A day after Fox Searchlight signed on to handle domestic rights on the Harrison Ford / Catherine Zeta-Jones starrer "Traffic," Initial Entertainment Group has closed a deal to co-finance the pic and…
FilmFour has committed to back the feature film "The Emperor's New Clothes," to be produced by Uberto Pasolini's ("The Full Monty") Redwave Films, and to be directed by Alan Taylor ("Palookaville").
Yahoo's first online film fest has unveiled its slate of feature pics and shorts, topped by recent Ifilm acquisition "The Sadness of Sex," helmed by Rupert Wainwright of "Stigmata."
Warner Bros. has acquired the comedy script "Word" by Joe Ide in a low-six against mid-six figure deal. Paul Hall will produce the film under his Hallway Pictures banner, which has a two-year…
Arnold Schwarzenegger will join the Oscar 2000 team of presenters.
Fresh from a best director Oscar nomination for "The Insider," Michael Mann's name has surfaced in several high-profile projects as he figures out which feature to do next.
Zeitgeist Films has picked up domestic rights to Francois Ozon's "Water Drops on Burning Rocks" and Icelandic helmer Hrafn Gunnlauggson's "Witchcraft" at the Berlin Film Festival.
A series of five South African short films, entitled "Short and Curlies," which have won acclaim on the international film festival circuit, will be distributed on the Internet (at www.atomfilms.com)…
Terri Jones has been appointed to the new position of director of the British Film Commission.
Jude Law, Oscar nommed for his role in "The Talented Mr. Ripley," has committed to topline "Four Feathers," which like "Ripley" is a Paramount/Miramax co-production.