Rolling off close-of-play biz at the Montreal World Film Festival, which wrapped Monday, Paris-based sales and production company Wide Management has clinched all-rights deal to Canada on Lionel…
Richard Eyre's "The Other Man" and Rian Johnson's "The Brothers Bloom" will open and close the 56th San Sebastian Festival.
Carlos Serrano Azcona's "El Arbol" and Santiago Loza's "Artico" feature in San Sebastian's Films in Progress, one of the Spanish confab's key industry showcases.
Paul Thomas Anderson's searing portrait of overweening ambition, "There Will Be Blood," has won the Fipresci (the Intl. Federation of Film Critics) Grand Prix for film of the year.
Social networking has become a way to program cinemas for Brazilian film fans.
France's Aton Soumache, producer of milestone Gallic toon "Renaissance," is once more pushing the envelope.
Debut features by prominent short filmmakers -- Palestinian Najwa Najjar's "Pomegranates and Myrrh" and Moroccan Mohamed Chrif Tribak's "Le temps des camarades" -- are included in the San Sebastian…
Critics detected talent in helmer Pascal Laugier's stock orphanage chiller "Saint Ange." "Martyrs," sold by Wild Bunch, will write Laugier's name far larger.
In the run-up to Venice, Italy's Ripley's Films has closed with Paris-based Wide Management for Italian rights to Venice Days player "Landscape No. 2" and to French box office break-out "Francaise."
Paris-based Funny Balloons has added Patrice Toye's "Nowhere Man," which world preems simultaneously Thursday at the Venice and Montreal film festivals, to its sales slate.
Continuing its long-standing association with Iranian filmmakers — Hengameh Panahi brought Abbas Kiarostami's first films to the world — Celluloid Dreams has acquired rights outside the U.S. to…