Algerian-born helmer Tony Gatlif's "Freedom" nabbed the Montreal World Film Festival's Grand Prix des Americas at the closing ceremony on Monday night.
Belgian production house Versus Prods. is setting up O'Brother Distribution to handle its pics and find international titles.
Premila Hoon is founding Entertainment Capital Advisors, a media consulting company that aims to raise $500 million over the next three years
West End and Broadway plans are firming up for "Enron," the Brit hit that recently ended its world preem run at the Chichester Festival Theater.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez walked down the Venice Film Festival red carpet Monday amid massive security.
U.S. journo-scribe Mark Boal, who penned the screenplay for Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker," has nabbed the fourth Gucci Group Award.
Italo thesp Toni Servillo ("Il Divo") is attached to star in noir "Una Vita tranquilla" (A Tranquil Life).
Barcelona-based producer Zip Films has taken a minority co-production stake on Killer Films' $20 million film project "Betsy and the Emperor."
The International Media Congress kicked off in Berlin Monday, part of a weeklong event that includes the IFA consumer electronics trade fair and other events.
The chairman of BBC Worldwide, former Disney topper Etienne de Villiers, is to stand down at the end of the month.
Film production in Tuscany is taking off thanks largely to a new film fund now available from the Tuscany Film Commission.