Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd., the buyout firm founded by British financier Guy Hands, said it acquired Odeon Cinemas, the U.K.'s largest cinema chain, and UCI from Viacom. Terms of the…
New Yorker Films has taken all rights to the U.S. on Iciar Bollain's Spanish domestic abuse drama "Te doy mis ojos" (Take My Eyes). It plans to release the film theatrically next year.
The Times London film fest will open with the U.K. preem of Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake" on Oct. 20 and close Nov. 4 with the international bow of David O. Russell's "I Heart Huckabees."
John Malone's Starz!, the pay TV network that focuses entirely on theatrical movies, is starting to gobble up some of its titles three months sooner than the traditional 12-month wait.
Jim Caviezel has signed with ICM.
Kyra Sedgwick has signed on to star as the lead character in the TNT drama pilot "The Closer."
New Line Home Entertainment has struck a multi-title DVD output deal with 3-year-old Toronto and New York-based indie film distrib ThinkFilm.