James Dalessandro and David Mehnert's nonfiction book "Citizen Jane" has been optioned by Laurie Goldstein at Robert Greenwald Prods. ("The Audrey Hepburn Story") for five against six figures…
Veteran German producer Chris Sievenich is ankling L.A.-based Pacifica Entertainment to head the U.S. office of Kinowelt USA, the new U.S. production arm of Germany's Kinowelt Medien.
For recordings released during the eligibility year Oct. 1, 1998, through Sept. 30, 1999. RECORD OF THE YEAR “Smooth” — Santana Featuring Rob Thomas; Matt Serletic, producer; David Thoener…
Having worked on a number of Merchant Ivory films, as well as such Gillian Armstrong pics as "Oscar and Lucinda" and "My Brilliant Career," "Anna and the King" production designer Luciana Arrighi is…
Either as a set designer, art director or production designer, Rick Heinrichs has been working with director Tim Burton dating back to their student days at CalArts. Heinrichs, whose work on "Sleepy…
Although the setting of "The Matrix" was meant to approximate a city like New York or Chicago, the film was actually shot in Australia, in and around the new Fox soundstage in Sydney. A big challenge…
Will Smith will topline the latest Universal Studios Florida attraction "Men in Black Alien Attack," a simulation based on the 1997 film co-starring Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.
The fourth annual Santa Monica Film Festival (Feb. 25-28) has shored up its pic slate, including the world preem of black comedy "Shoe Shine Boys," exec produced by Martin Landau.
Miramax Films Worldwide Distribution chairman Rick Sands will receive the Cinema Expo Intl. 2000 distributor of the year award. The ceremony will take place June 29 at the Amsterdam RAI Intl…
Charlize Theron and Judi Dench have been added to the lineup of Oscar 2000 presenters.
At the American Film Market, Daily Variety will be located in suites 656-657 at the Loews Santa Monica Wednesday through March 1.