Author-screenwriter Ryne Douglas Pearson has sold a pitch for an action-adventure set in outer space to James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment for mid-six figures.
Markets & Festivals
Spaniards care little for their past, partly because it has been such a calamity. That attitude has carried over to films: Over the last decade, local historical pics were rare and usually box office…
If Dieter Kosslick's first stanza as director of the Berlin Film Festival could be summed up in one word, it would be "inclusiveness."
Alain Gomis had a busy January. Returning to France from the Sundance Film Festival, where his first feature, "L'Afrance," competed in World Cinema, he arrived just in time to see the pic's release…
Making sense of the French and American specialty divisions at Vivendi Universal these days is about as easy as deciphering the plot of "Mulholland Drive."
Filmko (Hong Kong) Distribution reports that international interest at AFM in "July Rhapsody," which recently screened at the Berlin Intl. Film Festival, has been encouraging.
First-time American Film Market attendee Celestial Pictures, carrying the entire 760-pic Classic Shaw library, is pleased at buyers' response.
Cultural protectionism still rules the French film industry, but Gallic filmmakers appear to have a new rallying cry: Vive le globalization.
If French exporters are swaggering unbearably at the American Film Market this year, blame Gallic helmer Jean-Pierre Jeunet.