Michael McGowan’s Still sold to Samuel Goldwyn Films

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Another major Canadian sales title at TIFF has been taken off the table after Samuel Goldwyn Films picked up all U.S. rights to writer/director Michael McGowan’s Still.

The U.S. distributor plans a 2013 release for the drama starring James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold about an ageing couple defying the local government in New Brunswick to build their dream house.

Rick Roberts, Julie Stewart, Campbell Scott and Jonathan Potts round out the ensemble cast for the Canadian indie from Mulmur Feed Co.

“The enthusiasm Peter and the Goldwyn team showed for the film made me feel that they were the perfect fit,” McGowan said Friday in a statement on news of the Samuel Goldwyn deal.

Still is produced by McGowan, Jody Colero, Tamara Deverell and Avi Federgreen, and executive produced by Richard Hanet.

The deal was hammer out by Ian Puente, vice president and general counsel for Samuel Goldwyn Films, and by Ben Weiss of Paradigm for the filmmakers.

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