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.
The Ibero-American Film Festival of Huelva, in southern Spain, looks set to host the country's second Ibero-American Co-Production Forum.
Dogged by high costs for new cinemas and poor box office at home, German multiplex chain Cinemaxx has posted half-year losses of DM52.3 million ($22.5 million).
American Movie Classics will honor the work of John Wayne as part of the cabler's ninth annual film preservation festival July 12-15. The actor recently was voted the favorite movie star of all time…
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