Tom Cruise is poised to cross swords with "Glory" director Ed Zwick in Warner Bros.' "The Last Samurai," a 19th Century epic about the eradication of the samurai in Japan.
Markets & Festivals
After months of wide-open competition, the Oscar derby appears to be focusing on two main foes: New Line, with "Lord of the Rings," and Universal/DreamWorks, with "A Beautiful Mind."
Top Universal and USA Networks execs began a series of meetings Friday to discuss how Universal will consolidate its U.S. film assets. The talks come in anticipation that Vivendi U's plans to acquire…
Comedy Central has ordered a third season of "Insomniac With Dave Attell" -- which has been on a ratings tear since moving to primetime in its second season -- and acquired a companion series.
Splendid Pictures has signed a one-year first-look deal with Maverick Films to finance and produce Maverick's upcoming feature projects.
One ring ruled them all at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday night, with "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" winning five prizes, including best film.
Digital music startup Listen.com has pulled ahead of its rivals in a heated race to offer a complete library of major-label music, inking a pact to license the digitized song library of Warner Music…
Republican Federal Trade Commission topper Timothy Muris may cede review of the proposed Comcast/AT&T Broadband marriage to John Ashcroft's Dept. of Justice -- a distressing possibility to consumer…
U.K. rights for Mike Leigh's "All or Nothing," presently in post-production, have been purchased by nascent distribution company UGC Films U.K.
Julia Stiles has inked to star in an untitled romantic drama fully financed by Tomorrow Film Corp. and HSI, with Bruce Springsteen taking a small role. Production is slated to start this summer in…
Gaga Communications has nabbed Japanese rights to French helmer Jean-Pierre Limosin's "Novo," a sex comedy about short-term memory loss.
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