With new offerings from the majors all but absent and U.S. features in general receiving only sparse representation, the 57th Venice Intl. Film Festival has gone a similar route to Cannes this year…
Roland Joffe's $36 million costumer "Vatel," which opened the Cannes Intl. Film Festival this year to a chilly reception and bombed thereafter, single-handedly plunged Gaumont 13.6 million Euros…
Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the spec action script "Catching Hell" from writer Nick Marine ("Get Smart") for a mid- against high-six figures.Script follows a bounty hunter who begins pursuit…
"South Park" co-scribe Pam Brady has sold an untitled romantic comedy pitch to Warner Bros. for mid-six figures.
Kinowelt Intl.'s campaign into Eastern Europe has reached Moscow, where the Teutonic company has joined local distributor Gemini to form the Gemini Kinomir joint distribution venture. The new company…
In a move that further sends the industry the signal that Intermedia intends to become a major player, the production, financing and distribution shingle has hired Disney vet Jere Hausfater as…
New film accounting rules pushed Sony Corp. deeply into the red last quarter as the company took a whopping charge of $968 million in film and TV.
Sara Gilbert will join Drew Barrymore in the Penny Marshall-directed Columbia drama "Riding in Cars With Boys." Pic reunites Gilbert with Barrymore after the two starred in the 1992 drama "Poison…
Currently portraying two-dimensional archaeological protectress Lara Croft in Paramount's "Tomb Raider," Angelina Jolie is now aiming to do something for the living. The thesp is in negotiations to…
Mark Reina has been promoted to senior VP of publicity at Warner Bros. Pictures. He will continue to report to exec veep of marketing Dawn Taubin.