Miramax Films has secured U.K. and Australian rights to "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" in return for releasing John Madden to direct the pic.
Emmy-winning thesp James Garner is returning to live-action series television for the first time in nearly 20 years, signing up for a recurring role on the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope."
Drew Barrymore has been anointed ShoWest 2000 comedy star of the year -- the first femme thesp the org has tapped to receive its annual laffer honor.
Although deemed suitable for screening in North America and Europe, Catherine Breillat's French-language arthouse film "Romance" has been banned Down Under.
Derek Anson Jones, director of Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Wit," died Tuesday at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York. Denis O'Hare, his longtime partner, said Jones died as a result…
SFX Entertainment said Tuesday it has inked a joint venture deal with a leading European Internet provider, World Online, to create a pan-European live entertainment portal covering a range of events…
Phoenix Pictures has pacted with production outfit Orbit Entertainment Group in an effort to expand its feature film operations into high-end TV commercials.
Comedy Central has acquired the first broadcast window rights to "Man on the Moon" and "Being John Malkovich," the network announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. Tour.
The Los Angeles org Women in Film will fete scribe Lisa Krueger and producer Stacey Sher at the Independent Vision Awards, to be held this year at Sundance.
Fox Searchlight has found a new light in Peter Rice. On Tuesday, the 20th Century Fox executive veep was named prexy of production of the studio's independent label. Rice replaces Lindsay Law, who…