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In the wake of the American Film Market, Myriad Pictures has racked up sales in multiple territories for Cheryl Hines’ “Serious Moonlight” and Sebastian Gutierrez’s “Women in Trouble” as well as presales for the Ewan McGregor starrer “The Electric Slide.”
“Moonlight,” a romantic comedy, stars Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell and Justin Long and was written by the late Adrianne Shelly. Magnolia will release the film, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, theatrically in December in the U.S.
Myriad acquired the film during Cannes, and its AFM sales included U.K. and Scandinavia – Universal Pictures International; Spain – Notro; Italy – BIM; Australia/New Zealand – 21st Century; Japan – Nikkatsu; China – DDDream; Pan Asia PTV – Star TV; Eastern Europe – SPI; Middle East – Eagle Films; Singapore – Golden Village; Turkey – ANS/D Prods.; the Baltics and Russia – SOYUZ-VIDEO; South Africa – VideoVision; Latin America – SWEN; Benelux – Film Elisees; Greece – Spentzos; Israel – Forum; Portugal – VC Films; Iceland – Myndform and Cinesky for the airlines.
“Women,” the tale of a group of porn stars with a cast that includes Carla Gugino, Emmanuel Chriqui, Adrianne Palicki, Connie Britton, Marley Shelton and Simon Baker, secured the following sales: Latin America – SWEN; Portugal – VC Films; the Czech Republic – VAPT; Thailand – Studio Solutions; Iceland – Myndform; Romania – Programs 4 Media; South Africa – VideoVision and Taiwan – Studio Solutions group.
Pre-sales on “Electric,” the story of Los Angeles bank robber Larry Dodson, were stuck for the following territories: Scandinavia – Nordisk; Switzerland – Rialto; Turkey – ANS/D Prods.; Iceland – Myndform; Poland – Monolith; Benelux – European Film Partners; Bulgaria and Romania – Programs 4 Media; the Czech Republic – AQS: Former Yugoslavia – MG Film; Greece – Spentzos; Hungary – RTL; the Middle East – Easgle Films; Pan Asian Py TV – Star TV; Portugal – Valentim and Cinesky for the airlines.
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