Writer-helmer Claire Simon's docu roots decisively win the battle over her dramatic inclinations in "God's Offices," an initially intriguing but finally pointless assembly of interviews with women…
Cannes Film Festival
Turkish film promoters have been inundated with requests from international festival programmers and buyers for movies from the country's new wave of young, energetic directors as world interest…
The first major Polish-Russian coproduction in more than 20 years is in the early stages of planning after a deal was signed between the Polish Film Institute and Karen Shaknazorov, head of Russia's…
Svensk is reporting brisk sales on the international version of big budget epic "Arn: The Knight Templar."
Japanese aligned LA production and sales outfit Eleven Arts has picked up international rights, excluding Asia and certain territories, of a love story "Cobalt Blue."
Paris-based sales company Funny Balloons has sold Pablo Larrain's "Tony Manero" to Network for U.K., Ripley's Film for Italy, Sophie Dulac Distribution for France, Imovision for Brazil, and Vendetta…
Universal's co-chair David Linde and head of overseas production, Christian Grass, touted the studio's international efforts on an American Pavilion panel moderated by Variety's Timothy M. Gray on…
The gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar is getting into the international film biz with "Rumi -- The Fire of Love," an English-language biopic of Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet and a founder of…
As Cannes winds down, all eyes are on Wild Bunch, the freewheeling French sales company that has expanded into film financing of global productions in many languages around the world.
Rizoma Films, behind the Cannes entries "Acne" and "Salamandra," is tightening its focus on higher quality projects with an audience reach.
Turkish helmer Nuri Bilge Ceylan's competish entry "Three Monkeys" has racked up a slew of sales.