Film Independent has tapped Sarah Silverman master of ceremonies for the 2007 Spirit Awards, marking the comedienne's second consecutive hosting gig at the event.
Sam Nazarian's financing and production company Element Films has finalized a deal with Merrill Lynch for up to $220 million in funding, to be used for prints and advertising.
Sony has acquired international rights to "The Horsemen" for South Korea, Spain, Portugal, South Africa and Latin America.
Newly minted U.K.-based sales company Jinga Films has closed half a dozen rights deals at the American Film Market.
First Independent Pictures has acquired distribution rights for the U.S., Australia/New Zealand and South Africa for the comedy "Everything's Gone Green" from Shoreline Entertainment.
Union Station Media has acquired U.S. and Canadian distrib rights to the psychological thriller "Dark Corners," starring Thora Birch and Toby Stephens, from Shoreline Entertainment.
Buena Vista Intl. and Sony Pictures Releasing Intl. have announced a joint venture to distribute their respective films in the fast-growing Russian market effective Jan. 1.
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Universal has purchased Ross Venokur's drama pitch "The Eighth Wonder" for $350,000 against $600,000 and set it up with JC Spink, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner.
What's the word for "boffo" in the Kazakh language? Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat" dominated international biz over the weekend thanks to a surprisingly strong launch with $17.7 million at 993 playdates…
Sidney Kimmel Prods. took a low-key approach at its Thursday night American Film Market party at Akwa in Santa Monica, following a screening of its promo reel.