Breaking Glass’ Visits Cannes and Gets The job Done
Breaking Glass Pictures is buying and selling films in Cannes again. This year Rich Wolff, CEO, Susan Helfrich, COO, Richard Ross, Co-President
Justin Giani – President of Accounting, and Scott Mostiko – research and development attended the 10 day festival, which is the most noteworthy in the world. Here’s the gang hanging out on their hotel balcony overlooking the South of France and enjoying a home cooked meal by Susan.
Red Carpet in Cannes. Established in 2009, Breaking Glass Pictures, including its specialty labels, Vicious Circle Films, and QC Cinema, takes a targeted approach to
its genre releases including Horror/Thriller, LGBT, documentary and
provocative, independent fare. A full service boutique East Coast based film
distribution company with in house legal, PR, marketing and an international
sales division that gives the company global reach.
Lady Gaga performed the first night and the second day on the beach. With a growing catalog of over 70 titles, including Spirit Award winner – Easier with Practice, The Lottery (short listed for a 2010 academy award nomination), controversial shocker – Run! Bitch Run!, Tribeca’s outrageous selection – Ticked Off Trannies with Knives, and John Hurt in Fest Fav An Englishman in New York.
At the after party for We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011). Later that evening
Breaking Glass Pictures attended the Queer Party at the American Pavilion,
with famous DJ, John Cameron Mitchell Spins a Queer Dance
BGP arrived at Cannes 2011 to acquire 10 to 15 films that appeal to both
mainstream and genre audiences. This year BGP entered the international
sales arena with a slate of 30 titles which we are selling worldwide. Above Susan with John C. Reilly who plays the father in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
The next day at the American Pavilion Faye Dunaway was honored on the 64th annual Cannes film festival poster featuring a stylish retro image.
Also at the luncheon was Breaking Glass’ COO Susan Helfrich and actor Stellan Skarsgard. Breaking Glass won the North American rights to Laure Charpentier’s controversial free spirited drama Gigola about Paris in the psychedelic ’60s , starring Marisa Berenson. Based on Charpentier’s novel, “Gigola” is set in Paris’ Pigalles neighborhood in the early 1960s. Pic toplines French thesp Lou Doillon as a young and free-spirited woman. Breaking Glass’ bought 14 titles at Cannes besides Gigola they also got the rights to Rent Boys, Dirty Pictures, The Coffin, The Hide, and others. Look for Go Go Crazy, Rent Boys, and Gigola screening along with Walk A Mile In My Pradas screening in July at Qfest.