Kirch Group has sold its film soundtrack subsidiary Filmkunst-Musikverlag (FKM) to the unit's managing director, Martin Weinert.
The story of one of Peru's most wanted criminals hit the big screens June 27, the first local production released this year.
Luiz Antonio Viana has been chosen as prexy of the new Brazilian Film Academy, which is taking over local kudofest the Brazilian Cinema Award.
Local actioner "Fulltime Killer" will get mainstream treatment in Europe this September when the Milkyway Image/Teamwork production bows in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Toei Animation, the largest toon studio in Japan and Asia, set up a wholly owned subsidiary specializing in developing animated movies this week.
Atom Egoyan's controversial "Ararat" will make its North American as the opener of the 27th Toronto Intl. Film Festival in September, fest director Piers Handling announced Tuesday.
Kevin Macdonald, whose "One Day In September" won the best documentary Oscar in 2000, is about to start shooting "Touching The Void" for FilmFour and the Film Council.
As Universal Pictures' specialty label, Focus, takes shape under new co-heads James Schamus and David Linde, two execs from USA Films are exiting the company.
Starting in 2004, the Oscars will absolutely, definitely be held a month earlier than usual. Well, maybe. The board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted June 25 to move up the date…
Laurence Fishburne is in final negotiations to topline "Mystic River" at Warner Bros. The Oscar-nommed thesp ("What's Love Got to Do With It") would play the partner of a cop investigating a murder…