The indie market may still be in flux, but experts say "smaller is better" as the film finance world is looking tighter but brighter.
Soul diva Mary J. Blige has signed on to play warbler Nina Simone in a biopic of the legendary singer.
Lionsgate U.K. is producing its second Brit feature, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," alongside BBC Films and Paul Webster at Kudos Pictures and is selling the title at the Cannes market.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Belgian media fund Motion Investment Group is rebranding and repostioning itself, offering production, distribution and VFX in addition to its tax shelter fund under the banner uMedia.
Hammer Films has set its first 3D production, ghost pic "The Woman in Black," based on the novel by Susan Hill.
International music-rights company Cutting Edge Group is moving into production.
First two titles under the agreement are "Vallanzasca" and "Alien Girl."
International music-rights company Cutting Edge Group is looking to broaden its scope into the production sector.
In a landmark deal, Fortissimo Films has teamed with Fox Intl. Prods. to handle sales on a number of local FIP productions in a majority of territories.
Story tracks Gallagher's experience at the Beatles' company Apple Corps.