Hollywood's trans-Atlantic kudos campaigns are in full swing as a long list of contenders make the trek to next week's Times BFI London Film Festival.
Cristian Mungiu, director of "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days"
The Venice Film Festival is forging ties with China's Golden Rooster and Full Blossom Film Festival, which combines a fest with China's main film awards.
Arts Alliance Media has inked a pact with Pathe to add the U.K. distrib's pics to its video on demand service.
Odeon Sky Filmworks, the distribution partnership between exhib Odeon and satcaster BSkyB, has acquired U.K. rights to Spanish horror movie "Rec" from Filmax Entertainment.
Stephane Huard has been appointed managing director of Universal Pictures International's new operating company in France.
Forget Al Gore and Arnold Schwarzenegger -- Homer Simpson is ready to be the new ambassador for action against climate change.
"Nightwatching" reps a return to the Peter Greenaway style of old, though whether it's a return to form is another matter.
The Directors Guild of America has announced its call for applications for the 2008 Assistant Directors Training Program.
Anchor Bay Entertainment has picked up theatrical and homevid rights for Fred Durst's tyro helming effort, "The Education of Charlie Banks."
Warner Bros. has tapped its top Thundercat. Vidgame vet Jerry O'Flaherty will helm the studio's CG-animated "Thundercats" feature, based on the popular '80s cartoon series, comicbook and toy line.