Teuton wunderkind Fatih Akin is planning to make a biopic about Yilmaz Guney, Turkey's cinematic enfant terrible. The multihyphenate announced the project at a press conference for his official…
Cannes Film Festival
New Paris-based sales agent Coach 14 has licensed "Shotgun Stories" to the U.K.'s Vertigo and France's ASC Distribution.
"Lost" star Naveen Andrews and Parminder Nagra ("ER," "Bend It Like Beckham") are to star in Rajasthan-set fable "Fallen Hero."
KanZaman, producer of "Goya's Ghosts" and co-producer of "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Sahara," has set up a production company in the eastern Spanish region of Valencia in order to attract international…
"Flight of the Red Balloon," opening film in Un Certain Regard section, is flying high with Cannes buyers. The French-language debut of veteran Taiwanese helmer Hou Hsiao Hsien is repped in all…
StudioCanal has notched up a slew of deals on Emir Kusturica's competition title "Promise Me This" and Denys Arcand's Cannes closer "Days of Darkness."
Making its Cannes market debut, iDream Independent Pictures, sales arm of iDream Prod., scored with five of its English-language Indian-themed crossover pics.
Finnish director Mika Kaurismaki will direct the action comedy "Ze Malandro, the Capoeirist" from a screenplay by Brazilian scribe-helmer Marcos Bernstein, who co-wrote Walter Salles' breakthrough…
Chile's Chilechita has inked with Germany's Avalon Ent. to co-produce Gustavo Graef-Marino's "Diary of an Old Man" toplining Armin Mueller Stahl and Ben Gazzara. Produced by Chilechita's Diego…
Getting shot at, kidnapped and tortured is proving perfect training for Mohamed al-Daradji at his first Cannes as he attempts to secure distribution for "Ahlaam." The Iraqi helmer, who was kidnapped…