the world digest
LONDON — Tartan films has picked up U.K. and Eire rights to eight titles from last month's Festival de Cannes, including Summit Entertainment horror title "P2," starring Wes Bentley, the company said Thursday. Tartan also acquired Carlos Reygadas' "Silent Light," joint winner of the Jury Prize, and Gus Van Sant's 60th anniversary prize-winning title "Paranoid Park." Other titles include Van Sant's "Mala Noche," Kim Ki-duk efforts "Breath" and "Time," Chan Wook Park's "I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK" and Kim Jee-Woon's upcoming "The Good, the Bad and the Weird."
SOCHI, Russia — Renee Zellweger will present Chris Noonan's "Miss Potter" at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, organizers said Thursday. The film earned Zellweger a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. In a separate development, Russian director Aleksei Popogrebsky on Thursday confirmed that his debut as a solo director, "Simple Things," will unspool in the main competition at Karlovy.
TORONTO — Canada's TV regulator is expected to decide today if domestic media giant CTVglobemedia will get the green light on its CAN$1.4 billion ($1.33 billion) takeover of broadcaster Chum Ltd. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's ruling is expected to hinge on whether CTVglobemedia will be allowed to hold on to Chum's Citytv TV stations in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnepeg. The CRTC could order CTVglobemedia to sell off the stations if it believes they would give the media giant a stranglehold on the Canadian TV advertising market.