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23 May 2013

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  • 1,000 Rupee Note production wraps

    Shrihari Sathe’s directorial debut was produced by Infinitum Productions.
  • 108 Media, Paladin take Manila

    The distributor partners have picked up US rights to Sean Ellis’ acclaimed Sundance premiere Metro Manila.
  • A Castle In Italy

    Dir: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. France. 2013. 104mins
  • A Story Of Children And Film

    Dir/scr: Mark Cousins. UK. 2013. 101mins
  • A Touch Of Sin

    Dir/scr: Jia Zhang-ke. China. 2013. 133mins
  • Adele: Chapters 1 & 2

    Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche. France-Belgium-Spain 2013. 179mins
  • AFI DOCS to honour Errol Morris

    The US premiere of AJ Schnack’s Caucus will close AFI DOCS and Errol Morris will be honoured at the festival’s Charles Guggenheim Symposium for his contributions to the documentary genre. 
  • Ain't Misbehavin' 

    Dir/scr: Marcel Ophuls. France. 2013. 106mins
  • All Is Lost

    Dir/scr: J.C. Chandor. US. 2013. 105mins
  • American Dreams opens strongly in China

    Peter Ho-sun Chan’s American Dreams In China had a strong opening weekend in China, grossing $17.8m (RMB110m) in three days (May 17-19).
  • Amit Kumar, Monsoon Shootout

    Leon Forde talks to Amit Kumar about his feature debut Monsoon Shootout, which screens in Cannes as a Midnight Screening.
  • Anchor Bay enters Lundgren's Battle

    Anchor Bay has snapped up US, Australian and New Zealand rights to Battle Of The Damned from Bleiberg Entertainment’s Compound B.
  • Arclight sells Dead Simple

    Arclight Films has launched sales on the Croisette of Dead Simple, the adaptation of Peter James’ bestselling crime novel.
  • ARRI'S Ploe scores pre-sales

    3D animation [pictured] sells to CIS, China and South Korea, among others.
  • Arrow goes with Kore-eda

    EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor Arrow has take UK rights to Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Competition entry, Like Father, Like Son [pictured].
  • Artificial Eye in step with Giant

    EXCLUSIVE: Artificial Eye nabs UK rights to Quinzaine title The Selfish Giant [pictured].
  • Artificial Eye takes Sorrentino’s Beauty

    EXCLUSIVE: Artificial Eye picks up Paolo Sorrentino’s competition entry The Great Beauty.
  • As I Lay Dying

    Dir: James Franco. US. 2013.  110mins
  • Attraction drawn to Dragon Girls

    EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales outfit Attraction Distribution (formerly Delphis Films) has gobbled up world sales rights to much hyped doc Dragon Girls [pictured], winner of the Best International Feature Documentary at Hot Docs in Toronto earlier this month.
  • Australia's Umbrella gets Cold in July

    EXCLUSIVE: Australian outfit pre-buys Jim Mickle’s revenge-thriller.
  • Autobahn outfit 42 in fast lane

    Alongside Autobahn, the UK-based production and management outfit is in post on Monsters: The Dark Continent, among others.
  • AV thrills with Scintilla

    AV Pictures’ Cannes slate includes in-demand sci-fi thriller Scintilla [pictured], which eOne has picked up for multi-territories.
  • Bac fires for Dagur Kari’s Fúsi

    EXCLUSIVE: Bac reunites with Kormakur’s BlueEyes Productions for sale of Kari’s Fusi (formerly working titled Rocketman).
  • Bac happy to take Sadness Club

    EXCLUSIVE: Picture is the debut feature from Vincent Mariette after award-winning short Les Lezards. 
  • Backup signs up Lorna Tee

    EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based Tee is a well-known figure in the Asian film industry.
  • Ballpark takes UK rights to No Fixed Abode

    Ballpark has taken UK rights to 104 Films’ drama No Fixed Abode [pictured].
  • Banderas joins The 33

    Antonio Banderas will star in The 33, the true story of the 33 Chilean Miners whose rescue in 2010 became one of the most televised events in history. Good Universe handles international sales in Cannes.
  • Bastards

    Dir: Claire Denis. France. 2013. 100mins
  • Baywatch team reunites for Killing Hasselhoff

    EXCLUSIVE: Angelworld Entertainment’s Grazeley Film Fund has come on board to fully finance the feature Killing Hasselhoff.
  • Behind The Candelabra

    Dir: Steven Soderbergh. US. 2013. 118mins
  • Belfast bites for Universal’s Dracula

    Universal Pictures’ Dracula is to shoot in Northern Ireland.
  • BelSoe launched in Singapore

    Company aims to assemble smart financing models that utilise the best of every country in terms of production infrastructures, technology, finance or distribution.
  • Bends

    Dir/scr: Flora Lau. Hong Kong. 2013. 92mins
  • Benelux distribution majors merge

    In a major shake-up to the Benelux distribution sector, major players A-Film and Benelux Films Distribution plans to join forces.
  • Beta sells Berlinale winner Child's Pose

    German sales powerhouse Beta has reported a roaring start to the market. Distribution rights for Berlinale-winner Child’s Pose [pictured] and German box-office hit Oh Boy are almost sold out. 
  • Black Book star to play Garbo

    EXLUSIVE: On the day [May 20] that the Swedish Film Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary, details have emerged of an ambitious new biopic of Sweden’s greatest ever film star, Greta Garbo.
  • Blind Detective

    Dir: Johnnie To. Hong Kong-China. 2013.  129mins
  • Blood Ties

    Dir: Guillame Canet. France. 2013, 144mins
  • Blue Ruin

    Dir/scr: Jeremy Saulnier. US. 2013. 92mins
  • Bombay Talkies

    Dirs: Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap. India. 2013. 112mins
  • Bong Joon Ho to chair Edinburgh jury

    Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer and film critic Siobhan Synnot will also reside on the jury.
  • Borgman

    Dir/scr: Alex van Warmerdam. Holland. 2013. 113mins
  • Breakthrough boards Joe's Mountain

    EXCLUSIVE: Toronto’s Breakthrough Entertainment has signed on to serve as executive producer and will handle international sales on Joe’s Mountain starring Kris Kristofferson. Helen Hunt is in talks to join the cast.
  • Buyers feel Statham’s Heat

    Sierra/Affinity has licensed its Heat reboot starring Jason Statham to Lionsgate UK and a host of territories.
  • Buyers flock to Raven Banner

    EXCLUSIVE: Canadian outfit Raven Banner closes deals on Mexican war epic.
  • Buyers fly to Cronenberg’s Stars

    EXCLUSIVE: eOne closes multiple deals on David Cronenberg’s new thriller.
  • Buyers join Jinga's Human Race

    Paul Hough’s action sci-fi sells to US and Australia, among others.
  • Buyers Jump on AV thriller

    EXCLUSIVE: AV’s romance thriller sells to US, UK, Australia, more.
  • Buyers lock into Movie Chainer

    Paris-based film financier Backup Media’s new content and rights management software Movie Chainer is proving a hit in the market.
  • Buyers play Altitude’s Big Game

    EXCLUSIVE: eOne, Ascot Elite buy Samuel L Jackson action-adventure, directed by Jalmari Helander.
  • Buyers take Stranger By The Lake

    EXCLUSIVE: Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger By The Lake proves a buzz title at Cannes.
  • Campbell Bower, Fimmel join Overdrive

    EXCLUSIVE: Star of upcoming The Mortal Instruments confirmed for long-gestated Pierre Morel-produced Overdrive. Kinology is selling.
  • Cannes 2013 buoyed by US buys

    The tidal wave of product that swept up on Cannes’ shore on the eve of the market made buyers warier than ever, however the result was steady international trade punctuated by notable US buys.
  • Cannes 2013: Screen's dailies

    Browse all Screen International’s daily magazines from the 66th Cannes Film Festival here.
  • Cannes: Documentary boom

    Documentaries are booming at Cannes, both in selection and the market. Melanie Goodfellow looks at this year’s crop and asks the experts about the current appetite for non-fiction work.
  • Cargo unpacks Kristen Wiig comedy

    EXCLUSIVE: Cargo Entertainment has been talking up its new Kristen Wiig comedy Welcome To Me to Croisette buyers on behalf of Bron Studios and Gary Sanchez Productions.
  • Celluloid, uConnect start with Genesis

    EXCLUSIVE: Early in the market, new partners Celluloid Dreams and uConnect have picked up James Napier Robertson’s Genesis, currently shooting in New Zealand and starring Cliff Curtis.
  • Chan’s Police Story books deals

    EXCLUSIVE: J & JJ International has closed a raft of deals on Jackie Chan’s upcoming action title, Police Story 2013, which the star produced with China’s Wanda Media.
  • Chile readies first 3D film

    EXCLUSIVE: Kiné recently came on board Jorge Olguin’s horror story Whispers of the Forest, Chile’s first 3D feature.
  • Chinese Shorts head to US, Euro TV

    Shenzhen Media Group and Shorts International have cut deal to bring Chinese short movies to US, European and African television audiences.
  • Cifola’s Lion unveils Terzani biopic

    EXCLUSIVE: Former Rai Sesto Cifola [pictured] touches down in Cannes with new company Lion Pictures International.
  • Cinecoup first Telefilm Canada private partner

    Telefilm Canada is promoting Vancouver’s CineCoup Film Accelerator, a reality show-style competition to provide $1m to fund a new feature and guarantee theatrical distribution in Canada.
  • Cinedigm acquires TIFF premiere Visitors

    Cinedigm has taken North American rights to Godfrey Reggio’s Visitors, set to receive its world premiere on Sept 8 at the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Cinemavault boards Johnny Christ

    The Toronto-based sales company has acquired worldwide rights to Mark Maggiori’s thriller Johnny Christ.
  • Cinemavault sells Cuesta's Roadie

    Cinemavault is selling Michael Cuesta’s drama Roadie, which screens in the market.
  • Cinenord planning heroic husky film

    EXCLUSIVE: Heroic husky Balto famously led an expedition across the Alaskan ice carrying a life-saving serum for the victims of a diphtheria epidemic.
  • Cinepix joins space-shoot Newcomers

    Distributor Cinipix has joined forces with Patricia A Beninati and Michael K Anderson’s Centerboro Productions to produce the sci-fi action film Newcomers.
  • Cineplus to handle post on EPIC

    EXCLUSIVE: Germany’s Cineplus Filmproduktion has come on board as co-producers of EPIC, an international co-production between the UK, Germany, Russian and Georgia.
  • Clapp elected UNIC president

    Clapp [pictured] replaces Ad Weststrate, who is stepping down after eight years.
  • Clio Barnard in talks for Tusk

    EXCLUSIVE: British director Clio Barnard is in talks to direct Tusk for Origin Pictures.
  • Clio Barnard plans Trespass

    EXCLUSIVE: Fast-rising UK director Clio Barnard [pictured], who has been earning rave reviews for her Quinzaine entry The Selfish Giant, is to direct The Trespass, an adaptation of the novel by Rose Tremain. 
  • Cohen Media Group buys Tycoon

    Cohen Media Group chairman and CEO Charles S Cohen announced in Cannes that the company has acquired National Book Award winner Edward Ball’s recently published The Inventor And The Tycoon.
  • Colt 45 writer options Stark

    EXCLUSIVE: Colt 45 writer Fathi Beddiar to direct Edward Bunker crime-thriller.
  • Content boards The Surprise

    Content Film has come on to sell worldwide rights excluding Holland, Belgium, the former Dutch Colonies, Luxembourg and Germany to Oscar winner Mike van Diem’s upcoming Dutch rom-com The Surprise.
  • Content sells Outpost III

    Content has closed key sales on Outpost III: Rise Of The Spetsnaz and has licensed US rights to XLrator Media, which released the previous episode Black Sun.
  • Contreras lines up Language

    Mexican director Ernesto Contreras is to direct I dream In Another Language based on an original story by his brother Carlos Contreras.
  • Coraline producer ties with UK animation firm

    Claire Jennings ties with UK animation team Nexus.
  • Corsan on board for Silence

    Paul Breuls’ Belgian-based financing and production outfit Corsan has come on board new Martin Scorsese film Silence (sold in the market by IM Global and based on the acclaimed 1960s novel by Shusaku Endo).
  • Corsan sends Haggis film global

    New Paul Haggis movie Third Person has been sold by Corsan to over 20 territories.
  • Crossing Lines to open Monte Carlo

    Donald Sutherland to be honoured with Crystal Nymph Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Cumberbatch to narrate Jerusalem

    National Geographic Cinema Ventures (NGCV) announced on Thursday [23] that Star Trek Into Darkness star Benedict Cumberbatch will narrate Jerusalem.
  • Dallas Buyers Club sells for Voltage

    EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Pictures has closed a slew of deals on the upcoming Matthew McConaughey drama Dallas Buyers Club, which Focus Features is preparing for a US awards season launch later this year.
  • Dammicco dances back to Cannes

    Veteran producer launches Adler Entertainment.
  • Damon: Cannes 2013 lacking riches

    While deals are starting to hot up at Cannes 2013, major buyers are less impressed with the offering than in previous years, agreed a FilmFinanceTV industry panel yesterday.
  • Dardennes: “Please Save Culture!”

    ?The feted directors [pictured] join Costa Gavras, Michel Hazanavicius, Jaime Rosales and Harvey Weinstein who have also this week expressed concern about the possible loss of protection for local industries.
  • David Hasselhoff

    David Hasselhoff took to the beach in Cannes this week, this time for business meetings not for Baywatch duty.
  • DIFF to host Cinematic Innovation Summit

    The inaugural Cinematic Innovation Summit will be held December 5-6 in conjunction with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
  • Dinklage to star in Hop Frog

    EXCLUSIVE: Peter Dinklage, riding high on the global success of Game Of Thrones, has signed on to star in Hop Frog.
  • Disney's Hollis wins CineEurope award

    He will receive the award on June 27 as part of CineEurope in Barcelona.
  • Distributors snap up Blue Ruin

    EXCLUSIVE: Memento Film International (MFI) enjoys busy Cannes.
  • Distrify strikes Facebook partnership

    The online distributor will be able to target facebook users with relevant films via Butterly Media’s 300 million strong network.
  • Doha unveils new festival format

    The Doha Film Institute (DFI) will hold two annual film festivals starting this year – the emerging talent-focused Qumra Film Festival in March, and the community-based Ajyal Film Festival for the Young in November.
  • Double Dutch closes slew of deals

    Canada’s Double Dutch International has licensed rights in Cannes to Level 1 Entertainment’s thriller Detour starring Neil Hopkins and Brea Grant, closing deals with IPA Asia Pacific for Japan, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • DreamWorks inks Euro output deals

    DreamWorks, through their licensing collaboration with David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment, has inked multiple distribution output deals at Cannes, including with Samuel and Victor Hadida’s Metropolitan FilmExport in France.
  • Edko, Encore Rockin’ with 9ers

    Korean sales company 9ers Entertainment has sold Rockin’ On Heaven’s Door to Edko Films for Hong Kong and Encore for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • EFP unveils new board members

    Christian J. Lemche of the Danish Film Institute has been confirmed as EFP President.
  • Elle Driver to sell covert Iranian film

    EXCLUSIVE: Pictures revolves around author secretly writing memoirs about his time in Iranian jail.
  • Elwes, Barnum launch e2b

    Cassian Elwes and Robert Ogden Barnum have launched e2b Capital to offer financing and global distribution services to independent filmmakers.
  • Entre Chien & Loup picks up Betancourt memoirs

    EXCLUSIVE: Former FARC hostage Ingrid Betancourt is to executive produce a major new film based on her memoir Even Silence Has An End.
  • eOne adopts Simon's Cat

    Marking their first foray into brand management of digital brands, eOne will handle worldwide distribution rights for the property across all media including, TV, Home Entertainment, Licensing and Online.
  • eOne falls for Naomi Watts' Diana

    The trademark late cascade of US deals emerged on Thursday [23] as Cannes neared the finish line, led by eOne’s acquisition of US rights to hot market title Diana.
  • eOne reports 25% growth

    eOne has reported a 25% year-on-year revenue rise for the year ended Mar 31 of $994.2m and a 19% EBITDA rise of 19% of $98.8m.
  • Epic

    Dir: Chris Wedge. US. 2013. 102mins
  • Epic launches Space Dogs 2

    Epic Pictures Group have launched sales in Cannes on the animated action-adventure Space Dogs 2, the sequel to Space Dogs 3D.
  • Epic space-bound with Scout

    EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based company has locked in the director and cast of sci-fi adventure The Last Scout ahead of start of production this month in Los Angeles.
  • Equation goes on Death March

    EXCLUSIVE: French distributor acquires rights to Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr.’s Un Certain Regard title.
  • Erer promoted at FilmNation

    Tara Erer has been promoted to vp of international sales at FilmNation.
  • Euro producers join The Surge

    EXCLUSIVE: Project is Daniela Thomas’ [pictured] first solo work after co-directing Linha De Passe and Foreign Land with Walter Salles. Deal initiated during Producers Network meetings.
  • Eventival, Black Market Online pact

    The new solution will provide BMO’s video submission and evaluation functionalities to Eventival’s database solutions.
  • Exclusive Media, Moores, Rutland sign pact

    Exclusive Media has signed a rolling four-film equity deal with UK-based entrepreneur and technology guru Toby Moores and film industry veteran Wendy Rutland.
  • Ex-EMI CEO launches film group

    Former EMI chairman and CEO Eric Luciano Nicoli is teaming with William Lewis, John Stanley and Dean Goldberg to launch finance and production outfit Wentworth Media and Arts in Cannes.
  • Ex-Intandem boss launches new firm

    EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Intandem boss Gary Smith has revealed details of his new production and financing company Blue Ocean Media.
  • Eyewell gets into bed with Nymphs

    EXCLUSIVE: Local distributors who board Nymphs will be able to use green screen and CGI technology to provide customised ads in their own territories.
  • Fast & Furious 6 tops UK box office

    Sixth instalment in the racing action franchise scores Universal’s biggest-ever three-day opening weekend at $13.2m (£8.7m).
  • FFI reports Black Sea sales surge

    Focus Features International has reported a strong response to Kevin Macdonald’s thriller starring Jude Law, led by a multi-territory deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition.
  • Film finance site launches

    New online platform will offer producers exhaustive data on European and global film funds.
  • Film London ties with Rio Film

    Film London Production Finance Market runs for seventh year on Oct 16-17, in association with the BFI London Film Festival.
  • Film London, France renew deal

    The partnership has so far seen 22 French projects presented at the Film London Production Finance Market.
  • Film4 team talks about Cannes slate

    Tessa Ross [pictured] tells Screen that Film4’s Cannes selections — Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant in Directors’ Fortnight, Paul Wright’s For Those In Peril in Critics’ Week — are indicative of the kind of author-driven work that Film4 is championing across its busy slate.
  • FilmAid appoints Simon Goff

    FilmAid International also appoints Liz Manne vice chair of board of directors.
  • FilmNation buyers find Solace

    EXCLUSIVE: Glen Basner and the sales team have closed key territories on the Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell thriller Solace financed by Claudia Bluemhuber’s Silver Reel.
  • Films Distribution sells Cheap Thrills

    EXCLUSIVE: A Castle in Italy also racking up sales.
  • Finecuts spreads Miracle

    EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s Finecut has sealed a slew of deals on hit drama Miracle In Cell No 7 to a slew of territories including a sales to Magnum Films for Australia/NZ and China’s Le Vision Pictures.
  • Finnish Film Affair back in September

    The FFA will present new Finnish films and works-in-progress for visiting sales agents, buyers and trade press.
  • Finns pact for US alliance

    Helsinki-based Bronson Club and New York-based Uncorked Productions have started a new collaboration, Start To Finnish, to develop English-language international projects for six top Finnish directors.
  • FIP Germany readies Doctor, Rico

    Fox International Productions (Germany) has lined up two films on the back of Matthias Schweighofer’s box office smash Break-Up Man, the top German release of the year so far on more than $24m.
  • First image: Catch Me Daddy

    Exclusive first image of Sameena Jabeen Ahmed in Daniel Wolfe’s UK thriller Catch Me Daddy, which Altitude is selling.
  • First look at The Last Diamond

    EXCLUSIVE: In a timely move following the Chopard jewellery theft on Thursday, Paris-based sales company Other Angle has released first images of Eric Barbier’s heist tale with a twist The Last Diamond starring Yvan Attal and Bérénice Bejo.
  • Five Star’s Long Weekend sells to Peru

    Thailand’s Five Star Production has sold horror film Long Weekend (Thongsook 13) to Eurofilms for Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.
  • For Those In Peril

    Dir/scr: Paul Wright. UK. 2013. 93mins
  • Fox to finance Kashyap's Bombay Velvet

    Fox Star Studios is financing Anurag Kashyap’s next directorial project, Bombay Velvet, a period drama starring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.
  • France-Rio renews partnership

    Rio and Ile De France Film Commissions renew accord
  • French Film Festival UK to pay tribute to de Funès, Pialat

    The 21st edition to run Nov 7-30 at venues across the UK and is set to screen a restored version of Jacques Demy’s Lola [pictured].
  • FSC scores Crash Reel sales

    EXCLUSIVE: The Film Sales Company has licensed Australia and New Zealand rights on Lucy Walker’s snowboarder documentary The Crash Reel to Hopscotch/eOne, which plans a day-and-date launch across all platforms in mid-July.
  • FTS teams with Louise on Hermit

    India and UK-based boutique studio Flick The Switch is teaming with Swiss production company Louise Productions to co-produce black comedy The Hermit.
  • Gatsby rules int'l on $42.1m

    The Great Gatsby prevailed over the course of a remarkably close weekend at the international box office, edging out Star Trek and Iron Man 3 by a nose thanks to an estimated $42.1m haul.
  • Gillibert, Aja In a Perfect World

    EXCLUSIVE: Adaptation rights taken for Laura Kasischke’s bestseller.
  • Goalpost scores Trip to Italy deals

    EXCLUSIVE: Michael Winterbottom to shoot The Face of an Angel in late 2013, also in Italy.
  • Golden Bird plans $60m Mumbai studio

    Currently under construction, the facility aims to be a one-stop shop for local and international crews with sound stages, post-production, broadcast and VFX facilities, theatres, hotel accommodation and equipment hire.
  • Golden Scene to produce Fruit Chan’s Midnight

    EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong’s Golden Scene is producing Fruit Chan’s first Hong Kong-set feature in almost a decade, sci-fi thriller The Midnight After, based on a best-selling novel.
  • Gonera brings Sugar to South Africa

    Riding With Sugar will star John Boyega, alongside Clare Bowen and Jason Isaacs.
  • Grand Central

    Dir: Rebecca Zlotowski. France. 2013. 94mins
  • Greek producers launch Heretic

    EXCLUSIVE: Greek producers Giorgos Karnavas [pictured] and Kontantinos Kontovrakis have joined forces to set up new director-driven production company Heretic, which will focus on “unconventional stories”.
  • Grigris

    Dir/scr: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. France-Chad. 2013. 101mins
  • HanWay takes Rio Siege

    EXCLUSIVE: HanWay boards RT Features thriller about 2010 favela siege.
  • Harper, Thorne team for War Book

    EXCLUSIVE: Sixteen Films produce London-set thriller from writer Jack Thorne, director Tom Harper [pictured], set to shoot in July.
  • Hemsworth boards Aurora Rising

    Relativity announced on Monday [20] that Liam Hemsworth will star in the upcoming action film Aurora Rising.
  • Highland reports Barely Lethal sales

    EXCLUSIVE: Kyle Newman’s action film, starring Samuel L Jackson and Hailee Steinfeld, sells to China, CIS and Latin America, among others.
  • Hot projects on Screenbase

    Chloe Moretz and Asa Butterfield re-unite for White Circus and German director Christian Petzold prepares his new film Phoenix.
  • Hubert Bals backs 11 with €100,000

    Recipients include Argentina’s Alejandro Fadel [pictured].
  • Hubert Bals supports two co-pros

    Each production will receive €50,000 from The Netherlands Film Fund for co-producing a Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.
  • Hungary pumping $4.2m into trio

    Among the projects invested in is the latest feature from Children of Glory [pictured] director Krisztina Goda.
  • Hutcherson to star in Ape

    The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson will star in the psychological thriller Ape from Atomic Owl Pictures and JetLag Productions.  
  • IFC Midnight finds Raze

    IFC Midnight has taken North American rights to Cinipix’s action thriller Raze following its Tribeca world premiere. Celluloid Dreams handles international sales in Cannes.
  • IFT sells King of the Kastle

    EXCLUSIVE: Deals for the comedy, starring Clive Owen [pictured], have closed on the likes of Latin America and Germany.
  • Ilo Ilo

    Dir/scr: Anthony Chen. Singapore. 2013. 99mins
  • IM Global Walks with Redford

    EXCLUSIVE: Comedy directed by Robert Redford [pictured] sells to France, Germany, Australia and Latin America, among others.
  • IM Global, Impuls sign output deal

    IM Global has slotted the latest territory into its output network, signing a deal with Impuls Pictures for Switzerland.
  • IM3 crosses $1bn global

    Disney executives have announced that Marvel Studios’ summer blockbuster Iron Man 3 passed $1bn at the worldwide box office on Thursday [16].
  • Image acquires I Am ZoZo

    Image Entertainment has acquired US rights to Scott Di Lalla’s Ouija board thriller I Am ZoZo from Outsider Pictures and One World Studios.
  • Image nabs Shiver

    EXCLUSIVE: Image Entertainment has picked up US rights to Cyclone Productions thriller Shiver [pictured], directed by UK director Julian Richards.
  • Image takes Mr. Morgan's Last Love

    Sandra Nettelbeck’s romantic drama [pictured] also sells to Hong Kong and Turkey.
  • IMAX France to release Spivet

    Jean-Pierre Jeunet pick-up continues IMAX’s focus on tailoring programming to specific regions or countries.
  • IMG acquires Strategic Film Partners

    Inception Media Group has acquired Alex Barder’s Strategic Film Partners through its newly formed subsidiary Inception Film Partners.
  • Incentive, Recreation strike pact

    Incentive Capital will finance LA-based Recreation Media’s mythological fantasy Jason And The Necronauts and the company has targeted a Jul 15 start.
  • Independent boards Pussy Riot doc

    EXCLUSIVE: London-based company takes UK rights to Maxim Pozdorovkin and Mike Lerner’s documentary [pictured].
  • Indian books to be pitched at Cannes

    India’s The Adaptation Company (TAC) and France’s Best-Seller To Box Office are hosting an event on Saturday, May 18 to pitch Indian books for film adaptation.
  • Indomina Pinewood sets opening date

    Dominican president Danilo Medina will lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 10 to officially open what representatives called the “first stage” of Indomina Pinewood Studios in the Caribbean.
  • Industry stung by Cannes hotel scams

    EXCLUSIVE: Companies lose thousands in the annual Cannes accommodation scams.
  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Dirs/scrs: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. US. 2012. 105mins
  • Ironclad 2 sells for Content

    EXCLUSIVE: Content Film has done a roaring trade on Ironclad: Battle For Blood, licensing a slew of territories led by XLrator Media for the US rights and Warner Bros for the UK.
  • Jaja joins Streetkids sequel

    Amsterdam-based company joins F&ME and TV Zero for the sequel to Berlinale 2011 Generation selection Streetkids United.
  • James Marsh starts the Clock

    EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winning writer-director James Marsh and producer Chris Coen of Unaninous Entertainment are reteaming for the big-screen adaptation of forthcoming novel The Girl With A Clock For a Heart.
  • Jeremy Thomas, Last Emperor 3D

    Andreas Wiseman talks to Jeremy Thomas about the 3D conversion of Bernardo Bertolucci’s feature, which screens in Cannes Classics.
  • Jimmy P. Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian

    Dir: Arnaud Desplechin. France. 2013. 114mins
  • Jodorowsky’s Dune

    Dir: Frank Pavich. France. 2013. 88mins
  • Johnson's Hyena sells to UK, France

    EXCLUSIVE: Number 9 thriller pre-sells to UK and France for Independent.
  • Joss Whedon, Much Ado About Nothing

    Ian Sandwell talks to Joss Whedon about his adaptation of the Shakespeare classic Much Ado About Nothing.
  • Kapadia, IM Global team on love story

    Senna director Asif Kapadia has signed on to direct love story Ali and Nino, which IM Global will begin sales on in Cannes.
  • Keaton, Freeman tackle Life for Myriad

    Myriad Pictures has boarded a new sales title here in Cannes, acquiring international rights to the comedy Life Itself starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton.
  • Ketchup, Open Road strike pact

    Gareth West, Artur Galstian, and Vahan Yepremeyan’s LA-based Ketchup Entertainment has struck a deal with Open Road Films to handle distribution on its theatrical titles across multiple windows.
  • Kevin Williams acquires Zomblogalypse

    EXCLUSIVE: Madrid-based company takes world sales rights to feature adaptation of the cult zero budget British web series.
  • Kino Lorber takes A Touch of Sin

    Kino Lorber has picked up US rights to Jia Zhangke’s hard-hitting Palme d’Or contender A Touch of Sin, capturing the impact of the economic boom on China.
  • Kurylenko, Furtwangler fall for Snow

    EXCLUSIVE: Oblivion actress Olga Kurylenko [pictured], Maria Furtwangler and Charles Dance are attached to star in spy-thriller Despite the Falling Snow.
  • Kusturica to direct Love and War

    EXCLUSIVE: Double Palme D’Or winner Emir Kusturica is to direct and star alongside Monica Bellucci in Love And War, a new feature to shoot next month in southern Bosnia.
  • Last Days team open to sequel

    EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Cornwell, one of the producers of Directors’ Fortnight title The Last Days on Mars, says that a sequel could be on the cards.
  • Le Démantèlement

    Dir/scr: Sebastian Pilote. Canada. 2013. 111mins
  • Level K blasts off with US deal for The Rocket

    EXCLUSIVE: Kino Lorber acquires Tribeca winner [pictured].
  • Lightning attracts High Fliers, BSkyB

    Santa Monica-based Lightning Entertainment has reported a strong response to the slate led by a slew of UK deals with High Fliers, BskyB and Vertigo.
  • Like Father, Like Son

    Dir/scr: Hirokazu Kore-Eda. Japan. 2013. 120mins
  • Lionsgate acquires US on Blood Ties

    In what the parties claimed to be the biggest US buy of the festival, Lionsgate/Roadside announced on Wednesday [23] they had acquired Cannes Competition entry Blood Ties.
  • Lionsgate breaks its Cannes record

    Lionsgate has revealed record sales in Cannes, earning more than $250m on the slate of nine titles including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 1 and 2, Step Up 5 and The Last Witch Hunter.
  • Live Viewing Japan moves into film distribution

    EXCLUSIVE: Tokyo-based Live Viewing Japan, part of the powerful Amuse Group, is expanding into international film distributionacross the Asian market, on various platforms.
  • Locarno adds Europa Cinemas award

    The award is already handed out at Cannes, Venice, Berlin and Karlovy Vary.
  • Lotus falls for Unconscious

    EXCLUSIVE: Hitchcockian thriller stars Kate Bosworth and Wes Bentley.
  • Love Changes wins Chinese talent prize

    Dong Chengguang’s fantasy-action 3D project Love Changes the World has won the inaugural Chinese Film Talents Fund Forum pitch prize.
  • Love Is In The Air for Swipe

    EXCLUSIVE: UK indie takes rights to French box office hit.
  • Lovelace to close East End fest

    12th edition of the festival, which runs June 25-July 10, to feature 16 world premieres, two European premieres and 28 UK premieres.
  • LUFF 2013 titles revealed

    EXCLUSIVE: London UK Film Focus to screen the likes of Powder Room, Johnson, In Fear and Good Morning Karachi.
  • Macfadyen joins A Miracle

    EXCLUSIVE: Brit actor Matthew Macfadyen is to play the lead in Ben Hopkins’ A Miracle, the new German-Turkish-French-British coproduction being put together by Paul Raphael’s Starfield Productions.
  • MAD launches pan-Arab distribution outfit

    EXCLUSIVE: Cairo and Abu Dhabi-based creative consultancy MAD Solutions is launching a pan-Arab distribution outfit, MAD Distribution, focusing on Arab and international films.
  • Magnolia seals ABCs of Death 2 deals

    EXCLUSIVE: Horror anthology sells to UK and Australia, among others.
  • Magnolia takes Tony Jaa actioner

    EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia Pictures has taken US rights to 3D action title TYG2 from Thailand’s Sahamongkolfilm International.
  • Major travels to France, Greece

    EXCLUSIVE: German M-Appeal has sold Russian Yury Bykov’s Critics’ Week title The Major to French distributors Zootrope and Greek firm Ama Films for theatrical release.
  • Make My Movie scheme returns

    Producer Ant Timpson has teamed up with MPI/Dark Sky Films evp Greg Newman and New Zealand Film Commission CEO Graeme Mason to announce the return of the New Zealand feature project, Make My Movie.
  • Mandela biopic scores major sales

    Pathe International and Distant Horizon have done roaring business on an upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic.
  • M-Appeal sign Two Mothers deals

    EXCLUSIVE: German sales outfit M-Appeal has closed some eyecatching details on its new Cannes slate.
  • Marcel Ophuls, Ain’t Misbehavin

    Andreas Wiseman talks to the great documentarian Marcel Ophuls about his new film Ain’t Misbehavin and returning to the Croisette after 20 years.
  • Mark Cousins, A Story of Children and Film

    Michael Rosser talks to Mark Cousins about his latest documentary, which has its world premiere in Cannes Classics tonight [May 3].
  • Markovics, Serbezija join The Porcupine

    EXCLUSIVE: Srdjan Dragojevic adapts Julian Barnes novel.
  • McIntyre to star in Turkey Shoot reboot

    Liam McIntyre is attached to star in a contemporary reboot of the 1982 grindhouse classic Turkey Shoot. Richard S Guardian and consultancy client Lightning Entertainment launch sales in Cannes.
  • Me Myself And Mum

    Dir/scr: Guillaume Gallienne. France. 2013. 95mins
  • Media Asia closes Drug War, Detective deals

    Hong Kong’s Media Asia has closed a raft of sales on Johnnie To titles Drug War and Blind Detective, as well as selling Wrath Of Vajra to Well Go USA.
  • Media Asia takes Death Trip

    EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based Media Asia has picked up international rights to mainland Chinese thriller Death Trip, starring Korean actress Han Boreum.
  • Medina joins Number 9’s Golem

    EXCLUSIVE: Insensibles director [pictured] boards crime-thriller written by Jane Goldman.
  • Metrodome gets Moodysson

    EXCLUSIVE: A short promo was presented to buyers on Saturday at the Marché du Film. TrustNordisk has now closed a number of deals on the film.
  • Metrodome pre-buys Body's Tears

    EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor picks up anticipated Amer follow-up from Bac.
  • Metrodome takes Siberian Education, Citadel

    EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome nabs Gabriele Salvatores’ Siberian Education in Cannes and Ciaran Foy’s Citadel.
  • Michael Kohlhaas

    Dir: Arnaud des Pallières. France-Germany. 2013. 121mins
  • Michael Meyer joins Good Universe

    Good Universe has expanded its global sales arm by hiring the veteran business and legal affairs executive as evp of international.
  • Miss Julie producer plans incest drama

    EXCLUSIVE: Company has attached newcomer Ine Wilman to star.
  • Molinare moving away from equity

    EXCLUSIVE: Molinare managing director Julie Parmenter has confirmed that the London co-production house is stepping away from film investment.
  • Mongrel acquires Coens film

    The Canadian distributor has picked up Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis ahead of its Sunday [19] world premiere in Cannes.
  • Mongrel acquires The Great Beauty

    The buyer has acquired all Canadian rights to Paolo Sorrentino’s latest offering, set to premiere in competition here tomorrow [21].
  • Mongrel acquires Warmest Color

    Mongrel Media has acquired all Canadian rights to Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue Is The Warmest Colour (La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitre 1 & 2) ahead of its world premiere in competition on Thursday [23].
  • Mongrel takes four for Canada

    Hungry Canadian buyer Mongrel Media has snapped up four more films in Cannes, taking the competition trio Jimmy P., Like Father, Like Son and Young And Beautiful as well as Un Certain Regard entry Bastards.
  • Monsoon Shootout

    Dir/scr: Amit Kumar. UK-India-Netherlands. 2013. 88mins
  • Monterey takes The Citizen for North America

    Monterey Media has taken all US and Canadian rights to Sam Kadi’s debut drama The Citizen starring Agnes Bruckner. Radiant Films International launched the film to buyers in Cannes.
  • Morisette, Sossamon find Desire

    Alanis Morisette and Shannyn Sossamon will star in EG Film Productions Limited, Lightstream Pictures and Saga Film’s Eileen Gray film The Price Of Desire directed by Mary McGuckian.
  • Mostafa drives from A To B

    Emirati filmmaker Ali F. Mostafa is gearing up to shoot his new feature, road movie A To B, with a trio of leading producers from the Arab world and backing from Abu Dhabi’s twofour54.
  • Moviehouse launches production arm

    EXCLUSIVE: London-based sales outfit launches production slate.
  • MPM boards Lucrecia Martel's Zama

    EXCLUSIVE: Martel’s first feature in five years is set to shoot in Bolivia and northern Argentina mid-2014.
  • MPM sells Workers

    EXCLUSIVE: Award-winning picture was a co-production between Mexico’s Zensky Cine, Imcine Foprocine, Ceuc and Berlin-based Autentika Films.
  • Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

    Dir: Stephen Frears. US. 2013. 97mins
  • Music Box takes Oh Boy for US

    Beta has closed a US deal with Music Box for German box office hit Oh Boy.
  • Nazi massacre film to shoot

    Produced by Richard Bates, Martyn Auty and Francesca Barra, for Life And Soul Pictures, Oradour is based on Robin Mackness’ 1988 non-fiction book about the massacre of 642 French villagers by SS troops in 1944.
  • Nebraska

    Dir: Alexander Payne. US. 2013. 110mins
  • NFB behind Cross Media Corner

    The National Film Board Of Canada (NFB) has launched in Cannes The Cross Media Corner, the first exploration of the intersection between film and interactive media in the market.
  • Norte, The End Of History

    Dir: Lav Diaz. Philippines 2013. 250mins
  • November Man cast bulks up

    Olga Kurylenko, Luke Bracey and Bill Smitrovich have joined Pierce Brosnan in the espionage thriller November Man, which The Solution Entertainment Group is selling in Cannes. CAA represents US rights.
  • NYU Graduate slate comes to Cannes

    EXCLUSIVE: Producer and NYU teacher Robert Nickson has been talking to sales agents on the Croisette about a slate of features from the NYU Graduate Film Program.
  • Ocean returns to distribution wave

    Company re-launched in March with release of Under the Fig Tree
  • Odessa to honour Winterbottom

    Ukranian festival, which runs July 12-20, has also announced it will screen Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer.
  • Omar

    Dir/scr: Hany Abu Assad. Palestine. 2013. 98mins
  • Only God Forgives

    Dir/scr: Nicolas Winding Refn. Denmark-France. 2013. 90mins
  • Open Road partners on Cross release

    Open Road Films and Unclaimed Freight Productions’ Randall Miller and Jody Savin are partnering to release My Cross To Bear in US theatres.
  • Our Heroes Died Tonight

    Dir/scr : David Perrault. France. 2013. 100mins
  • Paris Projects reveals 2013 line-up

    EXCLUSIVE: Terence Davies, Edwin, Puiu, Matthiesen to present upcoming productions.
  • Patel to star as genius Ramanujan

    Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel is set to star in The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of The Genius Ramanujan, which is being produced by Edward R Pressman of the Edward R Pressman Film Corporation and Prashita Chaudhary’s Cinemorphic Entertainment Company.
  • Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis, The Canyons

    It began with a lucky calamity. Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis originally came together to work on Bait, a movie backed by Spanish money that was set up at Lionsgate. When that fell apart, the two creative forces got talking about making something else.
  • Paulo Branco reveals new projects

    EXCLUSIVE: Veteran Portuguese producer and sales agent Paulo Branco has revealed further details of his new projects with Mathieu Amalric and Monte Hellman through his company Alfama Films.
  • Peccadillo scoops five features

    EXCLUSIVE: Peccadillo Pictures has taken UK and Irish rights to their second Un Certain Regard entry, La Jaula De Oro from Films Boutique.
  • Pepperland among Sanad recipients

    Un Certain Regard title My Sweet Pepperland and Mohammed Al Daradji’s In The Sands Of Babylon are among the 16 films to receive grants from the Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s Sanad fund.
  • Pepperland's Saleem planning epic

    EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi-Kurdish director Hiner Saleem is in Cannes with Un Certain Regard title My Sweet Pepperland [pictured].
  • Peter Greenaway returning to UK

    Director’s adaptation of Thomas Mann’s Death In Venice to shoot in early 2014.
  • Phase 4 acquires Philosophers

    EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has acquired all rights in the US and Canada to John Huddles’ sci-fi thriller starring James Darcy. Bankside Films handles international sales on the Croisette.
  • Phase 4 falls for Crash Reel

    The distributor has acquired all US and Canadian rights to Lucy Walker’s Sundance premiere The Crash Reel and plans an early winter 2013 theatrical release.
  • Phase 4 takes Free Ride

    Phase 4 Films has moved on North American rights to Shana Betz’s feature directorial debut Free Ride starring Anna Paquin, Cam Gigandet and Drea De Matteo. Cargo Entertainment handles international sales in Cannes.
  • Phase 4, XLrator find Jamesy Boy

    Phase 4 Films and XLrator Media have partnered to acquire North American distribution on the crime thriller Jamesy Boy starring Mary-Louise Parker, James Woods, Ving Rhames, Taissa Farmiga and newcomer Spencer Lofranco. Atlas International handles international sales.
  • Picturehouse takes Blue Ruin UK rights

    EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor nabs hot Cannes thriller from Memento.
  • Pinewood backs thriller Take Down

    EXCLUSIVE: Pinewood’s first US production commitment is on Radiant’s Jim Gillespie thriller from Ransom writer Alexander Ignon.
  • Pooh creator biopic hits Cannes

    EXCLUSIVE: The Iron Lady producer Damian Jones is teaming with Pinewood Films’ Steve Christian to produce a biopic of Winnie the Pooh creator AA Milne.
  • Pretty Pictures takes The Notebook

    EXCLUSIVE: Pretty Pictures has pre-bought French rights for Janos Szasz’ Second World War drama Le Grand Cahier (The Notebook), currently in post-production from Beta Cinema.
  • Primeridian launches with Solzhenitsyn biopic

    Primeridian Entertainment has arrived on the scene and hired The Stoning Of Soraya M. director Cyrus Nowrasteh to write and direct a feature about the life of Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
  • Primeridian lines up Future

    Primeridian Entertainment has hired Roger L Simon to write its second feature project, tentatively titled The Future Is Now. 
  • Producers to finish last Luna film

    EXCLUSIVE: Carles Porta, already on board the film for four years as writer and producer, will take on directorial duties in place of Bigas Luna
  • Production ramps up on Outpost 37

    Altitude is selling the sci fi thriller out of Cannes.
  • Protagonist bites Lanthimos' Lobster

    EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit boards Yorgos Lanthimos’ English-language debut.
  • Protagonist, AE nab Whishaw drama

    EXCLUSIVE: Artificial Eye and Protagonist pick up Microwave feature Lilting starring Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei Pei.
  • Provincetown adds 2013 honourees

    Matt Dillon will receive the Excellence In Acting Award and Cinematographer Ed Lachman will collect the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF).
  • QED, Huayi strikes China alliance

    In the latest US-China pact to take root in Hollywood, QED International and Huayi Brothers Media Company have formed a strategic distribution and co-production partnership.
  • Radiant, Mars strike Rudderless deal

    Radiant Films has licensed all French-speaking rights to Mars Films on Rudderless, the musical drama from Unified Pictures’ in association with Bron Studios.
  • RADiUS-TWC acquires Blue Ruin

    RADiUS-TWC concluded an on-site buy of a festival film on Saturday night [18] as it acquired North American rights to Blue Ruin.
  • RADiUS-TWC buys Tai Chi

    RADiUS-TWC has swooped on its second buy of the festival, taking North American rights to Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut Man Of Tai Chi.
  • Rainmark, Beta move into Night

    EXCLUSIVE: Rainmark Films are working in partnership with Beta to take on film rights to Derek B Miller’s novel Norwegian By Night.
  • Rapace pushes Alive Alone at Cannes

    Actress Noomi Rapace and director Khurram Longi were in Cannes to talk up their new feature Alive Alone, which Protagonist is selling internationally.
  • Raven Banner to wield Hatchet III

    EXCLUSIVE: Raven Banner picks up Canadian rights to BJ McDonnell’s horror [pictured].
  • Reel Suspects books deals

    Early in the market, sales outfit Reel Suspects has already announced multiple deals on its Cannes slate.
  • Relativity, EuropaCorp extend pact

    One year after Relativity Media and EuropaCorp announced their coproduction and co-financing deal the parties are they will look to extend the relationship with a new slate of product.
  • Revolution gets third Cannes screening

    The producers behind Rob Stewart’s documentary Revolution have added a third screening tomorrow [22] at 2pm in Riviera 1 following two sell-outs in the market.
  • Rezo selects SVoD for President

    EXCLUSIVE: Deal indicates growing importance of digital players in the market.
  • Riot spreads to digital platforms

    EXCLUSIVE: Worldwide digital deals have been done with LoveFilm/Amazon, iTunes, Sony and Google, among others.
  • Robot Overlords sparks new investment

    EXCLUSIVE: UK sci-fi Our Robot Overlords nabs closing finance from Pinewood Pictures, new financier Umbra Telegraph.
  • Rodencia sells for FilmSharks

    Guido Rud’s Argentina-based sales company FilmSharks has closed deals on David Bisbano’s 3D animation Rodencia Y El Diente De La Princesa, which grossed more than $1m in Peru through Universal.
  • Rogers to head Film Export UK

    uConnect’s Peter Rogers [pictured] to replace outgoing chair, Bankside’s Stephen Kelliher.
  • Royal Affair star joins Serial Killer

    EXCLUSIVE: Swedish actor boards Thomas Quick - The Making of a Serial Killer.
  • RT Features boards Gray sci-fi

    James Gray, who jets into Cannes for the May 24 premiere of The Immigrant, is lining up a sci-fi thriller with the backing of Brazil’s RT Features. CAA brokered the deal and represents sales.
  • Russia unveils new titles at Cannes

    The Russian Federations’ Ministry of Culture and film promotion body Roskino has showcased nine new and completed Russian films to the international media, distributors, and festival directors.
  • Russia's Paradise opening US cinema

    The 10-screen luxury Five Stars multiplex will open in Glendale, Los Angeles, is scheduled to open on June 21 following an 18-month refurbishment.
  • Salvo

    Dir/sc: Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza. Italy-France. 2013. 109mins
  • Salvo wins Cannes Critics’ Week

    Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza’s Salvo has won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival’s 52nd Critics’ Week.
  • SC signs The Last Showing

    EXCLUSIVE: Simon Crowe’s UK outfit picks up rights to Philm Company horror.
  • Schatzberg to attend Karlovy Vary

    This year’s festival, which runs June 28-July 6, will also host a profile of Kurdish cinema, with up to 15 features or shorts screening.
  • Schlöndorff returning to US

    EXCLUSIVE: Montauk, which will be loosely based on Max Frisch’s eponymous novel, will also see Schlöndorff [pictured] reunited with the Swiss author’s work for the first time since 1992.
  • Scorsese funds Varda digitisation

    Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation is financing the digitisation of all French filmmaker Agnes Varda’s American films, including Lions Love, Mur, murs and Documenteur, her daughter Rosalie Varda has revealed.
  • Screen Australia backs dozen

    Kriv Stenders, director of Red Dog, the eighth biggest Australian hit of all time in its home market, is attached to two of the 12 projects that have just received development money from Screen Australia.
  • Seduced And Abandoned

    Dir: James Toback. US. 2013. 98mins
  • Serenity Media Group roars into market looking for international partners

    Serenity Media Group’s founder Christie Hsiao announced today that they are actively seeking European and American co-producers for international projects.
  • Sheffield launches Doc/Craft programme

    Editor Walter Murch is amongst the speakers taking part in the bespoke programme of sessions focusing on the technical aspects of documentary film-making.
  • Shield Of Straw

    Dir: Takashi Miike. Japan. 2013. 124mins
  • Shochiku to restore Ozu quartet

    Shochiku took advice from Japan’s National Film Centre on which Ozu classics to restore.
  • Shoot date set for Wild Oats

    Jack Black is still in final negotations to star in the comedy which is due to start shooting in September.
  • Shoreline boards sales on Outlaws

    Shoreline Entertainment has introduced Cannes buyers to Stick ‘Em Up Productions’ Brendan Fraser comedy In With the Outlaws.
  • Showcomotion launches industry weekend

    It will take place in Sheffield in partnership with the Action for Children’s Arts.
  • Sierra / Affinity scores Monster sales

    Ryan Gosling’s feature directorial debut How To Catch A Monster currently shooting in Detroit has proved to be a hot seller for Sierra/Affinity.
  • Slot to head World Cinema fund

    EXCLUSIVE: Lars von Trier’s longtime collaborator Marianne Slot will be unveiled this week in Cannes as the president of new French funding body World Cinema Support.
  • Snowfort, Dark Sky get Starry Eyes

    Elevated genre production company Snowfort Pictures and MPI’s Dark Sky Films have started production on Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch’s Hollywood-set occult tale.
  • Solar Studios to launch in Romania

    Bobby Paunescu and Jared Underwood’s Solar Entertainment Group (SEG) has partnered with Romanian real estate entrepreneur Dragos Savulescu to launch Solar Studios.
  • Sonet launches TV production arm

    Swedish film production outfit Sonet Film has launched a new production arm, Sonet Television, complete with a slate of crime dramas.
  • Soul Food on Attack!

    Rona Mark [pictured] directs, and she also produces alongside Ashley Horner of Pinball Films.
  • SPC acquires Farhadi's The Past

    EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has struck a multi-territory deal for Iranian Asghar Farhadi’s Palme d’Or contender The Past with Memento Films International (MFI).
  • Star Trek opens in US on $71m

    Stark Trek Into Darkness stormed to the top of the North American charts on an estimated $70.6m opening weekend.
  • Steven Paul gets High Speed

    Crystal Sky head Steven Paul is in Cannes talking up High Speed, a high-budget action project in the vein of the Fast And Furious series and Cannonball Run that top action director Vic Armstrong will direct
  • Stop The Pounding Heart

    Dir/scr: Roberto Minervini. US-Italy-Belgium. 2013. 101mins
  • Stranger By The Lake

    Dir/scr: Alain Guiraudie. France. 2013 97mins
  • Studio City adds two for Cannes

    Studio City Pictures president Jim Harvey has bulked up his sales slate with two completed titles.
  • Sugar Man exec making God of Driving

    EXCLUSIVE: Maggie Monteith’s Dignity Film Finance is pushing ahead with a movie version of Vanity Fair journalist Amy Fine Collins’ [pictured] autobiographical God of Driving.
  • Sundance Selects finds Selfish Giant

    Sundance Selects has picked up North American rights from Protagonist Pictures to Clio Barnard’s Directors’ Fortnight entry The Selfish Giant starring Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas and Sean Gilder.
  • Sundance Selects gets Blue

    Sundance Selects announced out of Cannes it is acquiring rights to Abdellatif Kechiche’s competition entry Blue Is The Warmest Color from Wild Bunch.
  • Sundance Selects Two Days, One Night

    Sundance Selects has acquired US rights to the Dardenne brothers’ upcoming drama Two Days, One Night starring Marion Cotillard.
  • Suzanne

    Dir: Katell Quillevere. France-Belgium. 2013. 91mins
  • Tanweer in buying spree

    EXCLUSIVE: Ambitious Tanweer has closed a slew of acquisitions led by Big Eyes and St. Vincent from The Weinstein Company for India and Turkey and Laggies and The Forger from The Solution for India and Greece.
  • Tautou lends voice to Phantom Boy

    EXCLUSIVE: French actress (and star of Amelie) Audrey Tautou has come on board Phantom Boy, the new animated feature by Oscar-nominated directors Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (A Cat In Paris).
  • Terry Gilliam, The Zero Theorem

    Jeremy Kay talks to Terry Gilliam about his latest feature The Zero Theorem, which just wrapped production in Romania.
  • The Dance Of Reality

    Dir/scr: Alejandro Jodorowsky. France. 2013. 130mins
  • The Golden Cage

    Dir: Diego Quemada-Diez. Mexico-Spain. 2013. 102mins
  • The Great Beauty

    Dir: Paolo Sorrentino. Italy-France. 2013. 140mins
  • The Last Days On Mars

    Dir: Ruairi Robinson. UK-Ireland. 2013. 91mins
  • The Lunchbox

    Dir/scr: Ritesh Batra. India-France-Germany. 2012. 104mins
  • The Past

    Dir/scr: Asghar Farhadi. France-Italy. 2013. 130mins
  • The Past sales heat-up for Memento

    EXCLUSIVE: Intense drama [pictured] starring Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim and Ali Mosaffa premieres in Cannes on Friday.
  • The Selfish Giant

    Dir/scr: Clio Barnard. UK. 2013. 91mins
  • Tip Top

    Dir: Serge Bozon. France. 2013. 106mins
  • Todd Haynes to direct Carol

    EXCLUSIVE: Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon board Number 9’s drama starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska.
  • Tomahawk sells for Celluloid, uConnect

    2929 Entertainment has come on board to fully finance acquired S Craig Zahler’s Western adventure Bone Tomahawk and will channel it through Magnolia in North America. Celluloid Dreams and uConnect handle international sales.
  • Tre Vänner joins forces with ZDF

    EXCLUSIVE: Tre Vänner (Snabba Cash/Easy Money) has joined forces with German powerhouse ZDF Enterprises.
  • Tsui Hark revisits Zu Warriors

    EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark is producing a new 3D installment in his iconic Zu Warriors series, to be directed by Yuen Woo-ping.
  • TWC acquires Passengers

    The Weinstein Company, by far the busiest US buyer on the Croisette this year, has snapped up rights to the Keanu Reeves sci-fi romance Passengers.
  • TWC acquires Philomena

    The Weinstein Company has paid in the region of $6.5m for US, Canadian and Spanish rights to Stephen Frears’ upcoming Philomena.
  • TWC plots Crouching Tiger series

    Harvey Weinstein plans to make a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon franchise, it emerged during a showreel presentation in Cannes on Friday evening [17].
  • TWC takes Suite Francaise US rights

    Entertainment One and TF1 have confirmed they are partnering with The Weinstein Company (TWC) on World War Two drama Suite Francaise.
  • Ugly

    Dir/scr: Anurag Kashyap. India. 2013. 126mins
  • UK picks up Sake-Bomb

    Junya Sakino’s road movie [pictured] premiered at SXSW.
  • UK's Arrow targets thriller Pioneer

    UK distributor Arrow has bought Erik Skjoldbjærg’s 1980s set thriller Pioneer, set at the height of Norwegian “oil boom”, from TrustNordisk.
  • Uncork'd, Viva get Cold Blooded

    Uncork’d Entertainment and VIVA Pictures have acquired all US rights to the psychological thriller Cold Blooded starring Ryan Robbins, Zoie Palmer and William MacDonald.
  • Universal nabs Van Damme comedy

    EXCLUSIVE: Salt sells comedy Welcome to the Jungle to UPIE for US, UK.
  • UPI gets Posh as cast gathers

    Universal Pictures International (UPI) has boarded UK and Irish rights to Lone Scherfig’s drama Posh, which now has The Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin, Great Expectations’ Douglas Booth and The Host’s Max Irons confirmed to star.
  • US attendance up 7% at Marché

    Total attendance expected to top 12,000 participants. US attendees rise by 7%.
  • UTV boards Ship of Theseus

    Company picks up Indian rights to Anand Gandhi’s award-winning debut feature [pictured].
  • Vaines teams with Chapman Bros

    EXCLUSIVE: Coriolanus producer teams with UK artists on Metamorphosis.
  • Vertical finds The Snow Queen

    Vertical Entertainment has acquired all US rights to the Russian 3D animated feature The Snow Queen. Wizart Distribution’s Diana Yurinova handled international sales in Cannes.
  • VIDEO: Shots fired during Christoph Waltz interview in Cannes

    French broadcaster Canal Plus has reported that blanks were fired from a gun by a man who was also holding something resembling a grenade.
  • Village Roadshow invests in Irresistible

    VREG is taking an undisclosed stake in Irresistible. In addition, VREG CEO Greg Basser will join the Irresistible board.
  • Vinterberg toasts drinking culture

    EXCLUSIVE: Thomas Vinterberg, here serving on the Un Certain Regard jury, is planning a new film based on the joys of alcohol, with the working title Drinking.
  • Voltage, Cusack roar on Hard Drive

    EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Pictures has dropped a new John Cusack film into the market in the form of action title Hard Drive.
  • Wakolda

    Dir/scr: Lucia Puenzo. Argentina-France-Spain-Norway. 2013. 94mins
  • Way Out West to expand

    Festival is looking to up its number of US and international films. 
  • Webber to direct Bedlam's Happy Camp

    The noir thriller is set to shoot in North America at the end of 2013.
  • Webber to direct The Colour

    EXCLUSIVE: Director [pictured] boards adaptation of Rose Tremain’s novel of the same name.
  • Weekend Of A Champion

    Dir: Frank Simon. France-UK. 2012. 93mins
  • Well Go gets On The Job

    Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired all North American rights from XYZ Films to Erik Matti’s Director’s Fortnight entry On The Job.
  • Wenders: loss of 'cultural exception' would be disaster

    German director Wim Wenders has waded into the increasingly fractious debate about the “cultural exception” possibly being abandoned in new trading relations between the EU and US. Wenders has insisted that the European film industry must have state subsidy and support if it is to survive.
  • Werner launches new sales company

    Veteran Scandinavian sales agent Michael Werner [pictured], formerly at NonStop Sales, has launched a new outfit called Eyewell which is in Cannes with its debut slate.
  • Wild Side acquires Starred Up

    EXCLUSIVE: French distributor picks up David Mackenzie’s prison-drama.
  • Wiley launches film finance application

    London-based former Woody Allen producer Gareth Wiley [pictured] (Match Point, Scoop) is in Cannes this week to launch Screen Advantage, the new online tool for financiers and producers.
  • World War Z to open Moscow

    Brad Pitt’s zombie apocalypse drama is to open the 35th Moscow International Film Festival - and the first 10 competition films have been revealed.
  • Worldview options Monroe biopic

    Ambitious Worldview Entertainment has made its latest move, optioning Andrew Dominik’s previously announced Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde.
  • Wrekin Hill gets Siberian Education

    The distributor has picked up US rights to Gabriele Salvatores’ Siberian Education starring John Malkovich in the tale of members of a gang of exiled Siberians who adhere to a strict code.
  • WTF picks up Hidden in the Woods remake

    EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based genre and horror boutique out WTFilms has picked up sales on Chilean director Patricio Valladares’ English remake of his Hidden in the Woods which is due to shoot in the US later this year.
  • Xu Zheng hops to Rabbit

    EXCLUSIVE: Chinese actor and filmmaker Xu Zheng has signed on to voice the lead character in Tianjian North Film Group’s animated feature Legend Of A Rabbit: The Martial Of Fire.
  • XYZ Films to sell Night

    EXCLUSIVE: XYZ Films has launched worldwide sales here on The Night Comes For Us, its latest collaboration with The Raid creator Gareth Evans.
  • Yellow Affair embraces The Carer

    EXCLUSIVE: Swedish company acquires international rights to the late Gilbert Adair’s last film.
  • You And The Night

    Dir/scr: Yann Gonzalez. France. 2013. 92mins
  • Young & Beautiful attracts Sundance Selects

    Company picks up US rights to François Ozon’s Competition title [pictured].
  • Zellweger debut heads to France

    EXCLUSIVE: K5 International has closed a major French deal for Renée Zellweger’s directorial debut 4 ½ Minutes.
  • Zentropa, Nordisk board Long Ships

    Production companies to adapt Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s bestseller.
  • Zhu signs Franco-Chinese deal

    Deal is one of the first official accords to come together since France and China signed a co-production treaty last year.
  • Zurich fest launches screenwriting prize

    Participants are being invited to submit a treatment with a strong Swiss connection, with the winner being named at the Zurich Film Festival.