Cineville has optioned the rights to "The Last Lane," written and to be directed by Michael Nickles ("Desert Winds").
Rosanna Arquette's directing debut has a cast most producers would kill for: Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, Meg Ryan, Holly Hunter, Jo Beth Williams, Charlotte Rampling, Frances McDormand, Jennifer…
Buying films is out of favor with the Teutons. Following last year's crazed German environment, when high-profile deals were all the rage, this year saw a glaring lack of pick-ups at the Cannes…
Iceland's best known director, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, could be in for a bit of film director company. The Invest in Iceland agency says it has had a large response to a new initiative designed to…
The fourth edition of the Latin American Screens (LAS) will take place in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Nov. 19-21.
Three weeks ago in this space, I bemoaned the staggering awfulness of the films emanating from the Hollywood studios thus far in 2001, with the only genuinely good one, "The Tailor of Panama,"…
John Deery won the 12th annual Hartley Merrill Intl. Screenwriting prize for "Conspiracy of Silence." Future Film Group has signed on to lead the financing and development of the pic, which Deery…
Nu Image has picked up worldwide rights on the psychological thriller "Boiling Point" from new production and financing entity Zuma Entertainment.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S., Australia and New Zealand distribution rights to Zhang Yang's "Quitting," from Fortissimo Film Sales.
Cedric Kahn's "Roberto Succo," in competition at Cannes, has sold to eight territories, including the U.K., Spain, Italy and Japan, French sales company Mercure said Tuesday.
The directorial debut of actress Catherine McCormack and a pic by Nicholas Hytner, both based on scripts by William Boyd, top the development slate of London-based Haystack Films.