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…
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…