German distrib Kinowelt Medien has sold 24 films out of its Warner Bros. free TV package to German broadcaster ARD in a pivotal sale for the company on the $300 million package. Kinowelt's first sale…
'N Sync's Tuesday-night stay in Cannes was to promote the group's first film, titled -- at least until there's a script, cast and crew -- " 'N Full Swing," for Total Film Group. The band has cleared…
The Sundance Channel has acquired U.S. television rights to "Five Feet High and Rising," one of three American shorts selected by the festival.
Disney announced Monday it has upped Leo Chu to VP of creative affairs in the feature animation division.
Fintage House, the Dutch financial services company, has launched an Internet rights collection service, Fintage Internet. The division will operate under Fintage House managing director Robbert…
Miramax Films has acquired remake rights to the 1955 movie "The Colditz Story" as well as the underlying book rights to John Patrick Reid's novel of the same title. The company has also taken book…
Cuba's hottest young actor, Jorge Perugorria ("Strawberries and Chocolate," "Estorvo"), will make his directorial debut co-helming the upcoming "Viva Sapato," a Spanish-language screwball comedy that…
Strand Releasing claimed North American rights to Griffin Dunne's "Famous," now playing in Cannes' Un Certain Regard.
Former literary manager Todd Berger and independent film producer John Saviano have formed Old School Pictures to produce between two and four films annually with budgets of under $5 million.
Latin America's most powerful pic distribber NuVision has picked up three films at this year's Cannes Festival: Portman Entertainment's "Saving Grace," starring Brenda Blethyn; Renaissance Films'…