Julie Taymor is attached to direct the musical "All You Need Is Love" for Revolution Studios. Production is slated to begin in September for a Thanksgiving 2006 release.
Focus Features will handle international sales, excluding Asia, on Jet Li's latest project, a martial arts actioner produced by Bill Kong ("House of Flying Daggers," "Hero").
This week in the summer release date chess match, Warner Bros. has shuffled its sked by moving horror remake "House of Wax" back a week and into the competitive May 6 weekend, where four other wide…
Film funding body Filmstiftung NRW has awarded E5 million ($6.5 million) for eight movie and TV projects at its first allocation session this year.
Local paybox I-Cable Communications is making the jump from TV to film. It plans to produce 20 features over the next two years. Move will be spearheaded by Siuming Tsui, a film producer and director…
The Indian Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to allow helmer Mike Nichols' Oscar-nommed "Closer" to be released in India due to its depiction of promiscuity.
Local bizzers have financed the Czech Republic's first film commission to help attract projects to the country after the government failed to act. The Czech Film Commission is a one-woman body under…
The Motion Picture Assn. is targeting video rental shops in Taiwan as it continues to spearhead the war against piracy. Since Jan. 4, Taiwanese officials have seized more than 68,000 pirated CD-Rs…
Leslee Dart has hired longtime Miramax Films publicity exec Tom Piechura to be a senior executive and strategist for upstart public relations company the Dart Group.
Chum Television's City-tv, already operating in Toronto and Vancouver, is set to expand to the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Manitoba.