Miracle Entertainment is ramping up plans to produce a pic with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott's Scott Free Prods. as well as to enter into a capital restructuring that should move the publicly traded…
Magellan Filmed Entertainment, which is developing "Catch Me If You Can" at DreamWorks, is negotiating mid-seven-figure financing for its 2001 film slate with California investment banker Richard…
Fortissimo Film Sales, buoyed by a strong presence in this year's Cannes lineup, is relaunching its "commercial" label Lighthouse Entertainment as part of its bid to diversify into more mainstream…
Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group is in final negotiations to acquire North American distribution rights to "Resident Evil." As yet, it has not been decided which Sony label will release the film.
French sales company Films Distribution has picked up worldwide rights to Spanish competition player "Pau and His Brother" (Pau i el Seu Germa), which screens today. Italy's Story, run by Amadeo…
Dieter Kosslick, who took over as head of the Berlin Intl. Film Festival May 1, already has gotten into trouble.
Germany's 2K Media is developing a slate of new pics with David Kirkpatrick's Original Voices, Brad Krevoy's MPCA and Roland Joffe's Lightmotiv, in which 2K holds majority stakes.
What hath Cannes wrought? After making a huge splash at the fest here last year, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" went on to boffo B.O. and multiple Oscars. This year, it may be a coincidence that…
Anyone with a sharp eye will notice that all the Italian films in Cannes are programmed after Sunday. That's no accident. Sunday is the most important election in five years, which will decide…
Claude Chabrol is preparing his next film, the $6 million "La Fleur du mal" (Flower of Evil), with his longtime producer, French mini-major MK2.