‘Famous’ rides Oscar nom to sales

World Brief

BERLIN — A day after Belgium’s “Everybody Famous” received a foreign-language film Oscar nom, Mercure Distribution has closed a string of deals on the Dominic Deruddere-helmed pic.

“Famous,” screening in the market at the Berlin Film Festival, has been picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for French-speaking Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Miramax acquired the film for the U.S. and English-speaking Canada. It already has sold to Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.

Movie is about a father who kidnaps Belgium’s best-known singer in a bid to set his daughter up with a singing career of her own.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading