producer, Said Ben Said; director, Francis Veber; cast, Jean Reno, Gerard Depardieu. Two escaped convicts try to retrieve hidden money. Completed.
Unified Film Organization
Web site: www.ufofilm.com
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B03
Attending: Phillip Roth, CEO; Jeffery Beach, president.
"Dragon Storm," Action-adventure; producers, Phillip Roth, Jeffery Beach; director, Steven Feuerstein; cast, Maxwell Caulfield, John Rhys-Davies. Mismatched villagers team up to fend off an attack by dragons. Completed.
"Phantom Force," Action-adventure; producers, Phillip Roth, Jeffery Beach; director, Christian McIntire; cast, Richard Grieco, Jenna Gering, Tangi Miller. A portal to the underworld is opened and a team of operatives must save the world. Post-production.
"Torus," Action-adventure; producers, Phillip Roth, Jeffery Beach; director, Ian Watson; cast, David Keith, Billy Dee Williams. A rocky, towering structure bursts from the ground in Russia. Completed.
Web site: www.unifrance.org
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B24
Attending: Patrick Lamassoure, deputy director; Gilles Remouard, Elizabeth Conter, marketing.
Universe Films Distribution
Web site: www.u333.com
Office: Pavilion 1, Hall 2, Stand C23; 4342 3186
Attending: Alvin Lam, COO; Ziahz Cheng, assistant acquisition manager; Koris Ha, distribution manager.
"A Thief," Action; producer, Johnny To; cast, Simon Yam, Shu Qi. A woman changes a thief's outlook on life. Pre-production.
"Anna in Kungfu-land," Action; producer, Chan Hing Kai; director, Raymond Yip; cast, Ekin Cheng, Miriam Yeung. Anna fights in a martial-arts competition to accomplish her father's dream. Post-production.
"Heat Team," Action; producers, Chan Hing Kai, Jimmy Law; director, Dante Lam; cast, Aaron Kwok, Eason Chan, Yumiko Cheng. Two cops have to set aside their egos to solve a crime. In production.
Web site: www.vine-international.co.uk
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B16
Attending: Marie Vine, CEO; Barry Gill, managing director; Sarah Goodwin, sales & marketing exec.
"Jericho Mansions," Suspense; producers, Jason Piette, Michael Cowan, Jean-Marc Felio, Claude Leger; director, Alberto Sciamma; cast, James Caan, Genevieve Bujold, Maribel Verdu. A murder in a New York apartment leads the agoraphobic superintendent to suspect himself. Screening.
"Story of an African Farm," Drama; producer, Bonnie Rodini; director, David Lister; cast, Richard E Grant, Armin Mueller Stahl, Kasha Kropinski. A sinister man arrives at a farm claiming to be related to the Duke of Wellington and Queen Victoria. In production.
"The Suspect," Drama; producer, Nick Orchard; director, Anne Wheeler; cast, Donald Sutherland, Max Von Sydow. Eighty-year-old George commits the near-perfect murder, but living with it torments his mind and plunges him deep into the past. Pre-production.
Office: Stand A-B25
Attending: Lise Romanoff, managing director, worldwide sales; Andre Relis, VP, intl. sales; Lauren Proctor, distribution coordinator.
"Baberellas," Sci-Fi; producer, Chuck Cirino; director, Alexia Cirino; cast, Shauna O'Brian, Julie Smith, Sasha Peralta. Four beautiful, oversexed girls save Earth from the axis of evil. Completed.
"Crime & Punishment," Thriller; producer, Menahem Golan; directors, Evgeny Afineevsky, Menahem Golan; cast, Crispin Glover, John Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave. A struggling law student confesses to a gruesome crime in an attempt to free his tormented soul. Completed.
"Spanish Judges," Thriller; director, Oz Scott; cast, Mathew Lillard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Valeria Golina. A ruthless con man talks his way into a scam involving stolen antique guns. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand A30
Attending: Ranchor Jumani, Kavi Kumani, Avinaash Jumani, intl. sales.
"Jism," Thriller; producer, Pooja Bhatt; director, Amit Saxena; cast, John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Gulshan Grover. A lawyer has a chance encounter with the ambitious wife of a middle-age industrialist. Completed.
"Kyon," Thriller; director, Kalpana Lajmi; cast, Rahul Dev, Sanober Kabir, Amit Jain. Five college friends spend huge amounts of money. Completed.
"Xcuse Me!," Comedy; producer-director, N. Chandra; cast, Sahil Khan, Sharman Joshi, Jaya Seal. Best friends seek resort jobs in the tropics. Completed.
Web site: www.winchesterfilms.com
Office: Pavilion 8 Stand B48; 4342 3069
Attending: Gary Smith, CEO; Andrew Brown, Billy Hurman, senior VPs, sales & marketing.
"House of Sand and Fog," Drama; producer, Michael London; director, Vadim Perelman; cast, Jennifer Connolly, Ben Kingsley, Run Eldard. A house is improperly seized and sold at auction, affecting the lives of three fragile people. Completed.
"Open Range," Western; producers, David Valdes, Kevin Costner, Jake Eberts; director, Kevin Costner; cast, Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Boning. A one-time gunslinger and his free-grazing cattle crew come under attack from a powerful rancher. Completed.
"Vacuums," Comedy; producers, Verna Harrah, Joel Simon; directors, Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas; cast, Kip Purdue, Lee Evans, Rose McGowan. A corporate spy is caught between competing vacuum factories. Completed.
Office: Pavilion 10, Hall 2, Stand B19, C10
Attending: Aline Perry, CEO; Joy Wong, intl. sales; Clare Crean, senior sales exec.
"Bright Young Things," Comedy; producers, Gina Carter, Mirana Davis; director, Stephen Fry; cast, Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Michael Sheen. Youths' wild antics lead them to a desperate search for newer, faster sensations. Screening.
"Code 46," Drama; producer, Andrew Eaton; director, Michale Winterbottom; cast, Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton. A near-future tale of forbidden love. Completed.
"Deadlines," Thriller; producers, Ludi Boeken, Eric Dussart; directors, Ludi Boeken, Michael Alan Lerner; cast, Stephen Moyer, Anne Parillaud, Omid Djalili. War correspondents face danger, emotional entanglements and moral dilemmas. Screening.
Web site: home.comcast.net/~worldwidentertainment/index.html
Office: Pavilion 8, Stand B53; (310) 849-1001
Attending: Barbara Mudge, president; Natasha Shurdom, account exec; Krissy Sullivan, sales assistant.
"For the Children," Drama; director, Yang Yazhou; cast, Ni Ping, Yuan Quan, Sun Haiyang. Two teachers help the children of a poor Chinese village.
"Last Flight Out," Action-adventure; producer, Melissa Barrett; director, Jerry Jameson; cast, Richard Tyson, Bobbie Phillips, Cliff DeYoung. A missionary tries to escape drug lords pillaging her village. Completed.
"Megalodon," Sci-fi; producers, Pay Corbitt, Stanley Isaacs; director, Pat Corbitt; cast, Robin Sachs, Al Sapienza, Mark Sheppard. A deep-sea drilling operation releases a deadly ocean predator.
Web site: www.yorkentertainment.com
Office: Pavilion 25, Hall 2, Stand A29
Attending: Tanya York, CEO; Gregg Ratinoff, Jennifer Dillon, intl. sales.
"13 Dead Men," Action-adventure; producers, Tanya York, Scott Pfeiffer; director, Art Camacho; cast, Lorenzo Lamas, Mystikal. A diamond thief on death row is sprung from prison before the secret of the jewels dies with him. Completed.
"Scare Gone Wild," Horror; producers, Tanya York, Scott Pfeiffer; director, Brian Katkin; cast, Ken Shamrock. A scarecrow terrorizes a resort town. Post-production.
"Scarecrow-Slayer," Horror; producers, Tanya York, Scott Pfeiffer, Emanuel Itier; director, Emanuel Itier; cast, Tony Todd. A student killed during a prank comes back to life as a killer scarecrow. Completed.
Office: Hall 8, Stand A06; 39.02.4342.3078
Attending: Susan Jackson, co-president; Todd Olson, VP, acquisitions & distribution; Eric Bernstein, VP, intl. sales
"Killing Edgar," Thriller; producers, Lauren Moews, Sam Froelich; director, Zev Berman; cast, Dominique Swain, Henry Thomas, Arie Verveen. A woman schemes to escape her abusive husband and run off with a wealthy lover. Completed.
"Reeseville," Thriller; producer, Holly Mosher; director, Christian J. Otjen; cast, Majandra Delfino, Brad Hunt, Missy Crider. A man becomes a suspect in his father's alleged suicide. Completed.
"The Cheating Game," Suspense; producers, Ruth Charny, Shelly Strong; director, Dan McCormack; cast, Campbell Scott, Peter Gallagher, Stockard Channing. A married couple's commitment to each other is questioned. Completed.
--Listings compiled by Carol Swanson in Lincoln, Neb., and Carole Horst in Edinburgh.