Selecting the first project in his new development pact with 20th Century Fox, helmer Ridley Scott has attached to direct "Swift," a pitch from Stephen Cornwell.
Security concerns have claimed another high-profile showbiz industry casualty, with the organizers of CineAsia 2001 confirming Monday that the trade show scheduled for Dec. 4-6 in Bangkok is off…
The Canton Co. and German conglom Senator Entertainment have dissolved their exclusive joint venture, effective immediately. The move was anticipated (Daily Variety, Oct. 22).
NeTune Communications has landed Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," the sequel to November's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," as a client for its digital post-production…
DreamWorks head of technology Ed Leonard has been tapped to oversee all of the studio's technology activities and production pipelines, including PDI/DreamWorks' animation facilities in Northern…
In the latest salvo in a war to produce an epic about legendary Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great, Initial Entertainment Group has paid a mid-seven-figure sum to snap up Peter Buchman and…
MGM posted its third consecutive quarterly loss Monday and again blamed the impact of new accounting rules which overwhelmed contributions by hit films including breakout laffer "Legally Blonde."
Hershey's Food Corp.'s Reese's Pieces, which enjoyed a huge promotional windfall with the release of "E.T." in 1982, is hoping to get another marketing jolt when Universal re-releases the pic next…
Edward Furlong and pop singer Sharleen Spiteri will star in "3 Blind Mice," a psychological thriller to be directed by Gallic helmer Mathias Ledoux.
Myriad Pictures will fully finance, produce and distribute "Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn," which has spent four years alternating between development and turnaround at various shingles.
The Cairo Intl. Film Festival celebrated its silver jubilee Oct. 9-20 in muted tones.