Lions Gate Films Intl. has acquired all overseas distribution rights to horror pic "Cabin Fever," which will be presented to the global marketplace at this year's Mifed mart in Milan, Italy.
Arthur Penn has been voted the winner of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.'s Career Achievement Award.
Vin Diesel vehicle "XXX" was the frame's pacesetter, raking in an estimated $14.5 million to hoist the cume to $77 million.
Like the little engine that could, a specialty pic generally has to chug its way to box office success through sheer persistence.
Miramax is weighing its options after MGM pulled out of its deal to co-finance "Cold Mountain," the Civil War epic that Anthony Minghella is now shooting in northern Romania.
Feature scribe Joanna Johnson is getting busy on the small-screen front, developing two projects with Touchstone Television for ABC.
Viacom siblings Showtime and Paramount Network Television are rethinking their recipe for the drama series "Soul Food."
Kirk Douglas will make a cameo in HBO's "Pancho Villa" as Sen. Albert Fall, the pol who took the fall in the Teapot Dome scandal.