Even before bowing his account of macabre serial killer Ed Gein, U.K. producer-distributor Hamish McAlpine is fast-tracking an adaptation of the exploits of another killer, Ted Bundy. Director Chuck…
Nearing the close of business Thursday President Films hit a climax with "Better than Sex." U.S. rights to the Australian pic were sold to Samuel Goldwyn Films for distribution through IDP…
Despite a flurry of executive departures over the past year at Gallic major Gaumont, the company is maintaining ties to some of its former employees via a series of production deals.
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Merger partners America Online and Time Warner unveiled their new executive lineup Thursday, even as the landmark deal -- which the companies expect to close this fall -- faces renewed scrutiny in…
After months of rumors in the French film community, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam has officially announced his departure from Gallic major Gaumont.
Looking to kick box office in the asp, French producer Claude Berri is preparing "Asterix et Cleopatre" -- a follow-up to 1999's most successful film in France, "Asterix et Obelix contre Cesar,"…
"Tarantino Closes Cannes": French magazine Premiere posted that headline Friday afternoon on its Web site -- but could it be believed?
The fourth annual City of Lights, City of Angels fest is getting a beauty treatment. "Venus Beauty Institute," France's 1999 Cesar winner for best picture will open the Gallic film series which runs…
Japan's Gaga has jumped on the "Caravan" bandwagon. Gallic sales and production house President Films, which is handling the Oscar nominated pic, said Japanese buyers concluded a deal after Friday's…
UGC Intl., the Gallic sales and production house behind "The Painted Veil," has sold the $35 million pic in most key territories, with an American sale likely to conclude today or Tuesday.