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A Music Startup Is Paying Artists For Their Future Royalties

In the music industry, big advance payments are old hat: A new artist lands a hit and a bunch of labels rush over waving multi-million-dollar checks for his or her next album. But the high bets are often risky, and the cash only goes to a handful of names every year. Amuse, a Swedish music startup that bills itself as a reimagined record label, is aiming to ease both problems with its new royalties payment system.

Called “Fast Forward,” the program, unveiled Tuesday, uses machine learning coupled with Amuse’s
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Cannes: Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins Drama ‘A Perfect Day’ Goes to IFC Films

IFC Films has acquired the U.S. rights to WestEnd Films’ “A Perfect Day,” directed by Spanish filmmaker Fernando León de Aranoa. The film, which premiered in Cannes, stars Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry and Fedja Stukan. Set in the Balkans in the mid-’90s, the film follows a group of aid workers as they try to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone. León de Aranoa, who co-wrote the script with Diego Farias, also produced under his Reposado banner with Jaume Roures of MediaPro and executive producers Patricia de Muns and Javier Méndez. Also Read: Cannes Report,
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IFC picks up Us rights to ‘A Perfect Day’

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IFC picks up Us rights to ‘A Perfect Day’
Fernando León de Aranoa’s film premiered in Director’s Fortnight this week and stars Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry and Fedja Stukan.

A Perfect Day is based on a screenplay by de Aranoa and Diego Farias about aid workers in a Bosnia.

de Aranoa of Reposado produced with Jaume Roures of MediaPro. Patricia de Muns and Javier Méndez served as executive producers.

IFC negotiated the Us rights deal with WestEnd Films.
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Cannes: IFC Acquires Fernando León de Aranoa's English Language Debut 'A Perfect Day'

Cannes: IFC Acquires Fernando León de Aranoa's English Language Debut 'A Perfect Day'
Read More: Cannes Review: Bosnian Aid Worker Comedy 'A Perfect Day' Starring Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins & Olga Kurylenko IFC Films has announced that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to Fernando León de Aranoa's "A Perfect Day" out of the Cannes Film Festival. The film, directed by León de Aranoa and written by him in collaboration with Diego Farias, stars Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry and Fedja Stukan.  The official synopsis reads: "A group of aid workers tries to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone: Sophie (Thierry) is a newcomer, she wants to help; Mambrú (Del Toro) has seen it all and wants to go home; Katya (Kurylenko) once wanted Mambrú; Damir (Stukan) wants the war to end, and B (Robbins) doesn't know what he wants. Humor, drama, emotion, routine, danger, hope: it all fits in a perfect day.
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