Les Mayfield is attached to direct "The Dog Squad: 3D" from a script by Steve Carpenter.
Pic is in development for Universal Pictures Intl.
Hybrid British pubcaster Channel 4 is upping the annual budget of its film financing division, Film4, by 20% to £10 million ($15 million) this year.
Universal Pictures Intl. has inked with exhib Odeon-UCI to provide digital versions of its films in the U.K. and Ireland.
HandMade, which owns the rights to titles such as "Monty Python's Life of Brian" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," has been bought out by Almorah Services for £2.3 million ($3.5 million).
Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights outside Germany, Russia and the CIS to Cannes competition title "My Joy."
Momentum Pictures has picked up U.K. rights to Aussie pic "Beneath Hill 60" from international sales and production co Intandem Films.
U.K. indie distrib Soda Pictures has set up a £2 million ($3 million) distribution fund, dubbed the Soda Film Fund, to acquire bigger films and boost its release campaigns.
Pinewood Studios-based shingle Super Team Film Prods. has secured rights to produce Steve Jackson's horror adventure "House of Hell."
U.K. shingle NDF International has announced a diverse slate of pics on offer for pre-sales at Cannes, including Brit train thriller "The Last Passenger."
"Toy Story 3" will have its international premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival this year.
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