LONDON -- Protagonist Pictures, the international sales and financing company whose shareholders include Film4, Vertigo Films and Ingenious Media, has tapped Mike Goodridge as CEO.
LONDON -- U.K. distrib Arrow Films has picked up Susanne Bier's romantic comedy ''Love Is All You Need,'' which is now sold out throughout the world.
eOne has taken North American rights for Norwegian action-adventure pic "Escape," and Rialto Distribution has nabbed theatrical distribution rights for Australia.
Norway, which produces nearly 30 feature films a year, provides $92 million a year in funding for the local film biz, administered by the Norwegian Film Institute.
The Danish government's support for the film biz for 2011-14 totals DKK 2.1 billion ($374 million), with up to 50% devoted to development and production.
Global film commissions increase online outreach with Facebook and Twitter
NFP has taken distribution rights in Germany and Austria to thriller "The Keeper of Lost Causes," and the three subsequent pics in the series.
The Norwegian Film Institute is to give NOK 16 million ($2.7 million) in production coin to "Tordenskjold," a historical drama from helmer Morten Tyldum, who directed last year's hit thriller…
Pretty Pictures has picked up French film distribution rights to 70s-set political thriller "Call Girl," which stars Pernilla August.
On Friday, the freshly restored and reconstructed print of Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in America" will play as part of the Cannes Classics program at a gala screening to be attended by cast…