Saban Films Picks Up North American Rights to Hostile Territory

Saban Films is planning a nationwide theatrical release for the action-western drama Hostile Territory later this year. The Saban Capital Group subsidiary has had a pretty busy slate since its inception in 2014, releasing several notable movies, including Tom Hanks comedy-drama A Hologram for the King and 2017’s Power Rangers. Both those films were joint … Read more

Gerard Butler Headlines Action Thriller ‘Chase,’ Voltage Pictures Swoops For International Rights (EXCLUSIVE)

Gerard Butler Headlines Action Thriller ‘Chase Voltage Pictures Swoops For

Gerard Butler (“Greenland”), Jaimie Alexander (“Thor: The Dark World”), Russell Hornsby (“Creed II”) and Ethan Embry (“First Man”) have wrapped principal photography on director Brian Goodman’s action-thriller “Chase,” with Voltage Pictures swooping for international rights. Voltage, which will co-rep U.S. rights with CAA, will introduce the project to buyers immediately, with first-look footage set to … Read more

In Afghanistan, the decline in women’s rights

In Afghanistan the decline in womens rights

Demonstration of Afghan women against the very restrictive “recommendations” of the Taliban towards them, in Kabul, December 28, 2021. MOHD RASFAN / AFP On the morning of Tuesday, December 28, about fifty women went to the Shahr-e Naw neighborhood in central Kabul. Their goal: to protest against the Taliban who, since coming to power on … Read more

Roku Inks Saban Films Deal for First Pay-TV Window Rights to Some Titles

Roku Inks Saban Films Deal for First Pay TV Window Rights

Roku, in its latest bid to pack more exclusive content into The Roku Channel, landed a deal with Saban Films giving the streaming platform pay-one window streaming rights to a select batch of movies from the boutique film acquisition and distribution company’s current slate. It’s the first pay-one licensing agreement for Roku, making The Roku … Read more

Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires U.S. Rights to Tribeca Title ‘Last Film Show’ From Orange Studio (EXCLUSIVE)

Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires US Rights to Tribeca Title ‘Last

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Pan Nalin’s (“Samsara”) India-set tale “Last Film Show” which world premiered at Tribeca last month. The film is represented in international markets by Orange Studio. The movie follows Samay, a 9-year-old boy living with his family in a remote village in India. One day, he discovers … Read more

IFC Films & FilmNation Team On U.S. Rights Deal For Audrey Diwan’s Timely Venice Film Festival Golden Lion-Winning Abortion Drama ‘Happening’

IFC Films FilmNation Team On US Rights Deal For

EXCLUSIVE: After a bidding battle, IFC Films president Arianna Bocco and FilmNation Entertainment CEO Glen Basner won U.S. rights to the Audrey Diwan-directed drama Happening. Diwan wrote the script with Marcia Romano based on Annie Emaux’s semi-autobiographical novel about a young woman whose future is threatened after she becomes pregnant at a time before abortion … Read more

XYZ Films Takes North American Sales Rights to Travis Taute’s Fantasia Premiere ‘Indemnity’ (EXCLUSIVE)

XYZ Films Takes North American Sales Rights to Travis Tautes

XYZ Films has acquired North American sales rights to “Indemnity,” an action thriller from South African director Travis Taute that’s set to world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival. Written and directed by Taute, “Indemnity” tells the story of an ex-firefighter in Cape Town who’s forced to fight for his life after being accused of … Read more

A Frenchman arrested in Niger, on the sidelines of the celebration of International Human Rights Day

A Frenchman arrested in Niger on the sidelines of the

Police officers in the streets of Niamey, April 23, 2020. NICOLAS BELT / AFP Eleven international NGOs demanded, on Saturday 11 December, the release of five civil society actors, including a Frenchman, arrested in Niamey in Niger, on the sidelines of the celebration of International Human Rights Day, which took place the day before. She … Read more