Natalie Portman and Penelope Cruz have been set to star with up-and-comer Jay Rodan in "Head in the Clouds," which John Duigan ("Sirens") wrote and will direct. Filming will begin in December in…
Markets & Festivals
The Screen Actors Guild offered agents an olive branch Sunday. It immediately started to wilt. Attempting to break the six-month impasse with Hollywood agents, SAG's national board has asked the…
"CSI" surged to a record audience last week, helping CBS outdraw an all-original NBC lineup on a Thursday for the first time in nearly 18 months.
Distribs have been struggling for months with an over-crowded theatrical marketplace, but for exhibs at ShowEast 2002, the surplus of movie releases is better than the alternative.
The Lion thinks it's time for another trim: MGM has inked a deal with the producers and director of urban laffer "Barbershop" to create a sequel to the runaway hit.
Signaling the first step toward a return engagement for Moritz de Hadeln as director of the Venice Intl. Film Festival, the administrative board of controlling body the Biennale has greenlit the…
MSNBC has cancelled "Ashley Banfield: On Location."
Pubcaster ZDF has revised its schedule to put more emphasis on information, documentaries, programs aimed at younger auds, and enforced international cooperation.
Enrique Gonzalez Macho's art pic distrib shingle Spain-based Alta Films has struck a three-year exclusive theatrical distribution deal with Tesela Films.
Italian pubcaster RAI continues losing ground to Mediaset, the private TV broadcaster controlled by media tycoon and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, whose right-wing coalition oversees the…