As Trimark released strong third-quarter earnings Monday, the company continued merger negotiations with Lions Gate, which have the two sides at odds over the stock component of the deal.
Markets & Festivals
Newmarket Group and Summit Entertainment have sold off three key international territories on "The Mexican," starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. DreamWorks will release the pic domestically.
German distrib Advanced Medien has acquired a majority stake in the L.A.-based production and special effects company Unified Film Organization.
Fine Line Features has hooked up with Granada Films to co-finance "Roofworld," an $18 million futuristic thriller set on the roofs of London.
Seated tan and thinner in front of a gathering within the Variety Pavilion on the Croisette, a jovial and at times self-effacing Harvey Weinstein displayed his long-time passion for the European…
Jeff Lipsky and Scott Lipsky's Lot 47 has closed a mid-to-high six-figure deal for all North American rights to the Beyond Films-repped romantic comedy "Russian Doll."
Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope and VCL Film + Medien have closed their 10-pic co-financing and international distribution deal, with domestic distribution going through MGM's UA Films…
The Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group is in advanced negotiations to take worldwide rights outside Spain and Italy on the Salma Hayek starrer "La gran vida." This is the first time in memory that…
Looking set to be one of Spain's most bullish buyers at Cannes, Filmax has closed deals on pics from Intermedia, Studio Canal and Nu Image.
USA Films, making a startling pre-emptive bid, has grabbed North American rights to Wong Kar-wai's "In the Mood for Love" for just north of $1.2 million. USA chair, prexy and prexy of production only…
Italian distributor Lucky Red will co-produce the Nicole Kidman starrer "The Others." Directed by Spaniard Alejandro Amenabar and co-produced by Spain's Sogecine and Las Producciones del Escorpion…