Spike Lee is set to shoot a feature-length documentary about Michael Jordan. Helmer told a Cannes crowd that he hopes to bring the basketball legend to the fest with the pic next year.
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Mike Medavoy's Phoenix Pictures has inked a deal with John Grisham to turn his latest bestselling novel "Playing for Pizza" into a feature.
Unveiling an Italy-Argentina co-production axis, Eduardo Costantini's Costa Films has sealed a co-production deal with Italy's Istituto Luce on Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat's "El artista" (The…
Focus Features has firmed a deal to finance epic Roman adventure "The Eagle of the Ninth."
Gallic major MK2 Films has begun to tie down key territories on its $25 million animated feature "The True Story of Puss 'n Boots," as well as clinching solid early sales on Gerard Depardieu-starrer…
The Dubai Intl. Film Fest is helping connect the Arab film biz.
"The Class" (Entre les murs) has generated spirited early Cannes sales. Memento, the Paris-based sales and distribution company, sold the Laurent Canted-helmed film's rights to to Italy's Mikado…
Ukrainian distribution company B&H, based in Kiev, is due to open its own local-language dubbing studios later this year following the introduction of local-language rules for films shown in the…
In this jittery market, buyers are proceeding with caution, but some of the screenings generating the best reaction are those offering footage to entice pre-buys. The tepid reception to fest opener…
There are few more iconic names in the arena of world sport than former boxer Mike Tyson and soccer player Diego Maradona. Both men, who have fought personal demons including drug addiction came to…
The Sichuan earthquake, China's worst natural disaster for 32 years has led to a three-day period of mourning, during which all forms of public entertainment are banned.