Germany's Bavaria Film group and Hungary's Origo Film Studios are joining forces in an effort to gain the edge in an increasingly competitive environment and attract major international productions.
Indo-German outfit Bombay Berlin Film Prods. is ramping up production on a slate of international projects.
Moving into its fifth day, the European Film Market is bustling with business for big-budget pics and mart topper Beki Probst is happily satisfied with this year's turnout.
Zurich-based C-Films is following up its hit Swiss drama "The Foster Boy" and Bille August's Berlinale screener "Night Train to Lisbon" with "Global Beach," an environmental disaster satire.
The Berlinale has added "The Crash Reel," by British filmmaker Lucy Walker, to its official lineup.
Til Schweiger's "Guardians" has found eager buyers worldwide, with deals closed in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
British actor James Norton and Germany's Ken Duken have joined the cast of Claudio Faeh's "Northmen -- A Viking Saga."
Options for financing films across Europe come under the spotlight today at two industry events held in co-operation with Variety.