More sticky than icky, "The Substitute" sends a love-starved alien to terrorize a classroom of youngsters and, not incidentally, teach them that love is the greatest force in the universe. Paprika…
Cannes Film Festival
Nordisk Film Distribution has picked up Nordic rights to "Crossing Over" and "White Jazz."
IFC Films has closed a deal for North American rights to Gus Van Sant's "Paranoid Park," which screened in competition in Cannes.
Everyone seems to agree that there have been quite a few fine films at the Cannes Film Festival this year. What they entirely can't agree upon is which films they are.
Gallic helmer Mathieu Kassovitz will make his first animated film "The Beast," which will deal with the Holocaust, on the heels of completing Vin Diesel starrer "Babylon AD."
After the high-profile pickups of "We Own the Night" and "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," the 60th edition of Cannes left a few appetizing morsels on the table. Several more pacts are likely to…
Business was locked in slo-mo for Korean sales companies this week in Cannes. Most confessed to having had a miserable time, despite their high-profile booths and well-backed promotion campaigns.
Miramax Films has won the bidding war for Julian Schnabel's French-language "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," paying between $2 million and $3 million for North American rights.
China's massive Hengdian studios group and Argentina's INCAA Film Institute are teaming on the construction of a large new studio complex, the Ciudad del Cine (Cinema City), in Argentina.
It's been near impossible not to bump into someone at Cannes with a project related to the crisis in western Sudan. Press releases proclaiming Darfur docus or campaigns to raise awareness have kept…