Roman Polanski could spend at least the next several weeks in jail as a Swiss court studies an appeal filed Tuesday by the director's attorneys to prevent his extradition to the U.S.
Salvador Garcia Ruiz's "Castillos de carton" (Paper Castles), Vicente Aranda's "Luna caliente" and Adan Aliaga's "Estigmas" will world preem at the Valladolid Film Festival.
Fernando Trueba's "The Dancer and the Thief" has been chosen as Spain's foreign-language Oscar contender.
The European Film Academy nominated five pics on Tuesday for its European Discovery award, which is aimed at frosh feature directors.
Taking the free-to-air online catch-up services head on, paybox Foxtel on Tuesday launched Foxtel Download, a legal online download service that will be free for subscribers.
NBC Universal's Spanish-language web Telemundo has bought a noncontrolling 40% stake in its Colombian partner RTI to launch RTI Prods.
Indian post conglom Prime Focus has been quiet until now about its worldwide acquisitions, but that is about to change.
RDF Media Group has tapped senior VP Karrie Wolfe to help expand its roster of third-party acquisitions in the U.S.
FremantleMedia North America has upped Suzanne Lopez to exec VP of business and legal affairs.
Stephen King is taking another stab at the smallscreen, signing on to turn his novella "The Colorado Kid" into an hourlong series for indie studio E1 Entertainment ("Hung").
Fox Intl. Prods. is set to produce and distribute its first Chinese-language pic, romantic comedy "Hot Summer Days," in collaboration with Star Television Asia and China's Huayi Bros. Media.