Indie thriller "Rites of Passage" has signed Christian Slater, Stephen Dorff, Wes Bentley and Kate Maberly for the directorial debut of screenwriter Peter Iliff ("Point Break," "Patriot Games").
Jason Statham-Robert De Niro-Clive Owen topliner "Killer Elite" has struck two more key territory deals as filmmakers prepare to show footage from the international action thriller for the first time…
Robert Rodriguez has teamed with Gigi Pritzker's OddLot Entertainment and Michel Litvak's Bold Films on a film production and finance shingle that will give the helmer wide berth to develop and…
Making for luxe ammunition in the battle to lure offshore productions, plush hotels in major city centers now cater to the specific needs of film biz players. Several such establishments have…
The independent film business is still a viable option for high net worth individuals and equity players.
"We're finding foreign indie films tougher and tougher in the U.K. as the marketplace is so small but the cost of release is so high," says Vertigo Films topper Rupert Preston. "Local films we like."
With homevid dying and TV sales still scarce, Italy continues to be a market where theatrical is absolutely crucial.
Indie film at the upper end of the feeding chain is booming in Russia.