Cannes Film Festival 2013

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Mongrel Media and Metropole Films score Cannes trifecta

Both distributors picked up major Cannes award winners for their Canadian release slates, including the Palme D’Or award winner Blue is the Warmest Colour (pictured).

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Blog: Networking on the Croissette

Phenomenal Films producer Cher Hawrysh (pictured) on how building relationships with sales agents can happen at unexpected moments.

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Blog: Maximizing face time at the Cannes market

Picture Day producer Lauren Grant (pictured) discusses prepping for meetings with international producers and doc sales agents at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Blog: The allure of New Zealand’s market opportunities

From the Cannes Film Festival, producer Paula Devonshire (pictured) discusses a roundtable on collaboration opps with the New Zealand industry and its support for its First Nations filmmakers.

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Lionsgate notches $250 million in film distribution sales

The deals stemmed from nine titles, most importantly The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2, the third and fourth installments of the blockbuster film franchise (The Hunger Games pictured).

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Mongrel Media takes Canadian rights to Inside Llewyn Davis

The indie distributor acquires the Coen brothers’ film ahead of its Cannes world premiere, and plans a winter theatrical release.

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Telefilm Canada taps Canadian talent for Cannes promotion

The actors, directors, producers and sales executives will be featured as part of the 10 Canadians to Watch at Cannes showcase on the Croissette.