Buyers and sellers at the American Film Market in Santa Monica were clearly relieved to be busier over the weekend than they were at the beginning of the week-long event.
Pitof, the French special f/x wizard and director of "Catwoman," is poised to helm "Empires of the Deep," an ultra-ambitious Chinese CGI film.
Kadokawa has picked up Japanese distribution rights to "Astro Boy," the $65 million movie adaptation of one of the classics of Japanese manga.
Belgian shingle Corsan has put together a slate of English-language movies including the next projects by Lee Tamahori, Roland Joffe and two-time Cannes Palme d'Or winner Bille August.
Fantasy filmmaker Brian Yuzna ("Re-Animator," "Dagon") will produce a trio of 3-D movies made in Indonesia.
Chinese helmer He Ping ("Warriors of Heaven and Earth") is wrapping up "Wheat," a high-profile historical action drama about the women left behind when their men have gone off to war -- and the lies…
Global financial crisis or not, some things never change at the American Film Market. But change -- and the anticipation of change -- was evident in the first few days of this year's confab.
Fine Cut, which is representing foreign-language Oscar contenders from three separate countries, has added two new movies from South Korea.
Germany's Beta Cinema has picked up international sales rights to Dutch B.O. hit "Bride Flight."
London-based production, distribution and sales company 111 Pictures has acquired world distribution rights to two projects, the drama "Look" by Adam Rifkin and the comedy "American Fusion" starring…
Indian helmer Deepa Mehta will direct "Midnight's Children," a pic adaptation of the seminal Indian independence novel by Salman Rushdie.
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