"A Prophet" producer Chic Films is in advanced negotiations with Alfred Huermer's Munich-based Integral Film for Integral to co-produce Chic's "Wayfaring Strangers."
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Helmer Aleksei Popogrebsky sees a big shift coming in how Russian independent films are made as drastic changes in how public funding is doled out begin to impact prospects for filmmakers.
Gaul's Quad Films, which teamed with Focus Features Intl. to produce "Heartbreaker," is lining up Gerard Depardieu starrer "Small World."
London-based the Bureau is producing Julie Gavras' romantic comedy "Late Bloomers" with France's Gaumont and Sylvie Pialat's Les Film du Worso.
Scandi sales company TrustNordisk has closed deals on a bunch of Berlin titles, including Lars von Trier's sci-fi "Melancholia," which Gutek Film picked up for Poland and Wild Bunch took for Benelux.
Fortissimo Films, the Hong Kong and Dutch-based sales, finance and production entity, has closed a number of significant deals in the market.
If foot traffic at the EFM this year is anything to go by, the industry's sales blues seem to be lifting a bit.
Jasmila Zbanic, the director of Bosnia's competition entry "Na putu" (On the Path), sees only advantages to being a woman director.
Berlin-based Independent Partners Film and Mogador Film, whose erotically charged "Bedways" unspools in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section, are back in the sack for another titillating title…
Barnaby Southcombe's "I, Anna" shot to the top of the list at the EFM's Co-Production Market this year.
Brit production powerhouse Working Title is launching a dedicated TV shingle. The banner, dubbed Working Title Television, marks the company's first concerted foray into smallscreen production.