Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey's Icon Entertainment has nabbed worldwide rights to "Jindabyne," Oz helmer Ray Lawrence's follow-up to his 2001 hit "Lantana."
Film funding body Filmstiftung NRW has handed out $9.5 million for 38 productions including pics by Thomas Vinterberg and Sandra Nettelbeck.
Vet horror helmer George Romero's upcoming vampire thriller "The Ill," produced by Thierry Cagianut of Gotham's P-Kino Films, has been picked up by London-based sales outfit IN-motion Pictures for…
Germany's independent producers body Film 20 added the Assn. of Austrian Film Producers (AAFP) to its ranks on Tuesday, boosting its aims to support indie filmmakers in German-lingo territories.
Continuing the distrib's most successful ongoing relationship with a foreign-language filmmaker, Sony Pictures Classics has secured North American rights to Pedro Almodovar's next feature, "Bad…
IFC Films has acquired North American rights in all media to writer-director Richard Day's cross-dressing comedy-melodrama "Girls Will Be Girls," which scored big audience response at both Sundance…
Artisan's board has decided to conduct a brief auction to sell at least a minority stake in the New York-based film company within two months. Briefing books on the company will be distributed in…
Mark Perez has been hired to write "The Hardy Men" for Fox 2000. The studio hopes to get a franchise out of the property.
Dimension Films has optioned rights to "O Sister Where Art Thou," a Texas Monthly article about a group of eight women inmates who formed a singing act hoping it might gain them early release in the…
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences prez Frank Pierson has formed a committee to investigate Oscar campaign practices.