U.K. claymation toon house Aardman is teaming with the BBC's CBBC kids' arm and German pubcaster WDR to produce a live-action version of tyke hit "Men in Coats."
"Ajami," co-directed by Israeli Yaron Shani and Palestinian Scandar Copti, was the big winner at the Israeli Film Academy's Ophir Awards, taking home the best film, director, editing and music prizes.
Koldo Zuazua will produce the next film by Miguel Angel Jimenez, whose "Ori" (Two) world preemed Thursday at San Sebastian in the Zabaltegi-New Directors section.
Italo pubcaster RAI found itself under siege over the weekend after revelations that it would end the year $73 million in the red were followed by escalating attacks from the government of Silvio…
Berlin-based distrib A Company, a leading licensing group in Central and Eastern Europe, has acquired a 51% stake in Hungarian distrib and exhibitor Budapest Film.
German webs suffered a drubbing at the polls Sunday when a steep downturn in voter turnout for the national elections brought the ratings crashing as well.
"Home," the debut feature by helmer Ursula Meier, has been selected as the Swiss candidate for the foreign-language Oscar competition.
Charlie Cox, Donald Sutherland and Gillian Anderson have joined the previously announced William Hurt and Ethan Hawke on TeleMunchen Group's $25.5 million telepic of "Moby Dick."
With moderates dominating last week's election, the Screen Actors Guild has become far more likely to negotiate its feature-primetime contract jointly with the American Federation of Television…
China has chosen "Forever Enthralled," the Chen Kaige-helmed biopic about Peking Opera star Mei Lanfang, as its contender for a nomination in the foreign language film category at the Oscars.
Chile, Venezuela and Bolivia have selected their candidates for the foreign language Oscar nomination.