SAN SEBASTIAN Universal Pictures International will distribute in Spain the Paz Vega-starring thriller "La ignorancia de la sangre," helmed by vet Spanish director Manuel Gomez Pereira. Produced by…
DreamWorks Animation has acquired the library of U.K.-based kiddie TV company Chapman Entertainment in an expansion of its TV portfolio which will now comprise popular titles "Fifi and the…
BARCELONA – Julio Fernandez's Barcelona-based Filmax Entertainment has put into production Jaume Balaguero's long-awaited "REC 4: Apocalypse," only one of the most-anticipated Spanish titles of the…
PARIS — Samuel and Victor Hadida's Metropolitan Filmexport, a top distrib of U.S. indie pics in Gaul, went on a shopping spree at Cannes. The outfit nabbed Martin Scorsese's “Silence” as part of…
Walmart is about to give Superman an early boost at the box office, with the company becoming the first retailer to sell tickets to an advance screening of a studio film. It’s a deal that, if it…
The Italian government is introducing legislation to force local TV networks to air more homegrown movies via new investment and programming quotas, which could hit acquisitions of Hollywood fare.
Following relatively robust business at Berlin, Cannes and Toronto, the American Film Market opens to guarded bullishness with more than 120 new buying companies, a 10% increase in buyers and more…
SAN SEBASTIAN -- Alex de la Iglesia, Spain's most prominent black comedy helmer, has teamed with powerful Spanish producer Enrique Cerezo on horror laffer "Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi" (Witching and…
Cannes proved a feast for the indie marketplace, with buyers, having grown fat on the riches of "Twilight," "Hunger Games" and "The Intouchables," throwing around their weight, demanding the kind of…
In a pre-emptive deal, Paramount has acquired an untitled, low-budget spec script from rising scribes Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken that will be produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot banner.
Don't believe the hype. That's the golden rule for distributors heading into Cannes looking to pre-buy hot projects.
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