Alta Films, Spain's top arthouse distribbery, has picked up theatrical distribution rights to Spanish helmer-producer Gerardo Herrero's war thriller "Sangre en la nieve" (Blood in the Snow).
Paris-based production outfit Les Films d'Ici ("Waltz with Bashir") and Lebanese shingle Nour Prods. ("33 Days") are co-developing Israel-set drama "Three Thousand Nights."
Film4 and Focus Features have reteamed with "Shame" writer Abi Morgan to develop "Suffragettes," with Sarah Gavron attached to direct.
Vice Media has struck up investment partnerships with MTV founder Tom Freston, advertising-marketing company WPP and investment firm the Raine Group, while aligning with WME as a strategic partner.
Online entertainment producer Break Media has paired with screenwriting site Scripped to launch "Break's Big Break," a contest for aspiring scribes that Ed Burns and Steven De Souza will judge.
Employment in the French film and TV sector climbed 2% in 2010 to 20,387 permanent jobs, while the number of freelance jobs rose 4% to 122,074, according to Ile de France Film Commission figures…
Thandie Newton is set to re-team with her "For Colored Girls" director Tyler Perry on Lionsgate's romantic drama "Good Deeds."
Brian Dow has been made a partner at APA, where the 31-year-old founder and head of the Branded Lifestyle department will serve as the youngest partner in the history of the agency.
Refined perfs and atmospheric naturalism offer pleasurable compensations in "Return Ticket," an overpacked Taiwanese-Chinese co-production.
A smart teen girl about to graduate from high school faces an uncertain future in Robert Greene's sensitive if somewhat messy docu, "Kati With an I."