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.
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…
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North American rights to Susanne Bier's "Love Is All You Need."
LONDON -- NBCUniversal Intl. has acquired a controlling 51% stake in international children's channel KidsCo.
LONDON -- MBC Group has acquired the format of talent show "The Voice" for delivery over multiple platforms in the Middle East and North Africa region.
First-timer helmer Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis' WWII drama "Hvidstengruppen" ("This Life") has become the second highest-grossing Danish film in the past 35 years on home turf, earning DKR54 million…