While "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" continues to dominate the German box office, Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" is proving a serious contender on the arthouse circuit.
South African helmer-producer Tebobo Mahlatsi will preside over the jury of the Venice Film Festival's Corto Cortissimo sidebar, dedicated to short films, where 17 entries from 15 countries are set…
"Azur and Asmar," the latest animation film from Michel Ocelot ("Kirikou and the Sorceress," "Kirikou and the Wild Beasts"), will open the 51st Valladolid Intl. Film Festival, a key launching pad for…
Paul Giamatti is in negotiations to star as sci-fi author Philip K. Dick in an untitled biopic that his newly launched shingle Touchy Feely Films is producing with Anonymous Content.
Alliance Atlantis has rejected two separate bids to buy its troubled subsidiary Motion Picture Distribution, following the July 20 ouster of MPD's chairman Victor Loewy and CEO Patrice Theroux.
Alan Ball has set the cast and financing for his long-awaited feature directing debut. The untitled drama will star Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette and Maria Bello. Steven M. Rales will finance.
Multihyphenate Brian De Palma has joined Hollywood A-listers headed for the 60th Edinburgh Film Festival, which runs Aug. 14-27.
Imax Corp. and Ukrainian film production company Kinokompaniya Triumph announced Monday they are to install two Imax screens in the country.
Telepool has picked up international rights to "Khadak," Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth's pic about a Mongolian boy who becomes a hero to his nomadic community.
Galba Prods., Marina Fuentes' new Madrid-based sales and production shingle, will handle worldwide sales outside Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Argentina on Paul Leduc's "El Cobrador: In God We Trust,"…