Richard DiLello's rock-history tome "The Longest Cocktail Party," which tracks his experience at The Beatles' company Apple Corps, is set to be adapted for the big screen.
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.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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%
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."