Shanghai will soon be home to MGM Studio World, a massive new indoor entertainment complex featuring dining, shopping, nightclubs and extensive entertainment facilities, including a cinema.
Cannes Film Festival
After preeming "Zodiac" for an international aud in Cannes, Phoenix Pictures announced plans for a female-driven horror thriller called "Mile Zero."
Helmer Lou Ye has found a dangerous way around his five-year filmmaking ban by from Chinese authorities. He's aiming to lens his new project in the Palestinian territories.
A Hong Kong man has been jailed for three months for pirating movies online. Chan Nai-ming Friday lost an appeal against conviction. Judges said that by uploading movies to the BitTorrent…
Catherine Keener and Hope Davis have joined the previously announced Colin Firth in the cast of Michael Winterbottom's next movie, "Genova."
Optimum Releasing, the British arm of StudioCanal, is teaming up with Lionsgate U.K. to acquire Elevation Sales, which will handle the U.K. sales and distribution of DVD product from both companies.
Age Hoffart has been tapped as head of SF Norge's cinema department. He will also join the company's board.
Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based international sales house Fortissimo Films has picked up world rights outside Scandinavia to Icelandic comedy "Country Farm."
MGM is in advanced negotiations to acquire all U.S. rights to Rob Schneider's directorial debut "Big Stan" from Crystal Sky Pictures.
Warner China Film, the joint venture of Warner Bros. and state-owned conglom China Film Group, is greenlighting a package of movies for production in China.
Bold Films is pairing with visual effects house the Orphanage to produce "Legion," a supernatural thriller that marks the directorial debut of Scott Stewart. Shooting begins in the fall.