Prolific director Oxide Pang ("The Eye") has another film in the works -- beyond the Cannes-announced $5 million "Re-Cycle," which Pang is prepping with brother Danny, and solo effort "Ab-Normal…
The Chinese are coming ... slowly. While the world's film industry wised up Thursday to an apparent ban on the launch of Hollywood films in China for seven weeks this summer, a Chinese delegation was…
Palm Pictures has picked up North American and Caribbean distribution rights to Johnnie To's cop thriller "PTU," screening in the Cannes market.
First Alexander, now Genghis Khan. Sergei Bodrov ("Prisoner of the Mountains") is prepping the $10 million "Mongol" for emerging film force Kazakh Film.
Commercial production company Filmblanc has launched a TV documentary unit and unveiled a slate of docu and reality series.
"Shrek 2" swamped multiplexes and theaters far, far away to gross $11.8 million in its first day of release -- a fast start that puts the pic on track to get well past $80 million by Sunday.
Gallic distribber Jean Labadie has acquired a batch of films at the Cannes Film Festival, including Terry Gilliam's "Tideland" and an untitled Jim Jarmusch project.
Anjelica Huston has signed on to direct "The White Rose," a World War II drama to star Christina Ricci.
William Morris Independent has inked with U. of Texas-owned Burnt Orange Prods. to obtain distribution for its film projects and advise in securing additional financing for co-productions.
Shochiku has acquired Japanese rights to family drama "Lassie" from Classic Media.
Walter Salles' "The Motorcycle Diaries" will be the opening movie of the inaugural Ramallah Intl. Film Festival (June 17-22), the first fest to be held in the Palestinian territory.