"Mysterious Skin" helmer Gregg Araki will turn to the comedy-horror genre with his next pic, "crEEEEps!" U.K.-based Renaissance Films will finance the film and is repping foreign sales. UTA reps…
Queen Latifah will team with Darryl Taja to produce a sequel to the 1996 pic "Set It Off" for New Line Cinema. Project is one of several being developed by Taja under his new production and…
Don Ranvaud's production outfit Buena Onda is developing the first feature from Philippe Barcinski, one of the directors of Brazilian TV series "City of Men."
Cineclick Asia has closed financing with Japan's Happinet Pictures for a feature film based on a Mongolian legend about an orphaned boy and his horse. The $2.8 million feature, "A Thousand Plateaus,"…
Fortissimo Films has taken an equity stake on "Shortbus," the new film from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" creator John Cameron Mitchell. Fortissimo will rep international rights on the pic, which is…
Labeling a film a chick flick is a strategic marketing device that studios have used with great success. However, some of the helmers and writers whose pics have been labeled as such are not enamored…
Cinemavault Releasing Intl. has finalized rights deals for six of its titles at AFM, including licensing titles to the U.K., France, Italy, Spain and Japan.
The Internet is increasingly being used to steer independent films to both their core audiences and the mass market, panelists said Saturday at AFM's seminar on exploiting ancillary markets.
If Spanish films are remembered for anything at the 25th American Film Market, it could well be their horror.
Nu Image Films has picked up worldwide distribution rights to "Relative Strangers." Comedy, directed by Greg Glienna, concerns an uptight psychiatrist (Ron Livingston) who sets out to meet his…
Tartan Films and TLA Releasing have jointly acquired North American rights to the Gregg Araki drama "Mysterious Skin," which bowed at the Venice Intl. Film Festival.