Gallic sales and distribution company SND/M6 Group has closed a raft of territories with blue-chip distributors on Zabou Breitman's "Someone I Loved."
Mexico's Alex Garcia has taken a minority stake in Argentina's Costa Films, helping to build one of Latin America's first pan-regional film production companies.
Berlin-based X Filme Intl. has boarded Brazilian helmer Karin Ainouz's upcoming romantic mystery "Praia do Futuro" (Sunlit Berlin).
Celluloid Dreams has boarded Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut, an adaption of the stage play "Jack Goes Boating," which had an award-winning Off Broadway run in 2007. The company has taken…
Producer Enrique Lopez Lavigne ("28 Days Later" ) has teamed with Belen Atienza, exec producer on "Che" and "Pan's Labyrinth," to launch Apaches Entertainment.
On Dec. 11, Portugal's Manoel de Oliveira, the world's only working director from the silent era, turned 100. He celebrated with chocolate cake on the Lisbon suburb set of his latest film…
Underscoring its confidence in higher-end French filmmaking, France's UGC has unveiled a new three-pic production slate budgeted at a total $50 million, including a Gerard Depardieu comedy, and the…
Orlando Bloom, Vincent Cassel ("Eastern Promises") and Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace") will topline "The Cross," to be directed by Andrew Niccol ("Lord of War" ).
Spanish mini-major Filmax Ent., co-producer of Tom Tykwer's "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" and the driving force behind Brad Anderson's pics "The Machinist" and "Transsiberian," has launched a…
The Spanish film biz, which is staring into the abyss as local finance dries up and audiences shun its films, is nervously analyzing the first frame's box office figures for Manuel Gomez Pereira's…
Julian Schnabel has tapped Palestinian thesp Hiam Abbas will star in "Miral," a film about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.