Lions Gate has acquired worldwide distribution rights, excluding Japan, to producer Taka Ichise's six-pic horror package "J-Horror Theater."
Arclight Films has opened a Toronto office and tapped sales executive Lina Marrone to run it. Marrone started working on a consultancy basis with Arclight at Mifed last year.
MTV Films Europe has made its first film co-production investment in Europe, taking minority equity in Spanish comedy "Isi & Disi," produced by Andres Vicente Gomez's Lolafilms.
The Fiji government is teaming with Chris Walker's Modern Cartoons to create the country's first animation studio.
Mirovision has sold Ahn Byung-ki's "Bunshinsaba" (Ouija Board) to Japanese distrib Happinet Pics.
The 25th edition of the Valencia Intl. Film Festival -- also known as the Valencia Mostra -- has moved to a summer berth to take advantage of the city's magnificent Mediterranean-coast weather and…
Distributor-producer Nikkatsu Corp. has taken all Japanese rights to Iciar Bollain's Spanish domestic-abuse drama "Take My Eyes."
In a significant departure for Japan's movie biz, Japanese producer Taka Ichise ("Ringu") is creating a financing and production company, Entertainment Farm, to make Japanese- and English-lingo…
Madrid-based production company Morena Films is prepping a musical pic by Spanish helmer Carlos Saura ("Goya") and launching a horror label, Trauma.
Sogecable, Spain's largest film and TV company, is re-shaping its top film management structure.
Academy Award-winning Italian director Gabriele Salvatores ("Mediterraneo") has "The Rules of Love" -- which is being billed as his first English-lingo project -- in the works, with shooting skedded…