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.
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.
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Hercules2Daily:$8.5M Cumulative:$29.8M Paramount Pictures -16.73%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
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