Sean Penn received the first big artistic cheer of the 61st Cannes Film Festival after he was introduced on the steps of the Palais Wednesday night.
Cannes Film Festival
As the Cannes market moves into gear, no one here for the 61st Cannes Film Festival can easily forget what a dismal time it's been at the specialty boxoffice.
On Sunday, Indiana Jones faces a challenge more terrifying and dangerous than anything he's encountered onscreen: the Cannes crowd.
French actress Marion Cotillard will return to Gallic film-making starring in the E15 million ($24.0 million) Sahara-set adventure-romantic drama, "Le Dernier vol de Lancaster" (The Last Flight).
GreeneStreet Films Intl. will rep international rights to Christina Ricci-Anjelica Huston-Josh Lucas family drama "Long Time Gone," which director Adam Davidson begins lensing this summer.
James Corden and Mathew Horne, the stars of cult fave Brit TV skein "Gavin and Stacey," are reteaming for "Lesbian Vampire Killers."
The launch of distributor PiX may be a lifeline for some foreign sales agents who have been starved of good news from the Japanese market in recent years.
Argentinean director Pablo Trapero, whose "Leonera" plays in Competition in Cannes today, is prepping a new feature film, love story "Pampas."
The Weinstein Co. is going 3-D. Dimension Films is producing "Piranha 3-D," a remake of Joe Dante's 1978 cult classic about a school of flesh-eating piranhas released into a summer resort.
Gallic exec Gregoire Melin, longtime sales head at Luc Besson's EuropaCorp, has hung up his own sales shingle Kinology, with a preferential relationship with Studio 37, the production/acquisition…
Palestinian helmer Elia Suleiman will start filming "The Time That Remains," in Nazareth on July 20. The $7 million pic, which will shoot in Israel, Paris and New York, marks the final part of…