News


10 Jun

Goalpost inks deals in Cannes

From Screen Daily:

Goalpost Film has scored key pre-sales on the The Trip To Spain, the upcoming third instalment in Michael Winterbottom’s popular comedy franchise starring Steve Coogan (Philomena) and Rob Brydon (Cinderella).

Deals have concluded with IFC for the US, Madman for Australia, eOne for Canada, NonStop for Scandinavia, Front Row for Middle East, Challan for South Korea and Cinesky for Airlines.

IFC, which distributed both prior instalments, took $3m at the US box office from well received 2014 edition The Trip To Italy.

IFC president Jonathan Sehring said: “We’re very happy to be a key component in what is becoming the most wonderful independent franchise”.

Coogan and Brydon play semi-fictionalised versions of themselves in the improvised comedy which will shoot in late 2016, taking in restaurants, gentle bickering and impersonations in Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile-La Mancha and Andalusia.

Melissa Parmenter (9 Songs) produces alongside Revolution Films, Baby Cow and Small Man.

Sky will broadcast the series in the UK next year but UK sales outfit Goalpost will package the third instalment as a feature, as it has the previous two series.

During Cannes Goalpost also concluded negotiations on an all rights deal for France with Paul Rassam on behalf of Pathe for Kevin Costner classic Dances With Wolves.

Goalpost has recently cleared a number of international rights to the original and extended versions of the multi Oscar-winning western, which Pathe is expected to re-release in late 2016 or early 2017.


10 Jun

HOLDING THE MAN sells to Netflix

From Screen Daily:

Netflix takes world SVOD rights to drama featuring Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox and Anthony LaPaglia; Goalpost inks additional key deals.

Netflix has swooped on world SVOD rights to drama Holding The Man, director Neil Armfield’s adaptation of the well-received Australian memoir of the same name.

Goalpost Films inked the deal with Netflix and has closed additional deals for all other rights with Strand Releasing for the US, Peccadillo Pictures for the UK and Ireland, Pro Fun for Germany and Switzerland and Cinemien for Benelux.

The film, which garnered six AACTA Award nominations this year and took more than $1m at the local box office last year, will roll out across Europe and US before its August 1, 2016, start date on Netflix.

Ryan Corr, Craig Stott, Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox, Anthony LaPaglia and Geoffrey Rush star in writer Tommy Murphy’s adaptation of Timothy Conigrave’s memoir of the same name, about the rollercoaster romance between a young Catholic man who falls in love with the captain of a football team.

British singer-songwriter Sam Smith was among the film and book’s biggest fans writing on Instagram ‘the book and film pretty much changed my life’.

Producer Kylie du Fresne said: “After the enthusiastic embrace from Australian audiences, it is wonderful to be working with distributors in territories such as the US, UK and Germany and with Netflix which offers us a global platform to share our beautiful film with a worldwide audiences.”

Marcus Hu of Strand Releasing added: “We’re thrilled to be working on Holding The Man. It is such an amazing adaptation of the book by Tim Conigrave. We’re really honoured to have it in our line-up for this year.”


19 Feb

International Premiere of HOLDING THE MAN announced!

We’re excited to announce that HOLDING THE MAN will receive it’s International Premiere at the BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival, presented as the Accenture Gala on Wednesday 23rd of March at the BFI Southbank, with a second screening on Saturday 26th of March. Click here for tickets and more information. 


01 Sep

HOLDING THE MAN opens in Australia

Neil Armfield’s HOLDING THE MAN opened in Australia on 27 August through Transmission, check out the trailer and screening information here.


20 Aug

The Trip to Italy opens in the US

THE TRIP TO ITALY opened in the US through IFC on 15 August, with a fantastic screen average of $23,859, and continues to expand! Visit the IFC website here.


04 May

The Trip to Italy releases in Australia in May

THE TRIP TO ITALY opens through Madman in Australia/NZ on 29 May, check out their trailer here!


14 Dec

The Trip to Italy to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Michael Winterbottom’s THE TRIP TO ITALY is selected to have its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, view the line up here.


15 May

The Trip to Italy at Cannes

Goalpost Film inks deals on Michael Winterbottom’s THE TRIP TO ITALY in Cannes, see the article in Screen International.


22 Mar

The Sapphires opens in the US

THE SAPPHIRES opens in the US on March 22 through The Weinstein Company!


07 Nov

The Sapphires opens in the UK

THE SAPPHIRES opens in the UK and Ireland on November 7 through Entertainment One!