With studios continuing to show no quarter to their bottom lines, a number of high-profile producers have suddenly found themselves outside the cozy climes of the studio lot and part of the…
Markets & Festivals
Devin Intl. has acquired all foreign rights to the dramatic thriller "March," being launched by Kanan Hammerschlag Prods. with premiere screenings at AFM.
One day after Al Pacino was secured for the Alcon/Warner Bros. remake of "Insomnia," Hilary Swank is in negotiations to play the female lead in the drama to be directed by Christopher Nolan…
German distribution/production company Helkon Media has come a long way in a short amount of time. An IPO and the huge energy and savvy of its founders Werner Koenig and Martin Heldmann have taken it…
MGM has inked a number of distribution deals for its comedy "Heartbreakers," starring Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Gene Hackman.
"The days of people paying huge amounts for international rights are over," Good Machine partner David Linde declared. That sentiment became a central theme Friday in two AFM seminars on the future…
"Te Amo -- Made in Chile" has the potential to be a classic teen coming-of-age film, in the tradition of "Stand by Me." The only challenge, from a commercial point of view, is that it faces the…
Portman Film, Granada Film and director Jim Sheridan's Hell's Kitchen production company have teamed to produce "Bloody Sunday," a drama focusing on the events surrounding the shooting of 13 unarmed…
Dramas are not the easiest genres of films to finance, and first time directors are not the easiest type of talent to sell. Financiers GreeneStreet Films and producer Good Machine faced both these…
Lolafilms' award-winning "La Comunidad" (Common Wealth) has been sold to Gaga in Japan and Free Dolphin in France.