ECG Worldwide has acquired international rights to "Spooky House," starring Mercedes Ruehl and Ben Kingsley. Pic will compete in the fifth annual Shanghai Film Festival.
In a rare Australian pre-purchase of a European film, Dendy Films has acquired Oz rights to French director Francois Ozon's "Eight Women" from French sales company Celluloid Dreams.
ICM has signed on to represent White Rock Film Intl.'s "Suddenly Naked" for distribution in the United States.
Italian helmer Nanni Moretti, in an interview with pubcaster RAI Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, has accused Communist Refoundation Party leader Fausto Bertinotti of paving the way for Silvio…
The New York-based Independent Feature Project announced it will restructure and reposition its No Borders co-production market. The market will run at the same time as the IFP market, Sept. 30-Oct…
Cristi Puiu's "Stuff and Dough," the Romanian entry in the Directors Fortnight, comes to Cannes from its home territory leaving a trail of financial and creative controversy.
In a buy that inspired 24 hours of off-the-mark gossip, United Artists paid in the region of $1 million to win North American rights to the Bosnian Competition entry "No Man's Land" from U.K.-based…
New Yorker Films has picked up Roy Andersson's "Songs From the Second Floor" for domestic distribution.
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…