Film Four and Studio Canal Plus have agreed to collaborate on four movies, with Film Four pre-buying U.K. rights to three Canal Plus pics, and Canal Plus co-financing the Film Four project "Hotel…
FROM MIFEDPeter Hewitt ("The Borrowers") is set to direct "Whatever Happened to Howard Smith," an English romantic comedy to be produced by West Eleven Films and financed by Intermedia.
FROM MIFEDParamount Classics has picked up U.S. rights to "The Powder Keg," which has just been selected as the Yugoslavian entry for the foreign-language Acadamy Award.
J&M Entertainment has embarked on two U.S. indie pics that start shooting next week -- John Asher's "Sundowning," starring Kirk Douglas, and Alex Winter's "Fever," starring Henry Thomas.
Goldwyn Films has added Sophia Coppola's directorial debut, "The Virgin Suicides," to its slate for sale outside North America and continental Europe.
With the London Screenings coming of age this week as a major marketing event in its own right, Mifed is looking increasingly like an unwanted afterthought.
Working Title Films is planning to revisit the Swinging Sixties with a lavish adaptation of Richard Neville's memoir "Hippie Hippie Shake."
Sean Connery and Rhonda Tollefson's Fountainbridge Films has struck a three-picture deal with Intermedia. Connery is likely to star in all three projects.
The voracious Buena Vista Intl. has nabbed international rights to yet another high-profile indie picture, Lakeshore Entertainment's "Runaway Bride."
Intermedia has committed to finance and distribute two movie projects, "Company Man" from Wind Dancer and GreeneStreet/SKE Films and "Mary, Queen of Scots" from BBC Films.
CLT-Ufa Intl. has added "My Mother, My Father, My Brothers and Sisters," starring Victoria Abril, to its sales slate.