Focus Features will distribute EuropaCorp's "Danny the Dog," starring Morgan Freeman and Jet Li, in North America. Universal has taken all rights for the U.K., Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
As Hollywood filmmakers scout the world for production incentives and cheap locations, the government of Thailand is taking steps to become a bigger player.
Attendance at the Cannes Film Market was up 11% on its opening day, with 7,225 participants registered from 63 countries as of Tuesday.
Lions Gate Films Intl. has concluded a number of key sales on its horror thriller "Saw."
France's Wild Bunch is co-developing cult helmer Leos Carax' first English-language project, the E13 million "Scars."
Claire Danes has joined the ensemble cast of "Pushers Needed," alongside Joan Allen, Kathy Bates and Maggie Smith.
First Look Media has picked up international rights to "Kevin Approaches," a dark comedy directed by Toni Kotite. First Look, which will finance the pic, is shopping it at Cannes.
Emmett/Furla Films will finance and produce thriller "88 Minutes," with Al Pacino set to star. Budgeted at under $30 million, pic will start shooting in August in Vancouver.
The Syndicate and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have picked up U.S. rights to Brit gangster pic "Charlie," starring Luke Goss and Steven Berkoff. Pic will be Syndicate's first theatrical…
The festival ceremonies were wild, but the protesters were well behaved as the 57th Cannes Film Festival opened with Pedro Almodovar's "Bad Education."
Fledgling U.S. Hispanic producer Voy Pictures has inked a three-pic co-development and production deal with Santa Monica-based shingle Cherry Road Films.