Paul Schrader ("Affliction") has been tapped to helm the Bob Crane biopic "Auto-Focus" for Propaganda Films and producers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski ("The People vs. Larry Flynt").
Cannes Film Festival
Susan Glatzer, former senior VP of acquisitions and production for USA Films, has been appointed VP acquisitions for the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group.
For buyers traveling to Cannes in search of good news: the weather is supposed to be nice. As for the market and festival, each seem to be caught in a flurry of cross-purpose. Newly installed Cannes…
Initial Entertainment Group has finalized its deal to partner with Columbia Pictures on the $105 million-budgeted "Ali." IEG has put in more than $55 million, in return for foreign distribution…
Jim Gillespie's "Julian" and Mike Barker's "Cromwell and Fairfax" head the new slate of movies from London-based sales company IAC Films.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to John Sayles' new pic, "Sunshine State," currently in production in Amelia, Fla.
Miramax Films nabbed domestic rights to "People I Know," the Al Pacino starrer from Myriad Pictures. Myriad retains international distribution rights.
Goran Visnjic, the Croatian actor best known for his role in TV drama "ER," will star in "Doctor Sleep," a British supernatural thriller directed by Nick Willing.
Stephen Rea is in negotiations to topline Fernando Solanas' $5.2 million "Afrodita, the Taste of Love." Pic is based on the bestselling cookbook "Stories, Recipes and Other Aphrodisiacs" by Isabel…
The Cannes Film Market looks set to be a bumper event this year, with 28% more movies screening and attendance up at least 12.5%. Two days before Thursday's opening, some 5,350 participants had…
Spain's numero uno indie distrib, Antonio Llorens' Lauren Films, is inking accords with the country's top film producers as it plows into the theatrical and video distribution of local pics.