France's StudioCanal is preparing a biopic on Gallic actor and singer Yves Montand and producing a thriller from "Days of Glory" director Rachid Bouchareb.
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Top Japanese production company Sedic Intl. has created an exclusive production partnership with Celluloid Dreams, starting with films from Junji Sakamoto and Naoto Takenaka.
"Challenging Heaven," a birth-of-a-nation picture focused on the rise of former Chinese premier Mao Zedong, will likely shoot this winter in Vietnam.
French sales company UMedia has picked up international representation of Danny Glover-starring drama "The Harimaya Bridge."
George W. Bush is on location in Louisiana -- or at least Oliver Stone's rendition of the country's 43rd president. Stone began lensing "W" in Shreveport on May 12, just as Bill Block's international…
Scribe Ron Bass will adapt Carrie Evan's bestselling novel "The Godmother." Pic is being made for U.K.-based production and distribution company Halcyon.
Indie distributor IFC has taken U.S. rights to Olivier Assayas' Juliette Binoche starrer "Summer Hours," which is produced and sold by Gallic major MK2.
Tom Yoda, prexy of the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival, has promised that this year's festival will take on a green tinge.
Illusion Studios, Argentina's biggest toon-pic producer, is expanding into TV and legit as it seeks to bolster profits.
Sixty years after the founding of the state of Israel led to what the Palestinians call the nakba, or catastrophe, Israeli and Palestinian films are going up against each other at Cannes.
"Gomorra," Italian helmer Matteo Garrone's Neapolitan Mafia drama that unspools in the Cannes competish Sunday could have posed a potential life-threatening problem for Garrone and producer Domenico…