Chloe Sevigny, Leelee Sobieski and Jena Malone are slated to star in the indie pic "Lying" for producers Molly Hassell and David Guy Levy.
Expanding U.K. sales company Lumina Films is launching a thriller label dubbed Panic Attack. Venture has acquired international rights to Gillian Anderson starrer "Straightheads."
Val Kilmer has boarded the chiller "Moscow Zero." Pic is the first film from new Barcelona-based production house Valentia Pictures.
Ehud Bleiberg's new company is co-producing and handling worldwide sales for two new films, including a docu based on the real-life story of World War II Israeli spy Wolfgang Lotz.
Thai production and sales house Five Star Entertainment has launched "Art of the Devil 2," a voodoo horror pic by a team of seven young helmers who call themselves the Ronin Team.
Italy's Mediafilm Spa has bought distribution rights to "Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny" from New Line.
The Little Film Co. has sold distribution rights to Gavin Hood's "Tsotsi" in seven territories. Pic is South Africa's entry in the Oscar foreign-language derby.
Spanish sales consortium Latido has licensed Juan Carlos Cremata's winsome Cuban road movie "Viva Cuba" to Japan's Bayotide. Pic is Cuba's entry in the foreign-language Oscar race.
With the growing importance of foreign sales to fill out a film's budget, overseas distributors increasingly play a role that goes beyond just getting movies onto foreign screens.
Aspiring scribes, helmers and producers got pointers and feedback on the art of pitching projects at AFM's "Pitch Me" session Saturday morning.
Lassie stopped by Loews for a meet and great to promote her new feature film "Lassie," which Classic Media had finished just four days prior.