Startup Spanish distrib Producciones Goya Films has made its first acquisitions for Spain, clinching rights on three films at Mifed.
Jeremy Irons will replace Ian McKellen in Michael Radford's bigscreen adaptation of "The Merchant of Venice" because shooting delays have caused conflicts with McKellen's schedule.
Bavaria Film Intl. continued to book strong sales for German hit "The Miracle of Bern," which the company said had received "an extraordinary international reception" at Mifed in Milan.
BVI Switzerland's first local release, Army comedy "Achtung, fertig, Charlie!" (Ready, Steady, Charlie), has become the second-most successful local film in the country's history, behind 1979…
Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill Vol. 1" kicks off Sweden's Stockholm Intl. Film Festival on Thursday.
Mexico's often contentious film industry has unified in protest against a government proposal to close the country's three most important film bodies.
Myriad Pictures has sold "The River King," starring Ed Burns, to Momentum Pictures in the U.K. and Canada, and to Filmax for distribution in Spain.
Three prominent Spanish prodcos -- Continental Producciones, Tornasol Films and Zebra Producciones -- are joining forces to create an international sales consortium, Latido.
This awards season, with the Oscars moving up to February, Variety unveils its Contenders a full month earlier than last year. But this doesn't mean year-end films are being released any sooner.
Sometimes a film is terrific, but, for whatever reason, all the kudo buzz focuses on just one aspect of the pic. Last year's "Unfaithful," for example, had many virtues, but only got awards heat for…