The Seville European Film Festival has reupped its deal with the European Film Academy to host the nominations ceremony for the EFA Awards -- Europe's equivalent of the Oscars --through 2012.
EuropaCorp has sold out 80% of territories on Luc Besson's next directorial gig, the French-language "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec."
Televisa, Disney Latin America and Illusion are also developing scripts for live-action TV series "Peter Punk," about a boy from a dysfunctional family who desperately wants to grow up.
Leonel Vieira's Stopline Films, one of Portugal's most internationally-minded producers, has tapped former Cannes Directors' Fortnight topper Francois da Silva to fire up its international business.
Hugh Hudson will direct the bigscreen adaptation of George Orwell's "Catalonia," with Colin Firth and Kevin Spacey attached to star. Arclight Films is repping the film at the Cannes market.
Paramount Pictures has picked up Spanish rights to Gaby Ibanez's 'Hierro.'
Brazil's Gullane and Germany's Eva Group have boarded Luc Marescot's docu feature "Amazonia, the Green Planet," one of the most expensive films ever about the Amazon.
Producer-sales agent Philippe Bober will produce and sell new films by Austria's Ulrich Seidl and Hungary's Kornel Mundruczo.
StudioCanal has had a banner Cannes, consolidating its status among the foremost production and sales operations in Europe.
International sales companies like Focus Features, Pathe and Studio Canal are doing good business.
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Weekend:$45.1M
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Weekend:$32.5M
Non-Stop3Weekend:$15.4M Universal Pictures