Documentaries not only made a big splash onscreen in theaters at Toronto, but also offscreen, in deal memos.
John Sloss and Bart Walker's Cinetic Media has boarded Cuban Alejandro Brugues' zombie comedy "Juan de los muertos" (Juan of the Dead).
European heavyweight Studiocanal has sold Rebecca Hall starrer "The Awakening" to Cohen Media Group for U.S. distribution for a seven-figure sum and screen commitment.
TLA Releasing has snapped up U.S. rights for South African drama "Beauty," helmed by Oliver Hermanus.
Chile's Gregorio Gonzalez, producer of the Golden Globe nominated "The Maid," has unveiled two new productions at Toronto: thesp Alvaro Viguera's "Perez" and Isidora Marras' "R. Lorena."
Pan-European production-distribution powerhouse Studiocanal has boarded "El nino," a "Traffic"-style action thriller set against the Gibraltar Straits drug trade and one of the most ambitious films…
Latin jazz scene-set "Chico and Rita," Spanish helmer Fernando Trueba's first animated film, nabbed the Turismo de Douro prize at Portugal's third Douro Film Harvest, which wrapped on Saturday.
Gael Garcia Bernal will play an ad exec who changes the course of history in "No," a political satire from Chilean helmer Pablo Larrain, ("Tony Manero," "Post Mortem").
Barcelona-based Rodar y Rodar, producer of "The Orphanage" and "Julia's Eyes," is prepping romantic drama "Carmen Amaya," to be directed by Rodar producer and partner Mar Targarona.
Paris-based sales outfit Pacha Pictures, the first international film company to emerge from the Arab Spring, has sold "Stray Bullet" to France's Cine Classic.
Celluloid Dreams has picked up worldwide rights to Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots starrer "Greetings From Tim Buckley," which it will shop in Toronto this week.