For years, Texas films were the last thing people wanted to see at South by Southwest, to the extent that local directors begged fest programmers not to put them in the Lone Star section.
Shine Intl. has sold more 60 hours of drama to France to air across ARTE, Canal Plus, TF6, Orange and NBCUniversal.
Top producers also on board to help sell top drama series
There's a "Little Miss Sunshine" reunion on the horizon, as Steve Carell and Toni Collette are joining the cast of Jim Rash and Nat Faxon's directorial debut "The Way, Way Back."
Shine Pictures has optioned feature film rights to screenwriter Steve Knight's screenplay "Hummingbird," on which Knight will make his debut as a director.
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up U.S. rights to "In Darkness," the latest film from helmer Agnieszka Holland.
Shine Group has tapped Paula Jalfon as senior vice prexy of production for Shine Pictures and Kudos Pictures.
Gael Garcia Bernal will star as five-time world boxing champ Roberto Duran in "Hands of Stone."
Sony Pictures Animation has inked a deal with comicbook library Platinum Studios to develop an as-yet-unnamed animated feature.
Steven Zaillian has signed on to adapt Khaled Hosseini's bestselling novel "A Thousand Splendid Suns" and is attached to direct the Columbia Pictures drama.