Catherine Keener and Hope Davis have joined the previously announced Colin Firth in the cast of Michael Winterbottom's next movie, "Genova."
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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.
To outsiders, the people of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway seem to be one homogeneous, blond-haired, blue-eyed, Ikea-loving population. But local film distributors know better: Scandinavian…
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are locked in a contest of anything you can do, we can do better -- a competition that extends to film festivals, film production and even the luring of Hollywood filmmakers. Abu…
In an interview just after Finnish monster-rock band Lordi had won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with "Hard Rock Halleluja," Mr. Lordi said that he wanted producer Markus Selin to contact him. He…
Norwegian culture minister Trond Giske is dangling a carrot and stick in front of the local film biz. The carrot is a tranche of NOK 60 million ($10 million) on top of the usual government subsidies…