Combat action epic, "Special Forces," starring Diane Kruger, stormed into Cannes, selling out nearly all major territories. A cast and distrib dinner with eight minutes of footage helped build…
Cannes Film Festival
Producer Eric Altmayer ("The Conquest") is developing "Gold in the Snow" an English-lingo adventure.
Image Entertainment has snapped up U.S. rights to Israeli horror film "Rabies" from XYZ Films. Mongrel Media has nabbed Canadian rights to the pic, which is the directorial debut of Navot Papushado…
Backup Films, a film consultancy-turned investor, has brokered TF1 Intl.'s acquisition of worldwide rights outside France on "Rebirth," helmed by Jean-Marc Mineo.
The indie outfit is developing "Dirty Pink," a coming-of-age pic helmed and directed by first-timers Elise Benroubi and Remi Bertrand.
Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Intl. has picked up international sales rights to Tom Shadyac's documentary "I Am." "I Am" is produced by Dagan Handy ("Bruce Almighty," "Dragonfly").
Industryites from around the globe put on their gladrags and headed to the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc for the Art of Elysium's third annual Paradis fete, where Ryan Kavanaugh received Variety's Showman of…
Increased support for digitization, broadcasting and new audiovisual platforms are likely to feature in the next phase of the European Union's Media Program, due to run for seven years from 2014.
Italian first-time director Alice Rohrwacher takes a swipe at the Catholic Church's indoctrination in the country's south in her Directors' Fortnight entry, "Corpo Celeste." But the scathing drama…
Christopher Dodd, chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, is definitely sounding like a film aficionado after his first day in Cannes.
A plethora of product, flash sales, bidding wars and muscular new markets in Russia and Latin America helped 2011's Cannes kick in to high gear from the get-go as the Croisette saw its strongest…