French minimajor MK2 has sold Michael Haneke's Cannes competition pic "The Piano Teacher" to a handful of territories: Japan (Nippon Herald), Israel (Shoval Film), Taiwan (Central Motion Pictures)…
Catch 23 Entertainment has agreed to finance "Runt," a $10 million pic to be directed by Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst and exec produced by David Fincher. Universal Focus will handle the pic's…
Ang Lee is set to exec produce a feature version of the play "One Last Ride" for U.S. indie Gravity Entertainment.
Visual effects supervisor and cinematographer Christopher Duddy will make his feature directorial debut with bank heist "Broad Daylight" for Shoreline Entertainment.
Crusader Entertainment has acquired feature film rights to the best-selling action-adventure books of Clive Cussler, featuring the character Dirk Pitt. First film of the franchise will be based on…
StudioCanal has sold the $17 million "Ginostra" to a handful of territories, including Spain (Lauren Films), South Africa (IFD) and Brazil (Europa), on its first day at market.
Manifest Pictures, the production shingle of Lisa Henson, Janet Yang and Naomi Despre, has struck a development deal for the movie project "Accidentally on Purpose" with Sky Pictures, the film arm of…
The New Cinema Fund of the U.K.'s Film Council has announced investments in Peter Mullan's "Magdalene" and Metin Huseyin's "Anita & Me."
Juan Alexander's film and TV production company Starline is in negotiations to structure its three current pic projects as international co-productions, led by its flagship English-lingo pic version…
Ambitious Spanish producer Jose Magan has launched a new production and international sales company, Dolores Pictures, based out of Los Angeles and Madrid.
Veteran German film player Alfred Holighaus has been appointed special coordinator to the Berlin Intl. Film festival, confirming local rumors.
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