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Stockholm Nabbed by Smith Global Media

Smith Global Media has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the Ethan Hawke- and Noomi Rapace-starrer Stockholm, a thriller from director Robert Budreau based on the true story of a 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm. The deal for the Canadian indie is in the mid-seven figures, including a P&A commitment for a theatrical release in early 2019.

"Stockholm is a quirky and supremely entertaining film, with brilliant performances from the entire cast," Harry Smith, president of Smith Global Media and younger brother of actor Will Smith, said Monday in a statement.

Stockholm follows the drama chronicled in the New Yorker article "The Bank Drama" by Daniel Lan, which tells of the hostages who bonded with their captors and turned against the authorities, giving rise to the psychological phenomenon known as Stockholm Syndrome.

Hawke and Budreau reunited on Stockholm after working together on 2016's Born to Be Blue, in which Hawke starred as jazz legend Chet Baker. Also re-joining the team is #CoreComposer Steve London. The thriller, which also stars Mark Strong, was produced by Nicholas Tabarrok, Budreau, Jonathan Bronfman and Fredrik Zander. Scott Aversano, Will Russell-Shapiro, Jason Blum, William Santor, John Hills, Andrew Chang-Sang, Patrick Roy and Christina Kubacki share executive producer credits.

The deal for Stockholm was negotiated by CAA and Sierra/Affinity for the filmmakers.


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6 Core-Scored Films at HotDocs2018

North America's largest documentary film festival will kick off this April 26th with 6 films scored by Core Composers:

The Accountant of Auschwitz - directed by Matthew Shoychet and scored by Ken Myhr. The Guardians - directed by Billie Mintz, scored by Todor Kobakov; Take Light - directed by Shasha Nakhai, scored by Rob Teehan; Yellow is Forbidden - directed by Pietra Brettkelly, scored by Tom Third; What Walaa Wants - directed by Christie Garland, scored by Tom Third; and Turning Tables - scored by Menalon & Classic Roots



Core composers will be at this year's Tribeca film festival in NYC with two films:

STOCKHOLM (Sweden/CAD/USA): Directed & written by Robert Budreau and scored by Steve London, the film stars Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace. In 1973, an unhinged American outlaw walked into a bank in Sweden demanding millions in cash in exchange for his hostages. The events that followed would capture the attention of the world and ultimately give a name to a new psychological phenomenon: Stockholm syndrome.

YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN (New Zealand): Directed and written by Pietra Brettkelly and scored by Tom Third, this documentary is about celebrated Chinese couturier Guo Pei. Perhaps best known for designing the brilliant gold gown Rihanna wore to the Met Ball in 2015, Guo’s quest to be recognized by the gatekeepers of Paris haute couture goes beyond the red carpet and taps into global power dynamics and the perpetual tension between art and commerce.

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Core Scored Films at VIFF2017

The 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival is almost here and this year #CoreComposers step into the spotlight with two feature films: Kyle Rideout's Public Schooled scored by Matthew Rogers and Charles Officer's Unarmed Verses, scored by Menalon (Lodewijk Vos & Joseph Murray).

Follow our countdown to VIFF as we highlight these films, their directors and their composers!  #VIFF2017.

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TIFF2017 is upon us and Core would like to spotlight Kyle Rideout’s film Public Schooled. Called “…one of the best Canadian romantic comedies in recent memory”. The film’s lead Daniel Doheny plays the quintessential über-nerd who desperately tries to fail his last semester of public school and stay with his enigmatic one-legged crush (played by Siobhan Williams).

Scored by #CoreComposer MATTHEW ROGERS, Public Schooled also features a charming cameo by Russell Peters as the worlds most daft guidance counsellor.