France's Capricci Films has taken French and international rights to helmer Pere Vila's "The Stoning of Saint Stephen."
Los Angeles-based FiGa Films has acquired world rights outside Mexico to writer-helmer Kyzza Terrazas' "Machete Language," a love story with a political underbelly, which world preems today in Venice…
Robert Mark Kamen will deliver a screenplay for Philip Noyce's "Bloodsport" in about a month, producer Edward R. Pressman told Variety on the Lido.
On the Venice Lido to present Horizons player "Swirl," Brazil's Dezenove Son e Imagens is readying "Vazante" (Surge), the first solo directorial outing from Brazilian Daniela Thomas, who co-directed…
"Jose and Pilar" has been sold to Outsider Pictures for the U.S. and Canada.
Euro production-distribution giant Studiocanal and Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free are teaming to produce the first English-language film from Italian helmer Luca Guadagnino ("I Am Love").
Cannes topper Thierry Fremaux has hit out at reports that the Festival has delayed its dates by a week to avoid too great a proximity to the upcoming French presidential elections
Paris-based Urban Distribution Intl. has acquired world sale rights to Brazilian "Girimunho" (Swirl), which is making the rounds of fall fests.
Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's follow-up to "Persepolis," "Chicken With Plums," slipped down a treat for some critics at a press screening Saturday where it received an ovation.
Celluloid Dreams founder Hengameh Panahi has unveiled a new film initiative: Modern Pulp, a series of classy B-movies from directors like France's Jean-Pierre Limosin, Hong Kong's Johnnie To and…
Italy's Skydancers and Colombia's Diafragma have boarded "Blood in the Mouth," the sophomore feature from Argentina's Hernan Belon whose "El campo" (In the Open) plays Venice Critics' Week today.