Universal Pictures Intl. has sold French rights to the Coens' Cannes Intl. Film Festival entry "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" to Jean Labadie's Bac Films and is negotiating a U.K. deal with Redbus Film…
MGM has entered a partnership with U.K. indie distrib Optimum Releasing to handle the release of two of its pics, "Flawless" and "Miss Julie." MGM was originally seeking to sell off the U.K. rights…
Icon Entertainment Intl. is backing a feature documentary about Manchester United, the world's richest soccer club.
Andrew Macbean is quitting as chief exec of U.K. program distributor Itel after 17 years with the company. A keen amateur thesp, he is planning to go to drama school.
Redbus Film Group, the year-old U.K. indie distrib, has confirmed plans for an IPO in the next two months. Offering is expected to value the company at up to $500 million.
After a fierce bidding war, Capital Radio has agreed to buy Border TV, one of the smallest regional stations in the ITV network, for £146 million ($232 million).
Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuaron's first Spanish-language project in a decade -- "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (And Your Mother Too) -- has been picked up by Good Machine Intl. for international sale outside…
After weeks of speculation, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth have been confirmed to co-star in "Bridget Jones' Diary," alongside Renee Zellweger (Daily Variety, April 11).
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts is considering whether to move its film awards next year from April to a late-February slot, right in the midst of the Oscar campaign.
Aardman Animations is primed to launch a new series, "Angry Kid," exclusively over the Internet via the AtomFilms Web site.