Film and TV exec and politician Pedro Antonio Martin Marin looks set to replace Luis Abril at the helm of Admira, Spain’s biggest film and TV company
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Jean-Pierre Leaud has inked to star in Dominique Cabrera’s next film, “Out of the World,” and Miou-Miou has signed on as his co-star.
Italo distrib Eagle Pictures is making its production bow with the English-lingo biotech thriller “Genesis Code.” Shingle is in final negotiations with Warner Bros. Pictures to handle domestic distribution.
Alain Goldman’s Legende Enterprises and Christophe Rossignon’s Nord-Ouest Production have joined forces to co-produce an English-language remake last year’s French sleeper, Christian Carion’s “Une hirondelle a fait le printemps” (“A Swallow Made the Summer”).
Munich-based Telepool has paid $3 million for German distribution rights to “Open Range,” the Kevin Costner Western that the actor recently set up domestically at the Walt Disney Co.
Many African filmmakers feelcompelled to take a stand for or against local traditions and rituals, especially when they come into conflict with modern social, medical and technical advances. “Kabala” chooses the emotionally uncompelling solution of having it both ways, showing the effectiveness of both magic spells and dynamite.
Buena Vista Intl. Television has agreed a multi-year programming supply deal with Belgian broadcaster RTL TV1.
Reed Midem CEO Xavier Roy will step down as head of the fest organizer in January after 13 years, leaving managing director Paul Zilk to succeed him.
High on charm but low on content, “Blue Gate Crossing” is a half-hour short stretched to feature length. A vignette of high school love and sexual confusion, pic scrapes by on the performances of its leads and good-looking production values, but doesn’t have the substance to make much of an impression beyond the festival circuit.
Imagine “Training Day” without the bloodshed and with the action transposed from L.A. to B.A. (Buenos Aires); that’s the starting point for “El Bonaerense,” the sophomore effort from talented Argentine director Pablo Trapero. Further fest exposure, plus quality TV skedding, are in the cards.