Gallic paybox Canal Plus has unveiled a five-year accord with the local film industry to invest in smaller-budget pics.
Actor-writer-director Jerzy Stuhr wags his finger at modern Poland with such an overbearing hand that the social criticism doesn't stick. Disappointing followup to Kieslowski adaptation "The Animal."…
Prolific writer-director Edward Burns' "Looking for Kitty" represents a return of sorts to the pared-down, low-budget roots of his debut, "The Brothers McMullan." Mellow chronicle of the friendship…
Civilian Content, parent of the Film Consortium and the Works, has struck a deal for $2.1 million in development coin from investment fund SureFire Finance.
Well-cast but underwritten ensembler centered on family, friends and other animals who gather for a rural wedding in scenic southern France. Sophomore pic by writer-director Valerie Guignabodet aims…
Focusing on a refugee family temporarily living in caves that had housed 1,600-year-old Buddhist art -- until it was destroyed by the Taliban three years ago -- doc is a fine, human-scaled portrait…
A lovely documentary lamenting a Beirut that is no more, Jack Janssen's Dutch-financed pic frames its then-and-now essay in a national love note to Fairuz, the reclusive songstress who has enchanted…
Miramax Films has promoted London-based exec Maeva Gatineau to senior VP of acquisitions, overseeing European acquisitions activity.
Cannes Film Festival planners embarked on a campaign to restore the excitement and energy that was missing from the event last year. This year's results may far exceed their expectations.
Gaby Dellal's "On a Clear Day," starring Peter Mullan and Brenda Blethyn, has been refinanced after being hit by the U.K.'s recent tax clampdown.
German media veteran Herbert Kloiber is expanding into the exhibition business.