U.K. writer/director Matthew Hope is attached to direct £2 million ($3 million) indie thriller "The Veteran."
International sales company Timeless Films boasts a dense 3D slate at this year's Cannes Film Festival with four of its five titles selling in the format.
Europe's soft money sources remain the gold standard for independent filmmakers, with more country incentives coming online.
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.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Weekend:$26.6M Disney
Rio 22Weekend:$22.5M Fox
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Weekend:$21.5M Sony / TriStar