"Gegege Kitaro -- Nihon Bakuretsu!!" (Gegege Kitaro -- Japan Explodes!!), a feature toon skedded for a December bow by Toei, will be released in six versions, one for each major region of the country.
Cannes Film Festival
Fox Filmed Entertainment is launching Fox International Prods. to produce and acquire local-language films for key global territories.
Paris-based production and sales company Films Distribution has pounced on one of the few titles in a major section at Cannes still to tie down a sales agent: Pablo Aguero's Directors' Fortnight…
Sales will kick off in Cannes on Giuseppe Tornatore's big-budget "Baaria," a personal epic spanning three generations of intricate life in a Sicilian village and starring an ensemble cast comprising…
Palestinian helmer Annemarie Jacir, whose debut feature, "Salt of This Sea," will play in Un Certain Regard at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, has had to cancel the world preem of her pic after…
As U.S. filmmakers, buyers and sellers head for Cannes, they are tamping down expectations. And it's not just because the economy is tilting steadily toward recession.
Natalie Portman has ankled from the planned pic adaptation of classic Emily Bronte novel "Wuthering Heights."
Icon Entertainment Intl. has acquired worldwide rights to Steve McQueen's "Hunger," which opens the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes this year.
Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up worldwide distribution rights to Daniel Burman's Argentine drama "El Nido Vacio" (Empty Nest).
As part of its drive into Latin American filmmaking, indie sales company Kevin Williams Associates has taken international sales rights outside Latin America on Mexican erotic drama "El Bufalo de la…