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The Icelandic Film and Television Academy has selected Baltasar Kormakur's "The Deep" to rep the country in the foreign-language film category of the Academy Awards.
LONDON -- Denmark has selected Nikolaj Arcel's historical drama "A Royal Affair" as its entry in the foreign-language Oscar contest.
Sam Neill and Helen McCrory have joined the cast of "Peaky Blinders," a British period gangster skein that is being exec produced by Caryn Mandabach ("Nurse Jackie"), and has been greenlit by the BBC.
LONDON -- U.K. media regulator Ofcom has ruled that satcaster BSkyB is "fit and proper" to hold a broadcast license, despite the phone-hacking scandal that has engulfed its principal shareholder…
Disney is set to launch a local version of "Private Practice" in Turkey, the first localized take on the ABC Studios' medical skein.
LONDON -- Two high-profile local pics top the box office in Norway and Denmark, and Nordisk Film is the happy distrib.
LONDON -- Kim Ki-duk's "Pieta," which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, is South Korea's submission in the foreign-language film category of the Academy Awards.
LONDON -- Norway has selected Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning's "Kon-Tiki" as its candidate in the foreign-language film Oscar contest.
LONDON -- Christian Slater has joined the cast of Lars von Trier's erotic drama "Nymphomaniac," which is shooting in Cologne, Germany.