Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet," about a French-Arab thug's education behind bars, won the inaugural award for best film at the 53rd London Film Festival on Wednesday evening.
Hollywood's Raleigh Studios will open a state-of-the-art facility less than 20 minutes from downtown Budapest, Hungary, in April.
Argentinean broadcaster Telefe has commissioned a primetime run of Jerry Seinfeld's "The Marriage Ref," which will be locally produced by Endemol Argentina and Telefe.
Havana Marking's documentary "Afghan Star" is the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' surprise choice to represent the U.K. in Oscar's foreign-language film race.
Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami will be prexy of the jury for Morocco's ninth Marrakech Film Festival.
Prague's Barrandov Studios is moving into international TV production for the first time, acquiring the rights to the "Station Quartet" books by British author David Downing.
The Abu Dhabi Film Commission's Circle Conference will bring together 40 industry leaders to address the business and creative elements of making film and TV content for world audiences.
Fox Intl. Prods. is set to produce and distribute its first Chinese-language pic, romantic comedy "Hot Summer Days," in collaboration with Star Television Asia and China's Huayi Bros. Media.
The new Emirates Natural History Unit will make a wildlife TV series and a feature film about the Arab region for local and global auds, backed by the Abu Dhabi Film Commission.
The British Board of Film Classification has banned the DVD release of Japanese helmer-scribe Koji Shiraishi's "Gurotesuku" (Grotesque) for what it called violence so extreme that it was…