Miramax Films has closed a deal for the North American theatrical rights to the actioner "Purple Storm." The deal comes as part of a package with Media Asia that includes vid and television rights on…
Markets & Festivals
The Hamptons Intl. Film Festival has partnered with Nobel Peace Prize winners Nelson Mandela and Henry Kissinger to launch a program featuring established filmmakers from the world's trouble spots.
German licensing company Intertainment has nabbed an option for a 20% stake in upstart U.K. distrib Redbus Film Group, just days before Redbus is to go public. Key to deal are plans to expand the…
Independent Artists has picked up the Directors Fortnight entry "Summer, or 27 Missing Kisses" for the U.S. Nana Djordjadze's film is a humorous and touching love story about a young girl who falls…
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.
'N Sync's Tuesday-night stay in Cannes was to promote the group's first film, titled -- at least until there's a script, cast and crew -- " 'N Full Swing," for Total Film Group. The band has cleared…
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…
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…
Menahem Golan is in Cannes this year with a new company, a new slate of pics and a new attitude. He has created Film World, which he dubs "A world of new films for the new millennium." Golan will…
Strand Releasing claimed North American rights to Griffin Dunne's "Famous," now playing in Cannes' Un Certain Regard.