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Parallax Studio, Saga Film Studios Form Joint Venture to Distribute Films in the Philippines Starting With Kevin Costner’s ‘Horizon’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Manila-based production outfit Parallax Studio and entertainment company Saga Film Studios have formed a joint venture that will distribute the two-part Western epic “Horizon: An American Saga” in the Philippines. The...

MK2 Films Acquires Worldwide Rights to Claude Lanzmann’s Films, Including ‘Shoah’ (EXCLUSIVE)

MK2 Films has acquired worldwide rights, including France, to French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann‘s films, including his landmark documentary about the Holocaust, “Shoah,” which is inscribed in UNESCO’s Memory of the World...

‘Harry Potter’ Star Tom Felton to Topline $15 Million Action/Sci-Fi Film ‘Altered’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Tom Felton, best-known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” franchise, is to star in the $15 million action/sci-fi film “Altered,” alongside Richard Brake (“Game of Thrones,” “Barbarian,”...

Italian Film Business Lashes Out at Political Delay

Italy’s film industry is fighting to stay vibrant amid disruption caused both by politics and market forces.After reaping the rewards of a protracted growth spurt, local producers are facing a forced...

Italian Buzz Titles Include Films by Paolo Sorrentino, Luca Guadagnino

The persistent vibrancy of Italian cinema, despite increasing financing difficulties, is undisputable if you look at the range of the country’s current output and what’s percolating in the pipeline. It spans...

Arab Films Breaking New Ground: Buzz Titles Include ‘Aïcha,’ ‘Hijra,’ ‘Siwar’

Arab cinema continues to break new ground with a fresh crop of social dramas, several of which depict female empowerment in different forms. These range from the tale of a young...

German Film Business Eyes Funding Revamp Warily: ‘Time Is Running Out’

After four Oscar wins for “All Quiet on the Western Front” last year and the Oscar nomination for “The Teachers’ Lounge” this year, Germany’s film sector seemed to be on the...

France TV Distribution Closes Deals for ‘The Victoria System,’ Starring Damien Bonnard, Jeanne Balibar (EXCLUSIVE)

France TV Distribution has closed several territory deals for Sylvain Desclous’ “The Victoria System,” starring Damien Bonnard and Jeanne Balibar. The film has been acquired by Spentzos in Greece, Divisa Red...

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