The U.K. Film Council has tapped Claire Chapman as executive director of its L.A. office, taking over from Susan Finlayson-Sitch. Chapman was head of production and development for Scottish Screen.
Universal Music Group Distribution unit Visual Entertainment has inked a multiyear DVD distrib pact with bilingual multimedia group Voy.
Warner Bros. has set Todd Phillips to direct "Men," an Americanized version of the 1985 German film. Allan Loeb is penning the script. In the original film, directed by Doris Dorrie, a self-absorbed…
Sony has preemptively bought comedy pitch "Jack and Jill" from scribe Ben Zook, with Adam Sandler eying a possible role and producing through his shingle Happy Madison with Todd Garner's Broken Road.
Spyglass Entertainment has set Tony Award winner Dan Fogler to star in comedy “Spanky Johnson: Monster Hunter” after preemptively snapping up David Berenbaum’s spec script. Story revolves around a…
The Mouse House has finally made its first move into online movie sales. Beginning today, Disney will sell permanent copies of its movies in the homevideo window via online retailer CinemaNow.
The South African film industry has welcomed the long-awaited signing of a co-production treaty with the U.K. during the Cannes Film Festival, anticipating that it will open up financing options and…
Bankrupt Mexican satellite firm Satelites Mexicanos (Satmex) successfully placed a much-needed satellite in orbit this past weekend. Meanwhile, a reported deal with the company's creditors has…
Homevid's biggest Cinderella story has a happy ending -- so far. Six months after the Weinstein Co. bought a 70% interest in Genius Products, the niche player has proved it can play with the big boys.
The Los Angeles Film Festival isn't just moving from Hollywood to Westwood -- for the first time ever, it is opening with a studio pic, "The Devil Wears Prada," instead of an indie title.
Robin Williams starrer "RV" is providing a vivid reminder of the importance to pix of the hix in the stix. Sony's Robin Williams comedy "RV" opened to $16 million. A week later, Paramount's summer…