Karlovy Vary Fest To Present Its Highest Award To Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson will receive the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival‘s top award for his “many years of artistic engagement in international cinema”. The actor-helmer-producer will present a screening of the 2006 film Apocalypto, his most recent directorial effort. Gibson’s next acting gig is in action-comedy sequel The Expendables 3, and he is filming the lead role in Blood Father. The 49th Karlovy Vary fest is set for July 4-12 in the Czech Republic resort town west of Prague.

Lionsgate Hires Pair Of Sales Directors In UK
LionsgateLogoLionsgate said today that it has tapped Mark James as Director of Sales, Central & Eastern Europe, and Fabio-Etienne Tinchant as Director of Sales for Greece, Turkey, Africa, Middle-East, Spain and Portugal. The pair will be based in the mini-major’s London office, reporting to Roberta Ibba-Hartog. James was Sales Manager CEE & Middle East at CBS and before that served as NBC Universal Channels Acquisitions Manager for CEE. Tinchant was ITV Global Entertainment’s Sales Director for South East EMEA.