Sony Pictures Classics has picked up worldwide rights to Oscar-nominated Brazilian helmer Hector Babenco's new film "Carandiru," produced by Flavio Tambellini and Babenco. Pic recently completed…
International sales and financing outfit Vortex Pictures has reteamed with Nicolas Cage on a second project, "Chain," to be produced by Cage through his L.A.-based production shingle Saturn Films.
Javier Bardem and Anthony Hopkins are in negotiations to star Miramax Films' "Edgardo Mortara" for helmer Damien O'Donnell and Film Four.
Rival biopics about the 1960s pop music producer Joe Meek -- the British Phil Spector -- are being prepped by directors Nick Moran and Marc Evans.
Italy's Cinecitta Intl. will team with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences on an exhibition in Los Angeles honoring the work of production and costume designer Dante Ferretti, in Cannes to…
Good-natured docu -- sure to get good positioning at gay fests and wherever first-person nonfiction is favored -- narrows question of Catholic acceptance of homosexuality down to two "competing"…
The unsettling strength of John Hyams' feature-length docu on the bone-smashing world of professional mixed-martial-arts competitions is the unfettered honesty, bordering on despair, that Hyams draws…
David Cronenberg's obsessions with multidimensional reality, warped perceptions and the dark recesses of the mind come together in a mesmerizing fashion in "Spider," an unsettling psycho-chiller…
Modern Entertainment has closed a series of deals here for all forms of home entertainment (including DVD) from Playboy Home Entertainment.
First Look Pictures has acquired North American rights to "No News From God," starring Penelope Cruz and Victoria Abril, one of a slew of films that the company is dealing with here at Cannes.
Former Bertelsmann exec Frank Woessner has taken over majority ownership of German film group CoproMedia.