Unapix Films Theatrical, a newly formed distrib arm of Unapix Entertainment headed by Richard Abramowitz, has acquired its first two films for release: "Grass," a documentary narrated by Woody…
Odeon Cinemas, the U.K.'s largest theater chain, is joining forces with the British Film Institute in a pioneering initiative to bring arthouse pics to a wider audience.
Parker Posey will join Rachel Leigh Cook in Universal's "Josie and the Pussycats," taking on the role of a sexy and manipulative recording industry executive and band manager.
Max Howard, a former top animation exec who is producing DreamWorks' "Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron," is stepping down from that producing job to take a first-look deal with DreamWorks.
"Urban Legend" director Jamie Blanks will helm "Valentine," a potential romantic horror franchise that Warner Bros. Pictures has targeted for a 2001 Valentine's Day release.
Warner Bros. Pictures has handed the keys to the "Harry Potter" kingdom to director Chris Columbus. With his selection to helm "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the first adaptation of the…
Disney is heading back to high school with "The New Guy," a teenage comedy from scribe David Kendall. Ed Decter, one of the writers of "There's Something About Mary," is on board to make his…
Castle Hill Prods. has acquired international distribution rights to John Andrew Gallagher's "The Deli."
Robert Greenwald has optioned Diana Son's play "Stop Kiss" for a feature film that he will direct and produce.
DreamWorks Pictures has purchased the thriller "Collateral" from scribe Stuart Beattie for a mid-six figures.
The 16th Chicago Latin Film Festival will kick off Fridaywith the Midwest premiere of Spaniard Fernando Trueba's "The Girl of Your Dreams," a dark laffer starring Penelope Cruz.