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.
Lions Gate Films Intl. has acquired international sales rights to comedy "Waiting," the directorial debut of screenwriter Rob McKittrick.
Last summer, Bob Yari announced his ambitions to build an independent studio to finance and distribute 10-15 pics a year. Almost a year later, Yari has completed production or is in production on…
First Look Media has acquired international sales rights to romantic comedy "Cake." Pic, to star Heather Graham and David Sutcliffe, starts shooting May 25 in Toronto.
New movies by Terry Gilliam and Tom DiCillo head the slate of HanWay Films, the sales arm of Jeremy Thomas' Recorded Picture Co.
Park Entertainment has picked up international distribution rights to comedy caper "Headrush," written and directed by Shimmy Marcus. Pic was produced by Zanzibar Films and stars Steven Berkoff…
If the film industry is to survive the age of piracy, "it must adopt new business models," warned U.K. Film Council CEO John Woodward. The pic biz has to help the public "easily buy what they'd…
An ear for authentic dialogue can sometimes be too true to life, as evidenced by Francesco Apolloni's well-intentioned grapple with the isolation of contemporary society, "Just Do It." Two friends…
Argentine helmer Luis Puenzo focuses on matters of the heart with the ambitiously conceived, albeit borderline pretentious, "The Whore and the Whale." An intimate study of one woman's spiritual…
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