Scripter-helmer Mohammad Ali Sajjadi crafts an engrossing tapestry that may finally bring him international recognition after two decades behind the camera. "The Crime" is more about the…
Gotham-based distrib Kino Intl. has acquired North American rights to Karen Shakhnarazov's "The Rider Named Death" and Volker Schlondorff's "The Ninth Day."
Trisha Rothkrans, chief exec of Ausfilm, the agency that promotes Australia as a production location, will depart when her contract ends in June.
Katherine Butler has been appointed head of development at FilmFour, the movie arm of Channel 4. She was previously head of development at Alison Owen's production company Ruby Films and its sister…
British-born writer-director Colin Nutley's first feature set in his native land, "The Queen of Sheba's Pearls," is a slow-burning slice of period-Brit magical realism that pays powerful dividends in…
Argentinean animated blockbuster "Patoruzito" is spawning a toon studio in the South American nation. Co-producer Jorge Rodriguez of Red Lojo Entertainment has drawn up plans to exploit fully the…
Ele Juarez's Intuition and Stephane Sorlat's S2 Intl. have created a project-by-project production alliance. Their first film is Euro co-prod toon feature "Azur et Asmar."
The Academy Awards used to be like the World Series -- a global event in name, but in actuality an entirely North American affair. But in recent years -- spiking when Pedro Almodovar nabbed a…
It's a category that gets tweaked and refined a lot, a category that has a complex voting system that can't seem to satisfy everyone. Yet those closest to making foreign-language nominating committee…
Warner Bros. Pictures has optioned feature rights to Karl Iagnemma's short story "On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction," which Heyday Film and Plan B Entertainment will produce.
THE ALZHEIMER CASE(Erik Van Looy, Belgium) Synopsis: Even as cops are on the hunt of killers involved in a scandalous sex-crime ring, an old hitman suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s is…