Fortissimo Films, the Hong Kong and Dutch-based sales, finance and production entity, has closed a number of significant deals in the market.
Berlin Film Festival
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.
Arguably the most significant living German screenwriter, Wolfgang Kohlhaase's tribute at this year's Berlinale is especially fitting.
Currently approaching his 20th year at the helm of the Berlinale's Panorama section, the 59-year-old Speck is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in gay cinema in the world.
Iranian helmer Jafar Panahi has been denied permission by Iranian authorities to travel to Berlin.
The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is expanding in size and scope in its second year.
Underscoring the growing popularity of German soaps, Santa Monica-based Aid and Abet has acquired rights to a gay storyline in pubcaster ARD's hit sudser "Verbotene liebe" (Forbidden Love).