Korea's CJ Entertainment has boarded helmer Shim Hyung-rae's comedy "The Last Godfather," starring Harvey Keitel and Jason Mewes.
FremantleMedia is beefing up cross-border production between subsidiaries Talkback Thames in the U.K. and Germany's UFA.
Indian studio UTV has signed a slew of TV deals for the Middle East, for their library of Bollywood titles.
Writer-producer Lionel Chetwynd is collaborating with Canada's Fremantle Corp. and DAP Italy on the adaptation of an Italian best-selling crime novel by Diego Cugia.
Luc Roeg's U.K. production and sales company Independent is releasing its second politically-charged film,"SUS," to coincide with the country's general election in early May.
John Hamilton stepped down as co-president of Seville Pictures, the E1 Entertainment-owned Canadian distributor, but he is not straying far from E1.
The Writers of Guild of America is asking members to ease up on the rules that govern how some of its more powerful members receive screenplay credit. And it's already bracing for a backlash.
The Writers Guild of America West has tapped 20 writers for its two-year-old Writer Access Project, designed to increase access to TV jobs for groups that have been historically underemployed.
Diana Lodderhose has joined Variety as its London-based film business reporter, covering all aspects of the U.K. industry.
"Dogtooth," the Greek feature that picked up a prize from Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2009, will kick off a commercial theatrical run at Gotham's Cinema Village in June.
Canuck helmer Alexandre Franchi's "The Wild Hunt" has been sold in the U.S. to fledgling distrib Hannover House, which plans to release it in May in New York, Texas, Minnesota and Arkansas.