Phaedra Cinema has acquired North American rights to Santosh Sivan's "The Terrorist," an Indian film that debuted at Sundance earlier this year.
Fostering the talents of a diverse group of screenwriters from the U.S. and Mexico, the Sundance Institute has chosen 12 feature film projects for its annual Screenwriters Lab, skedded for Jan. 14-19…
Still trying to fill the gap left by the departure of Unifrance's Sarasota French Film Festival (which left the city for Acapulco three years ago), the second annual Sarasota Film Festival will…
Michael Rispoli (“The Sopranos”) will topline the CBS/Big Ticket pilot tentatively titled “The Beat.” The hourlong centers on a police officer trying to keep the peace in a multicultural urban…
Raymond J. Barry has signed on to Disney's "New Port South," the high school-set pic from producers John Hughes and Billy Higgins. Kyle Cooper makes his helming debut.
USA Films' "Topsy-Turvy," an examination of the relationship of English composers-satirists W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, was the top winner at the 65th annual New York Film Critics Circle…
"Fight Club" director David Fincher and producer Art Linson have formed a production company and made a three-year exclusive deal at New Line Cinema.
Can West Entertainment and Seven Arts Pictures will enter Y2K with a varied slate that includes helmers Walter Hill, Roger Donaldson, Joseph Ruben, Geoffrey Wright and Bob Gale.
The European Commission has spelled out proposals for boosting Europe's audiovisual industry in the 21st century and helping it expand its global market share. At its weekly meeting Wednesday, the…
The new homevid company Providence Home Entertainment Video, created in a deal between Providence Entertainment and Goodtimes Entertainment, has chosen "The Omega Code" as its first release.
Christian Moerk has been upped to film editor effective immediately, it was announced by Peter Bart, Variety vice president and editor-in-chief.