Studio specialty divisions are no longer low-budget arthouse arms: Last year, the cost of production for specialty pics rose a whopping 60% vs. an 8% rise for major-studio titles.
French sales company SND/M6 has sold all Japanese rights to New Select on Sophie Marceau's "Trivial," a France-set suspenser, which the French thesp co-wrote, helmed and starred in, playing opposite…
The second phase of the Sarajevo Film Festival's new talent campus has been greenlighted after grants to five young filmmakers from the Balkans region were approved as part of its City of Film…
Gallic laffer "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" has broken the record for first-week box office in France.
BBVA, Spain's second-biggest high street bank, and savings banks Caixa Tarragona, Cajamar and Caja Madrid have inked with the country's ground-breaking Audiovisual SGR film fund.
Former Momentum and Icon exec Alex Hamilton has been appointed as director of Contender Films, the newly expanded theatrical arm of DVD distrib Contender Entertainment Group.
Buena Vista Intl. will distribute Ramon Costafreda's "Wrap Up" in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.
The Screen Actors Guild has completed the launch of its year-old iActor online casting directory, which includes nearly 24,000 member resumes.
The National Assn. of Theater Owners has issued more guidelines for vendors and manufacturers in the digital cinema supply line to follow, saying the additional guidelines will ease the growing pains…
Producers David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud have launched HighRoad Entertainment and acquired rights to sports film "The Perfect Game."
Gerard Butler has launched the production shingle Evil Twins with his longtime manager, Alan Siegel. Their first project is the psychological thriller "Law Abiding Citizen," which the duo are…
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