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…
Cannes Film Festival
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.
Turkish helmer Nuri Bilge Ceylan's competish entry "Three Monkeys" has racked up a slew of sales.
Rizoma Films, behind the Cannes entries "Acne" and "Salamandra," is tightening its focus on higher quality projects with an audience reach.
VideoFilmes, the production house of Walter Salles and Mauricio Andrade Ramos, is producing Eduardo Valente's "Eye of the Storm."
Ami Artzi's Tricoast Intl. has picked up world sales rights to Indian picture "Karma -- Crime, Passion, Reincarnation."
Cannes competition film "Lion's Den" has been widely sold after its official screenings.
Gabor Csupo, the Budapest-born creator of hit kids cartoon "Rugrats," has turned a six-episode adult toon project into a feature that has sold to Hungary and Russia.
Cannes Critics' Week pic "Home," which is handled by Paris-based shingle, Memento Films Intl., has been sold to Greece (Rosebud), Italy (Teodora), Portugal (Atalanta), India (Alliance Media…
Franco-Tunisian mogul Tarak Ben Ammar's Quinta and Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset are moving into North Africa by investing in Tunisia-based satcaster Nessma TV.
This weekend Paramount faces the sort of problem any studio would love to have. Its blockbuster hit "Iron Man" has its first real competition … but from another Par release: "Indiana Jones and the…