Underscoring its growing stock of upscale productions, Spanish film and TV conglom Sogecable has inked a deal to program 52 hours a year on Mexican culture channel Canal 22.
Karlovy Vary opened its 36th edition Thursday with a nod to its status as the premiere East-meets-West film festival.
U.S. financing body Intl. Financing Corp. (IFC) is exploring the possibility of investing in the Indian film industry.
St. Petersburg's top home talent Alexander Sokurov took the Grand Prix at the city's Festival of Festivals June 29 for his "Taurus," the story of the last days of Vladimir Lenin.
Haig Balian, co-CEO at German distrib Tobis StudioCanal, and Albert Wiederspiel, general manager of theatrical, have ankled their posts due to irreconcilable differences.
Pan Europeene, once Polygram's French theatrical distribution arm, is getting back into the distribution biz.
Opening night of the Brisbane Intl. Film Festival will feature Steve Jacob's "La Spagnola," starring Spanish TV actress Lola Marceli, Alex Dimitriades and Alice Ansara.
U.K. lotto franchise DNA Films has picked up "Leonardo Secret Agent," an original screenplay by Jonny Kurzman, to shoot next year.
Italian film producer-distributor Vittorio Cecchi Gori, whose media and sports empire is on the edge of bankruptcy, is facing a money-laundering probe.
A new body to promote British filmgoing, dubbed the Cinema Marketing Agency, has been launched by the Film Council in partnership with the All Industry Marketing for Cinema, which reps exhibs and…
Francois Macerola, who just ended his term as executive director of Canuck film and TV funder Telefilm Canada, was named chair of the Montreal-based agency Thursday.