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.
Cannes Film Festival
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…
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
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…
Egypt's Media Production City has announced three projects set to lens in the 21-million-square-feet studio complex.
Queen Film, the Indonesian distribution company that is affiliated with new exhibition group Blitz Megaplex, has pre-emptively bought rights to a slew of U.S. and international pictures with broad…
A Brazilian sales company has struck a U.S. distribution alliance with L.A.-based indie production-distribution house Cinema Libre Studio, which produces social issue features and docus.