Paris-based 2.4.7. Films' Marc-Antoine Robert and Xavier Rigault ("Persepolis") are set to produce helmer Yann Samuell's "With or Without You."
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Gerard Depardieu is to play Rasputin in an eponymous $12 million TV co-production.
Paris-based Les Films Pelleas has closed French domestic distribution with Margaret Menegoz's Les Films du Losange on helmer Mia Hansen-Love's "Un Amour de jeunesse" (Goodbye, First Love).
In a flurry of sales Tuesday, Films Distribution licensed eight territories on Pierre Thorreton's docu-feature, "Yves Saint Laurent, L'amour fou."
Egoli Tossell, the production house behind Olivier Assayas' Cannes screener "Carlos," and Lemming Film are launching family film shingle Hamster.
Phase 4 Films has nabbed North American rights to 2010 South-By-Southwest Film Festival audience winner "Brotherhood," from director Will Canon.
IFC Films has picked up U.S. distribution rights to two titles at Cannes: Xavier Dolan's "Heartbeats" and Antoine Blossier's feature directorial debut "Prey."
Hungarian sales company Hungaricom has sold five local films for Spain to Paycom Multimedia.
IM Global has sold Reliance Big Pictures' "Kites" to a number of territories including the U.K. (Optimum), France (StudioCanal), Scandinavia (Svensk), Benelux (Pathe) and Germany and Austria (Rapid…
Dubai Film Connection is spearheading a new wave in Arab cinema, with 46 projects in production including 10 completed titles.
Sony Pictures Classics has scooped up Mike Leigh's "Another Year," marking the first significant Cannes sale.