Claude Berri next will direct "La Femme de Menage" (The Cleaning Lady). Budgeted between $8 million and $10 million, pic starts shooting next month.
It was a high-pitched battle Friday, but Angelina Sciolla's offering proved the audience favorite at the "Pitch Me!" panel at the Variety Pavilion.
U.K./Canadian newcomer Redress Films is prepping the $20 million "That Year in China," based on the true story of a New York Times reporter trapped in China in 1938, the year the Japanese invaded.
Film vet Chris Davis has been tapped to head international sales for FilmEngine, the recently minted financing, production and sales outfit led by partners A.J. Dix, Anthony Rhulen and Bill Shively.
Jacques Le Glou's Mercure Distribution will handle international sales of Francois Dupeyron's $9 million in-competition pic "La Chambre des Officiers" (The Officers' Ward) on behalf of producer ARP.
The Film Consortium, one of the U.K.'s three lotto franchises, has agreed to a U.K. distribution deal for its next five pics with Pathe.
New Line kicked off its three-"Rings" circus in a big way this week. Cannes is famous for its film promotions, but it's hard to remember a pic with a splashier launch here than "The Lord of the…
Camela Galano, currently exec VP and European supervisor of New Line Intl., has been promoted to president of New Line Intl. effective Aug. 15.
German producer-distrib Constantin Film has issued a profit warning for 2001, downgrading its anticipated sales for the year to DM 232 million ($104 million) from $127 million.
BBC Films has closed its co-financing pact for bigger-budget movies with Cobalt Media Group. The three-year deal to make pics budgeted at more than $12 million involves a combined financial…
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