The first Cannes films to sell are smaller films as a collection of pics likely to generate major deals are just starting to be shown to potential buyers.
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Portuguese production-distribution-sales house VC Filmes has plunged into its first feature, "Amalia," a bio of fado legend Amalia Rodrigues.
Omar Sharif is going back to his roots. Thesp will appear in a number of Arab projects in the coming months.
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Christophe Gans' next film will be an adaptation of Leo Perutz's "The Swedish Cavalier" for La Petite Reine, the French company selling "Public Enemy Number One" in the Cannes market.
Inferno Entertainment, the U.S. sales, finance and production outfit, has picked up international sales on "King of Fighters," a videogame adaptation being helmed by Hong Kong's Gordon Chan. Pic was…
One of France's biggest TV producers, Marathon Media, is teaming with France Telecom-Orange's Studio 37 to produce an E8 million ($12.7 million) animated feature version of Marathon's international…
Top Japanese production company Sedic Intl. has created an exclusive production partnership with Celluloid Dreams, starting with films from Junji Sakamoto and Naoto Takenaka.
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.
"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…