Remakes and, to a lesser extent, horror seem to be the product working best at what seems a particularly slow AFM. "Remakes are really the buzzword at AFM. Remakes out of Asian markets are really hot…
David S. Ward, Oscar-winning scripter of "The Sting," "Milagro Beanfield War" and "Sleepless in Seattle," has signed up to pen "Buddha," the big-budget family production that will mark the filmmaking…
Hong Kong- and L.A.-based animation house Imagi is putting on one of the largest shows at AFM this year. Company, which takes iconic Western properties and produces them in an Asian anime style, has…
Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's "The Lives of Others" lead the noms for this year's European Film Awards, with six apiece. Almodovar's return-to-his-roots drama…
Long-distance relationships are hard -- that's how most AFM attendees are experiencing the association between AFM and AFI Fest, now entering its third year. No one is disputing that both events are…
Veteran producers Jonathan Krane and Beau Rogers have launched the Edge, a production shingle aimed at turning out three to five features annually with budgets between $1 million and $10 million.
Aspiring screenwriters, directors and producers received priceless pointers and feedback on the art of pitching projects at AFM's "Pitch Me" session Saturday morning.
As AFM headed into the weekend, primed to pick up, Internet access at the Loews fizzled for a third excruciating day. Acquisitions execs said they didn't mind as they whizzed about with their…
The Rotterdam Film Festival has set up a Sales Club which kicks off at the January event.
Oz-U.S. sales agent Arclight Films has expanded the slate of Asian-themed films to be handled through its Easternlight label. It has picked up sales duties on "Shanghai Baby" and Kelly Hu vehicle…
Joe Dante and Elizabeth Stanley are teaming to produce an English-language remake of Gallic pic "Ecoute le temps" ("Fissures"), which world preems at the AFI Film Festival today.