New World has taken Spanish rights to Morgan Freeman pic "Under Suspicion," supernatural thriller "The Calling," and Guy Pierce pic "Memento." "In Spain...to have theatrical success...you have to…
Regent Entertainment, which last year distributed only two films, has acquired three pics for worldwide distribution: "Sordid Lives," "Speedway Junky" and "Looking for an Echo." Regent plans to…
Netcaster AtomFilms has inked a deal with German film financier MBP to create 15 short films to be helmed by Bernardo Bertolucci, Jim Jarmusch, Czech director Aki Kaurismaki, Chris Marker and Nicolas…
Eric Rohmer is using digital technology to shoot his latest film, a $6 million love story called "The Lady and the Duke." The French director is co-producing the film with Pathe Images, with Pathe…
Slamdunk Film Festival and Webcaster Atom-bomb.com have entered into a partnership, establishing Wall Sreet-financed Slamdunk Films. The new indie's annual aim is three pics. Both Lions Gate's…
Miramax Films has acquired remake rights to the 1955 movie "The Colditz Story" as well as the underlying book rights to John Patrick Reid's novel of the same title. The company has also taken book…
Adrien Brody ("Liberty Heights") is set to play Hilary Swank's estranged husband in the Alcon Entertainment period drama "The Affair of the Necklace." Brody, who recently wrapped helmer Ken Loach's…
The Sundance Channel has acquired U.S. television rights to "Five Feet High and Rising," one of three American shorts selected by the festival.
Newmarket Group and Summit Entertainment have sold off three key international territories on "The Mexican," starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. DreamWorks will release the pic domestically.
Tom Pollock and Ivan Reitman's Montecito Picture Co. has signed a three-year, first-look production deal with DreamWorks.
Fine Line Features has hooked up with Granada Films to co-finance "Roofworld," an $18 million futuristic thriller set on the roofs of London.