Salma Hayek, in Cannes to present footage from DreamWorks Animation's "Puss in Boots," is teaming with Mathieu Demy, son of Jacques Demy and Agnes Varda, on "Americano," Demy's directorial debut.
Cannes Film Festival
Paris-based shingle Le Pacte has picked up two Bulgarian pics playing at Cannes: Directors' Fortnight player "The Island" and Critics' Week's screener "Ave."
After recently vacillating on the brink of closure, Italian state film entity Cinecitta Luce is back on the Croisette with new vigor thanks to government refinancing and a more muscular mission to…
Dennis Quaid is joining Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons in dramatic thriller "The Words."
Optimum Releasing has acquired U.K. rights to the Steve Carell/Keira Knightley romance "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" and Roman Polanski's "Carnage."
Glen Basner's FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales on Steven Soderbergh's tentatively titled male stripper pic "Magic Mike," toplining Channing Tatum.
TF1 Intl. has acquired French rights to Kevin Macdonald's "How I Live Now," which it will release through its distribution arm, UGC.
Fortissimo Films and WME have boarded sales for Julianne Moore-Alexander Skarsgard starrer "What Maisie Knew."
Gallic filmmaker Anne-Dominique Toussaint, who produced Nadine Labaki's Un Certain Regard player "Where Do We Go Now?" is developing her first English-language pic, "Motherhood Inc."
Some of Egypt's most exciting young filmmakers have teamed with former StudioCanal CEO Frederic Sichler to create Arab world sales company Pacha Pics.