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."
And the Golden Bear for best short goes to... "Never Like the First Time!" by Swedish helmer Jonas Odell. The Silver Bear was nabbed by French helmer Guillaume Martinez and his short "Penpusher."
Spanish production-distribution house DeAPlaneta has closed Spanish rights to two pics from London-based Capitol Films. Company has also added two new projects to its ample 2006 film production slate.
Michael Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton's Revolution Films has set up a new TV division, and struck a first-look deal for TV projects with Channel 4. The company has tapped Kate Ogborn, previously at…
French anthropologist and helmer Eliane de Latour's Ivory Coast-set "Bronx Barbes" was a B.O. phenom in Africa -- outperforming "Titanic" at the Ivorian wickets.
Spanish thesp Maria Valverde, who played the teen temptress in the Sony-backed Italian hit "Melissa P.," will take the femme lede in "The Sandman," a psychiatric-ward-set romancer from first-time…
Dutch company Rinkel Film & TV and Germany's Neue Impuls are partnering on Melinda Jansen's Talent Project "A Recipe for Hendrick Hadders."