Gotham Entertainment Group will produce "Mountain of Light," a $5 million feature based on Allen Paul's book "Katyn," about Stalin's World War II massacre of 15,000 Polish officers in a Russian…
French finance and sales company Pandora has acquired its second pic at the fest, adding world rights (excluding Brazil) for Fabio Barreto's $5 million "Bela Donna" to its slate.
Canada's Alliance Independent Films has picked up worldwide rights to the British pic "The Girl With Brains in Her Feet."
Motion Picture Assn. chairman and CEO Jack Valenti will hold talks with Russian government officials in Cannes about the continued piracy problem.
October Films has agreed to finance and distribute worldwide Open City Films' "Three Seasons," the feature debut of 24-year-old Vietnam native Tony Bui.
France is taking steps to boost cross-border film projects between Gallic producers and their Italian and British counterparts.
The newly renamed Carlton Film Distributors, formerly Rank Film Distributors, has arrived at Cannes in the midst of internal reorganization under its new ownership.
In a preemptive strike, 20th Century Fox has purchased film rights to Michael Crichton's next novel, "Prey," for close to $5 million. No other studio was granted a shot at the manuscript.
Mark Shivas, the BBC's departing head of film, is setting up his own indie production company, but will remain under contract as an exec producer for BBC film projects for 18 months.
Columbia TriStar will bring a little bit of "Montana" to more than a dozen international territories, with the acquisition of foreign distrib rights to the Initial Entertainment Group pic.
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