Tuning In: Although predictions are best left to fortune-tellers and ESPN studio analysts, I'm going out on a limb to say that Jon Stewart will do a perfectly fine job hosting the Oscars, and that a…
Dutch festival favorite Alex van Warmerdam and Fortissimo have extended their long-standing relationship. The Amsterdam and Hong Kong-based sales agent has acquired world rights to the helmer's new…
It's scarier than a Hideo Nakata flick and tougher than Harvey Weinstein: The Berlin flu, the nasal monster that can turn you into a bleary-eyed pariah confined to the loneliness of your hotel room…
Danish helmer Thomas Vinterberg is cutting loose from his Dogme cohort Lars von Trier. While von Trier recently issued a "Statement of Revitality" pledging a new "ascetic" approach to filmmaking, his…
Euro exporters are going to be a little less dependent on the IFTA come Cannes. In Berlin this week, the European Film Export Assn. has been putting the final touches on an arbitration procedure that…
Despite all the industry to-ing and fro-ing in Berlin, not everyone's buying. Even though he can afford it -- "Friends Forever," a follow-up to the '70s cult franchise "Les Bronzes" is doing roaring…
Italo pubcaster RAI's sales arm RAI Trade has taken on international sales on English-lingo telepic "Pompei," co-produced by Germany's Victory Media with Italy's De Angelis Prods.
British sales boutique High Point Films has picked up worldwide sales rights outside Benelux to Dutch animated movie "Zoo Rangers in Africa."
U.S.-based distribbery Picture This! has acquired Stateside rights to German helmer Eva Urthaler's adolescent angst pic "Keller -- Teenage Wasteland" from Italy's Intra Movies.
Australia's Becker Films closed a U.S. sales deal with TLA Releasing on "Virtuosity"-helmer Brett Leonard's psychological thriller "Feed."
X Filme and Celluloid Dreams are getting high on "Grass Roots," an animated adaptation of cult underground hippie comic "The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers."