European-based theater and opera director Dietmar Pflegerl died in Klagenfurt, Austria, on May 17 after a five-year battle with cancer.
Universal Pictures and its specialty arm Focus Features have struck a deal to finance and sell a package of five movies to be made by the new independent production banner that's a partnership among…
Audrey Tautou will star as Coco Chanel in a $15 million biopic about the legendary French fashion designer.
Chris McGurk and Danny Rosett's fledgling Overture Films has inked a global distrib deal with Paramount Vantage and Paramount Pictures Intl. Under the exclusive pact, Overture will utilize Vantage's…
The Weinstein Co. can't get enough of Michael Moore. As the company launches the documentary filmmaker's health-care expose "Sicko" out of competish in Cannes today, it is also starting to sell a new…
William Gibson's prescient sci-fi bestseller from the '80s, "Neuromancer," will get the bigscreen treatment from vet producer-distributor Peter Hoffman, whose own Cannes exploits go back some 25…
Twentieth Century Fox has taken North American rights to "Gospel Hill," the first fully financed project from the Los Angeles-based production company Deko Ent.
Moctesuma Esparza's Latino market specialists Maya Entertainment has created an international co-production division, backed by $100 million in loan financing from Cardinal Pointe Film Finance, Maya…
James Gray's "We Own the Night" was the first big American indie title of the fest to get a special buyers' screening at the Palais. The Friday unspooling attracted a huge crowd, with beaucoup folks…
Lightning Entertainment has snagged rights to Aussie surfing doc "Bra Boys," which is narrated by Russell Crowe and being made into a feature by Universal. The doc grossed a record for docs of $2…
Samira Makhmalbaf said she's determined to finish "The Two-Legged Horse," despite the March 27 bombing that brought lensing to a halt.