Fortissimo Films, the Hong Kong and Dutch-based sales, finance and production entity, has closed a number of significant deals in the market.
If foot traffic at the EFM this year is anything to go by, the industry's sales blues seem to be lifting a bit.
Brit production powerhouse Working Title is launching a dedicated TV shingle. The banner, dubbed Working Title Television, marks the company's first concerted foray into smallscreen production.
Iranian helmer Jafar Panahi has been denied permission by Iranian authorities to travel to Berlin.
The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is expanding in size and scope in its second year.
Brit helmer Mike Newell is attached to write and direct an untitled feature about the mysterious death of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko.
Stuart Ford's IM Global is enjoying a bumper market, with the international sales company virtually selling out the Strause brothers' "Skyline" and James Wan's "Insidious."
Fox International Productions is developing a Japanese-language version of its own library title "An Affair to Remember."
Stewart Till's Icon Entertainment Intl. has scored a slew of sales for Mel Gibson's "How I Spent My Summer Vacation."
Egyptian shingle Good News Group is looking to go international.
Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Germany, on Mika Kaurismaki's feature length doc "Mama Africa" from Starhaus Filmproduktion.