Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has picked up a tasty project for Cannes and will handle sales on the Unified Pictures and Bron Studios dark comedy starring Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel.
HBO is to co-produce the miniseries adaptation of JK Rowling’s bestseller The Casual Vacancy with the BBC.
Austrian director of award-winning documentaries Whores’ Glory and Workingman’s Death died while filming in Africa from malaria.
A film co-production treaty between the UK and China has been signed by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey and Vice Minister Tong Gang of the State Administration of Radio, Film & Television (SARFT).
Festivals and Awards
Tonislav Hristov’s Love & Engineering is to open the 20th edition of the Visions du Réel documentary film festival.
A group of cinemas picked by ARRI to test out Deluxe’s open-access, point-to-point digital delivery network.
Picturehouse announces one-off screening for comedy sequel, followed by Q&A with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.
Latest box office news
Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises said Darren Aronofsky’s epic tale has earned more than $200m internationally and close to $100m in North America.
Sony’s sequel records biggest opening of 2014 with $15.2m (£9m); eOne’s The Love Punch lands with $1m (£611,000) from 373 sites.
Nearly half of Arabs watch US films yet most want more regional content, according to a survey.