Sony Pictures is getting back into German feature production with the acquisition of Tommy Jaud's bestselling second novel, "Resturlaub."
The Rotterdam Film Festival has appointed two part-time directors to oversee its 2008 edition, following this month's departure of topper Sandra den Hamer, while the search for a full-time director…
The Yari Film Group has inked a two-year, multipicture pact with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group that covers domestic homevid and pay-per-view TV distribution rights for films produced and…
By Telluride's end it was two sneak films that had audiences talking the most – Jason Reitman's buoyant comedy "Juno" and Brian De Palma's highly polarizing "Redacted."
With the competition for buzz-generating, high-profile pictures probably more intense than ever on the fest circuit, the Telluride Film Festival snared its share this year, with an unprecedented 12…
Bertelsmann is splitting its direct-to-customer business division Direct Group into two regions, North America plus Europe and Asia, following the exit of CEO Ewald Walgenbach.
When Daniel Craig was picked to be the new James Bond in 2005, it is unlikely the shouts of joy were louder anywhere more than in the European Film Promotion office.
The European Film Promotion office in Hamburg, charged with raising the international profile of the Continent's pics, has built up over its first 10 years from an initial staff of two, a shoestring…
Box office grosses in Western Europe are set to rise by 17% over the next five years, according to U.K.-based cinema analyst Dodona Research.
Chinese helmer and thesp Jiang Wen earned a five-year ban for his film, "Devils on the Doorstep," back in 2000. But the multi-hyphenate variously described as China's most important film director or…
There was a real Francophone flavor to this year's Montreal World Film Festival, with a strong slate of new Quebecois and Gallic pics. It seems natural that a film fest in North America's largest…