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9 June 2006

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  • 6/6/06 launch proves record-breaking for Fox's Omen

    Twentieth Century Fox's The Omen has scored the biggest ever Tuesdayopening in US box office history with an estimated $12.6m take.
  • Alba joins Eckhart in GreeneStreet's Bill

    Jessica Alba has replaced Lindsay Lohan opposite Aaron Eckhart in GreeneStreet Films'upcoming comedy Bill, which is set to begin principal photography on Jun 8 in and around St Louis.
  • Artport takes Japanese rights to Mutant Chronicles

    With filming recently underway in London and the Isle of Man on EdPressman's sci-fi adventure The Mutant Chronicles, Voltage Pictures has pre-sold Japaneserights to Art Port.Devon Aoki recently joined Thomas Jane and John Malkovichon the story of a band of humans 300 years
  • Arts Alliance upgrades UK digital screens to JPEG2000

    Digitalcinema services company Arts Alliance Media (AAM) has upgraded all 50 QuVIS servers installedduring Phase 1 of the UK Film Council's Digital Screen Network to be JPEG2000compatible. Thisbrings the network in line with the new standards being adopted by the DigitalCinema Initiative, a consortium of Hollywood studios.
  • Bean, Knighton, Bush head cast in Rogue remake of The Hitcher

    Production will begin this month on Rogue Pictures' horror remakeThe Hitcher afterZachary Knighton became the last main cast member to sign on.Knighton joins Sean Bean and Sophia Bush in Michael Bay'sPlatinum Dunes' remake of the 1986 horror classic. Da
  • Berk re-elected as president of Hollywood Foreign Press Association

    Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) members re-electedPhilip Berk as president for the 2006-07 session at the group's annual electionmeeting on Tuesday.
  • Bertolucci readies adaptation of Bel Canto

    BernardoBertolucci is lining up a new drama inspired by thereal events surrounding the hostage crisis at the Japanese embassy in Lima, Peru in 1996.Bertolucci's first film since 2003's The Dreamers is an adaptation of Ann Patchett'snovel, Bel Canto. It is set in an unnamed SouthAmerican country where an elaborate birthday party is being held for a Japaneseindustrialist in the hope
  • Break-Up beats X-Men at US box office

    Universal's The Break-Up was the surpriseleader at the North American box office this weekend, opening in top spot aftera dramatic second-week drop by Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand.
  • Bruce Everett joins Pinewood Shepperton

    Pinewood Sheppertonhas appointed Bruce Everett as strategy director for post production. Everett, who previouslyserved as managing director of London-based St Anne's Post, will work with thePinewood Shepperton team to bring in new post production business."Bruce brings a wealth ofexperience in all forms of post production and we are looking forward tobuilding on our leading position in audio post production to bring additionalservices to our key film and TV customers," said Pine
  • Buenos Aires 1977

    Dir:Israel Adrian Caetano,Argentina. 2006. 102minsBased on a true story set in 1970s Argentina,Israel Adrian
  • Canada's fledgling Delphis unveils multiple Cannes sales

    Delphis Films has sold fourterritories on Andrei Kravchuk's foreign-language Oscar submissionTheItalian, one of a clutch of titlesthe Montreal-based sales company has sold out of Cannes.The recently launched Delphissigned theatrical and DVD deals with Fidalgo for Norway, Kamras for Finland,Cine Video y TV for Mexico and Multivision for Bulgaria. The company also soldPieter Kujpers' The Horror Bus toJapan's King Records for DVD as well as Martin Koolhoven's Bonkers
  • Carolina Herrera starts new film awards with UK's NFTS

    Fashionbrand Carolina Herrera New York is launching its new 212Innovation Awards, with the first year to focus on film.Thedesign company is working with the National Film and Television School in the UK for the awards, with support fromthe UK
  • Cars

    Exquisitelycrafted and warmly emotional, Cars isanother dazzling display Of computer animation from the apparently infalliblepeople at Pixar, this one telling its tale with a cast of cleverly humanisedautomobiles.
  • Celestial's Shaw Bros titles set for release in Iran

    Hong Kong's Celestial Pictures has sealed exclusive deals withIran's Century 21 VMC, Portugal's Lusomundo and the Netherlands' Dutch Film Works, which extend the distribution ofits Shaw Brothers library to 56 countries. Century 21 VMC will presentmore than 100 Shaw Brothers
  • Celluloid Dreams racks up robust Cannes sales

    Frenchsales label Celluloid Dreams has reported a "robust" Cannes on its bulging slate, ledby the newly-announced English-language remake of Michael Haneke'sFunny Games starring Naomi Watts. Thefilm, which will be released in the UK by co-producer TartanFilms, was snapped up by a raft of eager buyers including Germany
  • China pulls Da Vinci Code to protect local films

    Chinese state-owneddistributors China Film and Huaxia Film Distribution are pulling The Da Vinci Code from all movietheatres across China starting June 9 in order to prepare for the upcoming "localfilm protection month".The two companies sent an urgentnotice to all cinema proprietors yesterday (June 7) demanding them to pull thefilm in order to promote local productions and to commemorate the 85thanniversary of the Chinese Communist Party.Cinemas were ordered toreturn the
  • China pulls The Da Vinci Code

    In an unprecendented move, China's Film Bureau has decided to withdraw Sony's The Da Vinci Code from theatres.Ron Howard's blockbuster broke box-office records for an international film when it opened three weeks ago, taking $13m.The withdrawal of the film is believed to have been ordered by the China Film Bureau.More follows
  • Christmas comes early for mdc

    mdc Internationalhas taken on the international distribution for the Bulgarian-Germanco-production Christmas Tree Upside Down,which will have its world premiere in official competition at the forthcoming Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.Directed by Ivan Cherkelov and Vassil Zhivkov, thefilm consisting of seven episodes aboutthe elementary things of life and their relation to Christmas was produced bySofia-based Klasfilm with Germany
  • Clerks II

    If it ain'tbroke, milk it, as they say in Hollywood. So why did New Jersey homeboyKevin Smith wait all of 12 years before returning to the successfulsmall-town-buddies formula of his cult debut, Clerks' True, Smith has
  • Colossal Youth

    Dir: Pedro Costa. Portugal/France/Switzerland 2006. 155 mins Without a doubt the most difficult film in this year's Cannes competition - where it provoked more walk-outs than any other film - Pedro Costa's hyper-austere Colossal Youth at least deserves some recognition and respect. While the film admittedly seems inert for large stretches of its challenging length, and many viewers will find it near-impossible to watch, Colossal Youth is nonetheless the work of an utter
  • Da Vinci strong, Poseidon mixed in international arena

    The Da Vinci Code maintained its grip on theinternational marketplace this weekend, while X-Men: The Last Stand slidand Poseidon had mixed fortunes in its first major-territory launches.The Da Vinci Code's estimated $52m gross from 11,625screens in 84 markets kept the Holy Grail adventure from Sony PicturesReleasing International (SPRI) ahead of the pack for the third successiveweekend. The tally was only 44% down on the film's second-weekend internationalta
  • Deals flurry for Darclight on Hood Of Horror

    ArclightFilms' genre imprint Darclight Films concluded a raft of sales in Cannes on thehorror-comedy package Snoop Dogg's Hood Of Horror.
  • Dentsu, Mitsubishi launch $18m animation fund

    Japan's largest advertising firm Dentsu and trading house Mitsubishi Corp areestablishing a $17.8m (Y2bn) investment fund to produce and distribute Japaneseanimation. The fund will be managed byDentsu subsidiary Geneon Entertainment and Mitsubishi subsidiary d-rights. Dentsu is contributing 30%,Geneon 20% and d-rights 50% of the fund which will underwrite 15 to 20 projectsa year, with domestic and worldwide rights j
  • Emperor crowns Chan as production chief

    In a move that was widely anticipated,Hong Kong's Emperor Motion Pictures has appointed filmindustry veteran Philip Chan as head of production. Chan, a former actor who haswritten, directed and produced more than 20 features during his 30-year career,will oversee all production activities for the company. "Philip already has a numberof very exciting projects in development and some of them will go intoproduction before the end of the year," said EMP chief
  • F For Film on board for Fresh Air

    French sales company F For Film has acquired CannesCritics' Week title Fresh Air by Hungary's Agnes Kokcis.The film shows the difficult relationship between a mother and herteenage daughter and was well-received in the Cannes sidebar.Fresh Air is produced by KMH and won the best debut film awardearlier this year at the Hungarian Film Week.
  • Fox's Omen has global significance in 66 territory-launch

    Fox International will beseeking to translate The Omen'sexcellent early domestic form into a monster overseas result this weekend asthe satanic horror remake launches in - wait for it - 66 territories.John Moore's demonic taletook an estimated $12.6m from North American theatres on Tuesday (06/06/06) andopened around the world on the same day. The studio is keeping tight-lippedabout overseas results until Sunday, when it hope to release a devilishly largeworldwide figure.
  • Geller promoted to sales, development manager at Submarine

    Sales coordinator Harry Geller has been promoted to manager ofsales and development at New York-based sales and production company agencySubmarine Entertainment.
  • Genius gets US DVD rights to 16 children's titles from BKN

    Genius Products has secured exclusive US DVD distribution rightsto 16 classic children's properties from BKN Home Entertainment.
  • Half of Zentropa up for sale to employees

    Asthey both celebrated their 50th birthdays in May, Lars von Trier and Peter Aalbaek Jensenhave given a lot of thought to the future of Zentropa,the Danish film production company they founded in 1992.Withtheir five associate partners, von Trier and Jensenhave decided to sell half of the company to directors and other employees whilethe pair will hold on to the other half of their stock themselves. Theowners previously considered selling Zentropa toanother in
  • here! acquires worldwide rights to Brown's Race

    Regent Releasing will release Russell Brown's Race You To TheBottom in early 2007after sister company here! Films acquired worldwide rights.
  • Herek signs on to Children for Gold Circle, Thunder Road

    Gold Circle and Thunder Road Films have hired Stephen Herek towrite and direct the true-life drama Einstein's Children.
  • IFC buys El Aura, Family Law for US

    IFC Entertainment has added two titles to its day-and-datedistribution funnel IFC First Take - the Argentinian films The Aura and Family Law - which it acquired from Paris-based CelluloidDreams.
  • IFC plans unrated US theatrical release of Rated

    IFCFilms is planning a limited US theatrical release for Kirby Dick's censorshipdocumentary This Film Is Not Yet Ratedand in a fitting snub to the powers that be will not submit it to the MPAA fora rating.
  • Inaugural St Petersburg Film Festival cancelled

    The St Petersburg International Film Festival -- which was due to beheld for the first time from July 18-31 in the historical Russian city -- willnot now go ahead after all.The news broke at a masterclass given by actor-director Fedor Bondarchuk during this week's Open Russian Film Festival"Kinotavr" at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.Bondarchuk, who directed last year's
  • Indian producers guild protests Da Vinci ban

    India's Film and Television Producers Guild has asked the seven Indian stateswhich have banned the The Da Vinci Codeto reconsider their decision. The guild has written to thegovernments of the seven out of 29 states that have either banned or suspendedthe film, specifying how it was cleared by the censor board and asking thatthey help to clear its release. The Indian states that havebanned the film include Mi
  • Janus Films to get 50 year celebration during New York Film Festival

    TheNew York Film Festival will hold a retrospective of the films released by 50year-old US specialized distributor Janus Films during its 44thedition which runs from Sept 29 to Oct 15 this year.
  • Kaminow promoted to executive vp of marketing at Sony

    David Kaminow has been named executive vice president of marketingfor the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, and will work with marketingchief Valerie Van Galder on all Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studiosproductions and oversee worldwide market research for the studio.
  • Kapakas starts shooting Uranya in Crete

    Writer-director CostasKapakas has started shooting his second feature Uranya in Crete.Kapakas is shooting in the village of Fres.The comedy is set in a small mountaintown in 1969, when US Vice President Spiro Agnew visits, the town gets itsfirst TV, the village eccentric searches for treasure, and teenage boys flockto an open-air film starring Brigitte Bardot. Dionyssis Samiotis, who recently worked on A Touch Of Spice,will produce. The project stars
  • Khan Kluay becomes Thailand's top animated film

    Thailand's first3D animated feature Khan Kluay has emerged as thecountry's biggest animation of all time, grossing $1.96m (75m baht) on 60screens in Bangkok alone in less than three weeks of release. The $5m surprisehit is about a young elephant who saves the Kingdom of Thailand while on a dangerous quest to save hisherd. "Thailand
  • Kigali crosses C$1m at Quebec box office for Equinoxe

    Eight weeks into itsrelease, Robert Favreau's Rwandan genocide drama A Sunday In Kigali (Un Dimanche A Kigali) is the first Quebecois film of 2006 to pass theC$1m ($900,000) benchmark at the local box office. Shot on location in Rwanda,the film stars veteran Quebec star Luc Picard and Senegalese actress FatouN'Diaye. It was produced by Lyse Lafontaine and Michael Mosca, and wasdistributed in Canada by Equinoxe Films. Based on "A Sunday at the Pool inKigali", the criticall
  • Kinowelt books strong sales at Cannes

    Kinowelt International had a busy Cannes market selling packages from its back catalogue aswell as finding customers for its new acquisitions.Head of World Sales Stelios Ziannis reported that theFassbinder Collection was sold to Finland, while another package of films by Fassbinder and Adlon were pickedup by pay TV for Israel
  • Knobloch named to newly created PDG post at Warner Bros France

    Iris Knobloch has been appointed to the newly created position ofpresident-directeur general of Warner Bros France.
  • KOFIC to support overseas filmmakers

    The Korean Film Council(KOFIC) is launching an initiative to offer funds to overseas Korean filmmakersthrough three support programmes - Low Budget Production Support, a ScriptContest and an Independent Film Contest.Overseas ethnic Koreanfilmmakers, such as Korean-Chinese Zhang Lu and Korean-American Grace Lee, haverecently enjoyed a rising profile. Zhang's GrainIn Ear premiered in the Cannes 2005 Critics' Week while Lee's horror comedyAmerican Zombie is now in production
  • Laura Hardman rejoins Cornwall Film Festival

    LauraHardman has rejoined the Cornwall Film Festival as festival director aftertaking maternity leave during the 2005 event. The festival, in its fifthyear, will move its main venue to Falmouth's Princess Pavilion. This year's event will be heldfrom November 16-19 at various Falmouth locations including the
  • Magnet Films to start UK shoot for In Your Dreams

    UK-based Magnet Films willstart production June 14 on romantic comedyIn Your Dreams.The $5.8m (£3.15m) projectstars Dexter Fletcher, Parminder Nagra,Linda Hamilton, Sarah George, Elize Du Toit and Robert Portal.Gary Sinyoris writing, directing and producing. Also
  • Miramax develops US satire Homeland Insecurity

    MiramaxFilms is developing the satirical comedy Homeland Insecurity with the former editor-in-chief of The Onion RobertSiegel.
  • Nair's Namesake to open New York's IAAC festival in Nov

    Mira Nair's The Namesake will open the Indo-American Arts Council's 6th IAAC FilmFestival in New York on Nov 1.
  • Nantucket Film Festival gets political with God Spoke, Ground Truth

    Politics is writ large over this month's 11th Annual NantucketFilm Festival, with Liberal commentator Al Franken and a contingent of Iraq Warveterans set to make appearances.
  • New US distributor Teton buys rights to Shadowboxer

    TetonFilms has picked up domestic rights to Lee Daniels Entertainment's noir drama Shadowboxer starring Cuba Gooding Jr and Helen Mirren.
  • Pathe's busy Cannes led by Loach's Barley

    Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes TheBarley came away from Cannes with the Palme d'Orand a slew of sales for Pathe Pictures International.Pathe sold rights to Cinequanon for Japan, Triangel Film for Sweden, Shani Films for Israel,
  • Peter Taylor returns to head SPRI UK

    Peter Taylor has rejoined Sony Pictures Releasing International(SPRI) as managing director of the UK Office.
  • Puerto Rico shoot kicks off for Maladies Of Love

    Donald Ranvaud's Buena Ondahas unveiled Maldeamores (Maladies Of Love), the first film from thefund set up by its parent company IFC and the Puerto Rico Film IndustryDevelopment Corporation.The film, which iscurrently in production, stars Luis Guzman among other Puerto Rican actors in aseries of darkly humorous stories
  • Raindance Festival to go ahead with new investors

    UK indieshowcase The Raindance Film Festival has been saved, it has emerged thisweek. The festival was previously organised through writer and producer ElliotGrove's Raindance Film Festival outfit. When the Raindance organisation went into receivership earlier thissummer, it looked as if the festival might have been dragged down too.However,financiers Dean Goldberg and Will Stevenson have now purchased Raindance's assets f
  • Raindance jury to include Lou Reed and Judi Dench

    The London-based Raindance Film Festival has lined up jury members for its 14thevent. Raindance jurors will include musicians Lou Reed and Marky Ramone, actors Parminder Nagra and Judi Dench, Touching The Void director Kevin Macdonald, Requiem For a Dream cinematographer Matthew Libatiqueand photographer/video director/film-maker AntonCorbijn. This year's Raindance will run September 27 to October 8 in London
  • Re-Cycle

    Directed by Danny & Oxide Pang. HongKong/Thailand 2006. 108 mins.ThisLin Sinjee vehicle is a calling card for the FarEastern special effects industry, creating a persuasively dark Alice Through the Looking Glass parallel universe with shadesof Terry Gilliam, Spirited Away and What Dreams May Come. Butthemoody fright-power of the Pang brothers' breakout hit The Eye is lackinghere, and what is left is a good-looking but ultimately fairly hollowcross
  • Rezo strikes 12 Cannes pre-sales on Canada's Belle Bete

    Paris-based sales companyRezo Films has announced Cannes pre-sales on 12 territories for Quebecois titleLa Belle Bete, Karim Hussain'sadaptation of the Marie-Claire Blais novel. The film, co-produced byMontreal-based companies Equinoxe Productions and Screen Machine, has dealswith United Home Entertainment for Thailand and Vietnam, California Filmes for Brazil, Odeon for Greece and Cyprus, AQSfor the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Overseas for Singapore and Brunei.The
  • Ruby Red Chequer finishes UK shoot

    Writer/director Jan Dunn and producer Elaine Wickhamof Medb Films have completed shooting for theirsecond feature film, Ruby Red Chequer.The project stars Bob Hoskins, JosianeBalasko and Jody Latham in the story of a Britishwidower who falls for his foreign neighbour. The 19-day shoot started in
  • Screen teams with HFF for Hollywood World Award

    Screen International isteaming up for the third consecutive year with the Hollywood Film Festival andthe Hollywood Awards to present the Hollywood World Award, a prize for the bestin world cinema which will be presented at the Hollywood Awards ceremony at theBeverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Oct 23.The award is a key predictorof foreign films which are set to receive kudos in the year's awards season. In2004, the prize went to both The Motorcycle Diaries and The Sea In
  • Silk

    Written and directed by Chao-Pin Su. Taiwan 2006. 118 mins.
  • SKE gets Yelchin, Downey for Charlie Bartlett

    SidneyKimmel Entertainment (SKE) is preparing to shoot the coming-of-age story CharlieBartlett this month starring AntonYelchin, Robert Downey Jr and Hope Davis.
  • Sundance names fellows for Documentary Film Editing and Story lab

    The Sundance Institute has announcedthe eight filmmakers and their projects for its annual Documentary Film Editingand Story Laboratory, which runs from Jun 23-30.The 2006 Documentary FilmEditing and Story Laboratory Fellows are Maria Teresa Larrain (director) andRicardo Acosta (editor) with The Trial Of Pascual Pichun (Chile); Senain Kheshgi and Geeta Patel (directors)and Billy McMillin (editor) with Project Kashmir (US); Aaron Matthews (director and editor) with TheP
  • The Break-Up

    Dir: Peyton Reed. US. 2006. 107mins.Poor star chemistry and a screenplay without a first act - and not much of a final one, either - turn this highly anticipated romantic comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston into a keen disappointment. But the film has so far proved critic-proof. Thanks to a strong marketing push from Universal Pictures and considerable interest in whether the two leads have as much on-screen chemistry as they have off-screen, opened with an e
  • The Omen

    Dir: JohnMoore. US. 2006. 106 minutes.More thanany other genre, horror film remakes can hew extremely closely to the plot ofthe original. Such is certainly the case with The Omen, John Moore's retread of director Richard Donner's 1976 chiller about the devil incarnate that also triesto by and large replicate much of the old-fashioned tenor of that film. The resultdelivers a few effective jolts of menace, but ultimately relies substantiallyon the injection of viewers' own
  • Transylvania

    France. 2006. 103mins. Director, screenplay Tony GatlifIn Transylvania cult diva Asia Argentotakes to the agitated universe of Romany film-maker Tony Gatliflike a duck to water. The latestof French-based Gatlif's ventures into the world ofGypsy and Eastern European culture, Transylvania is at once romance,road movie, ethnological
  • TWC close to three-picture deal with Zhang Ziyi

    Harvey and Bob Weinstein are in negotiations with Chinesesuperstar Zhang Ziyi to star in three pictures.It
  • TWC picks up Korean action title City Of Violence

    The Weinstein Company (TWC) hasacquired all North American rights to Korean action film The City Of Violence, directed by Ryoo Seung-wan. Known for martial artsfantasy Arahan and last year'sDirector's Fortnight entry Crying Fist,Ryoo also stars in The City Of Violence,alongside martial arts choreographer Jung Doo-hong.Jung plays Tae-soo, a Seoul police detective who visits his hometown for thefirst time in 1
  • TWC's CG-animated Igor is big seller at Cannes

    The Weinstein Company's (TWC) international chief Glen Basner hasreported lively business at the Cannes market, adding that the companyvirtually sold out on Exodus Film Group's CG-animated comedy Igor.
  • UK producers plan remake of The House On Straw Hill

    New London-based production company De Naray Sothcott Entertainment plans to shoot its first featurethis summer. The project is a $1.5m remake of 1975 British horror film The House On StrawHill. Bob Keen, who has worked asa crewmember on Hellraiserand Dog Soldiers, will direct. Jonathan Sothcott and Constantine de Naray will produce. Martin Kemp will star as afilm director who has a nervous breakdown when he witnesses the murder of hisbest frien
  • UK Stars Of Tomorrow 2006

    Screen International unveils today its 2006 Stars Of Tomorrow, a comprehensive round-up of the hottest new talent in the UK film industry.Published in this week's Screen International, the annual talent survey highlights the brightest actors, directors, writers, producers and behind-the-scenes talent in the UK. More than 40 new names are profiled, coming from shorts, documentaries, drama and film school, the stage and television. There are 15 actors profiled in the issue. Among t
  • UK's Firefly plans film about Beslan tragedy

    UK production company Firefly Films is developing a feature film about the2004 Beslan School tragedy. The tentative budget is planned at about $9.4m (£5m) and alate 2007 or early 2008 shoot is planned in Europe. Screenwriter Richard Lasser is developing the script and a director will bebrought ont
  • Universal buys rights to BOOM! comic book Talent

    Universal has picked up the rights to BOOM! Studios' comic book Talent written by Christopher Golden and TomSniegoski.
  • Vigne starts shooting Jean De La Fontaine

    Cesar-award winning director Daniel Vigne hasbegun shooting Jean De La Fontaine in Paris and France's Sarthoise region.The film boasts an all-star cast including LorantDeutsch, Philippe Torreton, Sara Forestierand Jean-Claude Dreyfus and is written by Jacques Forgeas.The Cineteve/France 2 Cinema production willbe released by Rezo Films locally and shoots throughlate
  • Wild Bunch racks up $16m-$18m of Cannes sales

    With 11 films scattered throughout the Cannes officialselection, France's Wild Bunchwracked up between $16m and $18m worth of sales during the recently closedmarket.Lou Ye's controversial Chinese competitionentry Summer Palace was sold to thirteen territories with the US's Palm Picturesin final negotiations. Other distributors taking the film include
  • WMi to consult for Louisiana film fund

    William Morris Independent (WMi) has taken a consultancy role atthe Pelican Film Fund, which launched last year with the aim of bringing $300min production funds into the state of Louisiana between now and December 2007.
  • Wolfhound hunts down Cannes sales

    Leading Russian producer and distributor Central Partnershiphas announced pre-sales for two of its high-profile projects: the $12m Slavicfantasy Wolfhound and $10m sci-fi Paragraph 78.Both were sold following an official sales launch, includingsome footage, to more than 120 distributors at Cannes.Before the festival SPI International had acquired allrights to Wolfhound for Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. And following the Cannes launch, Wolfhoun
  • Zac Reeder named head of acquisitions at MarVista

    Zac Reeder (pictured) has been appointed to the newly created position ofhead of acquisitions at MarVista Entertainment as the company seeks to fill itshome entertainment and international distribution pipelines.
  • Zauner promoted to vp, Asia sales, at Fox TV Distribution

    Brendan Zauner has been promoted to vice president of sales forAsia for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.
  • Zombie to direct Halloween picture for Dimension

    Cult horror filmmaker Rob Zombie will make an original Halloween feature for Dimension Films with ascheduled release in October 2007.