Six-month-old Toronto and L.A.-based Knightscove Entertainment is moving ahead with its first three theatrical projects and preparing a second round of financing to raise cash for acquisitions in its…
Markets & Festivals
Slamdunk Film Festival and Webcaster Atom-bomb.com have entered into a partnership, establishing Wall Sreet-financed Slamdunk Films. The new indie's annual aim is three pics. Both Lions Gate's…
Fintage House, the Dutch financial services company, has launched an Internet rights collection service, Fintage Internet. The division will operate under Fintage House managing director Robbert…
The Sundance Channel has acquired U.S. television rights to "Five Feet High and Rising," one of three American shorts selected by the festival.
Artisan Entertainment is in final negotiations to distribute Robert Altman's "Dr. T and the Women" in North America. Pic's ensemble cast is headed by Richard Gere. In addition to putting up a minimum…
German distributor Kinowelt Medien has made a breakthrough deal on its $300 million Warner Bros. TV package, selling titles including "Eyes Wide Shut" and "You've Got Mail" to German pubcaster ARD.
London-based producer Thomas Hedman has lined up Lions Gate Films and CLT-Ufa to co-finance "Kevin of the North" and "Ignition," both set to shoot this summer in Canada. "Kevin" is a $15 million…
Strand Releasing claimed North American rights to Griffin Dunne's "Famous," now playing in Cannes' Un Certain Regard.
Latin America's most powerful pic distribber NuVision has picked up three films at this year's Cannes Festival: Portman Entertainment's "Saving Grace," starring Brenda Blethyn; Renaissance Films'…
Eric Rohmer is using digital technology to shoot his latest film, a $6 million love story called "The Lady and the Duke." The French director is co-producing the film with Pathe Images, with Pathe…