Cannes Film Market

Locarno Open Doors 2022: Projects, Highlights, Trends

Modern-day production in Argentina lifted off from its new Argentine Cinema, born over 1991-95, in Brazil with Walter Salles’ 1998 “Central Station,” in Mexico from Carlos Reygadas’ 2002…

Kevin Spacey Drops Out of Genghis Khan Movie Following Sexual Assault Charges (EXCLUSIVE)

Kevin Spacey will no longer be leading the Genghis Khan movie shopped in Cannes following his sexual assault case in the U.K., Variety can reveal. The actor was…

India Reveals 30% Filming Incentive for International Productions

India’s long awaited location shooting incentive scheme is now a reality. At the Cannes Film Market on Wednesday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur revealed a 30% reimbursement…

‘Cop Secret’ Closes North America, France for Alief (EXCLUSIVE)

London-based Alief has closed North America and French-speaking territories on “Cop Secret,” effectively now selling the Icelandic buddy cop spoof to over half the world’s major markets.  In…

Sao Paulo Powers Up Shoot Rebate, Creative SP Program (EXCLUSIVE)

Brazil’s economic powerhouse, São Paulo is emerging as a key film-TV player in Brazil’s post-pandemic mix.  In one move, São Paulo State and City authorities are teaming to…

India Takes Over the Cannes Market as Chinese Executives Are Stuck at Home

India is the country of honor at the Cannes Film Market and consequently a massive contingent from the country is descending upon the Croisette. Variety understands that some…

A.R. Rahman Reveals Next Film Directing Effort After Cannes XR Title ‘Le Musk’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Oscar, BAFTA and Grammy winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”) has revealed his next directorial venture after “Le Musk,” his debut which premiered at the Cannes Film…

Jan Kounen, Kate Ogborn, Lisa Marie Russo Among Work-in-Progress Pitches at Cannes Animation Day

The fourth edition of Animation Day, which is part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Market, will take place on May 22. A one-day event aimed at the global…

Taiwan Returns to Cannes Film Market With XR and VR Fare

The Taiwan Pavilion returns to the Marché du Film this year with a beefed-up version after two years of interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting 91 titles…

Film Factory Introduces Mar Targarona, Rodar y Rodar’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Curse’ to Buyers (EXCLUSIVE)

Barcelona-based Film Factory Entertainment has acquired international sales rights to horror-thriller “El Cuco” (“The Cuckoo’s Curse”), the latest film by “The Photographer of Mauthausen” and “Two” producer-director Mar…

Apocalyptic Thriller ‘Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist’ Acquired by 101 Films Intl. (EXCLUSIVE)

U.K.-based sales firm 101 Films Intl., part of Amcomri Entertainment, has secured worldwide distribution rights to apocalyptic thriller “Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist,” the recently completed sequel…

Filmax Swoops on ‘Unicorns,’ Alex Lora’s Awaited Fiction Feature Debut

Filmax has swooped in on one of Spain’s most awaited fiction feature debuts of 2022, Alex Lora’s “Unicorns” (“Unicornios”). Pic is produced by Inicia Films’ Valerie Delpierre, producer…