With box office up 9% across Scandinavia in 2011, the key distribs say the region remains a robust territory for indie pics, following strong results last year for both mainstream and arthouse pics.
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Marking the second major deal of the European Film Market, Alliance Films has snapped up U.K. and Canadian rights to Kate Hudson starrer "Everly."
Universal Pictures Intl. Entertainment has snapped up U.K. and Scandinavian rights to Bob Marley docu "Marley," helmed by Kevin Macdonald.
Following a bright union with Working Title on "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," Studiocanal is teaming up again with the Brit powerhouse shingle for upcoming romantic comedy "I Give It a Year."
Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux are attached to star in "Beauty and the Beast," one of the biggest new European movies to be announced at Berlin's market this year.
Every family is unhappy in its own way, as Tolstoy famously noted, though the unhappiness of the Turkish immigrant family in "Kuma" seems to suggest that some fictional clans suffer from narrative…
John Fremes has been tapped as head of international at Nu Image/Millennium Films after serving as a top exec at Essential Entertainment.
BERLIN -- Snowfall and icy temperatures greeted red carpet guests as the Berlin Film Festival kicked off on Thursday with Benoit Jacquot's historical drama "Farewell, My Queen."