Michael Weber's Match Factory has picked up international rights to Hans Weingartner's upcoming "Free Rainer," a satire about the German TV industry.
Hollywood has lost nearly a quarter of its TV pilot production since last year, lured away by lucrative incentives offered by Canada and cities such as Gotham.
In a departure from its usual arthouse fare, Magnolia Pictures has bought U.S. distrib rights to U.K. horror-comedy "Severance" in a Cannes acquisition.
Warner Bros. has set "Lost" star Naveen Andrews to join Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard in "The Brave One," the Neil Jordan-directed thriller about a woman struggling to recover from a brutal attack…
Heath Ledger and Rachel Weisz are circling "Dirt Music," an adaptation of the Tim Winton novel that will be directed in Australia by Phillip Noyce. Novel, about a couple in a loveless relationship…
Winona Ryder has been cast as the female lead opposite Simon Baker in "Sex and Death 101," which Daniel Waters is directing for Cary Brokaw's Avenue Pictures and Sandbar Pictures.
Jon Foster, Laura Dern and Sophie Traub have joined Russell Crowe in Oz director John Polson's thriller "Tenderness" for Gotham-based GreeneStreet Films.
Warner Bros. has acquired "Aardvark Art's Ark," a Casey Affleck-penned screenplay for an animated family film. Affleck will exec produce. Pic revolves around the adventures of an animal family aboard…
The Independent Film & Television Alliance has announced its speakers and panel topics for the eighth annual IFTA Production Conference, to be held June 16 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Berlin-based rights trader Eastern European Acquisition Pool has picked up 13 titles from the Weinstein Co. for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Bulgaria and, for selected pics, the…