Touching perfs and a very keen eye distinguish "A Common Thread," a beautifully observed story of an unwed pregnant teen who forms a wry friendship with a woman whose only son recently died…
Film school aesthetics triumph over real characterization in "Passages," in which the two protags do an awful lot of metaphorical traveling to little purpose. Story of two mainland Chinese students…
MTV Films Europe has made its first film co-production investment in Europe, taking minority equity in Spanish comedy "Isi & Disi," produced by Andres Vicente Gomez's Lolafilms.
Thomas Mai, former CEO of Zentropa subsidiary Trust Film Sales, and producer Joni Sighvatsson have teamed to form a new L.A.-based outfit, Katapult Film Sales.
Director Antonia Bird, actor Robert Carlyle, writer Irvine Welsh and producer Mark Cousins have unveiled their first collaboration through their company 4Way Pictures. Bird will direct "The Meat…
The Tokyo Intl. Film Festival (Oct. 23-31) is getting serious with its plans for a new film market, despite the already crowded autumn for film sellers and buyers.
John Hurt will star in the $7 million Rwanda drama "Shooting Dogs," which Michael Caton-Jones will direct for BBC Films.
A very literary two-hander involving the intersections of two strangers' related great loves, "The Afternoon of Mr. Andesmas" is the first feature by Michelle Porte. Pic wobbles between earnest and…
Redbus has picked up U.K. rights to David Burke's "Edison," which marks the bigscreen debut of Justin Timberlake.
The Fiji government is teaming with Chris Walker's Modern Cartoons to create the country's first animation studio.
Mirovision has sold Ahn Byung-ki's "Bunshinsaba" (Ouija Board) to Japanese distrib Happinet Pics.