The Rome Film Festival will honor Meryl Streep with its Marcus Aurelius lifetime achievement award, while Milos Forman has been recruited as jury president.
Producer-distributor Sorolla Films has acquired Spanish rights to U.K.-Spain co-production "Little Ashes," toplining Robert Pattinson ("Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Twilight").
Universal Pictures Intl. and Focus Features Intl. have inked a wide-ranging distribution and co-production agreement with RTL Group's new production group UFA Cinema, which launched last year.
Francis Ford Coppola is to open the 41st edition of Directors' Fortnight (May 14-24) with his Argentina-set family drama "Tetro."
"Rachel Getting Married" took top prize for feature film at the 2009 Prism Awards, held at the BevHills Hotel on Thursday.
A fall from a great height turns a shy tech whiz into a macho man.
Canuck film distributor E1 Entertainment has inked a deal with Senator Distribution to pick-up Canuck rights to rights to five pics plus U.K. rights to one of those pics.
Denzel Washington is negotiating to star in drama "Unstoppable," the Tony Scott-directed that 20th Century Fox has on track for a fall production start.
New Regency has set Brian Koppelman and David Levien to adapt the Josh Bazell novel "Beat the Reaper."
"The Soloist" partners Participant Media and Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment will next duet on "History on Trial."
Fox Searchlight is bringing Langston Hughes' gospel musical "Black Nativity" to the bigscreen, with Kasi Lemmons writing and directing.