Peripatetic writer/actress Carrie Fisher and TV writer Elaine Pope have set up a deal to write an untitled screenplay for Working Title Films, sources said.
Vivica A. Fox has joined the cast of Sony Pictures Entertainment's teen slasher pic "Idle Hands."
Miramax Films has won its appeal against an NC-17 rating for "Artemisia," its erotic biopic of the 17th-century Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
Oscar-winning filmmaker James L. Brooks will give the keynote address Saturday for the Independent Feature Project/West's annual Screenwriting Conference. Brooks will focus on the creative process…
DreamWorks Pictures has buttoned up the rights to fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi's three-part comic book "The Adventures of Sandee the Supermodel," which it plans to develop into a feature film and…
Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group has acquired all domestic rights to Initial Entertainment Group's war drama "Savior." The company also has picked up distribution rights in several foreign…
Toronto International Film Festival has appointed Colin Geddes as the new programmer for the festival's popular Midnight Madness collection of cult films and cinematic exotica.
Lions Gate Films has followed up its acquisition of Paul Schrader's "Affliction" (Daily Variety, April 17) with a deal to distribute Ted Demme's untitled Irish-American working-class drama starring…
Responding to recent accusations that Warner Village Cinemas multiplexes gives inadequate space to Italian releases, Antonio Maldonado, CEO of the newly established national exhibition chain, has…
Mia Farrow and Bonnie Root have joined the cast of Bandeira Entertainment's coming-of-age comedy "Coming Soon."
Films from the U.S. were cold-shouldered in the feature competition but staged a clean sweep of documentary jury prizes at the 13th Turin Intl. Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which wrapped Wednesday…