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Key Players in the 2011 Cannes Market: Focus Features Int.

Meetings at the Focus Features Int. office this year must be short and sweet — as they don’t have plenty of volume in the pipeline — but do manage to have some titles worth considering and this includes Mike Mills’ brilliant Beginners and the pre-fall release of Lone Scherfig’s One Day, but also currently in production films from the Wachowskis and one from Paul Weitz that should fetch big dollars.

Meetings at the Focus Features Int. office this year must be short and sweet — as they don’t have plenty of volume in the pipeline — but do manage to have some titles worth considering and this includes Mike Mills’ brilliant Beginners and the pre-fall release of Lone Scherfig’s One Day, but also currently in production films from the Wachowskis and one from Paul Weitz that should fetch big dollars. Here is the fivesome of titles:

BEGINNERS by Mike MILLS – Completed
CLOUD ATLAS by Andy And Lana WACHOWSKI – Pre-Production
MR PIP by Andrew ADAMSON – Pre-Production
ONE DAY by Lone SCHERFIG – Post-Production
UNTITLED PAUL WEITZ PROJECT by Paul WEITZ – Production

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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