French cinema is alive and well in Europe. That's the conclusion of Unifrance, the body in Paris that promotes French film abroad.
In a mid-six figure deal, Casey Silver's Gone Fishin' Prods. has snapped up the pitch "The Book of Owen," with the script to be written by Vincent Ngo. "The Book of Owen" concerns a guy named Owen…
Ignite Entertainment has tapped John Sacchi director of development. He will be responsible for shepherding new material as well as developing the current stable of projects for the company.
Variety chief film critic Todd McCarthy, along with his collaborators, producer Sasha Alpert and co-director-editor Arnold Glassman, will appear at a special 5 p.m. screening tomorrow of their film…
The AFI Film Festival, which runs Oct. 19-26 at Hollywood's Egyptian and Vogue theaters, has unveiled more than 90 films to screen while selecting Buena Vista Films' "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…
Universal has preemptively purchased the spec "Rushing" for low- against mid-six figures and has fast-tracked the Jersey Films comedy.
Robin Williams is near a deal to star in "Death to Smoochie," a Warner Bros. comedy that will be directed by Danny DeVito. Williams will play Rainbow Randolph, a Barney-like costumed TV star fired…
Barry Blaustein is going from the wrestling ring to "The Ringer."
Pooled from 4,250 entries, 10 finalists have been selected for the 2000 Don and Gee Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship competition, sponsored the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the…
Luke Wilson is set to join Reese Witherspoon, Matt Davis ("Tigerland"), Selma Blair, Victor Garber and Jennifer Coolidge in "Legally Blonde," the MGM comedy directed by Robert Luketic. The film stars…