Sierra/Affinity Posts Strong Sales On Cannes Slate


Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity has enjoyed a strong Cannes with a number of its titles selling out on what has elsewhere been a challenging market for sales agents. Sierra/Affinity, of which Meyer’s Sierra Pictures has been boosted following a capital injection and minority stake acquisition from Entertainment One, had one of the strongest offerings on the Croisette this year, with Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, to star Jessica Chastain, Jason Reitman-Diablo Cody reunion Tully starring Charlize Theron; Anon from Andrew Niccol and K5 Media Group; Above Suspicion from director Phillip Noyce; and Ron Shelton’s Villa Capri. The slate also included Laurel & Hardy pic Stan & Ollie, directed by Jon S. Baird and produced by the dynamic Brit Faye Ward.

Molly’s Game, which STX acquired domestic rights for in a buzzy Cannes deal, also sold to Entertainment One for Canada, UK, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux and Spain.  Other deals are Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (Switzerland), CaiChang International Inc (Taiwan), Eagle Films Middle East (Middle East), Estars (India), Freeman Film Trade & Finance (Bulgaria, CIS, Czech/Slovak, Ex-Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Malaysia), Kino Films (Japan), Main Title (Korea), MM2 Entertainment Malaysia (Malaysia), Myndform (Iceland), NOS Audiovisuals, (Portugal), Rai Cinemas (Italy), Scanbox (Scandinavia), SND Groupe M6 (France), Square One (Germany), Ster-Kinekor (South Africa), Sun Distribution (Latin America), Sundream Motion Pictures Limited (Hong Kong), Tanweer (Greece, Turkey), United King (Israel), Viva Communications (Philippines).

Tully sold to Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (Switzerland), Blitz Film & Video (Bulgaria, Ex-Yugoslavia), DCM Film Distribution (Germany), Eagle Films Middle East (Middle East), Entertainment in Motion (Airlines), Estars (India), Kino Films (Japan), Main Title (Korea), Mars Films (France), Myndform (Iceland), Scanbox (Scandinavia) , Ster-Kinekor (South Africa), Studio Canal (Australia), Sun Distribution (Latin America), Sundream Motion Pictures Limited (Hong Kong), Tanweer (Greece, Turkey), The Searchers (Benelux, United King) Israel
Viva Communications (Philippines).

Above Suspicion sold to Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (Switzerland), CaiChang International Inc (Taiwan), Captive Entertainment (Airlines), Cinemania Group (Ex- Yugoslavia), Eagle Films Middle East (Middle East), Estars (India), Feat PIctures (Indonesia), Gussi (Latin America), Main Title (Korea), MM2 Entertainment Malaysia (Malaysia), Myndform (Iceland), NOS Audiovisuals (Portugal), Pioneer (Philippines), Ster-Kinekor (South Africa), Sundream Motion Pictures (Hong Kong), Tanweer (Greece, Turkey), United King (Israel).

Anon sold to Blitz Film & Video | Bulgaria, Ex-Yugoslavia, Cinesky | Airlines, Culture Convenience Club Co. | Japan, Eagle Pictures | Italy, Estars | India, Feat Pictures| Indonesia, Gussi | Latin America, Koch Media | Germany, Switzerland, Lots Home Entertainment Co. | Taiwan, Myndform | Iceland, Noori Pictures | Vietnam, NOS Audiovisuals | Portugal, Pioneer | Philippines, Ster-Kinekor | South Africa, Tanweer | Greece, Turkey, TF1 Studio | France, Unicon Media | South Korea, United King | Israel.

Stan & Ollie sold to Cinemania Group | Ex- Yugoslavia, Eagle Films Middle East | Middle East
Entertainment in Motion | Airlines, eOne | Canada, UK, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux and Spain
Estars | India, Fabula Films | Turkey, Main Title | Korea, Mis Label | Scandinavia, MM2 Entertainment Malaysia | Malaysia, Myndform | Iceland, SIA Latvia Theatrical Distribution | Baltics
Square One | Germany, Switzerland, Sundream Motion Pictures Limited | Hong Kong, Tanweer | Greece, United King | Israel, Viva Communications | Philippines.

Villa Capri sold to Acme Film | Baltics, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group | Switzerland
CaiChang International Inc | Taiwan, eOne | Canada, UK, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux and Spain, Estars | India, MM2 Entertainment Malaysia | Malaysia, Noori Pictures | Vietnam
NOS Audiovisuals | Portugal, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions | Bulgaria, Czech/Slovak, Ex-Yugoslavia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latin America, Poland, Romania, Scandinavia, Turkey, Ster-Kinekor | South Africa, Sundream Motion Pictures Limited | Hong Kong, United King | Israel, Wild Bunch | Germany.

Other titles being sold included Captain Fantastic and Hell or High Water. Both films played in Un Certain Regard with Captain Fantastic director Matt Ross winning the Un Certain Regard directing Prize. Bleecker Street releases the film domestically on July 8, 2016, and CBS Films and Lionsgate will release Hell or High Water on August 12, 2016.


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