CANNES – "Alisa Knows What to Do!," a new Russian 3D children’s animated series being offered for the first time at TV market Mipcom, has been sold to Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Israel. The series…
While the Russian box office has been exploding over the past few years, some see growth in different terms. The Russian market is still at an embryonic stage, in the sense that it was still evolving…
Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”) is in negotiations direct MGM’s reboot of “Ben-Hur,” the studio’s 1959 epic starring Charlton Heston. Sean Daniel and Joni Levin are producing the the remake. Jason Brown…
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Squirrels are the new piranha and angry birds. A pre-production sales trailer for Timur Bekmambetov’s horror comedy “Squirrels” has appeared online, providing an early look at the film based on an…
An elite pack of wide-appeal international toon pics, offering entertaining and immersive entry into distinctive worlds around the globe, are now punching sizeable sales and box office. The latest…
Timur Bekmambetov's Russian shingle Bazelevs has closed distribution rights for the Baltic region with Acme Film on “The 4G Theory.” The family adventure pic was helmed by Dmitry Kiselev and produced…
Michele Wolkoff has joined the Mark Gordon Co. as exec VP of production in the film division. Wolkoff will report to Mark Gordon. “Not only does she have tremendous skills and expertise across all…
Timur Bekmambetov's Moscow-based Bazelevs is expanding its distribution slate this year to include U.S. and European movies.
Russian animation is poised to make a splash at the AFM with an adaption of Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairy tale called "The Snow Queen" on offer.
Universal Pictures is looking to stay in business with "Contraband" scribe Aaron Guzikowski, who is in negotiations to rewrite the studio's long-gestating adaptation of "Moby Dick" with the aim of…
The title "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" sounds like the premise for an Antebellum joke. But in the hands of director Timur Bekmambetov, audiences can expect something a bit deeper from the Fox 3D…