John Leguizamo's Lower East Side Films has unveiled its first production slate, featuring an array of talent including Mike Nichols, Leon Ichaso, Forest Whitaker, David Chappelle and Eric Clapton.
Award-winning experimental filmmaker Nina Menkes will team up with producers Andrea Sperling and Gus Van Sant for her next picture, "Heatstroke."
Paramount Classics has closed a deal with G2 for distribution rights to the Sofia Coppola-helmed "The Virgin Suicides" in North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Latin America (Daily…
The Intl. Documentary Assn. (IDA) has issued a call for entries in the 1999 Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards competition. Presentations will be made at the 15th annual awards gala Oct. 29…
A record 800 foreign TV station buyers hit town today for the annual L.A. Screenings -- and for the first time in four years, they're expected to do some serious shopping.
The AFI International Film Festival announced its upcoming 1999 edition will be based exclusively in Hollywood. Citing a 90% boost in attendance for last year's outing and a need to centralize…
Universal Pictures senior vice president Leonard Kornberg -- the supervising exec on the studio's "The Mummy," the Imagine comedy "Life" and the critically acclaimed "October Sky" -- has been reupped…
French director Marc Caro, who co-helmed "Delicatessen" and "The City of Lost Children," has signed with the U.K.'s Pathe Pictures for his first English-lingo pic, "Snark," which will also be his…
French major Gaumont, in the middle of stepping up investment in English-lingo pics ranging from the $65 million adaptation of "Les Visiteurs" to debut Oz pic "Me Myself I," is on the verge of…
In what will be her first TV appearance since the finale of "Seinfeld," Julia Louis-Dreyfus will join Drew Carey in "Geppetto," the live-action retelling of the Pinocchio story told from the vantage…