Weinstein Company nabs ‘Sapphires’

Deal with Goalpost Film covers most worldwide rights

The Weinstein Company has snapped up rights to “The Sapphires” for most markets.

TWC made the announcement Tuesday on the eve of the Cannes Film Festival, where Wayne Blair’s film will screen Saturday as an official selection.

Deal with Goalpost Film covers worldwide rights, with the exception of the U.K. & Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Canada, Israel and Portugal, as well as airlines.

“The Sapphires” stars Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell. The screenplay was written by Aboriginal playwright Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson.

Inspired by a true story, film follows four Australian Aboriginal girls as their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968.

Producers are Rosemary Blight and Kylie du Fresne and the pic is a Goalpost Pictures Australia production.

On behalf of TWC, the deal was negotiated by David Glasser, Negeen Yazdi and Michal Steinberg.

Tristan Whalley and Blight negotiated on behalf of Goalpost, and Christos Michaels and Nicki Parfitt on behalf of Lee and Thompson.

More Film

  • Solo A Star Wars Story

    'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Earns $11.4 Million at International Box Office

    The Weinstein Company has snapped up rights to “The Sapphires” for most markets. TWC made the announcement Tuesday on the eve of the Cannes Film Festival, where Wayne Blair’s film will screen Saturday as an official selection. Deal with Goalpost Film covers worldwide rights, with the exception of the U.K. & Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, […]

  • Transilvania Pitch Stop Looks to Fast-Track

    Transilvania Pitch Stop Looks to Fast-Track Regional Co-Productions

    The Weinstein Company has snapped up rights to “The Sapphires” for most markets. TWC made the announcement Tuesday on the eve of the Cannes Film Festival, where Wayne Blair’s film will screen Saturday as an official selection. Deal with Goalpost Film covers worldwide rights, with the exception of the U.K. & Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, […]

  • solo a star wars story

    Box Office: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Flies to $14.1 Million on Thursday

    The Weinstein Company has snapped up rights to “The Sapphires” for most markets. TWC made the announcement Tuesday on the eve of the Cannes Film Festival, where Wayne Blair’s film will screen Saturday as an official selection. Deal with Goalpost Film covers worldwide rights, with the exception of the U.K. & Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, […]

  • Touch Me Not

    Golden Bear Winner Adina Pintilie on Exploring Intimacy in 'Touch Me Not'

    The Weinstein Company has snapped up rights to “The Sapphires” for most markets. TWC made the announcement Tuesday on the eve of the Cannes Film Festival, where Wayne Blair’s film will screen Saturday as an official selection. Deal with Goalpost Film covers worldwide rights, with the exception of the U.K. & Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, […]

  • Harvey Weinstein arrested

    Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape and Other Sex Crimes, Barred From Travel

    The Weinstein Company has snapped up rights to “The Sapphires” for most markets. TWC made the announcement Tuesday on the eve of the Cannes Film Festival, where Wayne Blair’s film will screen Saturday as an official selection. Deal with Goalpost Film covers worldwide rights, with the exception of the U.K. & Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content