Tartan Films has acquired U.K. rights to Harmony Korine's "Mr. Lonely," currently shooting in Panama, Scotland and Paris.
NBC Universal specialty arm Focus Features has upped James Schamus to CEO, and has promoted its COO Andrew Karpen to Focus prexy.
Fox blew away the competition as usual on Tuesday with "American Idol" and "House," while CBS dramas "NCIS" and "The Unit" ended their seasons with respectable second-place finishes.
Australia's Icon has picked up the $25 million Edith Piaf biopic "La vie en rose," starring Marion Cottillard, sales agent TF1 Intl. said on Wednesday. Hot Gallic pic sold to Japan's Movie Eye at the…
Media 8 Entertainment is co-producing, financing and distributing "Challenger," starring David Strathairn and directed by Philip Kaufman ("The Right Stuff"). Producing with Media 8 are Code…
Plastic surgery drama "Time" by South Korean enfant terrible Kim Ki-duk will open the Karlovy Vary Film Festival next month. Kim, helmer of "The Isle" and "3-Iron," serves up a story of a young…
Optimum Releasing, the U.K. distrib recently acquired by StudioCanal, has launched a record label to release compilation albums, audio books and movie soundtracks.
Ryan Gosling has been cast in the romantic comedy "Lars and the Real Girl" for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Craig Gillespie is directing from a script by Nancy Oliver ("Six Feet Under").
Tony Shalhoub is set to star in "AmericanEast," an Arab-American drama being produced and distribbed by Anant Singh's Distant Horizon. Also toplining are Kais Nashif ("Paradise Now") and…
Lakeshore Entertainment and Lionsgate are partnering on the suspense-thriller "Midnight Train," based on the short story by Clive Barker and to be directed by Patrick Tatopoulos.