John McTiernan will helm "Run," a $30 million action-thriller to star Karl Urban ("The Lord of the Rings," "The Bourne Supremacy"). Urban plays an Interpol agent who, while pursuing a murder suspect…
Roman Polanski's $135 million "Pompeii" has two new producing partners, Germany's Constantin Film and Spain's Ensueno. In two of the biggest deals at Cannes this year, the two companies have inked…
The Just for Laughs comedy festival and its founder Gilbert Rozon have been tapped to receive the Banff World Television Festival's Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award.
The Pusan Film Festival has assembled an $860,000 Asian Cinema Fund to support regional filmmakers.
Viacom is taking a huge step into India, entering into a joint venture with the country's TV18 Group for film and TV production and distribution. The venture, Viacom-18, will see the two companies…
Swedish arthouse distrib Triangelfilm has filed for bankruptcy.
The Shanghai International Film Fest (June 16-24) has unveiled the line up for the tenth running of its Jin Jue competition. Chen Kaige ("Farewell my Concubine') will head the competition jury.
Martin Scorsese announced Tuesday the creation of the World Cinema Foundation, a not-for-profit org dedicated to the preservation and restoration of neglected films, which he called a "dream come…
Eros Entertainment, the London-listed Bollywood distribution giant, has inked a trio of content alliances and preemed a channel on YouTube.
Nordic distribution giant Scanbox Entertainment has moved into co-production in the region's largest market, Sweden, and has greenlit investments in three pics in different stages of production.
Constantin Film said on Tuesday its operating profits were halved in the first quarter to Euros 1.8 million ($2.4 million) after a record year in 2006, even though Q1 revenue rose 15% to Euros 83…
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