Fox will distribute Spanish teen comedy "Promocion fantasma" (Ghost Graduation) in North America and Latin America.
Underscoring the enduring biz clout of director-driven filmmaking, Jacques Audiard's Marion Cotillard starrer "Rust and Bone" comes into the Cannes competition pre-sold almost throughout the world.
John Cusack, who stars in Cannes competition entry "The Paperboy," is in negotiations to play opposite Elijah Wood in "Grand Piano," to be directed by Spaniard Eugenio Mira ("The Birthday,"…
Helena Bonham Carter and Kathy Bates will topline Jean-Pierre Jeunet's high-profile 3D project "The Young and Prodigious Spivet," an adaptation of Rief Larsen's novel.
Buena Vista Intl. has acquired Latin American rights to Argentinean helmer Armando Bo's Sundance hit "The Last Elvis," a follow-your-dreams drama co-produced by Anonymous Content.
New York-based GKids, a U.S. speciality distributor of independent and foreign animation films, has closed U.S. rights on Spaniard Ignacio Ferreras' 2D toon "Wrinkles."
Japan's Digital Frontier and France's Shibuya Prods. will co-produce 3D sci-fi toon "Windwalkers -- Chronicle of the 34th Horde," directed by Jan Kounen ("Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky").
EOne has acquired U.K. and Canada rights to Olaf de Fleur's "City State," a crime thriller that has been snapped up for international distribution by Hengameh Panahi's Gallic sales-production house…
Jose Luis Cienfuegos has been tapped as head of Spain's Seville European Film Festival, a mid-fall meet for Europe's movie industry and institutions.
In a rights split pact that could become more common as the international sales sector evolves, Said Ben Said's SBS Prods. is dividing international sales duties with Wild Bunch on Brian De Palma's…