Gaumont, the formerly stuffy grande dame of French cinema, is getting a mod makeover. Michel Gondry's out-of-Competition "The Science of Sleep," one of the fest's hippest titles, has not only sold to…
Elusive Hong Kong helmer Wong Kar-wai -- whose austere sunglasses define his look -- will find time after chairing the Cannes jury to come to grips with three new film projects. Two of the three are…
Michael Winterbottom's "The Road to Guantanamo" is set to do a "Bubble" release in Blighty. Pic, which has its world premiere Tuesday in the Competition, will screen March 9 on Channel 4, which…
Studio Hamburg Intl. Prod. (SHIP) has boosted its access to Hollywood after inking a deal with producer Alan Greenspan to develop and finance English language films.
Films Distribution has picked up Forum-selected "Closer to Home" for international sales. Israeli movie by Dalia Hager and Vidi Bilu follows two 18-year-old Israeli girls doing military service on…
Montreal's battle of the film fests has been won by event veteran Serge Losique's World Film Festival. Its tyro rival, the New Montreal FilmFest, shuttered late Friday after its inaugural edition in…
What's in a name? CECI, which stands for Central European Co-Production Initiative, sounds innocent enough, except if you're speaking Hungarian, in which the acronym sounds a lot like "tits."
The blowout party for "The Elementary Particles" got off to a auspicious start as guests crowded into an elevator for the China Club on the 6th floor of the Adlon Hotel.
Beta has reported brisk sales on the second day of the European Film Market. Sergei Bodrov's "Mongol," an historical epic about Ghengis Khan, sold to Shani Films/Lev Cinemas, the Italia Film…
More than 100 Oscar nominees are set to attend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' 25th annual nominees' luncheon today at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.