Icon Entertainment Intl. is backing a feature documentary about Manchester United, the world's richest soccer club.
Andrew Macbean is quitting as chief exec of U.K. program distributor Itel after 17 years with the company. A keen amateur thesp, he is planning to go to drama school.
Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuaron's first Spanish-language project in a decade -- "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (And Your Mother Too) -- has been picked up by Good Machine Intl. for international sale outside…
After weeks of speculation, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth have been confirmed to co-star in "Bridget Jones' Diary," alongside Renee Zellweger (Daily Variety, April 11).
Aardman Animations is primed to launch a new series, "Angry Kid," exclusively over the Internet via the AtomFilms Web site.
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts is considering whether to move its film awards next year from April to a late-February slot, right in the midst of the Oscar campaign.
Colin Firth is being lined up to play the romantic lead opposite Renee Zellweger in Working Title's "Bridget Jones' Diary," with Hugh Grant as his rival. The casting of Firth, who played supporting…
The $19 billion merger of CLT/Ufa and Pearson TV, announced Friday, will create a Euro TV titan with the declared intention of launching a massive push into the U.S. programming market.
"American Beauty," with six awards including best picture, was the biggest winner at the British Academy Film Awards. But the Sam Mendes pic didn't have everything its own way.
The Film Council, the U.K.'s new strategic film body, has awarded £6.5 million ($10 million) in transitional funding to four production bodies, covering the six-month period while they are being…