Artisan Entertainment has attracted Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter to co-star in "Novocaine" opposite Steve Martin. Summit Entertainment, where Artisan has an output deal, is handling foreign…
David Javerbaum, a scribe for "The Daily Show," and former staff writer for "Late Show with David Letterman," has won the Richard Rodgers Development Award for his new musical, "Suburb."
Joel Cheatwood, the controversial exec who caused a firestorm in Chicago by hiring Jerry Springer to provide news commentary, has been named vice president of news for the CBS Television Stations.
After a year of negotiations, talent agents have been shoved back to square one in efforts to reach a landmark deal with the Screen Actors Guild to update its regulations. "The deal is a mess," one…
Shooting Star Prods.' "Little Crumb" (Kruimeltje), a story about a Dutch street kid whose father has gone to America, is angling to rack up a record high gross for children's pics in Holland.
Richard Harris and Lynn Redgrave are in negotiations to star in Overseas Filmgroup's "My Kingdom," which the company is pre-selling at AFM and plans to put into production in May.
Leading Japanese direct-to-home satellite platform Sky PerfecTV is holding merger talks with struggling satcaster DirecTV Japan.
The Bruce Willis mob-edy about a hit man mixing with hoi polloi is the perfect symbol of a profitable yet sleepy 2000. With a studio-estimated $9.6 million, the Franchise Pictures co-production…
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz will play the female lead opposite Nicolas Cage in Working Title's "Captain Corelli's Mandolin." John Madden is directing the epic romance.
In the wake of alleged abuses by film and TV companies, the Canadian government's Heritage Dept. has issued a report calling for tighter auditing of the publicly funded film and TV tax-credit program…
Women in Film has unveiled its 2000 roster of executive board members, including its newly elected prexy and senior veep of special projects Hollace Davids, an exec in the Universal Pictures…
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