With the race for the Palme d'Or reaching its climax, film execs have been searching for any edge over rivals, from marketing campaigns to lavish parties.
As if Mideast distribs don't have enough problems with censorship and piracy, Cannes has thrown up another old-fashioned headache: what to do when you've acquired a turkey.
New Indonesian distribber Blitz Entertainment kicked up a storm at its debut Cannes market, licensing rights to more than a dozen titles from sales companies worldwide.
Italo helmer Marco Tullio Giordana ("Best of Youth") will tackle the true tale of Fascist-era movie star couple Osvaldo Valenti and Luisa Ferida in a potentially controversial TV biopic.
As Canal Plus and TPS await the verdict of Gaul's Competition Council on the merger of their pay TV operations, France's audiovisual watchdog Wednesday unanimously adopted its formal opinion on Canal…
Determined to keep the world's fourth largest media conglom in private hands, Bertelsmann's majority shareholding Mohn family is buying back a 25% stake in the company from Belgian holding Groupe…
Lionsgate has picked up North American and U.K. distrib rights to suspense thriller "Slow Burn," starring Ray Liotta, LL Cool J and Jolene Blalock.
"Hustle & Flow" director Craig Brewer will stick with Paramount for his next project, "Maggie Lynn," a country-music drama that he'll write and direct. Stephanie Allain and John Singleton will…
The British version of canine classic “Lassie” is barking its way Stateside. Samuel Goldwyn and partner Roadside Attractions have teamed up with the Weinstein Co. to acquire U.S. distrib rights to…
Kirk Douglas will be feted by the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Fest with the inaugural Excellence in Film nod named after him July 30.
Fox Television Studios is teaming with News Corp. sibling HarperCollins to develop books into TV series and to turn TV writers into authors.