A wayward Japanese youth's apprenticeship with the Nipponese mafia provides an intriguing premise but little substance in French docu "Young Yakuza." Like Japan's other cultural touchstone, the…
Spanish sales consortium Latido Films has licensed Australian rights on Dan Cox's docu biopic "Running With Arnold" to distribution house Madman.
Singer-songwriter and peace activist Nassiri is launching his global peace initiative Monday in Cannes.
Los Angeles-based Afterburner Films is setting up a joint venture with Nostromo Wireless in Prague to produce a mobile videogame -- playable on Java-enabled cell phones -- for "Fast Glass," its…
Peter Aalbek Jensen and Lars von Trier's Danish production powerhouse Zentropa is teaming up with former X-Filme topper Maria Koepf and setting up shop in Berlin. Koepf will head Zentropa Intl…
After a gap of almost 20 years, Hungarian filmmakers are back in competition in Cannes. Bela Tarr's "The Man From London" is the first Hungarian pic to be selected for the competition since Istvan…
Teuton distrib/production house Senator has greenlit a German-language pic about people in their 70s having sex. Entitled "Wolke 9" ("Cloud 9"), the pic is helmed by Andreas Dresen ("Summer in…
Four up-and-coming Danish producers will be attached to vets through a mentoring program that will guide one of their projects to the bigscreen. The Copenhagen Film Mentor will be funded by the…
Myriad Pictures has upped Trevor Wright to VP of distribution.
Wang Bing continues his run as one of the world's supreme doc filmmakers.
After its English-language debut with Francois Ozon's "Angel," French shingle Fidelite is prepping a series of English-language pics with the likes of "Black Book" star Carice van Houten, "Lost's"…