Mike Medavoy's Phoenix Pictures has come aboard to produce "Miss Potter," the true tale of British children's author Beatrix Potter, which helmer Bruce Beresford will direct.
Capitol Films is teaming with Jim Henson's Creature Shop to produce "Five Children and It," a family adventure pic based on Edith Nesbit's classic 1902 novel.
SBC Intl. Cinemas has completed its £250 million ($400 million) acquisition of the Warner Village U.K. circuit.
Summit Entertainment has picked up international sales rights to the Brian Grazer-produced documentary "Inside Deep Throat," with Universal Pictures giving a domestic release to the docu.
Strand Releasing has acquired North American rights to two gay-themed features from Bavaria Film Intl.: Kai S. Pieck's "The Child I Never Was" and Hella Joof's "Shake It All About."
Miramax Films has taken North American rights to "Escape" (a.k.a. "Midnight Return"), which Russell Mulcahy will direct for Davis Panzer Prods. The $25 million action project, which is being sold…
Hard-nosed hacks lost their powers of reasoning in a pre-fest encounter with Monica Bellucci, the Cannes Film Festival's mistress of ceremonies. Dazed by the actress's charms, the mostly male press…
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Senator Intl. will handle foreign sales on the upcoming slate for Italo producer-distributor Eagle Pictures.
Dennis Hopper and Gina Gershon have signed on to star in the suspense thriller "Out of Season" for Bauer Martinez Studios.
CBS won the third Monday of the May sweep in key demos, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, paced by a strong delivery for rookie drama "CSI: Miami." The Eye led the night in both adults…