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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").
The indie outfit is developing "Dirty Pink," a coming-of-age pic helmed and directed by first-timers Elise Benroubi and Remi Bertrand.
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.
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…
Producer Eric Altmayer ("The Conquest") is developing "Gold in the Snow" an English-lingo adventure.
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…
HanWay Films has had one of its best Cannes fests yet, inking a slew of deals for Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths," Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" and Michael Hoffman's "Girls' Night Out."
Nicolas Traube's Paris-based Pampa Prods. and Brazil's Conspiracao and Globo Filmes are teaming on one of the biggest Franco-Brazilian co-productions to date, "Rouge Bresil," an €8 million ($11.5…