New World has taken Spanish rights to Morgan Freeman pic "Under Suspicion," supernatural thriller "The Calling," and Guy Pierce pic "Memento." "In Spain...to have theatrical success...you have to…
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…
The Sundance Channel has acquired U.S. television rights to "Five Feet High and Rising," one of three American shorts selected by the festival.
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…
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.