In spite of the emotionally potent theme of Catalan helmer Rosa Verges' Spanish Civil War romancer never comes close to provoking either a tear or, intentionally at least, a smile. Prospects are…
Latvian director Laila Pakalnina returns to her docu roots with real-life road movie. Film essentially charts the vehicle's journey as it makes its way from Tallinn, Estonia to Kaliningrad, Russia…
Canadian shingle Atopia is launching North American theatrical distribution operations. Its first release will be "A Silent Love," the feature debut of Montreal-based Argentine helmer Federico…
Brit lit agency Curtis Brown has created its own film development arm, Cuba Pictures, to kickstart projects for its clients.
David Kessler, head of Gallic film funding org the Centre National de la Cinematographie (CNC), will step down this fall, according to industry insiders, to be replaced by President Jacques Chirac's…
Normally viewers would not look forward to a zero-budget, DV-shot Filipino movie about an Asian hit man that was filmed entirely from the hero's p.o.v. using a hand-held camera. Yet Jon Red's…
Dimension Films has acquired remake rights to "My Bodyguard," the Tony Bill-directed pic about a kid who hires a burly schoolmate to dispatch the bullies who are making his life miserable.
John Herzfeld has been tapped by Universal-based Mandalay Pictures to direct the thriller "Trophy Wife." Herzfeld will also rewrite pic's original script by Steven Peters ("Wild Things").
Gold Circle Films has optioned the Graham Masterton thriller "Family Portrait," with J.T. Petty negotiating to adapt.
The Walt Disney Co. has tapped Jillian Tohber to write "Lust for Life" for Disney-based Farrell Paura Prods.