Brazil's O2 Filmes and Universal Pictures have greenlit Toniko Melo's drama "VIPs," the fourth film in their production partnership in Brazil.
Argentina's Lucrecia Martel, whose "The Woman Without a Head" plays in Cannes' Competition on Wednesday, will direct alien-invader action pic "El eternauta."
French sales and distribution company Bac Films-Millimages has gone into the production business, creating a talent production house, Manny Films, with producers Philippe Gompel and Aurelia Grossmann.
Thierry Peronne's Investimage has teamed with financial analyst Adrien Muselet to create Investimage Asset Management, a Brazilian film investment vehicle.
Celluloid Dreams has optioned the rights to Philip K. Dick's 1969 novel "Ubik."
Guido Rud's FilmSharks has sold North, Central and South American rights to Cannes Critics' Week closer, "The Desert Within," to regional distributor Gussi-Distrimax.
Creating a collection of classics from southern Europe, 6 Sales Entertainment Group has secured the rights to 350 European Films.
Brazil's Otero Group has taken a near 15% stake in the Latin American Film Co. (LAFC), the Weinstein Co.'s joint venture with Eduardo Costantini's Costa Films for the production and distribution of…
Focus Features Intl. has acquired international sales and distribution rights to Alejandro Amenabar's Roman Egypt epic "Agora."
Gallic mini-major MK2 has struck a three-pic deal with Abdellatif Kechiche (multiple prize-winning "The Secret of the Grain").