Special effects maestro Richard Edlund has chosen Japan as the base for his expansion into the Asia-Pacific region.
When the going gets tough, the tough get together. That, at least, is the case of "Song for a Raggy Boy," a multi-multi-lateral co-production closed Monday at Cannes.
FilmFour has pre-sold the Walter Salles pic "Motorcycle Diaries" to Nippon Herald in Japan, BIM in Italy, Rosebud in Greece and Lusamundo in Portugal.
Pandora has completed a slew of presales on its psychological thriller "Tempting Pandora," lining up deals in 13 territories including France, Germany, Spain, Japan, Scandinavia and Korea.
Snapper Films, the New York and Helsinki-based production entity headed by Juha Wuolijoki, and Minnie Driver's production shingle Two Drivers Prods., have formed an alliance to co-produce…
Lions Gate Films Intl. has completed a raft of sales on its upcoming pic "Confidence."
Aurelien Recoing, star of Laurent Cantet's "Time Out," has inked to star in frosh helmer Pierre-Erwan Guillaume's "Animal" for Movimento Prod.
The 2002 Oscar campaign starts here. In fact, as far as the best actor race is concerned, Miramax Films co-chairman Harvey Weinstein is convinced it's already over.
Chris Blackwell's Palm Pictures has picked up North American distribution rights to Hong Kong hit "Fulltime Killer."
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American distribution on Roissy Films' "Respiro (Grazia's Island)," an Italian-French coproduction that reps the first Italian-lingo feature by Emanuele…