Christopher Lee was made an officer of France's Order of Arts and Letters on Tuesday.
Buena Vista Intl. has acquired distrib rights for Walter Salles' "Motorcycle Diaries" for all of Latin America, including Salles' native Brazil.
High-def vid producer Yaletown Entertainment has inked a five-year deal for 50 films with producer-director Lloyd Simandl, owner of a film studio in Prague.
In its second major licensing agreement in recent weeks, insolvent German TV giant Kirch Media has signed a wide-ranging programming deal with Paramount.
Germany's state-run Landesbank Sachsen is taking last calls for its second film investment fund, which is backing Paramount's boxing drama "Against the Ropes" with Meg Ryan and Brian Robbins' high…
The 17th edition of the Spanish Academy Goya awards -- Spain's equivalent to the Oscars -- looks like a fearsome face-off between Fernando Leon's unemployment drama "Mondays in the Sun" and Pedro…
Quirky actor-turned-director Sabu comes up with his leanest pic to date in "The Blessing Bell," a couple of days in the life of an unlucky man, that would have made a nice half-hour short. At times…
Paramount Pictures is negotiating with Stephen Daldry to direct Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay." Chabon adapted the novel for the screen.
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Magic Lamp Releasing, the small indie distributor which this year released such pics as "Amy's Orgasm" and teamed with Palm Pictures to release "Sex & Lucia," is moving into production.
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$3.9M Cumulative:$152.4M Fox -23.45%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$39.3M Universal Pictures -27.93%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$23.8M Disney -8.99%