This year's National Spotlight Program at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival will focus on pics from the Balkans, fest organizers announced Wednesday.
In an effort to infuse "new blood" into the local filmmaking industry, video distributor Mei Ah has started its own production company, Brilliant Idea Group, or BIG.
Cinepix Film Properties will distribute the romantic comedy "Nick and Jane" in eight major markets beginning in mid-October.
MGM is in active negotiations with MDP Worldwide to acquire domestic rights to "Liar," the second feature from sibling helmers Josh & Jonas Pate and producer Peter Glatzer.
Trimark Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights in all media to three films, including Abel Ferrara's "The Blackout," starring Matthew Modine, Dennis Hopper, Beatrice Dalle ("Betty Blue") and…
"The Long Way Home," a Holocaust documentary produced by Moriah Films, will open a United Nations symposium "Property and Restitution: A Moral Responsibility to History."
Oz kiddie rockers the Wiggles are bringing their brand of children's pop 'n' roll to the multiplex.
Mike Newell and Alan Greenspan's Dogstar Films is joining forces in London with David Parfitt and Liz Barron's Parfitt Prods. to form Dogstar U.K.
Jonathan Frakes' Goepp Circle Prods. has inked a two-year, first-look arrangement with Paramount Pictures, under which the actor-helmer will develop and direct an unspecified number of feature films.
United Cinemas Intl. continues its aggressive push in Germany with another six multiplexes. Eleven other new complexes were announced earlier this year, along with two in Austria.