John Deery won the 12th annual Hartley Merrill Intl. Screenwriting prize for "Conspiracy of Silence." Future Film Group has signed on to lead the financing and development of the pic, which Deery…
Nu Image has picked up worldwide rights on the psychological thriller "Boiling Point" from new production and financing entity Zuma Entertainment.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S., Australia and New Zealand distribution rights to Zhang Yang's "Quitting," from Fortissimo Film Sales.
Cedric Kahn's "Roberto Succo," in competition at Cannes, has sold to eight territories, including the U.K., Spain, Italy and Japan, French sales company Mercure said Tuesday.
The directorial debut of actress Catherine McCormack and a pic by Nicholas Hytner, both based on scripts by William Boyd, top the development slate of London-based Haystack Films.
USA Films has paid under $1 million to acquire domestic distribution rights to Mira Nair's ensemble comedy "Monsoon Wedding."
Italian distributor Cecchi Gori Group has ponied up about $5 million to take all Italo distribution rights to Michael Mann's biopic "Ali" from U.S.-based indie production and distribution company…
Digital filmmaking, the Cannes selection and the U.S. distribution system took direct hits at the American Directors sesh, which drew an SRO crowd at the Variety Pavilion Wednesday.
Ray-Bans and Cannes -- could it get any hipper? After taking a hiatus from the fest last year, the Luxottica-owned sunglasses manufacturer is back, making celebs look even cooler on the Croisette.
True to its image, the Rio Film Festival served up an soiree of suave sensuality Tuesday at the Grand Hotel Plage. Brazilian and Latin toppers mixed with U.S. specialty distribs and, after dinner…