Spain's Gijon Intl. Film Festival will feature tributes to Brits Peter Watkins ("The War Game") and Simon Pummell ("Bodysong') and Malaysia's Tsai Ming-Liang ("The River") at the 42nd edition, which…
Media Asia has clinched an all-rights deal for Japan on live-action car-racing drama "Initial D" with Gaga Communications. Pact marks the first time Gaga has teamed with shareholder Avex to buy a…
Dutch production company Gorehound Canned Film has inked with U.S. producer Jack F. Murphy and U.S. producer-sales agent Lars Bjorck at L.B. Films to finance and co-produce Gorehound's upcoming Nazi…
U.S. distributor Hannover House has inked all rights for North America to Filmax Intl.'s flagship animation feature "El Cid: The Legend."
Marking a return to his Brazilian roots, Walter Salles will direct the Portuguese-language film "Linha do pase," set in Brazil's soccer world.
In Cannes for a six-day tribute to Brazilian cinema, the country's culture minister, musician Gilberto Gil, is part of a roadshow promoting Brazilian arts.
A network of producers has launched a film financial services company, the Sandpit media agency. Based out of Rome, with Paolo Palomba as its president, Sandpit will offer a swath of film financing…
MCL MediaCom & Licensing has closed video/DVD rights for German-speaking territories to Celestial Pictures' Shaw Bros. film library, plus two one-hour episodes of doc "Cinema Hong Kong," about the…
U.K. film financier Future Films and Studio Hamburg Intl. Production are launching a $123 million German tax fund aimed at the production of European, English-lingo theatrical features budgeted up to…
Spanish production company Arcadia is readying two more English-lingo pics to follow Eugenio Mira's "The Birthday," which has a promo reel screening at Cannes.