Menemsha Entertainment has acquired world rights, excluding Czechoslovakia, to Czech feature, "Autumn Spring" by Vladimir Michalek.
British indie financier and producer Ian Jessel has teamed up with Australian producer Martin Brown, who most recently collaborated with Baz Luhrmann on "Moulin Rouge," on a new $9.6 million budgeted…
Isaac Julien, the British helmer who has become better known as a video artist, is set to direct his first feature film for more than a decade.
Argentina's biggest film production outfit -- almost its only working film production house -- Pablo Bossi's Patagonik Film Group, is in talks with a U.S. venture-capital company to create a fund…
International sales and financing outfit Vortex Pictures has reteamed with Nicolas Cage on a second project, "Chain," to be produced by Cage through his L.A.-based production shingle Saturn Films.
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up worldwide rights to Oscar-nominated Brazilian helmer Hector Babenco's new film "Carandiru," produced by Flavio Tambellini and Babenco. Pic recently completed…
Etchie Stroh's Moonstone Entertainment has teamed with U.K. investment advisor shingle Sefton Potter to produce and co-finance six contemporary feature adaptations of thriller and horror classics.
Javier Bardem and Anthony Hopkins are in negotiations to star Miramax Films' "Edgardo Mortara" for helmer Damien O'Donnell and Film Four.
Italy's Cinecitta Intl. will team with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences on an exhibition in Los Angeles honoring the work of production and costume designer Dante Ferretti, in Cannes to…
Good-natured docu -- sure to get good positioning at gay fests and wherever first-person nonfiction is favored -- narrows question of Catholic acceptance of homosexuality down to two "competing"…