Brazil's O2 Filmes and Universal Pictures have greenlit Toniko Melo's drama "VIPs," the fourth film in their production partnership in Brazil.
Cannes Film Festival
Argentina's Lucrecia Martel, whose "The Woman Without a Head" plays in Cannes' Competition on Wednesday, will direct alien-invader action pic "El eternauta."
Focus Features Intl. has brought a ray of sunshine to an otherwise uncertain Cannes market with a slew of sales for its slate.
Steven Paul's banner Crystal Sky Pictures has inked a $200 million theatrical slate financing deal with Don Starr's Grosvenor Park.
Romantic comedy "Sam's Story," starring Neve Campbell and Gabriel Macht ("The Spirit"), is racking up robust presales.
French sales and distribution company Bac Films-Millimages has gone into the production business, creating a talent production house, Manny Films, with producers Philippe Gompel and Aurelia Grossmann.
Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai's "Later" ("Plus tard tu comprendras") has been sold for the U.S. and Canada.
Egyptian shingle the Good News Group is going international.
"Bagdad Cafe's" director Percy Adlon has teamed up with his son Felix and wife Eleonore to develop "Mahler auf der Couch," a psychological drama about the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler's life.
IFC Films has pre-bought U.S. rights to the upcoming erotic drama "A l'Aventure," which is expected to be completed in time to hit the fall fest circuit.