Jason Schwartzman has signed on to writer-director Andrew Niccol's "Simone," the Al Pacino starrer set up at New Line Cinema.
"How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog," a comedy written and directed by Michael Kalesniko, will close this year's Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
USA Television Group has restructured its business affairs team, promoting four execs and making one new hire.
Brendan Fraser is in final negotiations to topline "The Quiet American" for Intermedia Films. Based on Graham Greene's 1955 Vietnam-based thriller, the project will be produced by Sony-based Mirage…
Next on Jonathan Silverman's schedule: acting opposite a few old broads. Silverman has been cast to co-star in the upcoming ABC made-for-TV movie "These Old Broads" as the son of a washed-up actress.
South African pubcaster SABC has launched a radio station in a bid to prevent the demise of two ancient San, or Bushman, languages. The radio station will broadcast 12 hours a day in the !Xu and Khwe…
Joseph Fiennes is in negotiations to star opposite Heather Graham in "Killing Me Softly," the first English-lingo pic from Chinese helmer Chen Kaige ("Farewell My Concubine").
A former executive with the Screen Actors Guild has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the union, claiming he was unfairly passed over for a promotion, then fired. In a suit filed in Los Angeles…
CinemaStar Luxury Theaters said Monday that its fiscal first-quarter red ink had doubled amid a 3% drop in revenue, as the exhibitor vowed to address an industrywide slump by fine-tuning its circuit.
The world will soon learn whether Richard, Rudy, Susan or Kelly took home $1 million as the ultimate "Survivor." But for the approximately 100 people who already know the winner's identity, the…
Thomas Bracamontes has been elevated to senior veep of Virgin Records Urban. Most recently senior VP of promotion for the diskery, Bracamontes will report to Virgin Records co-prexy Ray Cooper.