Maintaining its strong line in Spanish-language films, Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up worldwide rights outside Spain and German-speaking territories to Montxo Armendariz's "Obaba."
Aishwarya Rai has joined the cast of "The Last Legion," which Doug Lefler will direct for producer Dino De Laurentiis. Already cast in sword-and-sandal epic, which starts shooting Aug. 5 in Tunisia…
Portalcast has announced a call for all filmmakers to submit short films for showcasing on its Portalcast Entertainment Network before October.
Recall Music for Films has inked a global license deal with Luc Besson's EuropaCorp.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that hikes the required surety bond for talent agencies to $50,000 from $10,000. Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Los Angeles) said in a statement Monday that the…
Screenwriter Scott Frank is set to make his directing debut on "The Lookout," a dramatic thriller he scripted. Spyglass and Disney will finance and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star. Pic revolves around…
Paramount has decided to prepare for a robot takeover, buying film rights to Daniel H. Wilson's "How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion" and setting…
Chuck Russell ("The Mask," "Eraser") will direct "Point Thunder," a nuclear war drama for the Ruddy Morgan Organization. Pic, written by Dean Widenmann, is about a new submarine rushed into service…
The little car that could is creating quite a stir in Europe. Major exhib chains in Germany are set to boycott BVI's "Herbie: Fully Loaded" due to its early DVD release in December. Greater Union…
The second running of the Skip City digital festival in Japan (from July 16 through this past Sunday) split its top prizes between Miranda July's "Me and You and Everyone We Know" and Suzanne Bier's…
Mexican helmer Luis Mandoki's "Innocent Voices" was awarded the Golden Gryphon at the 35th Giffoni Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday in Giffoni Valle Piana, off Italy's Amalfi coast.