Director’s Chair: Samsara, Mammoth, Cha

“Nearly 15 years after “Baraka” opened, a sequel is in motion. “Samsara,” directed and shot by Ron Fricke, has begun lensing and will span 12 to 14 months and more than 20 countries. World distribution rights expected to remain up for grabs until shooting wraps…” (full details)

“Lukas Moodysson (“Lilya 4-Ever”) will helm $10 million English-language drama “Mammoth.” Story centers around a successful New York couple, their 8-year-old daughter and her Filipino nanny. During a business trip to Thailand the husband decides to change his life setting in motion a dramatic chain of events. Sweden, the U.S., Thailand and the Philippines will be used for locations…” (full details)

“Filmmakers Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Rodrigo Garcia and Carlos Cuaron are teaming for Cha Cha Cha, a $100 million, five-feature production partnership with financing, distribution and international sales handled by Universal Pictures and Focus Features International…” (full details)