Global Showbiz Briefs: Rome Fest Adds Four To Competition Lineup; ‘The Returned’ Sells To Canada, Australia; More

Rome Fest Adds ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ 3 Others To Competition Lineup
The Rome Film Festival last week scored a Continental premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and now has added four high-profile indie titles to its competition roster. Isabel Coixet’s Another Me, Matthew McConaughey starrer Dallas Buyers Club, Spike Jonze’s Her and Scott Cooper’s Out Of The Furnace are the first films to be unveiled in the competition section. Rome runs from November 8-17.

Zodiak Sells ‘The Returned’ To Canada, Australia
Zodiak Rights has closed new deals for its popular French supernatural series The Returned (aka Rebound). Canada’s Bell Media has taken broadcast rights to the drama that first aired on France’s Canal Plus. Also picking it up is SBS in Australia, where it will air at the end of the year. Universal Pictures just released the DVD in the UK. Produced by Haut et Court, The Returned was the highest-rated original drama of all time on Canal Plus. Since then, it has aired in the UK on Channel 4 and recently was acquired for the U.S. by Sundance Channel and Music Box. It’s also getting an English-language remake courtesy of Paul Abbot. Read More »

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Catherine Deneuve To Receive Chaplin Award At Lincoln Center

By | Wednesday January 11, 2012 @ 11:43am PST

French acting icon Catherine Deneuve will receive this year’s Chaplin Award in April in New York. The annual gala, hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will take place April 2. With a career that has spanned … Read More »

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Toronto: Sundance Selects Acquires North American Rights To ‘Beloved’

By | Saturday September 10, 2011 @ 8:36am PDT
Mike Fleming

Sundance Selects acquired North American rights to the Christophe Honoré-directed Beloved. The film, which stars Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Paul Schneider, and Milos Forman, closed the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and plays here at Toronto in … Read More »

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Cannes Closer Is Christophe Honore’s ‘Les Bien-aimes’

Mike Fleming

Christophe Honore’s Les Bien-aimés (The Beloved) has been selected the Closing Night film of the 64th Cannes Film Festival. The film will screen out of competition on Sunday May 22, 2011, after the prizes are handed out. Honore’s film … Read More »

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TORONTO: ‘Potiche’ Headed For Music Box

Mike Fleming

Toronto has just gotten underway, but the deals are falling from the sky already. I’m hearing that Wild Bunch is close to making a deal for Music Box to distribute Potiche in the U.S. The Francois Ozon-directed French farce stars Catherine Deneuve … Read More »

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France Will Start Sending Out Warning Emails To Illegal Downloaders Next Month

By | Thursday August 5, 2010 @ 6:48am PDT

Hadopi, the Paris-based agency in charge of policing illegal downloads, has cleared its final legal hurdle. The agency will begin sending 10,000 emails and 3,000 registered letters out daily to people suspected of illegal downloading from September onwards. US experiments … Read More »

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