Leading Brit drama producer Gub Neal has struck a first-look deal to develop movie projects with BBC Films. Neal, who launched indie shingle Box TV last year, previously was head of drama at Channel…
Perenchio's Univision Communications is attempting a new Spanish conquest: to open up the U.S. Latino market for Spanish-lingo films. And he's focusing not on Hollywood blockbusters dubbed into…
Almodovar muse Cecilia Roth ("All About My Mother") will star in "The Cannibal's Daughter," Antonio Serrano's followup to "Sex, Shame and Tears," the biggest Mexican B.O. hit ever.
Marcelo Figueras, screenwriter of acclaimed Argentine pic "Plata Quemada," is writing the screenplay of the $9 million English-lingo "Time Spy" for Spain's Morena Films, its most ambitious pic to…
Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein has frequently extolled the talents of Martin Scorsese -- never more so than during the making of "Gangs of New York." Miramax is co-financier and domestic…
Adopting a loose, playful style, Taiwanese newcomer Hsiao Ya-chuan delivers an unassuming but absorbing reflection on destiny and inheritance, fate and chance in "Mirror Image." Stylishly shot from…
A ponderous fable about sweeping political change and sorely tested allegiences, "The Black Beach" is a film so heavy the viewer needs a forklift to rise from his seat afterward. Too tethered to…
A feel-good tale about the downfall of an unscrupulous, vauntingly avaricious bank executive, "The Bank" is likely to find appreciative audiences wherever corporate greed is an issue. The…
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.