The Norwegian Film Fund has for the first time subsidized the development of computer games, allocating about $200,000 to Funcom's "Dream Fall" and $100,000 to Minimedia's "The Kids on the Block."
Fox scored another Wednesday victory in key demographics, led by "American Idol" and "That '70s Show," according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen. ABC won the night's final two hours with the…
"Bend It Like Beckham" director Gurinder Chadha is one of four new members to join the board of the U.K. Film Council.
Lions Gate Intl. has picked up international sales rights to Cinerenta thriller "Mr. Ripley's Return," directed by Roger Spottiswoode.
Former Artisan Television exec Gary Rubin has launched Santa Monica-based theatrical distrib First Independent Pictures. Danielle Robertson has been hired as manager of creative affairs, distribution…
Outlaw Prods. has hired former merchant banker Dominic Ianno to seek financing that will allow the shingle to become a co-financier as well as a producer of two or three titles each year.
Miramax Films will reteam with Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack's Mirage Enterprises along with producer Amy J. Moore to adapt a feature from Alexander McCall Smith's bestselling series about a…
Seth MacFarlane, who created the hit animated comedy series "Family Guy," will co-write and make his directorial debut on comedy pic "Family Reunion" for Spyglass Entertainment.
Ridley Scott will direct the adaptation of Peter Mayle's upcoming novel, "A Good Year," for Fox 2000 and has signed "Serendipity" scribe Marc Klein to write the script.
New Line Cinema has picked up North American distribution rights to writer-director Mike Binder's "The Upside of Anger," a bittersweet comedy-drama about an alcoholic suburban housewife raising four…
Deuce Bigalow will peddle his wares again, this time for Sony Pictures Entertainment. The studio has teamed up with Happy Madison for "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo." Rob Schneider is back in the…