Universal Focus and Working Title 2 have greenlit the horror thriller "Long Time Dead" with Lukas Haas ("The Pearl") toplining.
Charles Sturridge has been attached to direct a feature version of J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel "Disgrace."
Anne Sterling is ankling her post as senior veep of production at Buena Vista Motion Picture Group to partner with Michael Beckner in the Beckner Story Co. Beckner penned "Spy Game" and is developing…
"We're not going to lose," Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) prexy-CEO Hilary Rosen told Daily Variety Wednesday, responding to the opposition brief that Napster filed in San Francisco…
The MTVi Group has named six new veeps to its executive team. Three of those tapped are insiders: Joe Ortiz, previously director of marketing at VH1.com, was upped to veepee of marketing and…
Moviefan Scandinavia, a new Copenhagen, Denmark-based production company, will launch its first feature at the Mifed market in Milan, Italy, in November.
Timed to promote the premiere of its new MTV series, fake pop group 2gether will go on tour with Britney Spears this summer. Meanwhile, Paul Lazarus ("Everybody Loves Raymond," "Mad About You") has…
Five consortia have placed formal bids for Spain's two nationwide Digital Terrestrial Television licenses, making the July 3 application deadline. The franchise applications point to powerful…
After a decade of deficits and stagnating audiences, the Sydney Film Festival is at last growing again.
Timothy Dalton and Kathy Bates have been added to the cast of the Morgan Creek Entertainment action comedy "Jesse James." Production is scheduled to begin on July 17 in Austin, Texas.
Mel Gibson came to town, riding on his pony. But Warner Bros.' "Storm" blew up and decimated Sony. Yes, the Fourth of July B.O. offered a familiar tune. But George Clooney & Co. rewrote the lyrics…