Anthony Buckner has been promoted to head of sales at Icon Entertainment International and will report directly to CEO Stewart Till with immediate effect.
Universal Pictures Intl. has picked up international distribution rights to David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and South Africa.
U.K. producers body aims to create a more sustainable film sector without the need for more public money.
U.K. box office performance is up 16% in the first quarter of 2010 year-on-year, generating £291.1 million ($449 million) at the box office.
Paramount has picked up U.K. and Irish rights to Nick Hamm's "Killing Bono" from London-based sales outfit The Salt Company.
Berkeley Square Films, a new indie production, finance and sales entity, has launched in the U.K.
Film London's Artists' Moving Image Network are set to invest £170,000 ($260,000) in five projects greenlit for production through its outfit Flamin Productions.
Verve Pictures has scooped up U.K. distrib rights to Clio Barnard's "The Arbor" in advance of its April 25 preem at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The volcanic ash cloud from the Iceland volcano has continued to lay waste to showbiz plans across Europe.
"Iron Man 2" move from London to Los Angeles has been the biggest disruption to the film biz so far.
Volcanic ash is kicking the "Iron Man 2" world preem across the globe from London to L.A., due to continued hazardous flight conditions.