Some of Egypt's most exciting young filmmakers have teamed with former StudioCanal CEO Frederic Sichler to create Arab world sales company Pacha Pics.
Salma Hayek, in Cannes to present footage from DreamWorks Animation's "Puss in Boots," is teaming with Mathieu Demy, son of Jacques Demy and Agnes Varda, on "Americano," Demy's directorial debut.
Guido Rud's Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks Intl. has acquired the remaining rights to "Los Inadaptados" (The Misfits), a Mexican dramedy that snared the audience award at the Guadalajara Film Festival.
Ascot Elite took rights for German-speaking territories to Sam Shepard starrer "Blackthorn.'
Following the success of Liam Neeson starrer "Unknown," Joel Silver's Dark Castle and Europe's StudioCanal are reteaming on Afghanistan-set action-thriller "The Last Photograph," with Christian Bale…
Spanish helmer Montxo Armendariz's "Don't Be Afraid," which garnered glowing reviews in Spain, is hitting international markets via Paris-based sales company Funny Balloons.
After a nearly three-year slumber, the international market is waking up again.
France's Pyramide Productions and Spain's Wanda Films have boarded "Wakolda," Lucia Puenzo's follow-up to "The Fish Child."
Paris-based Other Angle Pictures has acquired international rights to "Case depart," a comedy from Alain Goldman's Legende Films ("La Vie en rose").
A red brick hulk, the Saint Denis Power Station, rises up in the rundown northern Paris district like a proud survivor from a bygone industrial age.
Forget football, house prices, politics. As the international film business sweeps this week into Cannes, one simple question prevails: What films could turn a profit?