French sales and distribution company Bac Films-Millimages has gone into the production business, creating a talent production house, Manny Films, with producers Philippe Gompel and Aurelia Grossmann.
Cannes Film Festival
Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai's "Later" ("Plus tard tu comprendras") has been sold for the U.S. and Canada.
Egyptian shingle the Good News Group is going international.
IFC Films has pre-bought U.S. rights to the upcoming erotic drama "A l'Aventure," which is expected to be completed in time to hit the fall fest circuit.
Thierry Peronne's Investimage has teamed with financial analyst Adrien Muselet to create Investimage Asset Management, a Brazilian film investment vehicle.
"Bagdad Cafe's" director Percy Adlon has teamed up with his son Felix and wife Eleonore to develop "Mahler auf der Couch," a psychological drama about the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler's life.
David Lynch is on a mission to return 79-year-old director Alejandro Jodorowsky to the helm of a motion picture.
Newly launched Lightning Media has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Amy Redford's Saffron Burrows romance-drama "The Guitar."
Los Angeles-based Katapult Film Sales has picked up world rights to Chinese helmer Liu Fendou's Un Certain Regard film "Ocean Flame."
Brit helmer Steve McQueen's "The Hunger" has sold to several major territories with Pathe acquiring all rights for the U.K. and Ireland.
Jeanne Moreau launched the Tour de France of European filmmakers in Cannes, which she heads.