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14 February 2013

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  • Finnish Blood Swedish Heart

    Dir: Mika Ronkainen. Finland. 2012. 90mins
  • My Stuff

    Dir: Petri Luukkainen. Finland. 2012. 80mins
  • 108 Media gets Autumn Blood

    108 Media has bulked up the sales slate with worldwide rights to Markus Blunder’s thriller and begun sales at the EFM.
  • 2+2 a hot seller for Rud's FilmSharks

    FilmSharks has closed multiple territories on Diego Kaplan’s swingers drama 2+2 (A Couple With A Couple).
  • 9ers sells Wedding Scandal, 90 Minutes to Japan

    Korean sales company 9ers Entertainment has clinched Japanese deals on romantic comedy Wedding Scandal and erotic thriller 90 Minutes.
  • A Fold In My Blanket

    Dir/scr: Zaza Rusadze.  Georgia. 2013. 70mins
  • A Good Day To Die Hard

    Dir: John Moore. US. 2013. 97mins
  • A Long And Happy Life

    Dir: Boris Khlebnikov. Russia. 2013. 77mins
  • A Single Shot

    Dir: David M. Rosenthal. US-UK-Canada. 2013. 116mins
  • A Stranger

    Dir/scr: Bobo Jelcic. Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2013. 87mins 
  • Academy urges quick vote

    As questions remain over the effectiveness of online Oscar voting, the Academy on Thursday [14] urged members to return paper ballots well in advance of the Feb 19 deadline.
  • Action Concept sells Guardians

    EXCLUSIVE: Til Schweiger’s action film Guardians has been sold by Action Concept throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America.
  • Adelaide Clemens joins The Laureate

    EXCLUSIVE: Adelaide Clemens [pictured] is newly attached to UK love story The Laureate alongside previously announced cast Sam Claflin and Imogen Poots.
  • Adriana Chiesa moves into production

    Italian sales agent Adriana Chiesa has established a new production company and is already underway on their first project.
  • Amit Gupta conjures up Jadoo

    British Indian film Jadoo opens the Culinary Cinema strand of the Berlinale on Thursday [Feb 14]. Director Amit Gupta and producer Richard Holmes spoke about cooking up the comedy.
  • Amour Fou readies Hausner shoot

    Shooting starts Monday (Feb 11) in Luxembourg on Jessica Hausner’s new feature film Amour Fou, which will be the first project to go into production for the Amour Fou label.
  • An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker

    Dir/scr: Danis Tanovic. Bosnia-Herzegovina- France- Slovenia. 2013. 74mins
  • Anchor Bay, CineTel to release Grave 2

    Anchor Bay Films and CineTel Films have earmarked an autumn release for I Spit On Your Grave 2, which wrapped production late last year.
  • Angus Finney goes back to school

    Angus Finney, former director of Renaissance Films and project manager for the Film London Production Finance Market, has been appointed as lead tutor on the London Film School’s new Masters programme in Independent Film Business.
  • Aniston, Wilson reunite on She's Funny That Way

    Jennifer Aniston is attached to star alongside Owen Wilson in Peter Bogdanovich’s comedy, which Red Granite International has dropped into the EFM.
  • Another look at Nymphomaniac

    The new image from Lars von Trier’s hotly anticipated film shows Charlotte Gainsbourg in a threesome.
  • Arclight eyes Lookalike

    EXCLUSIVE: Arclight Films has acquired crime romance The Lookalike with a cast including John Corbett, Justin Long, Scottie Thompson, Jerry O’Connell and Gina Gershon.
  • Area 23a lines up hybrid release for Silver Circle

    The event-based distributor will premiere the animated thriller on Mar 22 in New York ahead of theatrical expansion to major markets and a series of special event screenings.
  • Argo triumphs at BAFTAs

    Other multiple winners included Les Miserables and Skyfall.
  • Arsenal Pictures, The G-Machine partner on new slate

    The Los Angeles-based companies have teamed up with production company Content Aggregator to jointly produce, finance and sell a slate of films kicking off at the EFM.
  • ASC honours Skyfall's Deakins

    Roger Deakins prevailed in the feature film competition for Skyfall at the 27th Annual American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC) awards ceremony on Sunday night [10].
  • Autlook sails with Pirate Bay doc

    EXCLUSIVE: TPB-AFK screens in Berlin Panorama and will also be made available free online.
  • Autlook takes My Way to Olympia

    Autlook Filmsales has secured international sales of paralympian doc My Way to Olympia.
  • Back Up unlocks Movie Chainer

    Company currently beta testing rights management application ahead of April 30 live launch.
  • Backstreet’s Back with Pulse feature

    EXCLUSIVE: Pulse Films arrives at the Berlinale with all-access doc about the world’s best-selling boyband [pictured].
  • Baetens reads The Verdict

    The Verdict is produced by Peter Bouckaert for Eyeworks Film & TV Drama.
  • BAFTAs 2013: Winners

    Full list of winners from the BAFTA Awards in London on Sunday night (Feb 10).
  • Banana shoots for Robert Capa biopic

    The film, Capa In Israel, is to be directed by Eduardo Rossoff and scripted by Robert Butler.
  • Bankside boards Van Gogh feature

    The feature length animation charts the untimely demise of legendary painter Vincent Van Gogh.
  • Basner promotes FilmNation four

    FilmNation CEO Glen Basner has announced four key promotions.
  • Beautiful Creatures

    Dir: Richard LaGravenese. US. 2013. 124mins
  • Before Midnight sells out at EFM

    Richard Linklater’s Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy romance has sold out at the EFM ahead of Monday’s [11] international premiere at the Berlinale.
  • Belle Epoque to make next Rabaté

    EXCLUSIVE: Cologne-based Belle Epoque Films, the German producer of Guillaume Nicloux’s Berlinale film The Nun, is to produce cartoonist Pascal Rabaté’s next feature.
  • Beta reports Physician, Devil’s Violinist sales

    Beta has closed pre-sales on Philip Stoelzl’s adventure epic The Physician with Ben Kingsley, Stellan Skarsgard and Tom Payne, as well as Bernard Rose’s mystical biopic The Devil’s Violinist.
  • BFI earmarks $1.6m for co-pros

    Isabel Davis, the British Film Institute’s head of international, is in Berlin spreading the word about the BFI Film Fund’s increased commitment to funding co-productions.
  • Black Bear promotes duo

    Black Bear’s Ben Stillman and Amanda Greenblatt have been promoted to vp and creative executive at the New York-based production and financing company.
  • Bob Berney's Picturehouse, WestEnd board The Great Gilly Hopkins

    EXCLUSIVE: Bridge to Terabithia writers reunite on young-adult novel; Kathy Bates and Danny Glover among cast; Stephen Herek to direct.
  • Buyers rush to Egoyan's Queen

    EXCLUSIVE: eOne inks a string of deals on psychological thriller from Atom Egoyan.
  • Buyers swim to Reel Suspects’ Vanishing Waves

    Matteo Lovadina’s Paris-based sales outfit Reel Suspects has confirmed a raft of deals on its new sci-fi melodrama Vanishing Waves.
  • Buyers taste IM Global's Blood

    UPDATE: IM Global has virtually sold out the world on its young adult adaptation Blood Sisters, licensing rights to TWC in possibly the biggest US buy in recent EFM history and closing a slew of major international deals.
  • Camille Claudel 1915

    Dir: Bruno Dumont. France. 2013. 97mins
  • Camille Claudel sold to Canada

    Wild Bunch has sold two titles at the EFM in Berlin.
  • Cast join Viking epic Northmen

    Ken Duken and James Norton have joined Kon-Tiki actor Tobias Santelmann in action-adventure Northmen - a Viking Saga.
  • Cathleen Summers heads to Chapman

    Producer Cathleen Summers has been named the Spring 2013 Marion Knott Filmmaker-in-Residence at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
  • Child's Pose

    Dir: Calin Peter Netzer. Romania. 2012. 112mins
  • China rules 2012

    With huge growth in 2012, China finally became the second biggest theatrical market in the world, behind the US. Ian Sandwell charts its rise and explores the five highest-grossing international territories last year.
  • Cinedigm buys US rights to Berlin Job

    Arclight Films has licensed US digital, DVD and VoD rights on Berlin Job to Cinedigm.
  • Cinedigm hires Laura Sok

    Sok arrives as director of theatrical publicity and most recently served as director of national and regional publicity at Oscilloscope Laboratories.
  • Cinedigm, Tribeca buy Teacher

    Cinedigm and Tribeca Film have teamed up to acquire US rights to Craig Zisk’s feature directorial debut The English Teacher.
  • Cinephil sells The Act of Killing

    In advance of its Berlin screenings, Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act Of Killing has been sold to multiple territories.
  • Circles

    Dir/scr: Srdan Golubovic. Serbia- Germany-France-Croatia-Slovenia. 2012. 112mins
  • CJ announces slew of Snowpiercer deals

    Korea’s CJ Entertainment has announced a slew of pre-sales for Bong Joon Ho’s post-apocalyptic action thriller Snowpiercer, led by deals to Wild Side Films for France and Bitters End and Kadokawa Shoten for Japan.
  • CJ nabs Grandmaster

    EXCLUSIVE: Fortissimo Films has sold Wong Kar Wai’s Berlinale opener The Grandmaster to Korea’s CJ E&M.
  • Closed Curtain

    Dirs: Jafar Panahi, Kamboziya Partovi. Iran. 2013. 106mins
  • Cohen Media Group acquires On My Way

    Chairman and CEO Charles Cohen negotiated US rights with Adeline Fontan Tessaur of Elle Driver for Emmanuelle Bercot’s French-language road movie.
  • Cold

    Dir/scr: Ugur Yucel. Turkey. 2013. 105mins
  • Constantin acquires Status Quo film; sequel greenlit

    First major territory deal secured for the upcoming UK action comedy; greenlight for a sequel in India.
  • Content boards A Long Way Home for EFM

    Content has acquired worldwide sales rights to the Peter Dinklage epic adventure A Long Way Home and is introducing to buyers at EFM.
  • Content stirs up interest on The Pact 2

    Content has commenced international pre-sales on horror title The Pact 2.
  • Creative Europe in sight

    EXCLUSIVE: Creative Europe has come one step nearer after the 27 EU leaders agreed on Friday in Brussels to an overall $1.3tn (€960bn) budget for 2014-20.
  • Dailymotion launch OpenVOD

    Service allows content providers to set their own sales criteria when they distribute it on Dailymotion.
  • DDA PR promotes Dana Archer to president and partner

    CEO Lawrence Atkinson and COO John Stannard made the announcement on Friday [8].
  • Diego Luna readies third feature

    Diego Luna is set to start shooting his third feature Mr Pig within the next month.
  • Distribution round-up: Salzgeber acquires La Partida, Unconditional; TMG finds Solace

    La Partida [pictured] is currently in post-production, while Solace will begin shooting in May and will be released theatrically by Concorde Filmverleih next year.
  • Distribution: Aktis adds race doc; Imagina closes Picasso deal

    New deals from Aktis Film International and Spanish sales outfit Imagina.
  • Django Unchained nears $200m

    Django Unchained brought in a further $18.7m from 65 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International as the running total climbed to $187.1m.
  • Dogwoof closes EFM deals

    UK sales outfit Dogwoof Global has closed all-rights deals for The Ridge with Domma Inc. Japan, and deals for Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In with Madman for Australia, Tour de Force for Norway and The Culture Business for Italy.
  • Dogwoof reels in Blackfish rights

    Dogwoof secures UK and international rights to Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s doc Blackfish
  • Dutch Features plans Sylvia Kristel biopic

    The feature project, tentatively called Sylvia Kristel: Object of Desire, aims for a 2015 release.
  • Echolot

    Dir: Athanasios Karanikolas. Germany. 2013. 77mins
  • Ellen Page to direct Anna Faris

    Ellen Page will make her feature directorial debut on Miss Stevens with Anna Faris attached to star in the title role.
  • eOne marches with Frankenstein's Army

    MPI Media Group has closed a multi-territory deal with eOne for market title Frankenstein’s Army in France, Scandinavia, Benelux and South Africa.
  • eOne unveils Canadian leadership

    In the wake of the formal conclusion of the Alliance Films acquisition in January, eOne’s global film business head Patrice Théroux has confirmed that David Reckziegel will continue to oversee all North American Film operations.
  • Everyday Objects

    Dir: Nicolas Wackerbarth. Germany-France. 2013. 80mins
  • Evokative Films evolves into international sales consultancy

    EXCLUSIVE: Company’s founder Stephanie Trepanier [pictured] is at the EFM repping SXSW title Rewind This! and two new projects.
  • Exchange Peaks invests in Swelter

    Exchange Peaks Film Capital will finance its second film after selecting the Jean-Claude Van Damme action film Swelter.
  • Exclusive adds Stewart, shuffles staff

    EXCLUSIVE: Exclusive Media adds Gabrielle Stewart from Focus and promotes staff as company operations grow.
  • Exclusive Media boards Passengers

    The long-gestating Keanu Reeves sci-fi project has resurfaced at Exclusive Media with the additional star wattage of Reese Witherspoon. President of international sales and distribution Alex Walton will introduce in Cannes.
  • Exclusive sells key territories on Quiet Ones

    Sales chief Alex Walton has licensed multiple territory rights to the Hammer supernatural thriller to star Jared Harris [pictured] and Sam Claflin.
  • Eye On Films goes to Brasil

    EoF now has over 80 partners, among them 45 festivals and 39 distributors.
  • Fanning, Macdonald join Every Secret Thing

    Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald have joined Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks on Amy Berg’s Every Secret Thing. Hyde Park International in talks with EFM buyers.
  • Fatal

    Dir: Lee Don-ku. South Korea. 2012. 103mins
  • Fatal Assistance 

    Dir: Raoul Peck. France-Haiti-US-Belgium. 2012. 99mins
  • Fifi Howls From Happiness

    Dir: Mitra Farahani.  US. 2013. 96mins
  • Film editor Gerry Hambling dies

    Award-winning British film editor Gerry Hambling, who cut 14 films with Sir Alan Parker, has died aged 86.
  • Film Movement buys Name

    Film Movement has acquired Malgoska Szumowska’s Berlinale entry In The Name Of. Separately, O-Scope, Submarine Deluxe, Wolfe Releasing and National Geographic Cinema Ventures have all been in acquisitive mood.
  • FilmNation closes $50m financing

    The investment follows last year’s mighty 2012 when films licensed by the New York-based company generated $420m at the international box office.
  • FilmSharks cuts Torrente deals

    Argentina’s FilmSharks has licensed North American rights at EFM on the action comedy franchise to Music Box Films’ new Döppelganger label.
  • FilmSharks talks up Death Fearless

    FilmSharks has picked up international sales on Death Fearless (working title) starring Mexican Oscar nominee Demian Bichir.
  • Finecut sells Hong's Daughter to France, Brazil

    Korea’s Finecut has sold Hong Sangsoo’s Berlin competition title Nobody’s Daughter Haewon to France’s Les Acacias and California Filmes for Brazil.
  • First Hand reels in doc deals

    Among the deals, Kinosmith has taken Canadian rights to hard-hitting doc Shadows of Liberty [pictured], which has also sold to DBS TV in Israel.
  • First Run buys Paul Bowles

    In a lively day of US acquisition announcements, Artsploitation has acquired three horror titles, Inception Media Group pounced on a trio of genre titles and there was activity from a consortium of Brainstorm Media and The Film Collective.
  • Flanders Fund backs projects including Roskam gangster thriller

    Belgian auteur Felix van Groeningen’s new feature Belgica is also among the projects to receive support from the VAF.
  • Focus reunites with Mike Leigh on Turner biopic

    EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features International (FFI) will handle worldwide sales on the film about the celebrated English landscape painter J M W Turner to star Timothy Spall and will co-finance with BFI and Film4.
  • Focus sells out Messenger

    Focus Features International (FFI) chief Alison Thompson’s team has virtually sold out the Jeremy Renner thriller at the EFM.
  • Fortissimo picks up Linsanity

    Fortissimo Films has acquired all rights outside of North America and China to feature documentary, Linsanity, which recently screened at Sundance.
  • Fox Hill Options Damnation Street

    Fox Hill Productions has optioned feature rights to Andrew Klavan’s neo-noir thriller trilogy based on the books Dynamite Road, Shotgun Alley and Damnation Street.
  • Framestore, Razorbill to collaborate on transmedia novel

    Robert Paul Weston’s The Creature Department is set for release later this year.
  • Franco-German co-pro treaty extended

    Since its founding in 2001, the “mini-traité” has been financed by the FFA and CNC with €1.5m annually, backing more than 90 Franco-German co-productions.
  • Freestyle buys Love Sick Love

    Ellen Wander of Los Angeles-based Film Bridge International and producer Anne Estonilo MouseRoar Productions have confirmed that Freestyle Releasing has acquired US rights to Love Sick Love.
  • Future of Berlinale’s World Cinema Fund secured

    This year’s Berlinale programme features two WCF-funded films: Harmony Lessons and Workers.
  • FuWorks kicks off Dutch football doc

    The “total football” exploits of the celebrated Dutch team of the 1970s are to shown on screen in a new feature documentary being put together by San Fu Maltha’s Fu Works.
  • Gaga, Wild Bunch adopt Kore-eda's Father

    EXCLUSIVE: Japan’s Gaga Corporation and Wild Bunch are jointly handling sales on Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son, marking the second time they’ve collaborated on one of the director’s films.
  • Gaumont boards Larrieu Bros noir

    EXCLUSIVE: Picture starring Mathieu Amalric, Maïwenn, Sara Forestier, Denis Podalydes and Karine Viard due to start shooting on Feb 12 in Alps.
  • Gaumont boosts 'France' export

    EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont has struck multiple sales on Vive La France by Michael Youn, starring Jose Garcia and Michael Young and billed as “a crazy, extremely funny and politically incorrect postcard of France.
  • GE, Cinelan team with Solve

    GE and Cinelan have partnered with Solve For X, a collaborative forum for modern day film-making, in support of the latter’s new website.
  • German Shooting Star Saskia Rosendahl in Qurbani’s second feature

    Principal photography on the teamWorx Ludwigsburg production will begin on April 22.
  • Girl King crowns new deals

    Transmission has come on board for Australia while Maywin has pre-bought Russian rights.
  • Global Screen scores more EFM deals

    Among the deals, A Thousand Times Goodnight [pictured] has sold to Spain, Brazil, Portugal, Middle East and Taiwan.
  • Gloria

    Dir: Sebastián Lelio. Chile-Spain. 2013. 105mins
  • Gloria racks up raft of sales

    EXCLUSIVE: Sebastian Lelio’s Gloria, the buzz film in this year’s Berlinale Competition, has provoked a mini-stampede among buyers.
  • Gold

    Dir/scr: Thomas Arslan. Germany. 2013. 113mins
  • Golden Network takes on Wrath Of Vajra

    Golden Network Asia has picked up international rights to martial arts drama The Wrath Of Vajra, directed by Law Wing-cheong.
  • Good Universe send out Search Party

    EXCLUSIVE: Good Universe has added Gold Circle’s upcoming comedy Search Party to its EFM slate. Universal Pictures will distribute in the US following the companies’ recent partnership on Pitch Perfect.
  • GREAT British Film Reception to honour UK nominees

    British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay will celebrate Academy Award nominees from the UK at the GREAT British Film Reception in Los Angeles on Feb 22.
  • Griffiths' Illuminations readies busy slate including Duane Hopkins' Bypass

    Bypass, backed by the BFI and Film I Vast, is being produced by Third Films in Newcastle and is due to shoot in March.
  • Guillotines flies to Turkey, Middle East

    Hong Kong-based We Distribution has sold Andrew Lau’s action thriller The Guillotines to Horizon International for Turkey and WEG for the Middle East.
  • Gut Renovation

    Dir: Su Friedrich. US. 2012. 81mins
  • Hamilton joins RealD ranks

    The global 3D specialist announced on Thursday [14] the appointment of Minard Hamilton to evp of mobile and consumer.
  • Hansel And Gretel & The 4:20 Witch

    Dir: Duane Journey. US. 2013. 86mins
  • Harmony Lessons

    Dir/scr: Emir Baigazin. Kazakhstan-Germany-France. 2013. 113mins
  • Helio Oiticica

    Dir: Cesar Oiticica Filho. Brazil. 2012. 94mins
  • High Point strikes Community deals

    Among the deals, Matchbox Films will release Jason Ford’s hoodie horror [pictured] in the UK.
  • Hollywood heads to Germany

    After a lacklustre year in 2012, Germany is now overwhelmed with Hollywood stars working on films shooting here from George Clooney and Bill Murray to Emma Watson and Michael Douglas.
  • Hope spreads for Seidl

    Buyers are continuing to beat a path to Paradise since the final instalment of Ulrich Seidl’s trilogy Paradise: Hope screened in Berlinale’s Competition earlier this week.
  • Hot projects on Screenbase

    Among the many updates and new projects already announced in Berlin are Belly Dancing For Beginners starring Sheridan Smith and Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie.
  • Hoult enlists in Wyatt's Birdsong

    EXCLUSIVE: Warm Bodies star signs on for Rupert Wyatt’s adaptation of best-selling First World War love-story; Embankment handles sales.
  • HPI thrills with Untitled Elmore Leonard

    EXCLUSIVE: Hyde Park Entertainment has brought on Image Nation Abu Dhabi to split financing on Untitled Elmore Leonard Project, shooting now in Connecticut.
  • I Used To Be Darker

    Dir: Matt Porterfield. US. 2013. 90mins
  • IM3 soars past $700m global

    The Marvel Studios blockbuster merited a mention by Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger in Tuesday’s [7] earnings call and has reached $711.3m worldwide and $525.8m internationally.
  • Image snaps up Paradise

    RLJ Entertainment subsidiary Image Entertainment has picked up all US rights from WME Global and Mandate Pictures to Diablo Cody’s feature directorial debut Paradise. Lionsgate International handles sales outside the US.
  • Image takes US rights to The Colony

    Image Entertainment has picked up US rights to the $16m sci-fi thriller The Colony. Sierra / Affinity handles international sales and screens the film on Sunday [10].
  • In Bloom

    Dirs: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross. Germany-Georgia-France. 2013. 102mins
  • In The Name Of

    Dir: Malgoska Szumowska. Poland. 2013. 101mins
  • Indiestory sells King of Pigs to US, Germany

    Korean sales company Indiestory has sold animated feature The King Of Pigs to US distributor Fuzzy California and Film Verleih Gruppe for German-speaking territories.
  • Industry seeks audio rules

    The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the Union Internationale Des Cinémas (UNIC) issued on Tuesday [12] two proposals to deliver immersive sound to exhibitors.
  • Ipso Facto gains Nothing to Lose

    Christine Alderson’s UK production company Ipso Facto has snapped up remake rights to Pieter Kuipers’ thriller Nothing To Lose from Dutch production outfit Pupkin Films.
  • Iron Sky producers talk US plans

    EXCLUSIVE: Blind Spot Pictures, the Finnish outfit behind cult hit Iron Sky, has revealed further details of what is likely to be its first US project, Jeremiah Harm.
  • Is the European film industry in crisis?

    If you missed Screen’s EFM Debate — Europe In Crisis? — in Berlin, you can catch up with the festival’s video online.
  • Jack O’Connell to star in Yann Demange's 71

    EXCLUSIVE: Skins and 300: Rise of an Empire star to play lead in Northern Ireland thriller.
  • Jacob goes to Horizon Movies for US

    Kino Lorber’s Horizon Movies label has picked up North American rights to horror-thriller Jacob.
  • Jadoo duo reunites on UK comedy

    EXCLUSIVE: Jadoo producer Richard Holmes is to executive-produce a new comedy produced by Farhana Bhula.
  • Jadoo producer readies Keeping Rosy

    EXCLUSIVE: Richard Holmes, producer of Culinary Cinema selection Jadoo, is planning a March 4 start date for his next production, Keeping Rosy.
  • James Ponsoldt to adapt Pippin

    The Weinstein Company has found its writer on the Broadway musical adaptation and hired the director of Sundance hit The Spectacular Now.
  • Jaoui's Under the Rainbow scores sales

    Filmmaker’s first picture in four years due to be released in France on March 6 on 350 screens.
  • JCVD set to Swelter for The Exchange

    EXCLUSIVE: The Exchange has signed on to handle worldwide sales on action title Swelter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Catalina Sandino Moreno.
  • K5 Int'l boards Blue Angel

    EXCLUSIVE: Clive Owen will star in the Parts & Labor drama about a disillusioned college professor reinvigorated by a gifted writing student. K5 has commenced talks with international buyers at the EFM.
  • Kaurismaki partners with Yellow Affair

    EXCLUSIVE: Company is selling Mika Kaurismaki’s The Girl King.
  • Keanu Reeves to star in John Wick

    EXCLUSIVE: A resurgent Keanu Reeves will star in Thunder Road’s revenge action tale, which Lionsgate will introduce to buyers next week as one of the hot titles on the Croisette. CAA represents US rights.
  • Ken Loach readies Ireland-set feature

    EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach is hoping to shoot his next film this autumn, the director has confirmed to Screen.
  • Ken Loach, The Spirit of '45

    Ken Loach talks to Andreas Wiseman about his new documentary The Spirit of ‘45.
  • King's Speech producers grab autobiography

    The true story of how a poor five-year-old Indian boy was separated from his mother, adopted by an Australian family, then found her 25 years later, is to be made into a film by See-Saw Films producers Emile Sherman and Iain Canning.
  • Kino Lorber snaps up Computer Chess

    The distributor has acquired all US rights to Andrew Bujalski’s comedy following its world premiere at Sundance last month. 
  • Kinology, Groupe 1 in eye of Hurricane

    Saint Thomas Productions is now in production on the €11m 3D documentary Hurricane.
  • Korean film exports up 8.4% in 2012

    Korean film exports went up 8.4% to a total of $37.8m last year, according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).
  • La Maison de la Radio

    Dir: Nicolas Philibert. France-Japan. 2013. 103mins
  • Lava Bear thrills to Walker

    EXCLUSIVE: David Linde’s Lava Bear has teamed up with producers Chris Morgan and Paul Walker to develop an untitled action-thriller from writers Brandon and Kurtis Birtell. 
  • Layla Fourie

    Dir: Pia Marais. Germany-South Africa-France-Netherlands. 2013. 108mins
  • Le Pacte makes sales of The Nun

    Le Pacte is racking up sales on Berlinale Competition entry The Nun, the period drama directed by Guillaume Nicloux and starring Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert and Louise Bourgoin.
  • Lifelong

    Dir/scr: Asli Ozge. Turkey-Germany. 2013. 102mins
  • Lightning gets chills for Freezer

    EXCLUSIVE: Santa Monica-based Lightning Entertainment has bulked up its EFM portfolio with international sales rights to the thriller Freezer starring Dylan McDermott and Peter Facinelli.
  • Lightning to sell Healing

    EXCLUSIVE: Santa Monica-based Lightning Entertainment is in Berlin touting worldwide rights to the redemption drama Healing starring Hugo Weaving.
  • Lincoln honour for Streisand

    President Bill Clinton will present the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 40th Chaplin Award to Barbra Streisand on Apr 22 in New York.
  • Linklater wins Berlinale Camera

    The festival presented the award to the Before Midnight director at the film’s international premiere on Monday [11].
  • Lose Your Head

    Dirs: Patrick Schuckmann, Stefan Westerwelle. Germany. 2012. 107mins
  • Love Battles

    Dir/scr: Jacques Doillon.  France. 2013. 112mins
  • LUFF sets dates for 10th edition

    Film London’s London UK Film Focus (LUFF) has set the dates of its 10th edition for June 24-27 and is expecting around 120 buyers and 50 titles at the event.
  • Macdonald, Longinotto join Between The Lines

    March event planned at London’s Rich Mix Cinema.
  • Made In Germany winner with Youth’s One Two

    The $6.7m (€5m) story about the lives of “Rubble Ladies” in post-war Germany is scheduled to shoot in 2015.
  • Mads Mikkelsen saddles up for Zentropa Western

    EXCLUSIVE: Zentropa is again saddling up with Mads Mikkelsen. The Danish powerhouse production company is hatching its first Western, which sales company TrustNordisk is launching at the EFM.
  • Magnolia acquires Pioneer

    Norwegian thriller [pictured] was introduced to the international market in Berlin, with Magnolia Pictures picking up US rights.
  • Magnolia buys Nymphomaniac

    Magnolia Pictures confirmed on Tuesday [12] that it has acquired US rights to Lars von Trier’s hotly anticipated Nymphomaniac after TrustNordisk screened footage at the EFM.
  • Maladies

    Dir/scr: Carter. US. 2012. 96mins
  • Marc Samuelson joins Pact

    The UK’s trade body for independent film and TV producers has bolstered film production expertise with the appointment of Marc Samuelson to its board.
  • Match Factory strikes deal for Snow in Paradise

    EXCLUSIVE: Control editor Andrew Hulme makes his directorial debut.
  • Mauritius launches 30% film tax incentive

    EXCLUSIVE: Island nation also plans to sign co-production treaties.
  • Mega Spider sells for Epic

    Epic Pictures Group has closed key territories at the EFM on Mega Spider, the upcoming SXSW entry known in the US as Big Ass Spider! Separately, co-heads Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson have hired sales veteran Catherine Quantschnigg.
  • Memento records S-VHS sales

    Paris-based Memento Films International (MFI) has been racking up sales on footage horror picture S-VHS , the sequel to cult hit V/H/S.
  • Metrodome takes on The Liability as Revolver falters

    Sales outfits and producers look for new buyers for films on Revolver’s slate.
  • Meyers Media Group boards Hangman

    Los Angeles-based Meyers Media Group is in Berlin talking up a packed slate led by Pete Travis’ thriller Hangman.
  • Mezey talks up Cinereach

    New York-based independent producer Paul Mezey of Journeyman Pictures has revealed further details of his work with Cinereach - the non-profit organisation with which he worked on the Oscar-nominated Beasts Of The Southern Wild.
  • Miami unveils Encuentros

    Organisers at the 30th Miami International Film Festival announced the five selections on Wednesday [13].
  • MMG boards Law & Disorder

    Meyers Media Group has been in the thick of talks with buyers on Law & Disorder and holds worldwide rights.
  • Mobius

    Dir/scr: Eric Rochant. France-Belgium-Luxembourg. 2013. 114mins
  • Myriad adds Teacher to Cannes slate

    Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins and Nathan Lane star in The English Teacher and Myriad Pictures will commence sales on the Croisette next week.
  • Myriad circles Jessica Alba for Weightless

    Kirk D’Amico has begun pre-sales at EFM and announced on Friday [8] that Jessica Alba is in final negotiations to star.
  • Myriad sells Inescapable

    Myriad Pictures has closed key sales at the EFM on Ruba Nadda’s thriller Inescapable, which IFC will distribute in the US in March.
  • Naedomi acquires US on Sleeper's Wake

    Naedomi Media has picked up US rights at the EFM to the thriller Sleeper’s Wake.
  • Naked Opera

    Dir: Angela Christlieb. Luxembourg –Germany. 2013. 85mins
  • Narco Cultura

    Dir: Shaul Schwarz. US. 2013. 102mins
  • Netflix, DreamWorks team for kids series

    Based on the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film Turbo [pictured], the Netflix programme Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) debuts exclusively this December in the US and across the globe.
  • New Czech film fund launched

    The new Fund is expected have approximately €8m ($11m a year) at its disposal; this year’s EFM contains screenings of several Czech productions and coproductions, including IFFR Tiger winner My Dog Killer [pictured].
  • New Wave secures two Berlin Competition titles

    Also acquires Irish film Silence.
  • Nielsen flies to sci-fi Exodus

    EXCLUSIVE: Swedish-Danish producer Richard Georg Engström and Danish director Tommy Ipsen are at the EFM to promote their €4m English-language sci-fi project [pictured].
  • Nun on the run to UK

    EXCLUSIVE: Le Pacte’s in-demand Berlinale Competition entry The Nun has sold to Metrodome for the UK.
  • Octane to sell Green Dragons

    IM Global’s genre label will fully finance Hong Kong director Andrew Lau’s Revenge Of The Green Dragons. Martin Scorsese will serve as executive producer.
  • Odessa launches industry platform

    This year’s edition, which will be held during the 4th Odessa International Film Festival (OIFF) from July 12-20.
  • Odin's Eye gets Territorial with Wolf Creek

    Odin’s Eye Productions (OEP) is partnering with Wolf Creek Pictures to produce hybrid genre film Territorial, to be directed by Matthew Holmes.
  • O'Neill, Fastnet launch distrib Wildcard

    EXCLUSIVE: O’Neill departs IFB to launch theatrical distribution outfit; strikes partnerships, deals at the EFM.
  • Open Reel debuts at EFM

    Italian sales company was founded last November by Cosimo Santoro and has already built up a catalogue of more than 25 titles.
  • Oz tops US on estimated $80m

    The third highest March opening in North American box office history ensured a comfortable number one debut for Buena Vista’s Oz The Great And Powerful on approximately $80.3m.
  • Paloma Faith to star in punk drama

    EXCLUSIVE: Platinum-selling singer to star in feature from Wellington Films and Zentropa Sweden.
  • Paradise: Hope

    Dir: Ulrich Seidl. Austria. 2013. 91mins
  • Parisians launch new sales company Versatile

    Violaine Pichon and Pape Boye are joining forces to create new international film sales company Versatile.
  • Park Circus expands into France

    New Paris offshoot to be run by Van Papadopoulos (pictured), who formerly headed Cannes Classics.
  • Participant, DFI in $100m fund

    Participant Media and Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced a $100m revolving fund on Wednesday [13] to back what is expected to be 12-16 features over five years.
  • Pegasus seals output deals with Taiwan, Malaysia

    Hong Kong’s Pegasus Motion Pictures has signed two-year output deals with two separate Asian distributors: Cai Chang International in Taiwan and Lotus Five Star in Malaysia.
  • Pirate Bay doc gets online boost

    Controversial feature documentary The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard (about the notorious file sharing website) has been watched by half a million people since its premiere in Berlin on Friday [Feb 8].
  • Polish producer builds on double Berlin selection

    Agnieszka Kurzydlo is now working on forthcoming projects including Marcin Koszalka’s Red Spider and Grzegorz Jaroszuk’s Kebab & Horoscope.
  • Premiere sells The Outsider

    EXCLUSIVE: Premiere Entertainment Group has received plenty of attention on action thriller The Outsider starring Jason Patric, James Caan, Craig Fairbrass and Shannon Elizabeth.
  • QED boards Ayer’s Fury

    The preemptive move is based on a speculative script by David Ayer, with whom QED International collaborates on the upcoming Arnold Schwarzenegger action thriller Ten.
  • Radiant champions Run Boy Run

    Production has wrapped on Pepe Danquart’s drama Run Boy Run. Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International represents world sales and is in talks with EFM buyers.
  • Raven Banner runs into Dead End

    Raven Banner Entertainment has acquired world sales rights to Nicholas David Lean’s genre bender Dead End.
  • Reel Suspects sells Lose Your Head

    Reel Suspects’ Berlin Panorama title Lose Your Head has been snapped up by Open Reel for Italy.
  • Reflexion Films debut at EFM

    Reflexion Films, a new sales company based in Moscow, has unveiled a line-up of features for its EFM debut.
  • Reilhac runs with ‘ultra-trail’ transmedia project

    EXCLUSIVE: Former Arte Cinema chief also developing interactive film geo-location App Cinema City.
  • Resolution signs UK comedy Jadoo

    Amit Gupta comedy to receive its world premiere in Berlin next week.
  • Rinkel reunites with Cool Kids team

    The €3m ($4m) Secrets of War will again be directed by Dick Dennis Bots and written by Karen van Holst Pellekaan.
  • Rival YSL films wage fierce battle

    French Designer Yves Saint Laurent died nearly four years ago, but rival film companies are battling it out over who has the right to shoot his biography and who is allowed to portray the clothes that set the fashion agenda for a generation.
  • Robinet named BAC Films chief

    The appointment was confirmed by BAC Majestic’s Roch Lener. 
  • Rock The Casbah

    Dir: Yariv Horowitz.  Israel- France. 2012. 94mins
  • Rockwell packs punch with boxing biopic

    EXCLUSIVE: A Single Shot director and actor to reteam on biopic of Billy Miske.
  • Rossellini joins Carriere project

    Actress and film-maker Isabella Rossellini is collaborating with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrier (The Artist and the Model) on a new project.
  • Salma

    Dir: Kim Longinotto. UK-India. 2013. 90mins
  • Saoirse Ronan joins Monster

    Saoirse Ronan has joined the cast on Ryan Gosling’s upcoming feature directorial debut How To Catch A Monster. Sierra/Affinity handles international sales at the EFM.
  • Sarah Gabriel named XYZ sales chief

    The director of sales of the newly minted international sales division heads to Cannes with a slate that includes Erik Matti’s action thriller On The Job.
  • Schell and Adorf cast as Marx and Engels

    Veteran actors Maximilian Schell and Mario Adorf have been cast in a new feature as philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
  • Scorsese earns Malavita credit

    The film-maker has come on board EuropaCorp and Relativity’s mafia film in an official capacity after initially acting as a consultant before and during filming.
  • Screen International partners in Cannes members club

    Screen International is one of the partners in a new members club and entertainment venue being launched at Cannes 2013.
  • Searchlight picks out Birdman

    EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight and New Regency are in discussions to co-finance and distribute Alejandro González Iñárritu’s upcoming comedy Birdman.
  • Second British Film Festival coming to Kurdistan

    The second British Film Festival will be held in Iraq’s Kurdistan region this month. A programme of films, screening in Erbil, will celebrate British cinema as well as the growing relationship between Kurdistan and the UK.New this year, the festival will also show some shorts and medium-length films by Kurdish filmmakers, such as Chaplin of the Mountains [pictured].The programme will also include the Kurdistan premiere of Gwynn Roberts’ documentary Kulajo, about one Kurdish vill
  • Shane Black to direct Doc Savage

    Shane Black, now confirmed as one of the hottest directors in town after Iron Man 3 swept past $711m worldwide this week,, has closed his deal to direct Doc Savage for Columbia Pictures and Original Film.
  • Shirley – Visions of Reality

    Dir/scr: Gustav Deutsch. Austria. 2013. 93mins
  • Shochiku plans Ozu 110th anniversary project

    Following its success with the Kinoshita centennial initiative, Japanese studio Shochiku is planning a major restoration and screening project to market the 110th anniversary of the birth of Yasujiro Ozu.
  • Shochiku unwraps Kinoshita biopic

    Japanese studio Shochiku is launching a biopic of Keisuke Kinoshita, written and directed by Crayon Shin-chan director Keiichi Hara, at EFM.
  • Shoreline Entertainment checks into Geography Club

    Morris Ruskin’s Los Angeles-based production and sales company has picked up world sales rights to Huffington Pictures’ coming-of-age drama.
  • Signature inks three during EFM

    UK distribution outfit Signature has picked up three titles for home entertainment release during the EFM.
  • Sigourney Weaver joins Body Art

    EXCLUSIVE: Sigourney Weaver is joining the cast of Body Art, Luca Guadagnino’s new film based on the novel The Body Artist by Don DeLillo.
  • Silver's Cannes swansong

    EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Film Festival is likely to be Aviva Silver’s final appearance as head of the MEDIA unit before moving to a new position within the European Commission (EC).
  • Slim pickings for EFM buyers

    A slow EFM punctuated by just a handful of commercial must-haves and a subdued reaction to the festival selection turned hopeful thoughts to France and the promise of Cannes.
  • Snapper launches Scandi distrib

    Helsinki and New York based production company Snapper Films is expanding by establishing a new distribution arm.
  • SND fashions YSL deals

    Production starring Pierre Niney [pictured] as the legendary fashion designer is due to start rolling in May.
  • Soda blasts off with art label

    The company is to be run by curator/producer Elena Hill, who will work closely with Soda principals Eve Gabereau and Ed Fletcher.
  • Spanish cinema: counting the cost

    With Spanish admissions down, Juan Sarda looks at how the territory’s independent distributors are approaching the market.
  • Spanish cinema: sailing in tandem

    With Spanish film-makers increasingly looking to work with international partners, Juan Sarda explores the territory’s attractiveness as a co-producer
  • Spanish cinema: the next big things

    With new work from the likes of Pedro Almodovar, Claudia Llosa, Jaume Balaguero and Alex de la Iglesia in 2013, Spanish cinema is hotter than ever. Juan Sarda profiles a selection of upcoming films.
  • SPC finds Invisible Woman

    EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Classics snaps up US rights to Ralph Fiennes’ Charles Dickens drama from WestEnd.
  • Status Quo: rocking all over Berlin

    British rockers Status Quo have taken a break from touring to promote their debut feature here in Berlin.
  • Strand Releasing acquires US rights to Zaytoun

    Stephen Dorff stars in Eran Riklis’ story of an unlikely alliance between a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot shot down over Beirut in 1982.
  • Streisand mulls directing gig

    Aldamisa International has signed the iconic entertainer to direct a film in what will be her first outing in the role since 1996’s The Mirror Has Two Faces.
  • StudioCanal secures Traitor sales

    EXCLUSIVE: Bucking the trend in a tough Berlin market, StudioCanal has closed significant pre-sales on new John Le Carré adaptation Our Kind Of Traitor.
  • Submarine Deluxe dives into Lombardi doc

    New York-based company acquires all North American rights to Mareike Wegener’s feature documentary [pictured].
  • Sycamore Pictures lines up Christmas Miracle

    The Way, Way Back producers Sycamore Pictures will produce and finance the dysfunctional holiday comedy A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle. Hyde Park International will introduce to buyers at EFM.
  • Synchronicity takes God Only Knows

    The Solution Entertainment Group’s genre production and sales division Synchronicity Entertainment has picked up international sales on mob thriller God Only Knows starring Ben Barnes and Toby Jones.
  • The 727 Days Without Karamo

    Dir/scr: Anja Salomonowitz. Austria. 2013. 80mins
  • The Cold Lands

    Dir/scr: Tom Gilroy. US. 2013. 100mins
  • The Crash Reel

    Dir: Lucy Walker. US. 2013. 107mins
  • The Deep leads Iceland's Eddas

    Baltasar Kormákur’s The Deep took a big haul of 11 Icelandic Film and Television Awards (Eddas) at the awards ceremony in Reykjavik on Saturday.
  • The East to close SXSW

    Zal Batmanglij’s The East will close the event in Austin, Texas, on Mar 16.
  • The Hooligan Factory wraps shoot

    First image of film released.
  • The Nun

    Dir: Guillaume Nicloux. France-Germany-Belgium. 2012. 114mins
  • The Pirate Bay: Away From Keyboard

    Dir: Simon Klose. Sweden. 2012. 85mins
  • The Plague

    Dir: Neus Ballus. Spain. 2013. 84mins
  • The Rocket

    Dir/scr: Kim Mordaunt. Australia-Loas-Thailand. 2013. 96mins
  • The Spirit Of ‘45

    Dir: Ken Loach. UK. 2013. 94mins
  • The Weight Of Elephants

    Dir/scr: Daniel Joseph Borgman. Denmark-New Zealand. 2013.  87mins
  • Thief rules US on $37m

    The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy led the North American session thanks to a $36.6m debut through Universal.
  • TLA takes Five Dances

    TLA Releasing has acquired the US, UK and French-speaking Europe to Alan Brown’s contemporary drama.
  • Tod Williams to direct Cell for Cargo Entertainment

    Cargo Entertainment has attached Tod “Kip” Williams to direct John Cusack in the Stephen King adaptation Cell. Mark Lindsay is presenting the project to buyers  company handles international pre-sales while Paradigm represents US rights.
  • Toei sells Admiral to France, Russia

    Japanese studio Toei has sold big-budget war epic Admiral Yamamoto to France (Filmedia) and Russia and CIS (Cinema Prestige).
  • Tokyo Family

    Dir: Yoji Yamada. Japan. 2012. 146mins
  • Tom Vaughan to direct 'Tom Jones'

    Tom Vaughan, whose credits include Starter For 10 and What Happens In Vegas, will direct the literary adaptation Tom Jones for the UK’s CrossDay Productions.
  • TrustNordisk boosts pre-sales slate at EFM

    Hot titles include Ragnarok (pictured), Pioneer, Detective Downs and The Hidden Child.
  • TrustNordisk sells Ragnarok to US

    US distributor Magnolia has acquired Mikkel Sandemose’s Ragnarok from TrustNordisk, after a three-minute promo was shown during Berlin’s EFM.
  • TrustNordisk sells The Keeper of Lost Causes

    Distributors flock to the first film as well as others in the planned four-feature franchise.
  • UK deal for Johnny Cash doc

    EXCLUSIVE: Wide House has closed a UK theatrical deal for Johnny Cash doc My Father And The Man In Black with Ballpark Film Distributors.
  • Ulrich Seidl talks up horror title

    EXCLUSIVE: Seidl producing his wife’s horror film Ich seh/Ich seh.
  • UPI promotes Antonini, Wormley

    Pair promoted to senior vice presidents of creative advertising.
  • Urban closes Berlin slate deals

    Paris and New York-based Urban Distribution International has closed multiple deals on its Berlin slate.
  • Vendome to produce El Bulli

    Drama to be based on world-famous Spanish chef Ferran Adrià [pictured] and his restaurant elBulli, which closed in 2011.
  • Venus And Serena joins K5 sales roster

    K5 International has acquired international sales to Maiken Baird and Michelle Major’s documentary Venus And Serena.
  • Vic + Flo Saw A Bear

    Dir/scr: Denis Cote. Canada. 2013. 95mins
  • Visit Films boards sales on Upstream Color

    Shane Carruth’s follow-up to his acclaimed thriller Primer will receive its international premiere in Panorama on Sunday [10] following last month’s Sundance debut.
  • VMI sells US, Japan on Gallowwalkers

    Wrekin Hill has picked up US rights from VMI Worldwide to the upcoming Wesley Snipes supernatural action thriller Gallowwalkers.
  • Well Go buys New World

    Well Go USA Entertainment announced on Thursday [13] it had acquired all North American rights in Berlin to Hoon-jung Park’s South Korean action thriller.
  • What Richard Did sweeps IFTAs

    Teen drama What Richard Did scored five awards at the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) awards, which also handed best international film to Ben Affleck’s Argo.
  • When I Saw You

    Dir/scr: Annemarie Jacir. Palestine-Jordan-UAE-Greece. 2012. 93mins
  • Wide slate lures copious buyers

    EXCLUSIVE: Doc sales specialist Wide House is reporting a roaring trade on its EFM titles.
  • Wide smiles with Carbone film

    Wide Management has added a new title to its roster, Daniel Patrick Carbone’s Hide Your Smiling Faces.
  • Wild Bunch adds Miss Julie

    EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based sales powerhouse Wild Bunch has picked up international sales on Liv Ullmann’s upcoming $5m battle-of-the-sexes drama Miss Julie starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton.
  • Wild Bunch Benelux agrees tie

    Pim Hermeling’s Wild Bunch Benelux has entered into a buying alliance with new Scandinavian outfit Selmer Entertainment.
  • Wild Bunch to run with Wolf Totem

    EXCLUSIVE: Majority Franco-Chinese production due to start shooting in April.
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

    Dir/scr: Arvin Chen. Taiwan. 2013. 104mins
  • Wirkola preparing Dead Snow sequel

    EXCLUSIVE: Sequel to 2009 cult hit Snow Dead is due to shoot mid-2013.
  • Wizart enchants buyers with Snow Queen

    EXCLUSIVE: Russia’s Wizart Animation has announced key sales at the EFM on its 3D epic The Snow Queen produced by Timur Bekmambetov and has lined up a sequel for 2014.
  • Wolf

    Dir/scr: Bogdan Mustata. Romania. 2013. 78mins
  • Wreck-It Ralph smashes UK box office

    Disney’s 3D animation dethrones Les Misérables after four weeks at the UK’s summit; StudioCanal’s I Give It A Year impresses with $2.4m (£1.5m) debut in third.
  • WWE Studios goes Cruisin’

    WWE Studios is developing the action comedy Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’, an action-filled comedy from writer-director Adam Bhala Lough.
  • XLrator finds faith in Apostles

    XLrator Media has acquired all worldwide rights to the faith-based stand-up comedy feature Apostles Of Comedy: Onwards And Upwards.
  • XYZ launches int'l division

    XYZ Films has launched an international sales arm to handle word sales on in-house and third party titles.
  • XYZ slays sales for Killers

    EXCLUSIVE: Japanese-Indonesian crime-thriller sells to Germany, France, Turkey and Hong Kong.
  • Young Ones sells for 6 Sales, The Exchange

    Tristan Orpen Lynch of Ireland’s Subotica and Michael Auret of Spier Films have commenced production in South Africa on Jake Paltrow’s Young Ones.
  • Youth

    Dir/scr: Tom Shoval. Israel-Germany. 2012. 100mins
  • Zambezia scores at global box office

    EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based Cinema Management Group has announced initial theatrical results from 15 territories for its 3D animation Adventures In Zambezia.
  • Zykov pushes Russian doc series

    Veteran producer Eugene Zykov is handling sales on Old Russian Cities, a series of documentaries designed to present a positive image of Russia abroad.