French actress Virginie Ledoyen will be the mistress of ceremonies at the 55th Cannes Film Festival, presiding over the fest's opening and closing ceremonies May 15 and 26.
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Fox 2000 and producer Laurence Mark have optioned Carl Hiaasen's latest crime caper, "Basket Case." Oscar-nominated scribe Michael Tolkin ("The Player") will be paid seven figures to script the pic.
It appears that one of the more enduring manager/client relationships may be on the rocks, with Jonathan Krane and thesp John Travolta considering an end to their 17-year association.
Tina Fey, head writer of "Saturday Night Live" and co-host of its "Weekend Update" with Jimmy Fallon, is angling to write her way into a bigscreen acting debut. She will adapt Margaret Talbot's Feb…
Woody Allen's "Hollywood Ending" will open the Cannes Intl. Film Festival, out of competition, on May 15. Allen, whose films have previously graced the Croisette without their director, will attend…
Pure Arts partner Mark Teitelbaum is ankling the management company he helped create to set up his own rep shingle.
David Cunningham's "To End All Wars," starring Kiefer Sutherland, Ciaran McMenamim and Robert Carlyle, has been selected as closing-night film of the fourth annual Method Fest Independent Film…
The Paris Film Festival opened its 17th edition Monday night, after being slammed by Paris' deputy mayor in the daily press for lacking "audacity."
Spring break may be wrapping up, but MTV is headed south to hand out its second annual MTV>News:Docs:Prize. Music cabler's news and docu division sponsors a $2,500 cash award at the DoubleTake…
Vivendi Universal Games has tapped Paul Volkman chief information officer. He was formerly director of information technology.
Avid Technology vet Thomas Ohanian has been named veep of product development at digital security provider DMOD. Formerly chief editor and corporate fellow at Avid, Ohanian will now discover new
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