The 53rd Times BFI London Film Festival has announced that it will present two new kudos, for best film and best British newcomer.
Music Box Films has picked up U.S. rights to Swedish hit thriller "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," which has grossed almost $100 million internationally and has still to open in Germany.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has tapped producer Duncan Kenworthy as one of its vice presidents.
Kjetil Omberg, CEO of Norwegian distrib Euforia, has been working in the local biz since 1994, including five years as head of publicity at Sandrew Metronome Norway, which releases Warner Bros. pics…
Peter Toiviainen, head of marketing for Sandrew Metronome Finland, has been working in Finnish distribution for 23 years.
French sales companies have a full slate at Toronto.
Swedish shingle Yellow Bird, which has scored notable successes with literary adaptations "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "Wallander," is to adapt the work of best-selling author Liza Marklund.
Scandinavian pics and filmmakers are heading to Toronto in big numbers. Here are some examples from the festival highlight reel.
French sales companies are a dominant force in the indie film market, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in Venice, with 10 of the 23 competish pics repped by Paris companies. But their…
Variety surveys the French pics at Venice.
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