Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up Christophe van Rompaey's upcoming Cannes screener "Aanrijding in Moscou" (Moscow, Belgium).
Odeon Sky Filmworks has picked up U.K. rights to Jennifer Lynch's "Surveillance," which will screen out of competition at Cannes.
Cablevision's Rainbow Media, which already owns AMC and IFC, has bolstered its film portfolio by ponying up $496 million for the Sundance Channel.
The Locarno Film Festival will fete U.S. producer Christine Vachon at its 61st edition. Fest will hand her the Raimondo Rezzonico prize, which is given to a producer who epitomizes the indie ethos.
Former Studio Babelsberg topper Thierry Potok has been named CEO at VIP Medienfonds, becoming the troubled film fund and production company's fourth chief exec since 2005, when then-CEO Andreas…
Foreign sales company Fortissimo Films has picked up international rights to Madonna's Malawi docu "I Am Because We Are."
The 62nd Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival will feature several world premieres of British movies, including Vito Rocco's "Faintheart," Kenny Glenaan's "Summer," Charles Martin Smith's "Stone of Destiny"…
"Aibo -- gekijoban" (Partners -- Theatrical Version) topped the weekend Japanese box office, according to figures from B.O. tracker Kogyo Tsushinsha.
Like Fox Searchlight's current feel-good item "Young@Heart," producer-director Dori Berinstein's joyous docu "Gotta Dance" centers on a group of lively older people doing something atypical to great…
A lament for a drowned culture, "Faubourg Treme" is a celebration of the venerable African-American history of New Orleans, notably in the titular neighborhood, once an incubator of enlightenment.